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Worthington Industries Introduces Beverage Carbonation Cylinders

/ -- Worthington Industries, Inc. (NYSE: WOR) today announced an expansion of its cryogenic technology portfolio, with a proprietary-designed beverage carbonation cylinder for industrial gas markets.

Worthington is introducing a 500-pound beverage carbonation cylinder for use in the food and beverage markets, including restaurants, bars, movie theaters and stadiums. Cryogenic beverage carbonation cylinders are a preferred storage option for high-volume carbon dioxide users.

"Our beverage carbonation cylinder is designed to be an industry workhorse, with optimum reliability, performance, safety and ease of use," said Geoff Gilmore, president of Worthington's Pressure Cylinders business. "We use proprietary technology that takes the guess-work out of diagnosing a vacuum issue and provides a hassle-free user interface, new benefits to the industrial gas market."

Worthington's beverage carbonation cylinders feature the Company's unique user interface with easy-access valves and the industry's first liquid cylinder vacuum sensor and digital reader. The cylinders are certified to ASME and available now for distribution in the U.S and Mexico. Worthington cryogenic beverage carbonation cylinders are made in Westerville, Ohio, USA.

About Worthington Industries
Worthington Industries positions itself as a low-risk, strategic partner for the high-risk, global industrial gas business. Worthington is a leading supplier of pressure cylinders and related products, offering the most complete line of pressure cylinders in the industry including storage of LPG, refrigerant, oxygen and industrial gases.

Worthington Industries is a leading global diversified metals manufacturing company with 2016 fiscal year sales of $2.8 billion. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Worthington is North America's premier value-added steel processor providing customers with wide ranging capabilities, products and services for a variety of markets including automotive, construction and agriculture; a global leader in manufacturing pressure cylinders for industrial gas and cryogenic applications, CNG and LNG storage, transportation and alternative fuel tanks, oil and gas equipment, and consumer products for camping, grilling, hand torch solutions and helium balloon kits; and a manufacturer of operator cabs for heavy mobile industrial equipment; laser welded blanks for light weighting applications; automotive racking solutions; and through joint ventures, complete ceiling grid solutions; automotive tooling and stampings; and steel framing for commercial construction. Worthington employs approximately 10,000 people and operates 80 facilities in 11 countries.

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The Company wishes to take advantage of the Safe Harbor provisions included in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Act"). Statements by the Company which are not historical information constitute "forward looking statements" within the meaning of the Act. All forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ from those projected. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include risks described from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Cathy M. Lyttle
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