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January 11, 2001

Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. Announces the Acquisition of BMF Bygningsbeslag A/S

Dublin, CA -- Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc., a subsidiary of Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. (NYSE:SSD), announced today that it has completed its acquisition of 100% of the shares of BMF Bygningsbeslag A/S ("BMF") of Denmark for $12.8 million in cash with an additional amount of approximately $2.6 million possible based on operating performance. BMF is a leading connector manufacturer in northern and central Europe.

Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc., headquartered in Dublin, California, through its subsidiary, Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc., designs, engineers and is a leading manufacturer of wood-to-wood, wood-to-concrete and wood-to-masonry connectors. Simpson Strong-Tie also offers a full line of adhesives, mechanical anchors and powder actuated tools for concrete, masonry and steel. The Company's other subsidiary, Simpson Dura-Vent Company, Inc., designs, engineers and manufactures venting systems for gas and wood burning appliances. The Company's common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "SSD."

For further information, contact Barclay Simpson at (925) 560-9032.

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