Press Releases

November 17, 2003

Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. Announces the
Resignation of Sunne Wright McPeak from Its Board of Directors

DUBLIN, CA -- Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. (the "Company") announced today that Director Sunne Wright McPeak, has resigned from the Company's Board of Directors ("Board") because of her appointment as California Secretary of Business, Transportation and Housing. Her resignation was effective on November 14, 2003. Ms. McPeak has served on the Company's Board since 1994 and was a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees. The Company and especially its Board Chairman, thank Ms. McPeak for her outstanding contributions and her presence during her service on the Board and its committees.

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 and pre-fabricated shearwalls. 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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