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September 24, 2004

Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. Announces Stock and Cash Dividends

Dublin, CA -- Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. (the "Company") announced today that its Board of Directors (the "Board") has approved a stock split to be effected in the form of a stock dividend of its common stock. The record date is November 1, 2004, and the additional shares will be distributed on November 18, 2004. The Company's Board also declared a cash dividend of $0.05 per share, on the post-split shares. The record date for the cash dividend is January 6, 2005, and it will be paid on January 25, 2005.

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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