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September 27, 2004

Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. Clarifies Ratio of Stock Dividend Announced Friday, September 24, 2004

Dublin, CA -- Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc. (the "Company") would like to clarify that the ratio of the stock split to be effected in the form of a stock dividend of its common stock as of November 1, 2004, that was announced on Friday, September 24, 2004, is one additional share for every share outstanding.

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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