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DEF 14A
RELIANCE STEEL & ALUMINUM CO filed this Form DEF 14A on 04/18/2000
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                             ELECTION OF DIRECTORS
 
     The Bylaws of the Company provide that the Board of Directors shall be
divided into two classes, as nearly equal in number as possible, and that one
class shall be elected each year and serve for a two-year term. The terms of
only five of the incumbent directors expire as of the date of the Annual
Meeting. THE NOMINEES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR ELECTION AT THE ANNUAL
MEETING AS DIRECTORS OF THE COMPANY ARE JOE D. CRIDER, THOMAS W. GIMBEL, DAVID
H. HANNAH, GREGG J. MOLLINS AND WILLIAM I. RUMER. The term of office for each
director elected at the Annual Meeting will be two years, until the second
following Annual Meeting of Shareholders and until their successors are duly
elected and qualified.
 
     In the absence of any direction to the contrary, the proxies will be voted
FOR the above-named nominees. In voting the proxies for election of directors,
the persons named as proxies have the right to cumulate the votes for directors
covered by the proxies (unless otherwise instructed) and may do so if such
action is deemed desirable.
 
     The nominees for the office of director expiring in 2000 were elected to
their present term of office by vote of the shareholders of the Company at the
Annual Meeting of Shareholders held in May 1998, except for Mr. Gimbel, who was
appointed to the Board of Directors in January 1999. Although it is not
contemplated that any nominee will decline or be unable to serve as a director,
in the event that, at the date of the Annual Meeting or any adjournment thereof,
any nominee declines or is unable to serve, the proxies will be voted for such
other person for director as the Board of Directors may select or, if no other
person is so selected, as the persons named in the proxies may, in their
discretion, select.
 
     CERTAIN INFORMATION WITH RESPECT TO EACH NOMINEE IS SET FORTH IN
"MANAGEMENT" BELOW. THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS THAT SHAREHOLDERS VOTE FOR
THE ELECTION OF EACH NOMINEE AS A DIRECTOR OF THE COMPANY.
 
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