SEC Filings

DEF 14A
RELIANCE STEEL & ALUMINUM CO filed this Form DEF 14A on 04/18/2000
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                              PERFORMANCE GRAPHS
 
     The following graph compares the performance of the Company's Common Stock
with that of the S&P 500, the Russell 2000 and a peer group selected by the
Company for the five year period from December 31, 1994, adjusted for the
September 1999 and June 1997 3:2 stock splits, through December 31, 1999. The
comparison of total return assumes that a fixed investment of $100 was invested
on December 31, 1994 in the Company's Common Stock and assumes the reinvestment
of dividends. Since there is no nationally-recognized industry index consisting
of metals service center companies to be used as a peer group index, the Company
constructed its own peer group. The peer group consists of Steel Technologies
Inc., Olympic Steel Inc., and Gibraltar Steel Corporation, all of which have
securities listed for trading on NASDAQ; A.M. Castle & Co., which has securities
listed for trading on the American Stock Exchange; and Huntco, Inc., Metals USA,
Inc. and Ryerson Tull, Inc. which have securities listed for trading on the New
York Stock Exchange, as of December 31, 1999. The returns of each member of the
peer group are weighted according to that member's stock market capitalization
as of the period measured. Although the performance of the Company's Common
Stock has been better than the performance of the securities of those companies
in the peer group, the stock price performance shown on the graph below is not
necessarily indicative of future price performance.
 
                COMPARISON OF FIVE YEAR CUMULATIVE TOTAL RETURN*
            AMONG RELIANCE STEEL & ALUMINUM CO., THE S&P 500 INDEX,
                    THE RUSSELL 2000 INDEX AND A PEER GROUP
PERFORMANCE GRAPH
 

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                                          RELIANCE STEEL &
                                            ALUMINUM CO.            PEER GROUP             S & P 500             RUSSELL 2000
                                          ----------------          ----------             ---------             ------------
<S>                                     <C>                    <C>                    <C>                    <C>
12/94                                           100                    100                    100                    100
12/95                                           165                    113                    138                    127
12/96                                           282                    162                    169                    155
12/97                                           362                    144                    283                    204
12/98                                           338                    101                    290                    191
12/99                                           434                    106                    351                    188
</TABLE>

 

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                                                                CUMULATIVE TOTAL RETURN
                                                   --------------------------------------------------
                                                   12/94    12/95    12/96    12/97    12/98    12/99
                                                   -----    -----    -----    -----    -----    -----
              <S>                                  <C>      <C>      <C>      <C>      <C>      <C>
              Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.         100      165      282      362      338      434
              Peer Group                            100      113      162      144      101      106
              S&P 500                               100      138      169      283      290      351
              Russell 2000                          100      127      155      204      191      188
</TABLE>

 
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* $100 invested on December 31, 1994 in stock -- including reinvestment of
  dividends. Fiscal year ending December 31.
 
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