RELIANCE STEEL & ALUMINUM CO.
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS
TO BE HELD MAY 17, 2000
To the Shareholders of
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.:
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual Meeting of the shareholders of
Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. (the "Company") will be held on Wednesday, May 17,
2000, at 10:00 a.m., California time, at the Ritz Carlton Huntington Hotel, 1401
South Oak Knoll Avenue, Pasadena, California 91106, for the following purposes:
1. To elect five directors to serve for two years and until their
successors have been elected and qualified. The nominees for election to
the Board are Joe D. Crider, Thomas W. Gimbel, David H. Hannah, Gregg J.
Mollins and William I. Rumer.
2. To approve Ernst & Young LLP as the independent auditors of the
3. To transact such other business as may properly come before the
Annual Meeting or adjournments thereof.
Only holders of shares of record on the books of the Company at the close
of business on April 14, 2000 are entitled to notice of, and to vote at, the
Annual Meeting or any adjournments thereof. Trading in the Company's Common
Stock will continue during the solicitation period.
A Proxy Statement and a proxy in card form are enclosed with this Notice.
All shareholders are invited to attend the Annual Meeting. This year, to make it
easier for you to vote, we are introducing Internet and telephone voting. The
instructions attached to your proxy card describe how to use these convenient
new services. Of course, if you prefer, you can vote by mail by completing your
proxy card and returning it in the enclosed envelope to which no postage need be
affixed if it is mailed in the United States. The giving of such proxy will not
affect your right to vote in person if you attend the Annual Meeting.
By Order of the Board of Directors,
Yvette M. Schiotis
Los Angeles, California
pril 17, 2000