SEC Filings

PRE 14A
RELIANCE STEEL & ALUMINUM CO filed this Form PRE 14A on 04/06/2001
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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, 1995, adjusted for the
September 1999 and June 1997 3-for-2 stock splits, through December 31, 2000.
The comparison of total return assumes that a fixed investment of $100 was
invested on December 31, 1995 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, 2000. 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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                                                                 CUMULATIVE TOTAL RETURN
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                                                    12/95    12/96    12/97    12/98    12/99    12/00
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                <S>                                 <C>      <C>      <C>      <C>      <C>      <C>
                Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co.        100      171      219      205      263      281
                Peer Group                           100      143      128       89       94       40
                S&P 500                              100      123      164      211      255      232
                Russell 2000                         100      116      143      139      168      163
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* $100 Invested on December 31, 1995 in stock or index -- including reinvestment
  of dividends. Fiscal year ending December 31.
 
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