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Atkore International Announces James A. Mallak as Chief Financial Officer

Harvey, Illinois; March 7, 2012/(PR Newswire)/ Atkore International announces the appointment of James A. Mallak to the position of Chief Financial Officer, replacing Karl Schmidt who will be leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.

With 35 years’ financial experience, Mr. Mallak will be responsible for SEC reporting, control and accounting, treasury, tax and internal audit. He is located at the headquarters location of Atkore International in Harvey, IL.

Prior to joining Atkore, Mr. Mallak was Managing Director at professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), where he focused on international financial management, corporate financial administration, merger and acquisition transactions and corporate restructuring.

“I am pleased to welcome Jim to our team,” said John Williamson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atkore International. “Jim brings strong leadership skills and financial expertise that will play an integral role in helping Atkore enhance its cost-effectiveness, position us favorably in the market and deliver shareholder value.”

Mr. Mallak earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Michigan State University.

About Atkore International Inc.

Atkore International Inc. is a global manufacturer of galvanized steel tubes and pipes, electrical conduit, armored wire and cable, metal framing systems and building components; serving a wide range of construction, electrical, fire and security, mechanical and automotive applications. With 3,100 employees and 24 manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide, Atkore supplies global customers with innovative solutions and quality products. To learn more, please visit