Mueller Industries, Inc. Appoints John B. Hansen to Board of Directors

MEMPHIS, Tenn., August 4, 2014 -- Mueller Industries, Inc. (NYSE: MLI) announced today that Mr. John B. Hansen has joined its Board of Directors effective immediately. Mr. Hansen, age 67, served in various executive leadership positions over his 22 years with Mueller prior to his retirement in April of this year.  This, along with his over 40 years of industry experience, complements the diverse strengths of our Board of Directors.  His appointment expands the Company’s Board to seven members.

Mueller Industries, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of copper tube and fittings; brass and copper alloy rod, bar and shapes; aluminum and brass forgings; aluminum and copper impact extrusions; plastic fittings and valves; refrigeration valves and fittings; and fabricated tubular products.  Mueller’s operations are located throughout the United States and in Canada, Mexico, Great Britain, and China.  Mueller’s business is importantly linked to: (i) the construction of new homes; (ii) the improvement and reconditioning of existing homes and structures; and (iii) the commercial construction market which includes office buildings, factories, hotels, hospitals, etc.

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