WINCHESTER, Va. (August 25, 2009) — American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD) today announced results for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2010, that ended on July 31, 2009. Net sales declined 28% compared with the first quarter of the prior fiscal year to $100,835,000. The Company experienced sales declines of more than 20% in both its remodeling and new construction sales channels. During the fourth quarter of its prior fiscal year, the Company previously announced several initiatives to reduce costs, including the permanent closure of two of its manufacturing plants, the suspension of operations at a third plant, and a reduction-in-force of salaried personnel. The Company successfully completed these initiatives during the first quarter of fiscal year 2010. The Company recorded restructuring charges during its first quarter relating to these initiatives that increased its net loss by ($1,596,000), or ($0.11) per diluted share. Exclusive of these charges, net loss for the first quarter of fiscal year 2010 was ($4,810,000), or ($0.34) per diluted share. These results compare with net income earned during the first quarter of the prior fiscal year of $156,000, or $0.01 per diluted share. Gross profit for the first quarter of fiscal year 2010 was 11.7% of net sales, compared with 15.9% in the first quarter of the prior fiscal year. The decline in gross profit margin experienced during the first quarter of fiscal year 2010 primarily reflected the unfavorable impact of inefficiencies in direct labor and manufacturing overhead costs stemming from the impact of lower sales volumes, offset in part by the favorable impact of lower fuel costs. Selling, general and administrative costs were 19.4% of net sales in the first quarter of fiscal year 2010, up from 15.9% of net sales in the first quarter of the prior fiscal year. The Company reduced its operating expenses by $2.5 million, or 11% compared with prior year, but its operating expense ratio increased because this reduction was lower than the magnitude of its sales decline. The Company experienced negative free cash flow of ($9.1) million (defined as cash provided by operating activities net of cash used for investing activities) in the first quarter of fiscal year 2010, compared with positive free cash flow generated in the first quarter of the prior fiscal year of $7.4 million. The Company’s decline in free cash flow was driven primarily by a combination of reduced net income and payments made during the first quarter of fiscal year 2010 to satisfy prior year obligations for performance-based bonuses and severance. Commenting on these results, President and CEO Kent Guichard stated, “Our sales decline and net loss for the quarter were disappointing, but in line with our expectations, when considering the difficult market conditions confronting our industry. Our Company had been somewhat insulated against these difficult conditions in our two previous quarters by a favorable retail promotional environment, but that impact ended during the fourth quarter of our last fiscal year. Because we chose to maximize our liquidity last year, we began the current fiscal year with a record amount of cash on hand. Although we had negative free cash flow, we ended the first quarter with over $72 million of cash on hand, and a debt to capital ratio of only 11.7%. While prevailing market conditions remain difficult, we remain confident about the long-term prospects for our industry and for our Company in particular.” American Woodmark Corporation manufactures and distributes kitchen cabinets and vanities for the remodeling and new home construction markets. Its products are sold on a national basis directly to home centers, major builders and through a network of independent distributors. The Company presently operates eleven manufacturing facilities and nine service centers across the country. Safe harbor statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: All forward looking statements made by the Company involve material risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on factors that may be beyond the Company’s control. Accordingly, the Company’s future performance and financial results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in any such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, those described in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Annual Report to Shareholders. The Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward looking statements even if experience or future changes make it clear that any projected results expressed or implied therein will not be realized.