8/1/2005 – Winchester, VA

WINCHESTER, VA., (August 1, 2005) – American Woodmark Corporation (AWC) (NASDAQ: AMWD), a leading supplier of cabinetry to the new home construction and remodeling industries, announces today a corporate donation of $25,000 to Habitat for Humanity International as part of its 25th anniversary celebration taking place this year.

Jake Gosa, chairman and CEO, American Woodmark, will hand over the $25,000 donation to Tom Jones, vice president of Habitat for Humanity, in the form of an oversized check at the company’s corporate celebration being held at their Winchester, Va., headquarters. Additionally, Virginia Deputy Secretary of Trade and Commerce Matt Erskine will present a State Proclamation to American Woodmark in honor of this milestone.

American Woodmark’s employees have a rich history of giving back to their local communities, and this year, a central theme of the company’s 25th anniversary celebration is local community involvement incorporating the number “25.” As AWC employees carry out their local service efforts, American Woodmark’s corporate donation of $25,000 to Habitat for Humanity serves as the crowning glory to the company’s 25th anniversary celebration.

“This silver anniversary milestone is an important occasion for American Woodmark Corporation and its employees,” says Gosa. “With a long history of creating value for our customers and leadership in our industry, American Woodmark has maintained a commitment to the local communities in which we operate. That’s why, during this anniversary year, we are so pleased to present Habitat for Humanity, a leading industry charity that provides affordable shelter to people around the world, this gift of $25,000.”


About American Woodmark Corporation
American Woodmark Corporation, located in Winchester, Va., is the third largest manufacturer of kitchen and bath cabinets in the United States. Offering more than 230 cabinet lines in a wide variety of designs, materials and finishes, American Woodmark products are sold through a network of dealers and distributors and directly to home centers and major homebuilders. The Company, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, currently operates 15 manufacturing facilities in Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia, as well as various service centers across the country. American Woodmark shares are traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol “AMWD.” To find out more about American Woodmark, and view its vast array of cabinet styles, visit its Web site at www.americanwoodmark.com.


About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity is an international, nonprofit agency that strives to eliminate poverty housing. Founded in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller, Habitat for Humanity International is responsible for building more than 175,000 houses in 100 countries. Habitat welcomes everyone in their crusade to build simple, affordable houses in partnership with those who lack adequate shelter. Local Habitat affiliates coordinate house building and select local partner families. The organization builds a house every 26 minutes and will dedicate its 200,000 house this year. To learn more about Habitat for Humanity International, visit its Web site at www.habitat.org.