7/7/2005 – WINCHESTER, VA


WINCHESTER, VA, July 7, 2005 – American Woodmark Corporation (AWC) (NASDAQ: AMWD), a leading supplier of cabinetry to the new home construction and remodeling industries, today announced the company will be featured on an upcoming episode of Bravo’s hit show “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.” In an episode airing on Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at 10:00 p.m. EST, “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” will feature a kitchen redesigned with stylish American Woodmark cabinetry for a father of two, living with cystic fibrosis.

The show’s interior designer, Thom Filicia, worked with American Woodmark to create a unique, functional kitchen to accommodate the space’s irregular walls. The kitchen is designed with American Woodmark’s Alexandria® Square Cherry Chocolate cabinetry and open frame accent doors with wicker inserts. The kitchen showcases American Woodmark’s decorative accessories, including CushionClose™ glide drawer options, full-width trays in all base cabinets and French twist knobs and pulls. Bobby Pumphrey of the American Woodmark corporate design team delivered and supported the cabinetry installation. A “Special Thanks” credit to American Woodmark Corporation will appear at the end of the episode and on the show’s Web site, http://www.bravotv.com/Queer_Eye_for_the_Straight_Guy/.

“Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” deconstructs and reassembles a man’s current lifestyle while showcasing the hottest styles and trends in fashion, home design, grooming, food and wine, and culture. The show was recently awarded the 2004 Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program. Created and developed by David Collins and David Metzler, and produced by Scout Productions, ”Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” airs nationwide at various times on Bravo and reaches more than 76 million American households.

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 has also announced site acquisition for a 16th plant in western Maryland, on which the Company expects to begin construction later this year. 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.