WINCHESTER, VA., (AUGUST 9, 2005) – American Woodmark Corporation (AWC) (NASDAQ: AMWD), a leading supplier of cabinetry to the new home construction and remodeling industries, today announced that Mark W. Seals has joined the company as plant manager of its Kingman, AZ., facility. Seals reports directly to Ken Lafy, vice president manufacturing, flatstock and assembly.

“We are pleased that Mark Seals has joined our team,” says Lafy. “Mark has over 27 years experience in manufacturing, and we are confident he will continue his tenure of success in this critical leadership role with American Woodmark.” Seals has held positions as purchasing and transportation manager, plant administration manager, vice president administration, logistics manager and, most currently, plant manager, at Fitts Industries, a manufacturer of high quality stair parts for the housing industry. Seals earned a bachelor’s of science degree in Administrative Sciences from the University of Alabama.

American Woodmark’s Kingman, AZ., plant assembles wood cabinet components received from other AWC plants located within the company’s manufacturing network and ships the completed cabinets to retail centers, homebuilders, dealers and distributors located on the West Coast.

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