Brush Wellman Inc.'s Alloy Products group announced today that it will increase list prices worldwide on premium grades of copper alloy and copper beryllium alloy rod and wire products.

Fabrication list prices will increase 5 - 8% with orders placed after February 1, 2011.

This price increase is necessary to partially offset the escalation of raw material commodities, health care inflation and rising energy costs.

About Brush Wellman Inc.

Brush Wellman Inc., headquartered in Mayfield Heights, Ohio is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Brush Engineered Materials Inc. (NYSE: BW). Through its subsidiaries, Brush Engineered Materials supplies worldwide markets with alloy products, beryllium products, electronic products, precious metal products, and engineered material systems. Around the world, the company's engineered materials can be found in technically demanding end-use products within the telecommunications and computer, automotive electronics, appliance, industrial components, plastics tooling, optical media, oil and gas, aerospace and defense, and off-highway and mining equipment markets. Visit www.BrushWellman.com for additional information.

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