January 20, 2016

NCI Building Systems Announces $50 Million Stock Repurchase Program

HOUSTON, January 20, 2016 – NCI Building Systems, Inc. (NYSE: NCS) announced today that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase program for up to an aggregate of $50.0 million of the company’s outstanding common stock.

Mr. Norman C. Chambers, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We were able to generate significant cash from operating activities in fiscal 2015 and anticipate doing so again in fiscal 2016. Management and the Board of Directors believe that based on our current outlook for both operating performance and the nonresidential markets for fiscal 2016, the repurchase program gives us the option to capitalize on opportunities provided by the market to create additional shareholder value, while maintaining our continuing expectation to reduce the company’s debt by $40 million in fiscal 2016.”

Under the stock repurchase program, the Company may repurchase shares in open-market purchases in accordance with all applicable securities laws and regulations, including Rule 10b-18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The Company may commence such repurchases immediately, subject to compliance with applicable securities laws. The Company may enter into a pre-arranged stock trading plan in accordance with the guidelines specified under Rule 10b5-1 to effectuate the Company’s stock repurchase plan. The Company expects to finance any repurchases from a combination of cash on hand and cash provided by operating activities. The timing and method of any repurchases, which will depend on a variety of factors, including market conditions, are subject to results of operations, financial conditions, cash requirements and other factors, and may be suspended or discontinued at any time.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "believe," "anticipate," "guidance," “plan,” "potential," "expect," "should," "will," "forecast" and similar expressions are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements reflect our current expectations, assumptions and/or beliefs concerning future events. As a result, these forward-looking statements rely on a number of assumptions, forecasts, and estimates and, therefore, these forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause the Company's actual performance to differ materially from that projected in such statements. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the Company’s expectation to generate significant cash from operating activities in fiscal 2016, the outlook for both operating performance and the nonresidential markets for fiscal 2016, and the Company’s expectation to reduce its debt by $40 million in fiscal 2016. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, the Company’s ability to integrate CENTRIA with the Company’s business and realize anticipated benefits of such acquisition; industry cyclicality and seasonality and adverse weather conditions; ability to service or refinance the Company's debt, including its 8.250% Senior Notes due 2023, and obtain future financing; the Company’s ability to comply with the financial tests and covenants in its existing and future debt obligations; operational limitations or restrictions in connection with our debt; recognition of asset impairment charges; the ability to make strategic acquisitions accretive to earnings; retention and replacement of key personnel; enforcement and obsolescence of intellectual property rights; fluctuations in customer demand; commodity price increases and/or limited availability of raw materials, including steel; increases in energy prices, competitive activity and pricing pressure; challenging economic conditions affecting the nonresidential construction industry; volatility in the U.S. economy and abroad generally, and in the credit markets; costs related to environmental clean-ups and liabilities; changes in laws or regulations, including the Dodd-Frank Act; the dilutive effect on the Company’s common stockholders of potential future sales of the Company’s common stock held by our sponsor; substantial governance and other rights held by our sponsor; breaches of our information system security measures and damage to our major information management systems; hazards that may cause personal injury or property damage, thereby subjecting the Company to liabilities and possible losses, which may not be covered by insurance; costs and other effects of legal and administrative proceedings, settlements, investigations, claims and other matters; and the volatility of the Company's stock price. The Company's SEC filings, including our most recent report on Form 10-K, particularly under Item 1A "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended November 1, 2015, identify other important factors, though not necessarily all such factors, that could cause future outcomes to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. NCI expressly disclaims any obligation to release publicly any updates or revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect any changes in its expectations.

About NCI Building Systems

NCI Building Systems, Inc. is one of North America's largest integrated manufacturers of metal products for the nonresidential building industry. NCI is comprised of a family of companies operating manufacturing facilities across the United States, Mexico and China with additional sales and distribution offices throughout the United States and Canada.

Contact:

K. Darcey Matthews
Vice President, Investor Relations
281-897-7785