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Universal Forest Products
Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, 02 May 2007 – Universal Forest Products, Inc. (Nasdaq: UFPI) today announced a semi-annual dividend of USD 0.055 per share, payable 15 June 2007, to shareholders of record on 01 June 2007. The dividend was approved by the company's board of directors at its 18 April 2007 meeting.

"We're working hard for every success in some challenging markets and times," said William G. Currie, Universal's executive chairman. "Times like these enhance our appreciation for investors who express confidence in us -– in our business model, strategies, and people -– and we're pleased to be able to show our gratitude through this cash dividend. We remain focused on growing our success and opportunity for our shareholders, customers, employees, and the communities that depend on us to remain a strong employer and corporate citizen."

Universal Forest Products markets, manufactures, and engineers wood and wood-alternative products for do-it-yourself and retail home centers, structural lumber products for the manufactured housing industry, engineered wood components for the site-built construction market, and specialty wood packaging for various industries. The company also provides framing services for the site-built sector. Universal reported sales of nearly USD 2.66 billion in 2006. The company has approximately 10,000 employees who work out of more than 100 locations in North America. For information about Universal Forest Products, visit http://www.ufpi.com , or call 888-Buy-UFPI.

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