GenCorp Inc. (GY) Issues Statement  
10/19/2005 5:12:13 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In response to inquiries regarding Steel Partners' November 15 letter, GenCorp Inc. ("GenCorp") today issued the following statement: "We do not believe the November 15 letter has anything new in it and we are proceeding with our equity offering and debt refinancings."

This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any offer of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

GenCorp Inc.

CONTACT: investors, Yasmin Seyal, senior vice president and chieffinancial officer, +1-916-351-8585, or media, Linda Cutler, vice president,corporate communications, +1-916-351-8650, both of GenCorp Inc.; orJudith Wilkinson, or Jeremy Jacobs, or Joele Frank, all of Wilkinson BrimmerKatcher, +1-212-355-4449, for GenCorp Inc.