TXI Quarterly Dividend Suspended

Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:05pm EDT

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DALLAS, Oct. 12, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In view of continued uncertainty
regarding the timing of a recovery in the construction industry, the Board of
Directors of Texas Industries, Inc. (NYSE:TXI) today announced the suspension of
its quarterly cash dividend, effective immediately.

TXI is the largest producer of cement in Texas and a major cement producer in
California. TXI is also a major supplier of construction aggregate, ready-mix
concrete and concrete products.

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CONTACT: T. Lesley Vines, Jr.
         Vice President
         Corporate Controller & Treasurer
         Email: lvines@txi.com