The Andersons, Inc. Donates $30,000 to Tsunami Relief

PRNewswire-FirstCall
MAUMEE, Ohio
Feb 28, 2005

The Andersons, Inc. today announced that it has committed $30,000 to relief agencies providing aid to the victims of the December tsunami in South Asia. The American Red Cross International Response Fund will receive $15,000; Catholic Relief Services, and United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) will receive $7,500 each. The company based its selection of these agencies on recommendations made by its employees.

About The Andersons, Inc.

The Andersons, Inc. is a diversified company with interests in the grain and plant nutrient sectors of U.S. agriculture, as well as in railcar marketing, industrial materials formulation, turf products production, and general merchandise retailing. Founded in Maumee, Ohio, in 1947, the company presently has operations in six U.S. states plus rail equipment leasing interests in Canada and Mexico. Total revenues in 2004 were $1.3 billion.

SOURCE: The Andersons, Inc.

CONTACT: Dale Fallat, Vice President, Corporate Services of The
Andersons, Inc., +1-419-891-6474, or dale_fallat@andersonsinc.com


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