FEBRUARY 2011
                                        

Nucor increases cash dividend

The board of directors of Nucor Corporation increased the regular quarterly cash dividend on Nucor’s common stock to $0.3625 per share from $0.36 per share. This cash dividend is payable on February 11, 2011 to stockholders of record on December 31, 2010, and is Nucor’s 151st consecutive quarterly cash dividend.

Nucor has increased its regular, or base, dividend for 38 consecutive years - every year since it first began paying dividends in 1973.