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NACCO Industries, Inc. Announces Dates of First Quarter Earnings Release and Conference Call

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio, April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NACCO Industries, Inc. (NYSE: NC) will release First Quarter financial results on Wednesday, April 21, 2004 after the close of the market.

NACCO Industries, Inc. will hold a conference call on Thursday, April 22, 2004 for investors and security analysts to discuss its earnings announcement. Alfred M. Rankin, Jr., Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of NACCO Industries will host the call.

     Conference Call:    Thursday, April 22, 2004
     Time:               11:00 a.m. Eastern Time
     Telephone:          (800) 915-4836
                         (Call in at least five minutes before start time).
     For Replay Call:    (800) 428-6051 Pass code # 347501

This call will also be broadcast live and available for replay over the Internet. To access, go to www.nacco.com or www.ccbn.com . Please allow 15 minutes to register, download and install any necessary software.

NACCO Industries, Inc. is an operating holding company with three principal businesses: lift trucks, housewares and lignite coal mining. NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. designs, engineers, manufactures, sells, services and leases a comprehensive line of lift trucks and aftermarket parts marketed globally under the Hyster(R) and Yale(R) brand names. NACCO Housewares Group consists of Hamilton Beach*Proctor-Silex, Inc., a leading designer, manufacturer, importer and marketer of small electric kitchen and household appliances, as well as commercial products for restaurants, bars and hotels, and The Kitchen Collection, Inc., a national specialty retailer of brand-name kitchenware, small electric appliances and related accessories. The North American Coal Corporation mines and markets lignite coal primarily as fuel for power generation and provides selected value-added mining services for other natural resources companies. For more information about NACCO Industries, visit the Company's web site at www.nacco.com .

SOURCE  NACCO Industries, Inc.
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    /CONTACT:  Christina Kmetko, Manager - Finance of NACCO Industries, Inc.,
+1-440-449-9669/
    /Web site:  http://www.nacco.com/
    (NC)

CO:  NACCO Industries, Inc.
ST:  Ohio
IN:  MAC
SU:  CCA MAV

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