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Metalico Promotes Drury, Bauer to Manage Scrap Operations

CRANFORD,  NJ, December 20, 2012 - Metalico, Inc.  (NYSE MKT: MEA) has appointed
Michael  J. Drury its Chief Operating Officer  for all operations and named Jeff
Bauer  its Ohio  Valley Regional  Vice President  of Operations,  both effective
January 1, 2013.

Drury  has served as Chief Operating Officer for Metalico's PGM and Minor Metals
and  Lead  Fabricating  segments  since  early  2011.  He  will  take  on  added
responsibilities  for Scrap Metal  Recycling.  Drury, 55, has  been an Executive
Vice  President and Director of the Company since Metalico's founding in 1997.
He  will continue to be involved with acquisitions, investor relations, and debt
management out of the Company's corporate offices in Cranford, New Jersey.

Bauer,  56, began working  in the  scrap metal  recycling business while still a
college  undergraduate.  He has more than thirty years' experience at all levels
of  the industry, including the  last seven as General  Manager of the Company's
Metalico Akron, Inc. (Metalico Annaco) subsidiary in Akron, Ohio.

Before joining Annaco Bauer spent twenty-five years with OmniSource Corporation,
starting  in  maintenance  and  fabrication  and  later  working  as  a  head of
maintenance,  plant  manager,  and  division  manager  supervising ten plants in
Indiana and Ohio before rising to Operations General Manager with responsibility
for  integration of acquisitions  and purchasing all  major equipment, including
shredders.   In  his  new  post,  Bauer  will  manage  Metalico's  operations in
northeastern  Ohio  and  western  Pennsylvania,  including  the Company's recent
expansion into the Cleveland market.  He will continue to be based in Akron.

Metalico  President and Chief Executive Officer Carlos E. Agüero said, "Mike and
Jeff  are  seasoned  veterans.   We're  fortunate  to  have the benefit of their
experience  and  commitment  as  we  continue  to  grow  and integrate our scrap
network, particularly by extracting intercompany synergies."

Metalico,  Inc. is a holding company with operations in three principal business
segments:  Ferrous and Non-Ferrous  Scrap Metal Recycling,  PGM and Minor Metals
Recycling,  and Fabrication  of Lead-Based  Products.  The  Company operates 29
recycling facilities in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, New Jersey,
Texas,  and Mississippi and  four lead fabricating  plants in Alabama, Illinois,
and  California.  Metalico's common  stock is traded  on the NYSE  MKT under the
symbol MEA.

Metalico, Inc.
Carlos E. Agüero
Michael J. Drury

186 North Avenue East
Cranford, NJ 07016
(908) 497-9610
Fax:  (908) 497-1097

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Source: Metalico, Inc. via Thomson Reuters ONE

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