The Annual and Extraordinary General Meetings of Aperam approve all resolutions on the agenda
Luxembourg, 8 May 2012 - The Annual and Extraordinary General Meetings of Shareholders of Aperam held today in Luxembourg approved all resolutions on the agenda by a large majority. 51,315,167 shares, or 65.75% of the Company's share capital, were present or represented at the meetings. The results of the votes will be posted in due course on www.aperam.com under "Investors " > "General Meeting - 8 May 2012". In particular, the shareholders approved the consolidated financial statements as of and for the fiscal year ended 31 December 2011. In addition, the shareholders approved the proposed amendments to the articles of association of the Company to reflect recent changes in Luxembourg law.
Aperam is a global player in stainless, electrical and specialty steel, with operations in more than 30 countries. The business is organized in three divisions: Stainless & Electrical Steel, Services & Solutions and Alloys & Specialties. Aperam has 2.5 million tonnes of flat stainless steel capacity in Brazil and Europe and is a leader in high value added niches - alloys and specialties. Aperam has a highly integrated distribution, processing and services network and a unique capability to produce stainless and specialty from low cost biomass (charcoal). Its industrial network is concentrated in six main plants located in Brazil, Belgium and France. Aperam has about 10,500 employees. Aperam commits to operate in a responsible way with respect to health, safety and the well-being of its employees, contractors and the communities in which it operates. It is also committed to the sustainable management of the environment and of finite resources. In 2011, Aperam had revenues of USD 6.3 billion and shipments of 1.75 million tonnes. For further information, please refer to our website at www.aperam.com
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