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Aleris to Increase Aluminum Supply to Audi China

               Aleris to Increase Aluminum Supply to Audi China

PR Newswire

CLEVELAND, Nov. 19, 2012

CLEVELAND, Nov.19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Aleris today announced it has signed
a contract with FAW-Volkswagen to provide aluminum for several Audi models to
be produced in China.Aleris will supply aluminum for the Audi A3 Sportback
and Sedan models to be produced in Foshan, in Guangdong Province, and the Audi
Q5 produced in Changchun, in Jilin Province. Aleris will also increase its
supply of aluminum provided for the Audi A6 made in Changchun.

For all models, Aleris will supply the Superlite 200® alloy, which provides
the optimal mix of strength, surface finish, and corrosion resistance.
Superlite® is best suited for the development of lightweight, energy-efficient
vehicles while maintaining excellent performance and safety standards.

"We look forward to expanding our strategic partnership with FAW-Volkswagen
(Audi) in China," said Andreas Gondorf, vice president of Global Automotive,
Aleris Rolled Products. "As a global leader in aluminum products, Aleris is
well-positioned to support Audi's continued focus on the production of
lighter, more environmentally-sustainable vehicles."

Aluminum offers a sustainable solution for automotive applications to achieve
greater fuel efficiency and meet CO2 regulations. According to industry
sources more than 90 percent of automotive aluminum is recovered and recycled.

About Aleris

Aleris is focused on realizing the significant potential of aluminum for our
customers and our world. A global leader in aluminum rolled and extruded
products, aluminum recycling and specification alloy manufacturing, Aleris
products are used by manufacturers in almost every industry. Headquartered in
Cleveland, Ohio, the company has approximately 7,300 employees and operates
more than 41 production facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. For
more information, visit www.aleris.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements"
within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Statements about our
beliefs and expectations and statements containing the words "may," "could,"
"would," "should," "will," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "plan,"
"estimate," "target," "project," "look forward to," "intend" and similar
expressions intended to connote future events and circumstances constitute
forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include statements
about, among other things, future costs and prices of commodities, production
volumes, industry trends, demand for our products and services, anticipated
cost savings, anticipated benefits from new products or facilities, and
projected results of operations. Forward-looking statements involve known and
unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ
materially from those contained in or implied by any forward-looking
statement.Important factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements
include, but are not limited to, the following: (1) our ability to
successfully implement our business strategy; (2) the cyclical nature of the
aluminum industry, our end-use segments and our customers' industries; (3) our
ability to fulfill our substantial capital investment requirements; (4)
variability in general economic conditions on a global or regional basis; (5)
our ability to retain the services of certain members of our management; (6)
our ability to enter into effective metal, natural gas and other commodity
derivatives or arrangements with customers to manage effectively our exposure
to commodity price fluctuations and changes in the pricing of metals; (7) our
internal controls over financial reporting and our disclosure controls and
procedures may not prevent all possible errors that could occur; (8) increases
in the cost of raw materials and energy; (9) the loss of order volumes from
any of our largest customers; (10) our ability to retain customers, a
substantial number of whom do not have long-term contractual arrangements with
us; (11) our ability to generate sufficient cash flows to fund our capital
expenditure requirements and to meet our debt service obligations; (12)
competitor pricing activity, competition of aluminum with alternative
materials and the general impact of competition in the industry segments we
serve; (13) risks of investing in and conducting operations on a global basis,
including political, social, economic, currency and regulatory factors; (14)
current environmental liabilities and the cost of compliance with and
liabilities under health and safety laws; (15) labor relations (i.e.,
disruptions, strikes or work stoppages) and labor costs; (16) our levels of
indebtedness and debt service obligations; (17) the possibility that we may
incur additional indebtedness in the future; (18) limitations on operating our
business as a result of covenant restrictions under our indebtedness; and (19)
other factors discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, including the sections entitled "Risk Factors" contained therein.
Investors, potential investors and other readers are urged to consider these
factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements and are
cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. We
undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking
statements, whether in response to new information, futures events or
otherwise, except as otherwise required by law.

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SOURCE Aleris

Website: http://www.aleris.com
Contact: Shannon Bennett, +1-216-910-3664, shannon.bennett@aleris.com, or
Jason Saragian, +1-216-910-3670, jason.saragian@aleris.com
 
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