Platts Global Metals Awards Announce Finalists for its Inaugural Program

   Platts Global Metals Awards Announce Finalists for its Inaugural Program

Winners to be Unveiled May 23, 2013 at Black-Tie Event in London

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LONDON, March 18, 2013

LONDON, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Executives and companies from 11
countries have been selected as finalists for the inaugural Platts Global
Metals Awards, which recognize exemplary performance in nearly a dozen
categories. The 2013 finalists, chosen from dozens of nominations, were
announced today by program host Platts, a leading global provider of energy,
petrochemical and metals information.

Platts Global Metals Awards highlight corporate and individual innovation,
leadership and superior performance in categories spanning the entire steel,
metals and mining complex. The new awards program is modelled after the highly
successful Platts Global Energy Awards, established in 1999 and often
described as "the Oscars" of the energy industry.

"We're proud to introduce a new event that celebrates the continued evolution
of the steel and metals industries including its strides in efficiency and
'green' solutions," said Larry Neal, president of Platts. "We congratulate the
nominees and finalists alike and look forward to announcing the winners in

There was noteworthy interest in the categories of Lifetime Achievement Award,
End-User Efficiency Initiative of the Year and Innovative Technology of the
Year. These categories attracted the greatest number of nominations and the
latter two included an impressive number of entries related to energy
efficiency and cost savings in the automotive sector.

From today's list of finalists, the program's independent panel of judges will
select winners in each Awards category. They will also select the 2013 Metals
Company of the Year from the entire list of finalists. The winners of the
inaugural Platts Global Metals Awards will be announced at a black-tie dinner
on May 23 in central London.

This year's awards dinner will be held in association with the Platts European
Steel Summit, which features two additional events: Platts Green Steel Focus
Day on May 22 and the Platts Steel Markets Europe Conference  on May 23-24.
The latter two events will include keynote addresses and roundtable
discussions by company executives, government officials and other industry

"We believe the Platts European Steel Summit, with its critical industry
debate, and our Platts Global Metals Awards program are both must-attend
events that will establish themselves as part of the fabric of the industry in
the years ahead," said Andrew Goodwin, Platts general manager of metals and

Corporate and industry representatives may RSVP to attend the Awards dinner at
this registration link ( Accredited media may attend as
guests of Platts by registering via the press registration link

CME Group, a leading and diverse derivatives exchange, and Groot Steel, an
integrated steel production company, are sponsors of the Platts Global Metals
Awards. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Neil
Roberts at +44 20 7176 7638.

To view the full list of 2013 Platts Global Metals Awards finalists and/or for
more information on the Awards, visit the Platts Global Metals Awards website.

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