Rautaruukki Oyj : New sales offices for Ruukki in Canada and Chile

      Rautaruukki Oyj : New sales offices for Ruukki in Canada and Chile

Rautaruukki Corporation Press release 23 April 2013 at 11.30am EEST

Ruukki has opened new sales offices in Toronto, Canada and Santiago, Chile to
serve its special steel customers in Americas. Opening these new sales offices
is in line with Ruukki's strategy to increase the share of special steel
products and develop its distribution and partnership network.

"We want  to be  close  to customers  in order  to  ensure fast  and  flexible 
service.The growing construction and mining industries in this market area are
increasing the  demand  for special  steel  products," says  Josu  Piña,  Vice 
President, Americas at Ruukki.

Customers benefit from  high-strength Ruukki Optim  and wear-resistant  Ruukki 
Raex steel products  through the  prolonged lifetime  or increased  structural 
load-bearing capacity of their own products. In heavy transport  applications, 
use of special  steel products can  reduce weight and  significantly cut  fuel 
costs and CO[2  ]emissions. Raex steels  rank among the  toughest and  hardest 
steels in their class worldwide.

Ruukki is committed  to continuously  improving the energy  efficiency of  its 
steel production. The  company ranks  among the most  energy-efficient in  the 
world in  iron-making  and uses  nearly  the  minimum amount  of  coking  coal 
possible using current  technology. Strong  R&D capability  enables Ruukki  to 
develop  high  quality  products  in  response  to  the  market  and   various 
industries' needs.

For more information please contact:
Josu Piña, Vice President, Americas, Ruukki Metals, Sales,
josu.pina@ruukki.com, Tel. +1 905 361 2788

Ruukki specialises in steel and steel construction. We provide customers with
energy-efficient steel solutions for better living, working and moving. We
have around 9,000 employees and an extensive distribution and dealer network
across some 30 countries including the Nordic countries, Russia and elsewhere
in Europe and the emerging markets, such as India, China and South America.
Net sales in 2012 totalled €2.8 billion. The company's share is quoted on
NASDAQ OMX Helsinki (Rautaruukki Oyj: RTRKS). www.ruukki.com

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