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RECYLEX SA : RECYLEX SA: FIRST QUARTER 2013 SALES

              RECYLEX SA : RECYLEX SA: FIRST QUARTER 2013 SALES





Sales down due to the scheduled maintenance shutdown of the main lead smelter




Suresnes, May 2, 2013: The Recylex Group (NYSE Euronext Paris: FR0000120388  - 
RX) today reported  sales for  the three  months to  March 31,  2013 of  €99.8 
million, down 17% on the first three months of 2012.

The breakdown of consolidated sales by business line for the first quarter  of 
2013 was as follows:

Consolidated sales by business line (unaudited)

(In millions of euros) March 31, 2013 March 31, 2012 Change (%)
Lead                        69.4           90.1         -23%
Zinc                        21.4           21.6         -1%
Special Metals              5.0            5.0           0%
Plastics                    4.0            3.3          +24%
Total                       99.8          120.0         -17%

Yves Roche,  Chairman  and  Chief  Executive Officer  of  the  Recylex  Group, 
commented:



"During the first  three months of  2013, the Recylex  Group's sales were  17% 
lower than in the same period of 2012, mainly due to the scheduled  three-week 
shutdown of the main lead smelter  in Nordenham, Germany. As anticipated,  the 
shutdown adversely affected sales for the  Lead Segment, even though the  rise 
in lead prices over the period and our productivity gains offset a small  part 
of  this  impact.  While  the  Group's  industrial  performance  in  terms  of 
production levels remained  solid across  all business  segments, the  climate 
remained highly  competitive in  sourcing  of recyclables,  and this  has  put 
pressure on the Group's margins."

1.Metal price trends for the three months to March 31, 2013

Lead and zinc prices were highly volatile in the first quarter of 2013.  While 
the average price of lead was higher and  the price of zinc was stable in  the 
first three months of  2013 by comparison  with the same  period in 2012,  the 
price of both metals dropped sharply during the month of March 2013.

Average prices for the quarter were as follows:

(€ per ton) 1^st quarter 2013 1^st quarter 2012 Change (%)
Lead              1,741             1,597          +9%
Zinc              1,539             1,544           0%

2.Breakdown of consolidated sales  to March 31, 2013  relative to March  31, 
    2012

Consolidated sales were down 17% year-over-year to €99.8 million in the  first 
quarter of 2013.

  *Lead: sales down 23%

During the  first three  months of  2013, the  Lead Segment  generated 70%  of 
consolidated sales.
Sales dropped by 23% owing to the sharp decline in volumes sold following  the 
scheduled three-week maintenance shutdown of the main smelter in Nordenham  in 
March 2013, and also owing  to an unfavorable basis  of comparison due to  the 
one-off sale of a lot of lead  concentrates in the first quarter of 2012  (for 
about €8 million). Adjusted for this  one-off sale of concentrates, sales  for 
the Lead Segment were down by a more moderate 15%.

  *Zinc: sales down 1%

Zinc segment sales accounted for 21% of consolidated sales in the first  three 
months of 2013.
They edged down by 1% on the  same period in 2012, with virtually stable  zinc 
prices and a mixed performance by  segment. The scrap zinc recycling  business 
was again  adversely  affected by  weak  demand  for zinc  oxides  in  Europe, 
particularly in the tire  sector. Conversely, in  Waelz oxide production,  the 
plants that recycle dusts from electric arc furnaces operated at full capacity
owing to adequate supplies.

  *Special Metals: sales stable

Special Metals sales represented 5% of consolidated sales in the first quarter
of 2013.
They were stable relative  to the first  three months of  2012, with sales  of 
high-purity arsenic  up slightly  and sales  of germanium  down on  the  first 
quarter of 2012.

  *Plastics: sales up 24%

Plastics sales accounted for 4% of consolidated sales in the first quarter  of 
2013.
They increased by a robust 24% by comparison with the same period in 2012. The
Group benefited from a jump in sales volumes, primarily in France but also  in 
Germany,  as  well  as  a  slight  rise  in  the  average  selling  price   of 
polypropylene. This solid performance is attributable mainly to attracting new
clients in France, where the C2P-France subsidiary began to harvest the fruits
of the commercial efforts it initiated in 2012.

3.Other highlights in the first quarter of 2013

  *Ongoing litigation relating to Metaleurop Nord SAS* former employees

As part of the claims for compensation filed in 2010 by 192 former  managerial 
and non-managerial employees of Metaleurop Nord SAS who were not party to  the 
initial claims lodged in 2005 (and for which the judgment of the Douai  Appeal 
Court is now final), the Industry Section of the Lens Labor Court referred the
cases of 137 former non-managerial employees  of Metaleurop Nord to a  hearing 
on Tuesday, June 4, 2013.
In addition, on  January 15, 2013,  the Management Section  of the Lens  Labor 
Court decided to include €50,000 in damages and €400 in costs for each of  the 
48 unprotected former managerial employees and €30,000 in damages and €400  in 
costs for one  unprotected former  managerial employee  (for a  total of  €2.4 
million) in the liabilities of Recylex SA. The Company appealed against  these 
decisions, which suspends  their enforcement.  However, the  Lens Labor  Court 
dismissed claims from six former protected managerial employees.

* A document summarizing the development of legal proceedings against  Recylex 
SA can be found on  the Recylex Group website  (www.recylex.fr - News -  Legal 
proceedings schedule).



  *Search for external funding 

In order to anticipate the funding of its cash requirements for 2014 and  2015 
concerning the execution of  its continuation plan  and the rehabilitation  of 
the L'Estaque  site, Recylex  SA has  initiated with  a specialized  financial 
advisory firm, a search for external funding.

4.Financial communication schedule

Next event:

  *2013Annual Shareholders' Meeting: Monday May 6, 2013

Next publication:

  *Second-quarter 2013 consolidated sales: Thursday July 25, 2013

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                         Recycle, Transform, Enhance
     With operations in France, Germany and Belgium, Recylex is a company
 specializing in recycling lead and plastic (mainly from scrap automobile and
industrial batteries), recycling zinc from particles from electric steel mills
  and scrap, and producing zinc oxides and special metals, primarily for the
                            electronics industry.
The Recylex Group has close to 675 employees and generated consolidated sales
                           of €471 million in 2012.
Further information about Recylex is available from its website www.recylex.fr

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Press/Investor contact:



Gabriel Zeitlin
+ 33 (0)1 58 47 29 89
gabriel.zeitlin@recylex.fr

Disclaimer:  This  press  release   contains  regulated  quarterly   financial 
information for the Recylex Group as  defined in Article L. 451-1-2-IV of  the 
French Monetary  and Financial  Code  and Article  221-1  of the  AMF  General 
Regulation. This press release may contain forward-looking statements that  do 
not constitute forecasts regarding results or any other performance indicator,
but rather trends or targets. These statements are by their nature subject  to 
risks and uncertainties as described in the Company's annual report  available 
on its  website  (www.recylex.fr).).  Further  information  about  Recylex  is 
available from its website (www.recylex.fr)).







                                  APPENDICES

                                      

1.Quarterly trend in metal prices

(euros per ton) 1^st quarter 2013 1^st quarter 2012 FY 2012
Lead                  1,741             1,597        1,603
Zinc                  1,539             1,544        1,514

2.Recylex SA sales

(€ million)                 1^st quarter 2013 1^st quarter 2012 Change (%)
Lead business sector              22.9              17.8           +28%
Services to Group companies        0.3               0.3            -
Total sales                       23.2              18.1           +28%

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