ATI Announces Operations Management Changes

  ATI Announces Operations Management Changes

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PITTSBURGH -- September 19, 2013

Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:ATI) announced today that John D.
Sims has been named Executive Vice President, High Performance Forgings and
Castings, Primary Titanium Operations, and Engineered Alloys. Mr. Sims has
also been named President of our ATI Ladish business unit. Mr. Sims continues
to report to Rich Harshman, ATI’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive
Officer. Gary J. Vroman, previously responsible for ATI Ladish, announced his
plans to retire effective December 31, 2013. Until his retirement, Mr. Vroman
will be a Special Advisor reporting to Mr. Harshman.

“John Sims is well-qualified to take on the additional responsibility for
ATI’s high performance forgings and castings business,” said Rich Harshman.
“John brings a deep knowledge of and experience in our high performance
titanium alloys, nickel-based alloys and superalloys operations. This
experience and knowledge base is combined with John’s strong technical
background and his established track record of strategy development and
execution. John will bring a strong focus on lean manufacturing and
operational excellence as we accelerate the pace of progress to enhance the
technology leadership and competitive position of our high performance
forgings and castings business.”

Mr. Harshman continued, “I would like to thank Gary Vroman for his more than
30 years of contributions and leadership that helped make ATI Ladish a
technology leader in high performance forgings and castings. Gary’s support
and efforts were critical to the successful integration of ATI Ladish upon the
completion of ATI’s acquisition of Ladish in May 2011. We wish Gary well in
his future endeavors.”

Mr. Sims will remain responsible for ATI’s tungsten materials business until
the completion of the sale of the business. On September 16, 2013, ATI
announced that it had reached an agreement to sell its tungsten materials
business to Kennametal Inc. The transaction, which is subject to customary
closing conditions and regulatory approvals, is expected to be completed
during the fourth quarter 2013. In addition, ATI Portland Forge, which has
been reported in ATI’s Engineered Products segment, is being integrated into
ATI Ladish to improve operating and manufacturing efficiencies. As a result,
beginning with the third quarter 2013 earnings results, ATI Portland Forge
will be included in ATI’s High Performance Metals segment results.

John Sims joined ATI in 1996 as a product metallurgist at our continuous bar
and rod mill operations in Richburg, SC. He advanced through a variety of
technical and operational responsibilities at ATI Allvac, including being
named Vice President, Operations for ATI Allvac in 2002. In 2011, Mr. Sims was
named Executive Vice President, ATI Primary Metals and Exotic Alloys and
President, ATI Wah Chang. In February 2013, he was named Executive Vice
President, Primary Titanium Operations, and Engineered Alloys and Products.
Prior to joining ATI, Mr. Sims served in a variety of operational and staff
assignments during a 14-year career in the United States Navy. He earned a
B.S. Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Florida, and a M.S.
Mechanical/Materials Engineering degree from the Naval Post Graduate School.

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Allegheny Technologies Incorporated is one of the largest and most diversified
specialty metals producers in the world with revenues of approximately $4.6
billion for the twelve months ending June 30, 2013. ATI has approximately
10,900 full-time employees world-wide who use innovative technologies to offer
global markets a wide range of specialty metals solutions. Our major markets
are aerospace and defense, oil and gas/chemical process industry, electrical
energy, medical, automotive, food equipment and appliance, construction and
mining, and machine and cutting tools. Our products include titanium and
titanium alloys, nickel-based alloys and superalloys, engineered forgings and
castings, zirconium, hafnium, and niobium alloys, grain-oriented electrical
steel, stainless and specialty steels, and tungsten materials. The ATI website


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