Aperam: Aperam announces the appointment of new CFO Luxembourg,6 November 2013- Aperam, a global player in stainless, electrical and specialty steel, today announces the appointment ofSandeepJalan as the Company's new Chief Financial Officer, following the resignation of Julien Onillon. SandeepJalan, 46, will become a member of Aperam's Management Committee and CFO of Aperam effective15 January 2014. Julien Onillon is leaving Aperam to realize a personal project. Sandeephas over twenty years of experience in finance and joins Aperam from ArcelorMittal, which he joined in 1999. During his time with the group he has held a number of positions including being an active member of the M&A due diligence team for numerous acquisitions in both steel and mining and helping establish the company's group-wide business performance management systems. Most recently he was CFO of ArcelorMittal Long Carbon Europe, responsible for finance and strategy. Philippe Darmayan, Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Management Committee, said: "I'm confident thatSandeepwill continue and enhance further the current Leadership Journey® plan and bring a strong support to the management team of Aperam. His extensive experience in finance and the steel industry has prepared him well for this task". Mr. Darmayan added: "In the name of the Management Committee, I would like to thank Julien who headed the spin-off of Aperam and has successfully initiated the Leadership Journey® and the debt reduction plan." Lakshmi Mittal, Chairman of Aperam's Board of Directors, said: "Together with my fellow members of the Board of Directors, I would like to extend our gratitude and appreciation for Julien's achievements at Aperam and also during his career at ArcelorMittal and Mittal Steel.We wish Julien all the best with his project and welcomeSandeepaboard". About Aperam Aperam is a global player in stainless, electrical a nd specialty steel, with operations in more than 30 countries. The business is organized in three divisions: Stainless & Electrical Steel, Services & Solutions and Alloys & Specialties. Aperam has 2.5 million tonnes of flat stainless stee l capacity in Brazil and Europe and is a leader in high value added niches - alloys and specialties. Aperam has a highly integ rated distribution, processing and services network and a unique capability to produce stainless and specialty from low cost biomass (charcoal). Its industrial network is concentrated in six main plants located in Brazil, Belgium and France. Aperam has about 9,800 employees. Aperam commits to operate in a responsible way with respect to health, safety and the well-being of its employees,contractors and the communities in which it operates. It is also committed to the sustainable management of the environment and of finite resources. In 2012, Aperam had revenues of USD 5.3 billion and shipments of 1.68 million tonnes. For further information, please refer to our website atwww.aperam.com Contact Corporate Communications / Jean Lasar: +352 27 36 27 27 Investor Relations / Romain Grandsart: +352 27 36 27 36 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Aperam via Thomson Reuters ONE HUG#1741144
Aperam: Aperam announces the appointment of new CFO
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