Sumitomo Corporation Completes Acquisition of Edgen Group Inc.

  Sumitomo Corporation Completes Acquisition of Edgen Group Inc.

Business Wire

NEW YORK & BATON ROUGE, La. -- November 20, 2013

Sumitomo Corporation (“SC”) and Sumitomo Corporation of America (“SCOA”),
collectively “Sumitomo”, today announced that it has closed its acquisition of
Edgen Group Inc. (“Edgen Group”) for US$12.00 per share.

Dan O’Leary, President and Chief Executive Officer of Edgen Group, will
continue to lead Edgen Group’s strategic growth initiatives. Mr. O’Leary
stated, “This transaction gives us the capacity to serve the expanding needs
and complex procurement requirements of the global energy infrastructure
industry on an even greater scale. We look forward to leveraging the value of
this new partnership on behalf of our customers around the world.”

“As a leader in the supply of steel products across the upstream, midstream
and downstream oil and gas market in the United States, the acquisition of
Edgen Group gives us a broader global distribution platform, including
experienced staff, facilities, and an expanded specialized steel product
offering that will allow us to continue our growth and to support the
development of our global energy infrastructure,” said Kazuhiro Takeuchi,
President and CEO, SCOA and SC General Manager for the Americas.

About Sumitomo

Sumitomo Corporation is a leading global trading company, with 116 locations
in 65 countries and 24 locations in Japan. The entire Sumitomo Corporation
Group consists of nearly 800 companies and more than 70,000 personnel. The SC
business is continuously expanding into a diverse range of products and
services. Its core business units are Metal Products; Transportation &
Construction Systems; Environment & Infrastructure; Media, Network, Lifestyle
Related Goods & Services; and Mineral Resources, Energy, Chemical &
Electronics.

For more information, visit www.sumitomocorp.co.jp/english/

About Edgen Group

Edgen Group is a leading global distributor of specialized products and
services to the energy sector and industrial infrastructure markets, including
steel pipe, valves, quenched and tempered and high yield heavy plate, and
related components, under two brands, Edgen Murray and Bourland & Leverich.
Edgen Group is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with over 35 locations
in 18 countries around the world. For more information, visit
www.edgengroup.com.

Contact:

Sumitomo
Ms. Jewelle Yamada, 212-207-0574
Mobile: 646-584-9556
jewelle-k.yamada@sumitomocorp.com
or
Ms. Vanessa Goldschneider, 212-207-0567
vanessa.goldschneider@sumitomocorp.com
 
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