AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. Explores Strategic Alternatives for Engineering Unit
Amsterdam, 6 August 2014 (Regulated Information) — AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. (“AMG”, EURONEXT AMSTERDAM: “AMG”) announces that its Supervisory Board has authorized AMG’s Management Board to retain financial advisors to explore strategic alternatives for AMG Engineering’s ALD Vacuum Technologies GmbH (“ALD”) unit. These alternatives may include a potential listing of ALD on the Euronext Amsterdam stock exchange or the sale of an interest in ALD.
This step is consistent with AMG’s strategic direction to simplify its structure and focus on expanding and optimizing its critical materials, mining, and processing activities. The benefits for ALD include direct access to capital markets for growth opportunities. AMG will update the market on this process during the third quarter earnings release in November.
AMG creates and applies innovative metallurgical solutions to the global trend of sustainable development of natural resources and CO2 reduction. AMG produces highly engineered specialty metal products and advanced vacuum furnace systems for the Energy, Aerospace, Infrastructure, and Specialty Metals and Chemicals end markets.
AMG Processing develops and produces specialty metals, alloys, and high performance materials. AMG is a significant producer of specialty metals, such as ferrovanadium, ferronickel-molybdenum, aluminum master alloys and additives, chromium metal and ferrotitanium, for Energy, Aerospace, Infrastructure and Specialty Metal and Chemicals applications. Other key products include specialty alloys for titanium and superalloys, coating materials and vanadium chemicals.
AMG Engineering designs and produces advanced vacuum furnace systems, and operates vacuum heat treatment facilities, primarily for the Aerospace and Energy industries. Furnace systems produced by AMG include vacuum remelting, solar silicon melting and crystallization, vacuum induction melting, vacuum heat treatment and high pressure gas quenching, turbine blade coating and sintering. AMG also provides vacuum case-hardening heat treatment services on a tolling basis.
AMG Mining produces critical materials utilizing its secure raw material sources in Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America. AMG Mining produces critical materials such as high purity natural graphite, tantalum, antimony and silicon metal. These materials are of significant importance to the global economy and are available in limited supply. End markets for these materials include electronics, energy efficiency, green energy, and infrastructure.
With over 3,000 employees, AMG operates globally with production facilities in Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Czech Republic, United States, China, Mexico, Brazil, Turkey, Poland, India, and Sri Lanka, and has sales and customer service offices in Russia, and Japan (www.amg-nv.com).
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AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. +1 610 975 4901
Vice President of Corporate Development and Communications
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