Amsterdam, 27 March 2017 (Regulated Information) — AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. (“AMG”, EURONEXT AMSTERDAM: “AMG”) announces that it has recently received a purported “notice of cancellation” of its tantalum supply contract from its customer, Global Advanced Metals USA Inc. (“GAM”). GAM has asserted that AMG has failed to provide adequate assurances of its ability to perform under the supply contract following the fire in January 2017 in one of AMG’s two tantalum concentrate production lines.
AMG believes that it has supplied detailed empirical information that provides reasonable and adequate assurance of its ability to perform its obligations under the supply contract, notwithstanding the fire, and that GAM’s action has no legal or factual basis. AMG intends to take all steps to protect its rights under the contract.
AMG is currently assessing the financial impact of the purported contract cancellation, which will depend on a number of factors, including making tantalum product available to the market, as well as evaluating our rights under our business interruption insurance policy. AMG’s current best estimate of the financial impact on 2017 profitability, as a result of the purported contract cancellation, is approximately $5m.
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AMG is a global critical materials company at the forefront of CO2 reduction trends. AMG produces highly engineered specialty metals and mineral products and provides related vacuum furnace systems and services to the transportation, infrastructure, energy, and specialty metals & chemicals end markets.
AMG produces aluminum master alloys and powders, titanium alloys and coatings, ferrovanadium, natural graphite, chromium metal, antimony, tantalum, niobium and silicon metal. AMG Engineering designs and produces vacuum furnace equipment and systems used to produce and upgrade specialty metals and alloys for the transportation, automotive, infrastructure, and energy markets.
With approximately 3,000 employees, AMG operates globally with production facilities in Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Czech Republic, United States, China, Mexico, Brazil and Sri Lanka, and has sales and customer service offices in Russia and Japan (www.amg-nv.com).
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