Amsterdam, 19 June 2008 — AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. (“AMG”, EURONEXT AMSTERDAM: “AMG”) announced the resignation of Dr. Andrei Bougrov as a member of the Supervisory Board. Dr. Bougrov has served AMG in this capacity since its inception.
Dr. Andrei Bougrov has been a member of the Supervisory Board of AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. and a member of the Remuneration Committee of the Board since 7 June 2007. Given Dr. Bougrov’s other responsibilities and global travel schedule it has become increasingly difficult to keep up with the requirements of AMG’s meeting schedule and other corporate processes. Therefore, with the regret of both Dr. Bougrov and AMG, Dr. Bougrov has relinquished his Board position.
The Supervisory Board will, at the next general meeting of the shareholders, nominate a new candidate to fill this vacancy. The other members of the Remuneration Committee of the Board have assumed Dr. Bougrov’s tasks and responsibilities as a member of that committee.
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, Chairman of the AMG Supervisory Board stated: “We are extremely grateful for the invaluable contributions Dr. Bougrov has made during AMG’s critical public offering period and the subsequent strategic positioning of the company.”
AMG, incorporated in the Netherlands, is a global leader in the production of highly engineered specialty metal products and advanced vacuum furnace systems. AMG serves growing industries worldwide with its unique combination of metallurgical engineering expertise and production know-how. AMG is a market leader in many of its products and systems, which are critical to the production of key components for the aerospace, energy (including solar and nuclear), electronics, optics, chemicals, construction and transportation industries. AMG has two operating divisions of businesses, Advanced Materials and Engineering Systems, and owns a majority interest in publicly-listed Timminco Limited (TSX: “TIM”).
The Advanced Materials Division develops and produces niche specialty metals and complex metals products, many of which are used in demanding, safety-critical, high-stress environments. AMG is one of a limited number of significant producers globally of niche specialty metals, such as ferrovanadium, ferronickel-molybdenum, aluminum master alloys and additives, chromium metal and ferrotitanium, used by steel, aluminum, chemical and superalloy producers for aerospace, automotive, energy, electronics, optics, chemicals, construction and other applications. Other key products produced by AMG include specialty alloys for titanium and superalloys, coating materials, tantalum and niobium oxides, vanadium chemicals and antimony trioxide.
The Engineering Systems Division designs, engineers and produces advanced vacuum furnace systems and operates vacuum heat treatment facilities. AMG is a global leader in supplying technologically-advanced vacuum furnace systems to customers in the aerospace, energy (including solar and nuclear), transportation, electronics, superalloys and specialty steel industries. Examples of furnace systems produced by AMG include vacuum remelting, solar silicon melting and crystallization, vacuum induction melting, vacuum heat treatment and high pressure gas quenching, vacuum precision casting, turbine blade coating and sintering. AMG also provides vacuum case-hardening heat treatment services on a tolling basis to customers through facilities equipped with vacuum heat treatment furnaces.
Timminco Limited is a majority controlled, publicly-listed subsidiary of AMG. Timminco is a leader in the production of upgraded metallurgical silicon for the rapidly growing solar photovoltaic energy industry. Timminco also produces silicon metal and magnesium products for use in a broad range of industrial applications.
AMG operates globally with production facilities in Germany, the United Kingdom, France, the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Australia and also has sales and customer service offices in Belgium, Russia, China and Japan (website: www.amg-nv.com).
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AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. +1 610 975 4901
Director of Corporate Communications