ERAMET group : Change in the partnership between ERASTEEL and Heye Special Steel Co., Ltd in China

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Paris, 12 May 2017, 17:40

PRESS RELEASE
Change in the partnership between ERASTEEL and Heye Special Steel Co., Ltd in China

ERASTEEL, a 100% subsidiary of ERAMET, and the Chinese company AT&M (Advanced Technology & Materials Co., Ltd) have signed a memorandum of understanding concerning the future of their activities in China in the domain of high-speed steels. ERASTEEL is expected to sell its 10.29% stake in Heye Special Steel Co., Ltd to AT&M, Heye's majority shareholder. The transaction should take place in the second half of 2017, subject to several regulatory approvals, for an amount of 109.5 million yuan, i.e. approximately
€15 million.

AT&M has also announced that its subsidiary, Heye Special Steel Co., Ltd, intends to sell its 51% stake in HEIML (Heye-Erasteel Innovative Materials Co., Ltd). It is envisaged that ERASTEEL could acquire this stake. Currently, ERASTEEL owns 49% of HEIML's shares. HEIML is a Chinese company based in Tianjin, specialised in bars drawing and wire drawing of high-speed steel.

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  • alloying metals, particularly manganese and nickel, used to improve the properties of steel,
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