Aleris International, Inc. Announces Exchange Offer For Its 7 5/8% Senior Notes Due 2018

Sep 12, 2011, 15:02 ET from Aleris International, Inc.

BEACHWOOD, Ohio, Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aleris International, Inc. (the "Company") today announced that it is offering to exchange up to $500,000,000 of its outstanding 7 5/8% Senior Notes due 2018 (the "Outstanding Notes") for up to $500,000,000 of its new 7 5/8% Senior Notes due 2018 (the "Exchange Notes" and, together with the Outstanding Notes, the "Notes") that have been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The exchange offer is being conducted pursuant to the terms of the Outstanding Notes.

The Exchange Notes to be issued in the exchange offer are substantially identical to the Outstanding Notes, except that the Exchange Notes have been registered under the federal securities laws, are not subject to transfer restrictions, are not entitled to certain registration rights and will not provide for the payment of additional interest under circumstances relating to the timing of the exchange offer.

The exchange offer will expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time on October 12, 2011, unless extended by the Company. Valid tenders of the Outstanding Notes must be made, and may be withdrawn at any time, before the exchange offer expires.

U.S. Bank National Association, the trustee under the indenture governing the Notes, is serving as the exchange agent in connection with the exchange offer. Persons with questions regarding the exchange offer should contact U.S. Bank National Association at (800) 934-6802. Requests for documents relating to the exchange offer should be directed to U.S. Bank National Association.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities. The exchange offer is being made only pursuant to a prospectus and the related letter of transmittal and only to such persons and in such jurisdictions as is permitted under applicable law.

About Aleris

Aleris is a privately-held, global leader in aluminum rolled products and extrusions, aluminum recycling and specification alloy production. Headquartered in Beachwood, Ohio, the company operates more than 40 production facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.aleris.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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