CSN - Notice to the Market

Aug 01, 2008, 01:00 ET from CSN

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CSN (Bovespa:
 CSNA3, NYSE:   SID), Company that combines steel, mining, infrastructure and
 cement businesses, publicly informs that its cement plant is in final
 construction stage, expected to be operational by early 2009, with initial
 production estimated at 1 million tons of high-quality cement. Raw material
 for cement production will be blast furnace slag from President Vargas Mill
 owned by CSN. Annual production capacity is expected to reach 2.3 million
 tons by 2010.