General Steel Chairman and CEO Henry Yu to Attend APEC Russia 2012 CEO Summit in Vladivostok, Russia

Sep 06, 2012, 07:00 ET from General Steel Holdings, Inc.

BEIJING, Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Steel Holdings, Inc. ("General Steel" or the "Company") (NYSE: GSI), one of China's leading non-state-owned producers of steel products and aggregators of domestic steel companies, today announced that Henry Yu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will participate in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Russia 2012 CEO Summit during the APEC 2012 Leaders Week in Vladivostok, Russia on September 7-8, 2012.  Mr. Yu will attend the Summit with Wei Hua, Chairman of Shaanxi Coal & Chemical Industry Group Co. Ltd., the largest state-owned coal producer in Shaanxi Province and General Steel's partner in the Longmen Joint Venture Unified Management Agreement.

"I am proud to represent General Steel at this prestigious forum and pleased that Wei Hua has agreed to join me for the second consecutive year, reinforcing the strength of our companies' cooperation under the Unified Management Agreement," said Henry Yu, Chief Executive Officer of General Steel. "A key element of our growth strategy going forward is to optimize our cost structure, improve raw materials procurement and advance our business development initiatives through partnerships and strategic collaboration agreements with prominent state-owned enterprises. The APEC CEO Summit provides us with an opportunity to strengthen relationships with leaders of government entities and private Chinese enterprises, as well as a platform to build awareness of our companies and our industry among business and government executives on an international level."

The CEO Summit is an annual forum for CEOs of prominent companies in the Asia-Pacific region and an important component of APEC Russia 2012 Leaders Week. The theme of the 2012 summit is "Addressing Challenges. Expanding Possibilities." Attended by corporate executives, Heads of State and senior government officials from APEC member countries, the Summit provides an open forum for business leaders to share ideas and opinions, and identify solutions to current economic challenges through multilateral dialogue with government leaders. In addition to networking and business development opportunities, the Summit features panel discussions and interactive sessions on a variety of topics including economic integration, resource utilization, supply chain and infrastructure development.

About General Steel Holdings, Inc.

General Steel Holdings, Inc., (NYSE: GSI), headquartered in Beijing, China, operates a diverse portfolio of Chinese steel companies. With 7 million metric tons of crude steel production capacity under management, its companies serve various industries and produce a variety of steel products including rebar, high-speed wire and spiral-weld pipe. General Steel Holdings, Inc. has steel operations in Shaanxi and Guangdong provinces, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and Tianjin municipality. For more information, please visit

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