Reliance Steel and Aluminum Complete Acquisition of Continental Alloys and Services

Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. (NYSE:RS) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of all the outstanding capital securities of Continental Alloys & Services, Inc., and certain affiliated companies, for a transaction value of $415 million, subject to certain adjustments. Other terms were not disclosed.

Continental, headquartered in Houston, Texas, and its affiliates combined comprise a leading global materials management company focused on high-end steel and alloy pipe, tube and bar products and precision manufacturing of various tools designed for well completion programs of global energy service companies and has 12 locations in seven countries including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai and Mexico.

Continental was founded in 1976 and, with its affiliates, had unaudited combined net sales of about $196 million for the six months ended June 30, 2011. Continental Alloys & Services will operate as a subsidiary of Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. Current management will remain in place with Dale Benditz serving as Chief Executive Officer and David Sapunjis serving as President of Continental Alloys & Services.

"We are very excited to add Continental Alloys & Services to the Reliance family of companies. Continental has a strong reputation for quality and service to the energy market and complements our existing businesses selling into this high growth market. This acquisition also aligns well with our diversification strategy adding OCTG products, new processing capabilities, and entry into new international markets. Continental is a higher margin business than a general line service center and was valued consistently with our historic approach and falls within an EBITDA range of four to six times based on our estimate of normalized earnings," said David H. Hannah, Chairman and CEO of Reliance.

Dale Benditz, CEO of Continental Alloys & Services commented, "We are pleased to join the Reliance network and look forward to the opportunities this will bring to our customers and our employees."

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