For Immediate Release
Aleris Announces Completion of
ALSCO Metals Acquisition
BEACHWOOD, OH – October 3, 2005 – Aleris International, Inc. (NYSE: ARS) announced today the
completion of the purchase of ALSCO Holdings, Inc., the parent company of ALSCO Metals
“We are pleased to have closed the transaction and to begin the integration process,” said John Wasz,
Executive Vice President and President, Aleris Rolled Products.
“The combination with Aleris will enhance our ability to serve our customers in the aluminum building
products industry,” said Larry Hipps, President of ALSCO Metals Corporation.
Aleris International, Inc. is a major North American manufacturer of common alloy aluminum sheet and
is a global leader in aluminum recycling and the production of specification alloys. We are also a
leading manufacturer of value-added zinc products that include zinc oxide, zinc dust and zinc metal.
Headquartered in Beachwood, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, the Company operates 33 production
facilities in the U.S., Brazil, Germany, Mexico and Wales, and employs approximately 4,000
employees. For more information about the Company, please visit our Web site at www.aleris.com.
SAFE HARBOR REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Forward-looking statements made in this news release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These include statements that contain words such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,”“intend,” “estimate,” “should” and similar expressions intended to connote future events and circumstances, and include
statements regarding future earnings and earnings per share; future improvements in margins, processing volumes and pricing;
overall 2005 operating performance; anticipated strengthened automotive volumes; expected cost savings; and anticipated
synergies resulting from the merger. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties,
and that actual results could differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. These risks and
uncertainties would include, without limitation, Aleris’ ability to effectively integrate the business and operations of
Commonwealth; downturns in automotive production in the U.S. and Europe, the financial condition of Aleris’ customers and
future bankruptcies and defaults by major customers; the availability at favorable cost of aluminum scrap and other metal
supplies that the Company processes; the ability of the Company to enter into effective metals, natural gas and other commodity
derivatives; future natural gas and other fuel costs of the Company; a weakening in industrial demand resulting from a decline in
U.S. or world economic conditions caused by terrorist activities or other unanticipated events; future utilized capacity of the
Company's various facilities; future decreases in recycling outsourcing by primary producers; restrictions on and future levels and
timing of capital expenditures; retention of the Company’s major customers; the timing and amounts of collections; the future mix
of product sales vs. tolling business; currency exchange fluctuations; future write-downs or impairment charges which may be
required because of the occurrence of some of the uncertainties listed above; and other risks listed in the Company's filings with
the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to the Company’s quarterly reports on Form 10-Q for the
periods ended March 31, 2005 and June 30, 2005 and its annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2004,
particularly the sections entitled "Risk Factors" contained therein
Contact: Michael D. Friday
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Aleris International, Inc.
Phone # 216-910-3503
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