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Company News, 2009-11-17, 10:13 AM

Steel Americas business area: Hans Fischer new Chairman of the Management Board

Hans Fischer (53), currently a member of the executive board of Salzgitter AG, will become Chairman of the Management Board of the Steel Americas business area effective February 1, 2010. He will thus assume the position originally intended for Erich Heine, who tragically lost his life in an air crash on June 1, 2009.

The position is currently held in an acting capacity by Edwin Eichler, member of the Executive Board of ThyssenKrupp AG and Chairman of the Steel Europe business area.

The Steel Americas business area focuses the production, processing and marketing of high-quality carbon steel in North and South America. It combines the companies ThyssenKrupp CSA Siderúrgica do Atlântico in Brazil and ThyssenKrupp Steel USA, LLC in the USA. After startup of the plants currently under construction in Brazil, with an annual capacity of five million tons of slabs, and the USA, with an annual hot-rolled capacity of five million tons, the Steel Americas business area will mainly supply the automotive and appliance industries in the NAFTA markets with high-quality flat steel products.

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