20. December 2021

Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR
Swiss Steel Group appoints new members of the Executive Board

Lucerne, 20. December 2021 - Swiss Steel Holding AG today announced the appointment of three additional members to the Executive Board effective January 1, 2022. CEO Frank Koch explains: "The expansion of the Executive Board is part of the strategy and growth path Swiss Steel Group (SSG) has embarked on. We will significantly optimize our synergy potential on the way to becoming a world-leading specialty steel producer by optimizing and bundling our market and application expertise, our innovation competence and technical know-how with this strengthened cooperation between Group Management and the Business Units."

With Jürgen Alex, Florian Geiger and Patrick Lamarque d'Arrouzat, CEO Frank Koch complements his management team with CFO Markus Böning with three additional experienced steel managers with high expertise around the core products of SSG - tool steels, stainless steels and engineering steels.

Jürgen Alex (Dipl.-Ing., DE, 1966) has held various management positions at Deutsche Edelstahlwerke since 2006. He has been CEO of SSG's largest Business Unit since January 2019.

Florian Geiger (Dr. rer. pol., CH and DE, 1980) has held a management position at SSG since 2013 and has been CEO of the Steeltec Business Unit with production units in Switzerland, Germany, Scandinavia and Turkey since January 2020.

Patrick Lamarque d'Arrouzat (MBA, FR, 1965) has held various management positions at Ugitech in France since 2003. Since September 2009, he has been CEO of the Ugitech Business Unit with several sites in France, Germany and Italy.

For further information:
For media queries:
Dr. Andrea Geile, a.geile(at)swisssteelgroup.com, phone +41 (0)41 581 4121
For analyst/investor inquiries:
Burkhard Wagner, b.wagner(at)swisssteelgroup.com, phone +41 (0)41 581 4180

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About Swiss Steel Group

The Swiss Steel Group is today one of the world's leading providers of individual solutions in the special long steel products sector. The Group is one of the leading manufacturers of tool steel and non-corrosive long steel on the global market and one of the two largest companies in Europe for alloyed and high-alloyed quality and engineering steels. With close to 10,000 employees and its own production and distribution companies in 30 countries on 5 continents, the company guarantees global support and supply for its customers and offers them a complete portfolio of production and sales & services around the world. Customers benefit from the company's technological expertise, consistently high product quality around the world as well as detailed knowledge of local markets.

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