Aleris Sells Brazil Operations


<p>BEACHWOOD, Ohio, <span class="xn-chron">Dec. 22, 2010</span> /CNW/ -- Aleris International, Inc. has completed the sale of its operations in <span class="xn-location">Brazil</span> to MCN Empreendimentos e Participacoes Ltda.  The transaction includes assets associated with 11 scrap collection centers located throughout <span class="xn-location">Brazil</span> and two melting sites in Pindamonhangaba, <span class="xn-location">Brazil</span>.</p>
<p>"Aleris remains committed to the growth of all its businesses in emerging economies, including <span class="xn-location">Brazil</span>, as evidenced by our recent announcements about our expansion in <span class="xn-location">China</span>," said Steven J. Demetriou, Aleris chairman and chief executive officer.  "The completion of this transaction enables us to better position Aleris to pursue future opportunities in <span class="xn-location">Brazil</span> and other high-growth areas."</p>

    About Aleris

<p>Aleris International, Inc. is a privately-held, global leader in aluminum rolled products and extrusions, aluminum recycling and specification alloy production.  Headquartered in Beachwood, Ohio, the company operates more than 40 production facilities in the Americas, <span class="xn-location">Europe</span> and Asia.  For more information, visit <a href=""></a>.</p>

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