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TimkenSteel Enters into an Agreement to Sell TimkenSteel (Shanghai) Corporation Limited to Daido Steel

04/26/2021

CANTON, Ohio, April 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- TimkenSteel Corp. (NYSE: TMST), a leader in customized alloy steel products and services, announced it has signed a purchase agreement with Daido Steel (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. ("Daido") with the intent to sell its TimkenSteel (Shanghai) Corporation Limited ("TSS") subsidiary in China for approximately $7 million in cash. 

"With this arrangement, Daido will move from a valued supplier to a key authorized distributor of TimkenSteel products in China," stated Mike Williams, president and chief executive officer for TimkenSteel. "Daido and TimkenSteel have enjoyed a long relationship and have collaborated on everything from technical assistance to product development in order to support key customers in Asia and the United States. We thank the TSS team for their efforts on behalf of TimkenSteel and we wish everyone continued success."

The transaction is contingent upon completion of usual and customary due diligence. Close of the transaction is expected in the third quarter of 2021.

About TimkenSteel Corporation

TimkenSteel (NYSE: TMST) manufactures high-performance carbon and alloy steel products in Canton, OH serving demanding applications in automotive, energy and a variety of industrial end markets. The company is a premier U.S. producer of alloy steel bars (up to 16 inches in diameter), seamless mechanical tubing and precision components. In the business of making high-quality steel primarily from recycled materials for more than 100 years, TimkenSteel's proven expertise contributes to the performance of our customers' products. The company employs approximately 2,000 people and had sales of $831 million in 2020. For more information, please visit us at www.timkensteel.com.

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