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TimkenSteel Announces Intent to Change Name to Metallus Inc.

01/10/2024

Canton, OH, January 10, 2024 – TimkenSteel (NYSE: TMST) today announced its intent to change its name to Metallus Inc. The new name honors the company’s century-long legacy as an industry-leading producer of strong, sustainable steel and reflects its vision to harness the enduring power of high-performance metals to make the world a better place. The company’s common stock will continue to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under its new ticker symbol (NYSE: MTUS), effective February 27, 2024.

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“We are extremely proud of the company we have built over the past decade since becoming an independent company,” said Mike Williams, president and chief executive officer. “Our long history as a leading producer of high-quality steel products has been a testament to the dedication and hard work of our employees, working together to serve our customers and benefit our local communities. As we continue to build on this legacy, we are excited to announce that we are rebranding ourselves as Metallus, marking a pivotal milestone in our evolution.”

Williams continued, “This change underscores our commitment to profitable growth and reflects the inherent strength of our business, exceptional products, valuable partnerships, and, most importantly, our vision for the future. As we embark on this new chapter as Metallus, we remain focused on achieving our near-term goals and further solidifying our leadership position in the high-performance metals industry. We look forward to the opportunities ahead as we continue to shape the future of our company.” 

In accordance with the name change, the company will also unveil a new company website on February 27, 2024. 

Metallus was created through a combination of the words “metallurgy,” the branch of science and technology concerned with the properties of metals and their production and purification, and qualis, which is derived from the Latin word for “quality.” The spelling of qualis was intentionally altered to incorporate “us” at the end of the name, reinforcing Metallus’ longstanding partnerships and the power of what can be achieved together. 

Operating as Metallus, the company will continue to serve the automotive, energy and a variety of industrial end markets with targeted growth in aerospace and defense.

 

About TimkenSteel

TimkenSteel (NYSE: TMST), which will be known as Metallus Inc., manufactures high-performance carbon and alloy steel products from recycled scrap metal in Canton, OH, serving demanding applications in industrial, automotive, aerospace & defense and energy end markets. The company’s common stock is expected to trade under a new ticker symbol (NYSE: MTUS) on February 27, 2024. The company is a premier U.S. producer of alloy steel bars (up to 16 inches in diameter), seamless mechanical tubing and manufactured components. In the business of making high-quality steel for more than 100 years, TimkenSteel’s proven expertise contributes to the performance of our customers’ products. The company employs approximately 1,800 people and had sales of $1.3 billion in 2022. For more information, please visit us at www.timkensteel.com. 

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The company cautions readers that actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of the company due to a variety of factors, such as: the expected timing of the company’s name change; deterioration in global economic conditions, or in economic conditions in any of the geographic regions in which the company conducts business, including additional adverse effects from global economic slowdown, terrorism or hostilities, including political risks associated with the potential instability of governments and legal systems in countries in which the company or its customers conduct business, and changes in currency valuations; the impact of global conflicts on the economy, sourcing of raw materials, and commodity prices; the potential impact of pandemics, epidemics, widespread illness or other health issues, such as COVID-19 or its variants on the company's operations and financial results, including cash flows and liquidity; whether the company is able to successfully implement actions designed to improve profitability on anticipated terms and timetables and whether the company is able to fully realize the expected benefits of such actions; climate-related risks, including environmental and severe weather caused by climate changes, and legislative and regulatory initiatives addressing global climate change or other environmental concerns; the effects of fluctuations in customer demand on sales, product mix and prices in the industries in which the company operates, including the ability of the company to respond to rapid changes in customer demand including but not limited to changes in customer operating schedules due to supply chain constraints or unplanned work stoppages, the effects of customer bankruptcies or liquidations, the impact of changes in industrial business cycles, and whether conditions of fair trade exist in U.S. markets; competitive factors, including changes in market penetration, increasing price competition by existing or new foreign and domestic competitors, the introduction of new products by existing and new competitors, and new technology that may impact the way the company's products are sold or distributed; changes in operating costs, including the effect of changes in the company's manufacturing processes, changes in costs associated with varying levels of operations and manufacturing capacity, availability of raw materials and energy, the company's ability to mitigate the impact of fluctuations in raw materials and energy costs and the effectiveness of its surcharge mechanism, changes in the expected costs associated with product warranty claims, changes resulting from inventory management, cost reduction initiatives and different levels of customer demands, the effects of unplanned work stoppages, and changes in the cost of labor and benefits; the success of the company's operating plans, announced programs, initiatives and capital investments, and the company's ability to maintain appropriate relations with the union that represents its associates in certain locations in order to avoid disruptions of business; unanticipated litigation, claims or assessments, including claims or problems related to intellectual property, product liability or warranty, employment matters, and environmental issues and taxes, among other matters; cyber-related risks, including information technology system failures, interruptions and security breaches; with respect to the company's ability to achieve its sustainability goals, including its 2030 environmental goals, the ability to meet such goals within the expected timeframe, changes in laws, regulations, prevailing standards or public policy, the alignment of the scientific community on measurement and reporting approaches, the complexity of commodity supply chains and the evolution of and adoption of new technology, including traceability practices, tools and processes; the availability of financing and interest rates, which affect the company's cost of funds and/or ability to raise capital, including the ability of the company to refinance or repay at maturity the convertible notes due December 1, 2025; the company's pension obligations and investment performance, and/or customer demand and the ability of customers to obtain financing to purchase the company's products or equipment that contain its products; the overall impact of pension and other postretirement benefit mark-to-market accounting; the effects of the conditional conversion feature of the convertible notes due December 1, 2025, which, if triggered, entitles holders to convert the notes at any time during specified periods at their option and therefore could result in potential dilution if the holder elects to convert and the company elects to satisfy a portion or all of the conversion obligation by delivering common shares instead of cash; the consistency of melt production to meet forecasted demand levels following unplanned downtime in the second half of 2022; additional amounts, if any, that the company is able to obtain from its business interruption insurance in connection with the unplanned downtime; availability of property insurance coverage at commercially reasonable rates or insufficient insurance coverage to cover claims or damages; and the impacts from any repurchases of our common shares, including the timing and amount of any repurchases. Further, this news release represents our current policy and intent and is not intended to create legal rights or obligations. Certain standards of measurement and performance contained in this news release are developing and based on assumptions, and no assurance can be given that any plan, objective, initiative, projection, goal, mission, commitment, expectation or prospect set forth in this news release can or will be achieved. Inclusion of information in this news release is not an indication that the subject or information is material to our business or operating results. 

Additional risks relating to the company's business, the industries in which the company operates, or the company's common shares may be described from time to time in the company's filings with the SEC. All of these risk factors are difficult to predict, are subject to material uncertainties that may affect actual results and may be beyond the company's control. Readers are cautioned that it is not possible to predict or identify all of the risks, uncertainties and other factors that may affect future results and that the above list should not be considered to be a complete list. Except as required by the federal securities laws, the company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

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