Reliance Steel and Aluminum Co To Acquire Metals USA Holdings Corp


Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 08:31am EST 

Reliance Steel and Aluminum Co and Metals USA Holdings Corp announced a definitive merger agreement whereby Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. (Reliance) will acquire all outstanding shares of Metals USA Holdings Corp. (Metals USA) for $20.65 per share in cash, representing an enterprise value of approximately $1.2 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2013. Metals USA`s assets at December 31, 2012 and sales for the year then ended were approximately $1.0 billion and $2.0 billion, respectively. Upon completion of the acquisition, Reliance will have total assets of over $6.5 billion and annual sales of over $10.0 billion.The transaction has been unanimously approved by the respective Boards of Directors of Reliance and Metals USA. The transaction is subject to approval by Metals USA stockholders, along with the receipt of regulatory clearances and the satisfaction of other customary closing conditions, and includes a 30-day "go-shop" period. David H. Hannah, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Reliance, will continue as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the combined company. Lourenco Goncalves, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Metals USA will retire upon closing of the transaction. 

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