SSAB has today announced its future Group Executive Committee and divisional structure

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Rautaruukki Corporation Stock exchange release 15 July 2014 1.15pm EEST

SSAB has today announced its future Group Executive Committee and divisional
structure

Today SSAB announces the future Group Executive Committee and divisional
structure to be effective from September 1, 2014, pending the closing of the
share exchange offer to Rautaruukki's shareholders announced on January
22, 2014*.

The members of the future Group Executive Committee will be:

Martin Lindqvist (1962), President and CEO SSAB
Member of SSAB's Group Executive Committee since 2001. Employed at SSAB since
1998. Previously, Head of SSAB EMEA; Head of SSAB Strip Products; CFO SSAB; CFO
SSAB Strip; Chief Controller NCC. B.Sc. in Economics, Uppsala University.

Divisions

Olavi Huhtala (1962), EVP & Head of SSAB Europe
Employed at Rautaruukki since 1987. Previously, EVP Ruukki Metals; President,
Ruukki Fabrication; marketing and executive roles in Rautaruukki Metform. B.Sc.
in Engineering.

Mikael Nyquist (1963), President Tibnor
Employed at SSAB since 1995. Previously, President Plannja; Head of Marketing
and Sales SSAB Prelaq; President Swedish Institute of Steel Construction;
Engineer NCC. M.Sc, The Royal Institute of Technology.

Charles Schmitt (1959), EVP & Head of SSAB Americas
Employed at IPSCO Inc since 1990 and member of SSAB's Group Executive Committee
since 2011. Previously, positions with US Steel Corporation; VP of the Southern
Business Unit for SSAB Americas. B.Sc. Business Administration/Finance. The
University of Texas at Arlington, two-year steel fellowship at the American Iron
and Steel Institute.

Marko Somerma (1966), President Ruukki Construction
Employed at Rautaruukki since 2004. Previously, EVP Ruukki Building Products;
CSO Rautaruukki Corporation; EVP Ruukki Engineering; CSO Rautaruukki
Corporation; Chief Process & Information Technology Officer, Instrumentarium
Ltd; Business Development Director, Gustav Paulig Ltd. Lic. Sc. in Technology.

Per Olof Stark (1954), EVP & Head of SSAB Special Steels
Employed at SSAB since 1983. Previously, Head of the SSAB Wear Services business
unit; President of the wholly owned subsidiary Plannja; Head of marketing at
SSAB's former Plate Division; Head of business area Europe and the US. Head of
global Marketing, Head of Sales and Product development at SSAB Plate. M.Sc, The
Royal Institute of Technology.

Support functions

Jonas Bergstrand (1965), Executive Vice President and Head of Legal & Strategy
Employed at SSAB since 2006. Previously, Corporate counsel ABB; OM Gruppen;
Ericsson Radio Systems. Master of Laws, Uppsala University.

Håkan Folin (1976), Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Employed at SSAB since 2006. Previously, CFO at SSAB APAC; CFO at Tibnor, Head
of Business Development, SSAB. M.Sc., The Royal Institute of Technology,
Stockholm.

Monika Gutén (1975), Executive Vice President and Head of Group Human Resources,
Procurement and Shared Services
Employed at SSAB since 2007. Previously, Head of Human Resources, SSAB EMEA;
Head of Business Development, SSAB. M.Sc. in Business Administration, Stockholm
University.

Taina Kyllönen (1967), Executive Vice President and Head of Group Communications
Employed at Rautaruukki since 2004. Previously, SVP, Marketing and
Communications; SVP, Marketing; VP, Communications and Branding at Rautaruukki
Corporation; VP, Investor Relations at Metso Corporation and Rauma Corporation.
M.Sc. in Economics, School of Business, Aalto University, Helsinki.

Gregoire Parenty (1962), Executive Vice President and Head of Market Development
Employed at SSAB since 2004. Previously, Head of Market at SSAB EMEA; several
positions within ArcelorMittal. Maitrise de Sciences Economiques from the
Sorbonne University, MBA, Dallas University.

Martin Pei (1963), Executive Vice President and Head of Technical Development
Employed at SSAB since 2001. Previously, Executive Vice President, Technical
Director at SSAB; Manager R&D Department at SSAB; General Manager, Slab
Production at SSAB Plate. Ph. D., The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.

The new SSAB will be organized in a divisional model:

  * SSAB Special Steels - Global steel and service partner in value added
    products within Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS) and Quenched & Tempered
    steels (Q&T)
  * SSAB Europe - Leading Nordic based steel producer of high-quality strip,
    heavy plate and tubes
  * SSAB Americas - Leading North American based steel producer of high-quality
    heavy plate
  * Tibnor - Leading Nordic full-service steel distribution partner
  * Ruukki Construction - Leading European provider of energy efficient building
    and construction solutions
The combined company will be a leading producer on the global market for
Advanced High Strengths Steels (AHSS) and Quenched & Tempered steels (Q&T),
standard strip, plate and tubular products as well as construction solutions.
The combination will enhance the ability to invest in product development, R&D
and close collaboration with customers. The combined company will have a global
geographic presence and be close to its customers in all regions.

The combination is expected to create substantial value for shareholders in both
SSAB and Rautaruukki stemming from both improved earnings potential and
realization of tangible cost synergies. The cost synergies are expected to be
realized through a more flexible and efficient production system, more efficient
supply chain, purchasing optimization and streamlined administration.

The preliminary combined net sales for 2013 amounted to approximately SEK 56
billion (EUR 6.4 billion) and the combined company will have around 17,300
employees. The combined company will have steel production facilities in Sweden,
Finland and the United States with a total annual steel production capacity of
approximately 8.8 million tonnes.

*On January 22, 2014, SSAB announced a share exchange offer to Rautaruukki's
shareholders. The proposed combination was subject to, inter alia, valid tender
of more than 90% of Rautaruukki shares by Rautaruukki shareholders and clearance
from regulatory authorities, including receipt of approvals from all applicable
competition authorities. The clearance from all applicable regulatory
authorities has now been received but the valid tender of more than 90% of
Rautaruukki shares by Rautaruukki shareholders is still to be achieved before
the share exchange offer can be completed. The future Group Executive Committee
and divisional structure is subject to the completion of the share exchange
offer and will be effective as from the closing of the share exchange offer. As
communicated on June 24, the offer period for the share exchange offer is
currently scheduled to expire on July 22 and, unless extended, closing is
expected shortly thereafter.

For further information, please contact:
Timo Pirskanen, VP, Investor Relations, tel. +358 20 593 9009

Taina Kyllönen
SVP, Marketing and Communications

Ruukki specialises in steel and steel construction. We provide customers with
energy-efficient steel solutions for better living, working and moving. We have
around 8,600 employees and an extensive distribution and dealer network across
some 30 countries including the Nordic countries, Russia and elsewhere in Europe
and the emerging markets, such as India, China and South America. Net sales in
2013 totalled €2.4 billion. The company's share is quoted on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki
(Rautaruukki Oyj: RTRKS). www.ruukki.com

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