51% Acquisition of Development Steel Co. by Astra Completed

Astra Industrial ended today 24/11/2009G all legal procedures relating to the acquisition of 51% of the Development Steel Manufacturing Co, which was approved at the Ordinary General Assembly held on Monday, 14/09/2009. It should be noted that the substantive impact of this acquisition on the financial results of the company will begin in 2011 after the commencement of commercial production of the company, which is expected by the end of 2010.