Gerdau reached tenth place in the ranking of the Most Respected Companies in Chile, one of the mostimportant surveys of corporate reputation taken in the country and published by the newspaper La Segundain partnership with market research firm Adimark. This was the best placing ever achieved by the Company,having appeared in the ranking since 2005, and it represents an increase of seven positions in relation to theprevious year. Gerdau is part of the survey's honor roll for the first time, which lists the fifteen best-rankedcompanies.Held since 1995, the survey considers the opinions of the country's main executives. It evaluates nineaspects for electing the most respected companies with operations in Chile: professionalism & reliability,integrity & transparency, internationalization, work environment, satisfaction of consumer's needs,innovation, ability to attract the best professionals, concerns about the environment, and socialresponsibility.
About Gerdau Gerdau is a leading producer of long steel in the Americas and one of the largest suppliers of special steel in the world. With over 45,000 employees, it has industrial operations in 14 countries - in the Americas, Europe and Asia - which together represent an installed capacity of over 25 million metric tons of steel per year. It is the largest recycler in Latin America and around the world it transforms, each year, millions of metric tons of scrap into steel, reinforcing its commitment to sustainable development in the regions where it operates. With more than 140,000 shareholders, the Company is listed on the stock exchanges of São Paulo, New York and Madrid.