Gerdau's employees from the Company's office in Tampa, Florida (USA), joined forces with the national nonprofit organization KaBOOM! to help build playgrounds to benefit needy children of King’s Kids Academy of Health and Sciences and the Beacon Hill Community. More than 200 people participated in the initiative, including Gerdau's employees and volunteers from the community. In addition to offering the manpower, Gerdau also donated US$ 60,000 to purchase new playground equipment for the schools.Gerdau develops a strong program of social responsibility aimed at providing support to the communities where the Company operates. The social actions are carried out in the whole North American region in partnership with organizations such as Junior Achievement, United Way, and Habitat for Humanity.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.