Siderperu launches second phase of the Metal Operators Development project

Press release

Siderperu, Gerdau's operation in Peru, launched the second phase of the Metal Operators Development
project in the city of Chimbote. The program is conducted in partnership with the German Agency for
Technical Cooperation (GTZ) and the National Service of Training for Industrial Work (SENATI) and is geared
toward low-income workers and aims to train professionals for the job market ready to work in the steel

In this edition, the course lasted 100 hours and trained 54 operators who received specialized training to
increase their knowledge and improve their quality of life.

Directed by Gerdau Institute, which is responsible for the Company's social responsibility policies and
guidelines, it invests in the development of customers and suppliers through programs of stimulus toward
excellence in management and entrepreneurship, creating shared value for its entire supply chain.

About Gerdau
Gerdau is the leader in the segment of long steel in the Americas and one of the main suppliers of special long 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 in the world, it transforms each year millions of tons of scrap steel, reinforcing its commitment to sustainable development in the regions where it operates. Gerdau is listed on the stock exchanges of São Paulo, New York, and Madrid and has over 140,000 shareholders.
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