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Norfolk Iron & Metal Closes Acquisition of O’Neal Flat Rolled Metals from O’Neal Industries

BIRMINGHAM, AL and NORFOLK, NE – January 2, 2019 Norfolk Iron & Metal Co. (Norfolk Iron), a full-line steel service center, and O’Neal Industries Inc. (ONI), the largest family owned group of metals service centers in the United States, today jointly announced that Norfolk Iron has acquired O’Neal Flat Rolled Metals, LLC (OFR Metals), a wholly-owned subsidiary of ONI.

OFR Metals is a leading North American metals service center, focused on processing and distributing non-ferrous and carbon flat-rolled products from eight facilities, principally in the western US. OFR Metals will return to its former name, Metalwest, a name equally recognized for quality and service in the flat rolled industry. All members of OFR Metals’ management team are continuing in their current roles, with Jeff Simons continuing as president and CEO.

Norfolk Iron and OFR Metals are both businesses that place the highest importance on safety, employee engagement and exceptional customer service. The acquisition will enhance Norfolk Iron’s geographic footprint by adding eight new locations, while also expanding its product lines and capabilities for processing flat-rolled carbon, stainless and aluminium products.

“We are pleased to welcome the OFR Metals [Metalwest] team members to the Norfolk Iron family,” Richard Robinson, president of Norfolk Iron, said. “Investment in our business has always been an important part of our commitment to meet the growing needs of our customers. Metalwest is a natural fit with our current operations and brings complementary capabilities with the same reputation for outstanding service.”

“We could not be more excited about joining the Norfolk Iron team,” said Jeff Simons, president & CEO of OFR Metals [Metalwest]. “Our businesses create a family of companies with a broad geographic footprint and deep product offering, ready to meet the growing demands of our customer base.”

“We thank Jeff Simons and the entire OFR Metals team for their years of outstanding service and dedication to our company,” Holman Head, president and COO of ONI said.  “We couldn’t be more pleased to have the OFR Metals team become a part of Norfolk Iron & Metal, and we wish them every success.”

Headwall Partners, LLC and XMS Capital Partners, LLC are serving as financial advisers, and Maynard Cooper & Gale is providing legal services to ONI. Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman LLP is acting as legal counsel to Norfolk Iron. Financing has been provided by First National Bank of Omaha.

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Norfolk Iron & Metal to Acquire O’Neal Flat Rolled Metals from O’Neal Industries

BIRMINGHAM, AL and NORFOLK, NE, November 15, 2018 — Norfolk Iron & Metal Co. (Norfolk Iron), a full-line steel service center, and O’Neal Industries Inc. (ONI), the largest family owned group of metals service centers in the United States, today jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement in which Norfolk Iron will acquire O’Neal Flat Rolled Metals, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ONI.

The closing is expected to be on or before December 31, 2018.

Headwall Partners LLC and XMS Capital Partners, LLC are serving as financial advisors to O’Neal Industries.

About O’Neal Flat Rolled Metals

O’Neal Flat Rolled Metals (OFR Metals), an O’Neal Industries affiliate company, is a leading processor and distributor of non-ferrous and carbon flat rolled metal products. Its eight locations house over 650,000 square feet of processing and warehousing capabilities, offering customers sheet and coil materials including stainless, aluminum, hot rolled, cold rolled and galvanized. OFR Metals also offers painted, polished and coated material to suit diverse customer needs. For more information, visit www.ofrmetals.com.

About Norfolk Iron & Metal

Norfolk Iron and Metal, founded in 1908, is a family owned and operated metals service center based in Norfolk, Nebraska. Its five locations offer customers sheet, plate, long products and tubing as well as advanced value-added services with a growing array of processing equipment. For more information, visit www.norfolkiron.com.

About O’Neal Industries

O’Neal Industries (ONI) is the largest family owned group of metals service centers in the United States. Composed of six leading brands and generating sales of approximately $2.6 billion in 2018, ONI is based in Birmingham, Alabama, and has more than 80 specialized facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.onealind.com.