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Siemens to build new temper mill for Nucor Steel

ATLANTA, June 13, 2007 - Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa awarded Siemens Metals Technologies Division a contract to add a new wide Temper Mill to its existing Cut-to-Length Line. The contract amount has not been disclosed.

Nucor Steel Tuscaloosa produces a wide range of carbon, high strength low alloy, hot rolled coil, cut-to-length and discrete plate utilizing state-of-the-art Steckel Mill Technology for structural and pressure vessel applications.

The 4-high Temper Mill will be equipped with hydraulic gap cylinders and an electrical and automation package, consisting of drives, high speed stand controller, laser speed sensors for automatic elongation control and an adaptive temper rolling model. In addition to the Temper Mill, the contract includes the replacement of the exiting pay off reel, coil car, coil preparation equipment and new entry guiding system.

The engineering, manufacturing, and installation will occur during 2007. Commissioning of the entry end equipment is scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2007. Commissioning of the mill is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2008.

About Siemens:
Siemens Metals Technologies, a division of the Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services (I&S) Group, is one of the world's leading engineering and plant-building companies for the iron and steel industry as well as for the flat-rolling sector of the aluminum industry and for open-cast mining. In the U.S., Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. represents the I&S Group within Siemens AG. (I&S) is the integrator of systems and solutions for industrial and infrastructure facilities and global service provider for the plant and projects business covering planning, installation, operation and the entire life cycle. I&S uses its own products and systems and process technologies in order to enhance productivity and improve competitiveness of companies in the sectors of metallurgy, water treatment, pulp and paper, oil and gas, marine engineering, open-cast mining, airport logistics, postal automation, intelligent traffic systems and industrial services. In fiscal 2006 (to September 30) I&S employed a total of 36,200 people worldwide and achieved total sales of EUR 8.819 billion.

Siemens AG (NYSE:SI) is one of the largest global electronics and engineering companies with reported worldwide sales of $107.4 billion in fiscal 2006. Founded nearly 160 years ago, the company is a leader in the areas of Medical, Power, Automation and Control, Transportation, Information and Communications, Lighting, Building Technologies, Water Technologies and Services and Home Appliances. With its U.S. corporate headquarters in New York City, Siemens in the USA has sales of $21.4 billion and employs approximately 67,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Eleven of Siemens' worldwide businesses are based in the United States. With its global headquarters in Munich, Siemens AG and its subsidiaries employ 475,000 people in 190 countries.
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