SOURCE: Ternium S.A.

Ternium S.A.

July 25, 2011 09:20 ET

Ternium to Receive Previously Announced Dividend From Its Argentine Subsidiary Siderar

LUXEMBOURG--(Marketwire - Jul 25, 2011) - Ternium S.A. (NYSE: TX) today updated the market on the status of the previously announced dividend by its Argentine majority-owned subsidiary Siderar S.A.I.C.

On April 15, 2011, Siderar's annual general shareholders' meeting approved a dividend of ARP1.5 billion, payable out of Siderar's results for fiscal year 2010. After the meeting, the Comisión Nacional de Valores ("CNV"), Argentina's securities regulator, declared Siderar's shareholder meeting (including the resolution approving the dividend) void for "administrative purposes." In addition, in May 2011 Siderar received notice of a preliminary injunction issued by a commercial court in the City of Buenos Aires at the request of Administración Nacional de la Seguridad Social ("ANSeS"), Argentina's governmental social security agency and a significant shareholder of Siderar. The injunction suspended the execution of certain resolutions taken by Siderar's shareholders' meeting (including the allocation of results for fiscal year 2010) and prevented Siderar from distributing dividends out of its results or reserves for the fiscal year 2010.

On July 21, 2011, a new general meeting of Siderar's shareholders approved (with the vote of all shareholders present, including ANSeS) a dividend of ARP1.5 billion (approximately USD362 million, based on the current ARP/USD exchange rate), payable out of Siderar's 2010 results. This dividend payment, which was identical to (but not cumulative with) the payment approved on April 15, 2011, will be made available to shareholders (including Ternium) within the term provided under applicable laws and regulations, but only upon receipt by Siderar of a court decision revoking the preliminary injunction issued at ANSeS' request in May 2011. Siderar was instructed to make, and ANSeS undertook to make, any court filings that may be required to allow payment of the dividend so approved.

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About Ternium

Ternium is a leading steel company in Latin America, manufacturing and processing a wide range of flat and long steel products for customers active in the construction, home appliances, capital goods, container, food, energy and automotive industries. With its principal operations in México and Argentina, Ternium serves markets in the Americas through its integrated manufacturing system and extensive distribution network. The Company has an annual production capacity of approximately ten million tons of finished steel products. More information about Ternium is available at