Interim report - First half of 2017

In accordance with the Ljubljana Stock Exchange Rules and the applicable legislation and with best business practices, SIJ - Slovenska industrija jekla, d.d. hereby publishes The Unaudited Business Report of the SIJ Group and the company SIJ d.d. for the First Half of 2017.

In the first half of 2017, the SIJ Group business performance was stable and successful. The group recorded EUR 512.4 million of sales revenues (a 23.8% increase in comparison to the same period last year), which for the first time in SIJ Group history exceeded the threshold of half of a billion euros. Operating profit before depreciation (EBITDA) of 55.9 million euros is comparable to the same period from last year. The SIJ Group has also sustained a high profitability of operations - EBITDA margin of 10.9 percent. Net profit reached 11.6 million euros. The SIJ Group employs 7,474 people – 363 new workers were employed compared to the same period in 2016.

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Ljubljana, 29 September 2017

The Management Board of SIJ d.d.