GrafTech Expands Operations with New Sales Office in Dubai

GrafTech International Ltd. (NYSE:EAF) (the “Company”), a leading manufacturer of high-quality graphite electrode products essential to the production of electric arc furnace steel, today announced the opening of a new sales office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

“The opening of our new sales office in Dubai reflects our commercial strategy to operate with a global footprint,” commented Inigo Perez, Senior Vice President, Commercial and CTS. “With experienced sales and customer service teams around the world, we are committed to offering comprehensive support to GrafTech’s customers located across the globe.”

“This expansion in Dubai reflects our dedication to the region at this important period of economic transformation for the area,” added Richard Salameh, GrafTech’s Sales Director for the Middle East and North Africa regions. “We look forward to providing the best possible commercial, customer service and technical support to our customers in the Middle East.”

About GrafTech

GrafTech International Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of high-quality graphite electrode products essential to the production of electric arc furnace steel and other ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The Company has a competitive portfolio of low-cost, ultra-high power graphite electrode manufacturing facilities, including three of the highest capacity facilities in the world. We are the only large-scale graphite electrode producer that is substantially vertically integrated into petroleum needle coke, our key raw material for graphite electrode manufacturing. This unique position provides us with competitive advantages in product quality and cost.

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Michael Dillon


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