HBIS Group Co. Ltd. (formerly Hebei Iron & Steel Group), is China’s second largest iron and steel producer and third largest in the world. It principally engages in smelting, processing, and distributing iron and steel products. Its major products include iron, steel, and steel materials. The company also engages in the manufacture and distribution of coke, industrial gas, and chemical products, as well as in import and export trading business. It distributes its products in the People’s Republic of China and internationally. The company is based in Hebei, the People’s Republic of China.

For more information relating to the strategic partnership please review news releases issued by Alderon on March 15, 2013September 4, 2012, and April 13, 2012.

For more information on the HBIS Group, please go to their website at www.hbisco.com.