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1947
  • Beginning of operations in capital markets. The Nail Factory - currently the holding company Metalúrgica Gerdau S.A. - begins to negotiate shares on the Porto Alegre Stock Exchange and already pays regular dividends to its Stakeholders.
  • Siderúrgica Riograndense S.A. receives approval to trade its shares on the Stock Exchange (began to pay dividends in 1940 and was acquired by Metalúrgica Gerdau in 1948).
1961
  • Metalúrgica Gerdau is granted its first loan outside of the country from Citibank, in New York, for US$ 350 thousand.
1962
  • The Crescinco Fund takes 14% (in preferred shares) of Siderúrgica Riograndense capital.
1963
  • Siderúrgica Riograndense starts paying dividends on a semester basis.
1966
  • Siderúrgica Riograndense is certified as "Sociedade Anônima de Capital Aberto" (listed corporation).
  • Metalúrgica Gerdau starts paying dividends on a 6-month-basis.
1967
  • Metalúrgica Gerdau is certified as a listed corporation and issues public shares.
1969
  • Metalúrgica Gerdau and Siderúrgica Riograndense get approval for the underwriting by "Fundos 157".
1970
  • Siderúrgica Açonorte S.A. goes public and begins paying dividends.
  • Siderúrgica Riograndense issues shares on the Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo Stock Exchanges.
1971
  • Gerdau is granted a loan from the World Bank (International Finance Corporation) to finance the building of Cia. Siderúrgica da Guanabara - Cosigua, in Rio de Janeiro.
1972
  • Siderúrgica Guaíra S.A., is bought by Gerdau and goes public by issuing shares.
1976
  • Siderúrgica Riograndense is awarded the Mauá Award the first time it is bestowed, as the company that best communicates with stakeholders and with the capital markets.
  • Gerdau is awarded the National ABAMEC Award (best public company).
  • Both awards are for the performance of the preceding year.
1977
  • The Gerdau companies change their bylaws and begin to pay minimum dividends of 30% of the net adjusted profit (the law requires a minimum 25%).
1979
  • Metalúrgica Gerdau issues shares (Cr$ 98.2 million - US$ 3.2 million).
  • Siderúrgica Riograndense issues shares (Cr$ 171.0 million - US$ 5.5 million).
  • Siderúrgica Guaíra issues shares (Cr$ 20.5 million - US$ 657.5 million).
  • Siderúrgica Açonorte issues shares (Cr$ 171.6 million - US$ 5.5 million).
1980
  • Cia. Siderúrgica da Guanabara - Cosigua opens its capital by issuing shares (Cr$ 1.3 billion - US$ 23.3 million) and debentures (Cr$ 604.9 million - US$ 10.8 million).
  • Siderúrgica Riograndense issues debentures (Cr$ 579.8 million - US$ 12.8 million).
  • Siderúrgica Guaíra issues shares (Cr$ 94.5 million - US$ 1.8 million).
1981
  • Seiva S.A. - Florestas e Indústrias opens capital for trading on the over-the-counter market by the issuance of primary shares (Cr$ 150.0 million - US$ 1.2 million) and convertible debentures (Cr$ 1.6 billion - US$ 13.4 million).
  • Siderúrgica Guaíra issues shares (Cr$ 672.0 million - US$ 6.0 million) and convertible debentures (Cr$ 188.8 million - US$ 2.7 million).
  • Metalúrgica Gerdau issues convertible debentures (Cr$ 550.5 million - US$ 7.7 million).
  • Siderúrgica Riograndense issues convertible debentures (Cr$ 500.2 million - US$ 7.0 million).
1982
  • Cia. Siderúrgica de Alagoas - Comesa opens its capital to trade its securities on the over-the-counter market by the issuance of primary shares (Cr$ 146.0 million - US$ 691.7 thousand) and convertible debentures (Cr$ 1.5 billion - US$ 8.5 million).
  • Cia. Siderúrgica da Guanabara - Cosigua issues shares (Cr$ 2.3 billion - US$ 10.2 million) and convertible debentures (Cr$ 3.0 billion - US$ 17.9 million).
  • Siderúrgica Riograndense issues shares (Cr$ 2.1 billion - US$ 9.4 million).
  • Metalúrgica Gerdau issues shares (Cr$ 1.3 billion - US$ 5.7 million).
  • Siderúrgica Açonorte issues convertible debentures (Cr$ 5.1 billion - US$ 23.1 million).
  • The Gerdau Group is awarded the Mauá Award for the second time.
1983
  • Siderúrgica Açonorte issues shares (Cr$ 170.0 million - US$ 230.4 thousand) and convertible debentures (Cr$ 5.5 billion - US$ 10.9 million).
  • Cia. Siderúrgica da Guanabara - Cosigua issues shares (Cr$ 4.7 billion - US$ 4.6 million) and convertible debentures (Cr$ 5.5 billion - US$ 10.9 million).
  • Metalúrgica Gerdau issues shares (Cr$ 1.6 billion - US$ 3.2 million).
  • Siderúrgica Riograndense issues shares (Cr$ 3.8 billion - US$ 4.0 million).
  • Siderúrgica Guaíra issues shares (Cr$ 1.9 billion - US$ 4.2 million).
  • Indac - Ind., Adm. e Comércio S.A. opens capital for negotiation of it securities on the over-the-counter market by the issuance of primary shares (Cr$ 140.0 million - US$ 536.4 thousand).
  • Gerdau Group receives the National ABAMEC Award for the second time.
1984
  • Cia. Siderúrgica da Guanabara - Cosigua holds the largest stock issuance by an industrial company in the country through three thousand bank branches and more than 100 financial institutions. Brought in US$ 45 million along with 60 thousand new shareholders in only 20 days.
1986
  • Siderúrgica Açonorte issues shares (Cr$ 148.7 million - US$ 1.1 million).
  • Gerdau Serviços de Informática S.A. opens capital by issuing convertible debentures for negotiation on the over-the-counter market (Cz$ 14.0 million - US$ 1.0 million).
1987
  • Metalúrgica Gerdau issues shares (Cz$ 193.4 million - US$ 3.8 million).
  • Siderúrgica Riograndense issues shares (Cz$ 426.9 million - US$ 8.3 thousand).
  • Siderúrgica Cearense opens capital with debentures for negotiation on the over-the-counter market (Cz$ 32.4 million - US$ 484.0 thousand).
1988
  • Metalúrgica Gerdau issues shares (Cz$ 870.5 million - US$ 4.2 million).
  • Siderúrgica Riograndense issues shares (Cz$ 1.5 billion - US$ 7.1 thousand).
1990
  • Siderúrgica Riograndense issues debentures (Cr$ 1.1 billion - US$ 18.0 million).
1991
  • Siderúrgica Riograndense issues debentures (Cr$ 1.1 billion - US$ 18.0 million).
1992
  • Cia. Siderúrgica da Guanabara - Cosigua issues shares (Cr$ 33.3 billion - US$ 20.0 million).
  • Siderúrgica Riograndense issues shares (Cr$ 32.7 billion - US$ 19.6 million).
  • Metalúrgica Gerdau issues shares (Cr$ 16.5 billion - US$ 9.9 million).
1993
  • Metalúrgica Gerdau issues its first Eurobond (US$ 100 million).
  • Cia. Siderúrgica da Guanabara - Cosigua issues shares (Cr$ 458.5 billion - US$ 19.7 million).
  • Siderúrgica Riograndense issues shares (Cr$ 461.7 billion - US$ 19.8 million).
  • Metalúrgica Gerdau issues shares (Cr$ 275.6 billion - US$ 11.8 million).
1994
  • Cia. Siderúrgica da Guanabara - Cosigua issues shares (CR$ 15.2 billion - US$ 19.5 million).
  • Siderúrgica Riograndense issues shares (CR$ 19.3 billion - US$ 24.7 million).
  • Metalúrgica Gerdau issues shares (CR$ 14.8 billion - US$ 19.0 million).
  • Cia. Siderúrgica Pains issues shares (R$ 12.9 million - US$ 15.1 million).
1995
  • Gerdau begins its corporate restructuring process by a public swap of shares held on the São Paulo Stock Exchange: Stakeholders from Siderúrgica Açonorte, from Siderúrgica Guaíra and from Cia. Siderúrgica Pains had the opportunity to swap their shares of issuance from these companies for shares of the Cia. Siderúrgica da Guanabara - Cosigua (today Gerdau S.A.).
1996
  • Gerdau at it own will begins to disclose its consolidated cash flow.
  • Metalúrgica Gerdau makes its second issuance of Eurobonds (US$ 130 million).
1997
  • Conclusion of the corporate restructuring process begun in 1995 that resulted in the extinction of the Founder Shares and in the incorporation of 28 companies, listed below:
    • Siderúrgica Riograndense S.A.
    • Siderúrgica Guaíra S.A.
    • Usina Siderúrgica da Bahia S.A. – Usiba
    • Siderúrgica Cearense S.A.
    • Rio dos Sinos Com. Imp. Exp. de Prod. Sid. Ltda.
    • Atalaia Com. Imp. Exp. Ltda.
    • Aratu Com. Imp. Exp. Ltda.
    • Gerdau Internacional Empreendimentos Ltda.
    • Empreend. Siderúrg. da Guanabara Ltda.
    • CGP Participações Ltda.
    • Gerdau Ind. Com. de Aço Ltda.
    • Meirelles, Carvalho, Bartilotti S.A. Com. E Ind.
    • Korf Participações S.A.
    • Korf Sistemas e Equipamentos Ltda.
    • Siderúrgica Açonorte S.A.
    • Cia. Siderúrgica Pains
    • Aços Finos Piratini S.A.
    • Cia. Siderúrgica do Nordeste
    • Palmares Com. Imp. Exp. Ltda.
    • Maranguape Com. Imp. Exp. de Prod. Sid. Ltda.
    • Gerdau Industrial Internacional Ltda.
    • ESS - Empreend. Siderúrg. do Sul Ltda.
    • Troncojacui Adm. E Participações Ltda.
    • EIS - Empreend. de Inform. do Sul Ltda.
    • Codora Distribuidora Ltda.
    • Laminação Belo Horizonte S.A.
    • Ikosa Ind. de Aço Korf S.A.
    • Madeireira Rio Marombas Ltda.
  • Approval received from the Securities and Exchange Commission-SEC on September 18, 1997 under no. 333-7522 for the American Depositary Receipts-ADR Program, Level I for Gerdau S.A.. Each ADR equals a thousand preferred shares.
1999
  • Approval received from the Securities and Exchange Commission-SEC on February 3, 1999 under no. 0-29956 for the American Depositary Receipts-ADR Program, Level II for Gerdau S.A. On March 10, 1999, after being registered on the New York Stock Exchange-NYSE, Gerdau's first business deals with ADR were closed on this market.
  • Gerdau Group is awarded the National ABAMEC Award for the third time. ABAMEC Regional awards were also received for the South Region, São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Brasília, and for the Northeast region.
  • Gerdau wins the Best Presentation of the Year Award from ABAMEC-SP.
  • Gerdau issues its first US Commercial Paper (US$ 110 million).
2000
  • Gerdau gets the ABAMEC-Sul Award.
  • Gerdau gets the Silver Award 2000 from ABAMEC-SP for five consecutive years of presentations.
  • Gerdau gets the Silver Award 2000 from ABAMEC-SP for five consecutive years of presentations.
  • Gerdau issues its second US Commercial Paper (US$ 130 million).
  • Gerdau issues its first Euro Commercial Paper (US$ 150 million).
2001
  • Gerdau joins the Level 1 Bovespa Corporate Governance Program.
  • Gerdau gets the Walter Fredrich Award in the category of Best Open Capital Company of Brazil awarded by the Brazilian Association of Capital Market Analysts of the Extreme South (Abamec-Sul) for the third year in a row.
  • Gerdau is awarded the Transparency Award Year 2001 from ANEFAC-FIPECAFI-SERASA (chosen from among the 10 best financial statements in 2000).
  • Gerdau issues its third US Commercial Paper (US$ 140 million).
2002
  • Gerdau Group announces the new corporate governance structure made up of an administrative board and executive committee.
  • Gerdau Group is one of the 12 companies chosen by Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) as one of the best companies in the country in the considerations of profitability, EBITDA, level of indebtedness, and net profit in 2001.
  • Gerdau debuts on the Latibex, a section in the Madrid-Spain Stock Exchange dedicated to Latin American companies, when the Depositary Receipts - DR Program of preferred shares was initiated.
  • In their effort to implement good practices of corporate governance, the Gerdau companies included in their Bylaws a tag along of 100%.
  • The Gerdau Group was considered the 4th best steelworks group in the world in a study produced by the magazine and research group World Steel Dynamics/American Metal Market. This was announced in the magazine Metal Bulletin on June 17. Among the various criteria used for evaluating the companies, Gerdau is leader in the items of "Implementation of Mergers & Acquisitions" and "Profitability", as well as receiving high scores in "Expansion of Installed Capacity", "Market Share in the Domestic Market", and "Performance in the Capital Market".
  • Gerdau implants a new Corporate Governance structure with the following aspects: Administrative Board - collegiate organ of general orientation and top guiding of the Group; Group Executive Committee - organ whose main objective is to create conditions for the best global coordination and are given the decisions related to managing the Business Operations and the Functional Processes according to the strategies and guidelines established by the Administrative Board; Business Operations - set of Business Units responsible for implementing the strategies pertinent to its specific business, meeting the targets and objectives approved by the Group Executive Committee.
2003
  • Gerdau changes its dividend policy for paying dividends and/or interest on capital stock from every six months to every quarter.
  • Gerdau gets the Gold Award 2003 from ABAMEC-SP for eight consecutive years of presentations.
  • Gerdau Group is on the list of the 100 most competitive companies of America according to the América Economia magazine. The ranking includes the companies in Latin America with the best performance in economic development, integration with international trade, and global competition, among other items.
  • Metalúrgica Gerdau S.A., the holding company of the Gerdau Group, joins the Level 1 of Corporate Governance of Bovespa.
  • Gerdau Group was elected as one of the ten best open capital companies on the market. The company was admitted into the Ranking Agência Estado / Economática for reaching good results for its stakeholders in the previous year.
2004
  • Gerdau gets, for the 5th year in a row, the Transparency Award Year 2004 from ANEFAC-FIPECAFI-SERASA (chosen from among the 10 best financial statements in 2001).
2005
  • Gerdau issues their first Guaranteed Perpetual Senior Securities (perpetual bonds) in the international financial market for US$ 600 milllion. The buyers - 46% Asian, 32% European, 20% North-American and 2% Brazilian - will get 8.875% per year interest, paid quarterly. The security will be in the market for at least 5 years and Gerdau has redemption rights at the end of this period and at the end of each quarter thereafter.
2006
  • Metalúrgica Gerdau S.A. e Gerdau S.A. announce Acquisition of Shares, using cash funds of existing profit reserves.
  • IR Global Rankings - Gerdau is one of the five best companies in Corporate Governance in Latin America.
  • Gerdau has concluded negotiations for a Senior Liquidity Facility, amounting a total of US$ 400 million, aiming at improving its liquidity by means of an additional instrument to manage its exposure to market risks.
  • Gerdau implements a new step in the evolution of their Corporate Governance processes in order to prepare for its development and continued growth into the future. Begun in July 2002, the Gerdau Corporate Governance evolution process will, as of January 1st, 2007, complete its most important phase with the transition to a new generation in executive leadership. The structure will have three levels and keep existing bodies: Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Business Operations.
2007
  • Gerdau has been upgraded to Investment Grade. Fitch Rating and Standard & Poor’s has upgraded Gerdau S.A.'s corporate rating to "BBB-" (Investment Grade), with a stable outlook.
  • Gerdau Ameristeel announced an offering of its common shares, were offered 110 million shares at a price of US$ 12.25 per share.
  • Gerdau S.A. through its wholly-owned subsidiary GTL Trade Finance Inc. issues US$ 1.0 billion 7.25% guaranteed ten-year bonds.
2008
  • Gerdau S.A. announces Acquisition of Shares. Such acquisitions will be carried out using cash funds of existing profit reserves and according to the following conditions and limits: Up to 1,000,000 preferred shares, representing approximately 0.34% of outstanding preferred stock.
  • Metalúrgica Gerdau S.A. e Gerdau S.A. announces Public offering of primary issuance of common and preferred shares, in an amount of up to R$1.2 billion and R$ 2.8 billion, respectively. Metalúrgica Gerdau S.A. issued 6,432,905 common shares and 11,111,381 preferred shares, both for R$78.35 per share. Gerdau S.A. issued 16,686,239 common shares and 27,313,761 preferred shares, both for R$60.30.
  • 100% Stock Dividend - Metalúrgica Gerdau S.A. and Gerdau S.A. performed a capital stock increase in companies stocks by means of the incorporation of reserves, and the issuance of new shares along with the credit of 1 (one) new share, of the same type / class of those currently owned.
2009
  • Gerdau receives Honorable Mention on the IR Magazine Awards Brazil 2009 for the following categories:
  • Best IR Program for Individual Investors
  • Best IR Website
2010
  • Gerdau S.A. announces acquisition of shares of its own issue. Such acquisition will be carried out using available cash supported by existing profit reserves and according to the following conditions and limits: Up to 1,200,000 preferred shares, representing approximately 0.19% of outstanding preferred stock.
  • Gerdau S.A. announces acquisition of shares of its own issue. Such acquisition will be carried out using available cash supported by existing profit reserves and according to the following conditions and limits: Up to 500,000 preferred shares, representing, approximately, 0.08% of outstanding preferred stock.
  • Gerdau S.A. through its wholly-owned subsidiary GTL Trade Finance. issues US$ 1.25 billion in debt securities, (ten-year bonds) at a rate of 5.75% per year.
2011
  • Gerdau announces acquisition of shares of its own issue. Such acquisitions will be carried out using available cash supported by existing profit reserves and according to the following conditions and limits: up to 3,100,000 preferred shares, representing approximately 0.43% of outstanding preferred stock.
  • Gerdau S.A announces a global offering of 68,026,910 common shares at the price of R$15.6 and 2003,830,100 preferred shares at the price of R$19.25, including preferred shares in the form of American Depositary Receipts. This operation also included a secondary offering of 69,000,000 preferred shares of Gerdau S.A held by Metalúrgica Gerdau S.A and Gerdau BG Participações S.A. The total amount was of R$5.0 billion.
  • Gerdau S.A. authorizes acquisitions of shares of its own issue by its overseas subsidiaries, Gerdau Ameristeel US Inc and Gerdau Macsteel Inc, to attempt the Long-term Incentive Program and the commitments resulting from the granting of stock options. 1,000,000 preferred shares in the form of American Depositary Receipts - ADRs were repurchased, representing, approximately, 0.12% of outstanding preferred shares.
  • Moody’s assigned Gerdau S.A. ratings with Investment Grade “Baa3” and stable outlook.
2012
  • Gerdau announces acquisition of shares of its own issue. Such acquisition will be carried out using available cash supported by existing profit reserves and according to the following conditions and limits: Gerdau acquired 2,693,000 preferred shares, which 1,393,000 were in the form of America Depositary Receipts – ADR, representing in the total, approximately, 0.31% of outstanding preferred stock.
     
2015
  • Gerdau announced acquisition of shares of its own issue. Such acquisition was carried out using available cash supported by existing profit reserves and according to the following conditions and limits: Gerdau acquired 19.923.200 preferred shares, which 310.000 were in the form of America Depositary Receipts – ADR, representing in the total, approximately, 2.26% of outstanding preferred stock.
  • Metalúrgica Gerdau S.A. announced a Public offering of primary issuance of common and preferred shares. The Company issued 169,304,985 common shares and 330,695,015 preferred shares, both for R$1.80 per share.
 
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