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29/08/2016

TUBOS REUNIDOS ACQUIRES THE US COMPANY ROTARY DRILLING TOOLS

Tubos Reunidos has entered into a binding agreement for the acquisition of the company Rotary Drilling Tools, Inc. (“RDT”) for EUR 19.6M. RDT, based in Houston, is one of the main manufacturers in the sector; it has manufacturing facilities specialising in high value added products and its own innovative designs developed in order to make a differentiated contribution to the requirements of the most advanced and competitive oil and gas drilling and production technologies.

For Pedro Abasolo, President of the Group, this transaction represents "A strategic milestone in the history of Tubos Reunidos”. The purchase of RDT constitutes a decisive step in pursuit of the Strategic Plan objectives that the president announced at his latest General Shareholders' Meeting: “With the acquisition of RDT, together with the finalisation of our investment plan begun in 2012 and the strategic agreement with Marubeni Itochu Tubulars Inc., we have implemented our transformation strategy in one of our main businesses in order to firmly establish ourselves as a Premium tubular solutions provider”.

The Managing Director of the Group, Enrique Arriola, has stated that "After years of analysing the opportunities in the American market, we have acquired RDT in order to strengthen our commercial position, offer the most competitive solutions and increase the value added in our offer to clients, with a wider range of products that have greater value added, service, and quality".

Through RDT, Tubos Reunidos gains its own integral and finishing capabilities in Houston, USA, for its OCTG manufactured at its Amurrio plant in Spain. With this acquisition, the Group obtains logistical, cost and flexibility advantages.

Besides strengthening the competitive positioning of Tubos Reunidos in the North American oil and gas market, which presents considerable opportunities for growth, through RDT the Group has acquired the basis for its growth in the Latin American Market that is of key interest to Tubos Reunidos’ future.

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