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GrafTech International Celebrates 125-Year Anniversary
GrafTech Chairman, President & CEO Craig Shular, joined by the Company’s leadership team, will ring The Closing Bell®
For Release: 09 Aug 11
On Friday, August 12, the GrafTech International (NYSE: GTI) leadership team will visit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to commemorate the company’s 125th anniversary. Founded in 1886, GrafTech got its start supplying arc carbons for electric street lamps in Cleveland, Ohio, and has grown to become a world leader in graphite products for diverse industries, offering innovative solutions for the most challenging applications. 
 
The bell ringing is one of several events taking place this year in recognition of the company’s milestone anniversary. GrafTech’s facilities across the globe are celebrating 125 years by executing service projects tailored to their individual community’s needs.
 
GrafTech’s customers represent many markets, including steel, advanced electronics, energy and solar. The company operates 16 manufacturing facilities strategically located on four continents, serving customers in approximately 65 countries. GrafTech employs more than 3,000 team members worldwide.
 
In honor of the occasion, GrafTech Chairman, President & CEO Craig Shular, along with members of the company’s leadership team, will ring The Closing Bell®.
 
About GrafTech (NYSE: GTI)
GrafTech International Ltd. is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and providers of high quality synthetic and natural graphite and carbon based products and technical and research and development services, with customers in more than 65 countries engaged in the manufacture of steel, automotive products and electronics. We manufacture graphite electrodes, products essential to the production of electric arc furnace steel and needle coke, the raw material essential to the production of graphite electrodes. We also manufacture thermal management, fuel cell and other specialty graphite and carbon products for, and provide services to, the electronics, power generation, solar, oil and gas, transportation, petrochemical and other metals markets. We operate 16 manufacturing facilities strategically located on four continents. For additional information on GrafTech International, call 216-676-2000, or visit our website at www.graftech.com.
 
Friday, August 12, 2011
NYSE Security Checkpoint/Tent at corner of Exchange Place and Broad Street
3:30 p.m.            Media escorted into the building for bell ringing
4:00 p.m.            The Closing Bell rings
 
Contact:
Media interested in covering the bell ringing MUST contact Annmarie Gioia at 212.656.5437 or agioia@nyx.com
 
Photo/Video:
Photos available via Associated Press/New York (212.621.1902), Reuters America (646.223.6285) and Bloomberg Photo (212.617.3420). The Closing Bell® (starting at 3:55 p.m.) feed is available via Ascent loop #4009. Media seeking footage via The Switch should contact NYSE Broadcast at 212.656.5483.
 
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