Court Approves Aleris's Disclosure Statement and Sets Confirmation Hearing Date for Plan of Reorganization

By Aleris International Inc., PRNE
Thursday, March 11, 2010

BEACHWOOD, Ohio, March 12, 2010 - Aleris International, Inc. a global leader in aluminum rolled products,
extrusions and recycling, announced today that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in
Delaware has approved the Disclosure Statement filed in connection with its
proposed Plan of Reorganization. The Court has also authorized the Company to
begin the process of soliciting approval for the Plan from eligible
creditors. A confirmation hearing for the Plan has been scheduled for May 13,
. With these developments, Aleris and its co-debtor subsidiaries are
positioned to emerge from chapter 11 protection by mid-year.

As previously reported, Aleris expects to emerge from its reorganization
process with a strong balance sheet, significantly reduced operating costs
and greater financial flexibility.

"We are nearing the completion of the chapter 11 process," said Steven J.
, Aleris Chairman and CEO. "With our operational improvements,
combined with the new financial structure that will be in place upon
emergence, we believe that we will be well-positioned to grow and continue
building Aleris into a global aluminum enterprise for the long-term benefit
of our customers, suppliers, business partners and employees."

Claims information and Court filings, including the proposed Plan and
Disclosure Statement are available at

This press release is not intended to be, and should not in any way be
construed as, a solicitation of votes on the Plan. This press release is not
an offering of the rights or equity or debt securities to be offered pursuant
to the rights offering. Such securities will not be registered under the
Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the
United States
unless registered under such Act or pursuant to an applicable
exemption there from.

About Aleris

Aleris International, Inc. is a global leader in aluminum rolled products
and extrusions, aluminum recycling and specification alloy production.
Headquartered in Beachwood, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, the Company operates
over 40 production facilities in North America, Europe, South America and
Asia, and employs approximately 6,500 employees. For more information about
Aleris, please visit our Website at

Media: Melissa Olmstead, Aleris International, Inc., +1-216-910-3513 / Logo:

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