Globe Specialty Metals Appoints Chief Financial Officer

NEW YORK, May 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Globe Specialty Metals, Inc. (Nasdaq:GSM) today announced that Joseph Ragan has been appointed to Chief Financial Officer effective May 20, 2013.

"We are very pleased to have Joseph Ragan join our senior management team as Chief Financial Officer," said Jeff Bradley, the Company's Chief Executive Officer. "Joe brings to Globe extensive capital markets experience and exceptional leadership skills. Joe will lead the Company's efforts to effectively deploy the Company's cash flow in value-creating ways, collaborate with our strengthened operations to maintain financial discipline, and provide his broad base of expertise throughout the organization."

Mr. Ragan added that "I'm excited to join Globe. The management team has positioned the company for future expansion. I look forward to providing financial leadership and management and to participating in a profitable growth strategy and the creation of shareholder value."

Mr. Ragan served from 2008 to 2013 as Chief Financial Officer for Boart Longyear, the world's largest drilling services contractor for the global mining sector, operating in more than 40 countries and selling its products in nearly 100 countries. Prior to joining Boart Longyear, he held the position of Chief Financial Officer for the GTSI Corporation, a leading technology solutions provider for the public sector listed on NASDAQ. Earlier in his career, he held various international and domestic finance positions for PSEG, The AES Corporation, and Deloitte and Touche. He received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from The University of the State of New York, his Master's degree in Accounting from George Mason University, and is a Certified Public Accountant in the commonwealth of Virginia.

About Globe Specialty Metals

Globe Specialty Metals, Inc. is among the world's largest producers of silicon metal and silicon-based specialty alloys, critical ingredients in a host of industrial and consumer products with growing markets. Customers include major silicone chemical, aluminum and steel manufacturers, auto companies and their suppliers, ductile iron foundries, manufacturers of photovoltaic solar cells and computer chips, and concrete producers. The Company is headquartered in New York City. For further information please visit our web site at

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CONTACT: Jeff Bradley, 212-798-8122 Chief Executive Officer Email: jbradley@glbsm.comSource:Globe Specialty Metals