Ferroglobe (GSM)

Beatriz García-Cos Chief Financial Officer
Marco Levi Chief Executive Officer
Gaurav Mehta EVP of Strategy and Investor Relations
Jorge Lavin Group Controller
Nick Jarmoszuk Stifel
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Beatriz García-Cos

Good morning, everyone and thank you for joining Ferroglobe's Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Conference Call.

Joining me today are Marco Levi, our Chief Executive Officer; Gaurav Mehta, our Transformation Director and EVP of Strategy and Investor Relations; and Jorge Lavin, Group Controller.

Before we get started with some prepared remarks, I'm going to read a brief statement. Please turn to Slide 2 at this time. Statements made by management during this conference call that are forward-looking are based on current expectations. those cause can to most be filings exhibits could these materially recent that available and statements are forward-looking found to factors actual webpage, differ results from SEC on Risk our which www.ferroglobe.com. filings, in Ferroglobe's

discussion Reconciliation this EBITDA, to measures in be of debt these reference debt, share, which our adjusted earnings found SEC adjusted non-IFRS diluted includes per gross filings. most are net addition, In EBITDA, and non-IFRS recent measures. may

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Marco Levi

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and market On volume each will key of earning three contributions and discuss slides, products. observations the pricing next trends, for our we

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Beatriz García-Cos

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Marco Levi

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Nick Jarmoszuk

questions. Thanks the good Hi, taking morning. for

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Marco Levi

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Nick Jarmoszuk


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Marco Levi

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Nick Jarmoszuk

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Marco Levi

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trying the commit So the been, possible price the not for full eventually negotiate for have to year best to and the dynamics volume.

Nick Jarmoszuk

then for emissions so question that amount you COX of what you're And XXXX have covered going have credits And Okay. XXXX? dollar to COX projected you do on for of credits, your covered? to European you what your on portion the emissions are expand, COX

Beatriz García-Cos

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Nick Jarmoszuk

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Beatriz García-Cos

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Nick Jarmoszuk

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Beatriz García-Cos

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Nick Jarmoszuk

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Beatriz García-Cos

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Marco Levi

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Nick Jarmoszuk

question the be? exiting that are the cash then And you're any sense facility, liabilities remediation Yes. are going on asset there given any exit costs environmental what to and are the when closures then triggered Niagara the

Marco Levi

of nothing completely Yes, at million Niagara, we facility. do dollars the more. But a shutdown estimates couple we case this in expect not do have -- to we we to the had stage not -- shutdown of already

that some considering. have options alternative We are we

Nick Jarmoszuk

passes then the metal you about And costs. early if ferrosilicon seeing inflationary question the talk and pressures Are side? you where? Okay. final manganese, across cost And a production on silicon any

Marco Levi

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Beatriz García-Cos

agree nothing with to I Yes, add.

Nick Jarmoszuk

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Marco Levi

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Beatriz García-Cos

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Marco Levi

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Unidentified Analyst

benefits with should group Okay. created, start year? then And real we that centralized those when -- procurement the the from this seeing you

Marco Levi

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Unidentified Analyst

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Marco Levi

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Unidentified Analyst

helpful. much. you so That's Thank

Marco Levi

Thank you.

Beatriz García-Cos

Thank you.


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Marco Levi


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