AFARAK GROUP: PRODUCTION REPORT Q3 2023

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15:00 London, 17:00 Helsinki, 3 November 2023 – Afarak Group SE (“Afarak” or “the Company”) (LSE: AFRK, NASDAQ: AFAGR)

Production report Q3 2023

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Afarak Group production during the third quarter of 2023 was higher when compared to same period of last year. In Q3 2022 we carried out extensive maintenance work, and this year we are almost back to the 2021 output. The market has weakened mainly in Europe (both demand- and margin wise) during Q3 2023, as expected and announced before.

                 
    Q3/2023 Q3/2022 Change Q1-Q3/ 2023 Q1-Q3/ 2022 Change FY 2022
                 
Speciality Alloys mt 22,305 17,790 25.4% 69,302 64,084 8.1% 87,734
Processing mt 4,998 4,417 13.2% 18,528 21,062 -12.0% 26,642
Mining mt 17,307 13,373 29.4% 50,775 43,022 18.0% 61,092
South African mines mt 61,904 17,545 252.8% 191,407 27,005 608.8% 71,271
Mining mt 61,904 17,545 252.8% 191,407 27,005 608.8% 71,271
                 

Processing

  • The processing volumes increased by 13.2% during the third quarter of 2023 when compared to same period of the prior year.
  • The processing plant in Germany produced throughout the three-month period. Afarak has not produced during October 2023, in order to adapt production to actual sales. The furnaces were restarted on October 31st, 2023.

Mining

  • A substantial increase in the overall mining activity when compared to same period of prior year.
  • Mining operations at the Turkish mines was 29.4% higher than same period last year. Similarly to above, we carried out maintenance work in Q3 2022 and are now back to 2021 output.
  • The output increased further in South Africa on account of the favourable market conditions, whilst our activity is still comparatively small.

Helsinki, November 3, 2023

AFARAK GROUP SE

Board of Directors

For additional information, please contact:

Afarak Group SE

Guy Konsbruck, CEO, +356 2122 1566, [email protected]

Financial reports and other investor information are available on the Company’s website: www.afarak.com.

Afarak Group is a specialist alloy producer focused on delivering sustainable growth with a Speciality Alloys business in southern Europe and a FerroAlloys business in South Africa. The Company is listed on NASDAQ Helsinki (AFAGR) and the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange (AFRK).

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