Sims Recycling Buys E-Waste Recycler Near Vancouver

Date: December 7, 2012

Source: Sims Metal Management, Ltd.

Sims Recycling Solutions (SRS), is continuing to expand its electronics recycling business with its recent purchase of Langley, BC-based Genesis Recycling Ltd. for an undisclosed amount. Genesis is located just outside of Vancouver recycles electronics and small appliances for business, government and industrial customers. "We are excited to have the Genesis team join the SRS family," said Steve Skurnac, president of SRS, Americas. "With our strong presence in Ontario and eastern Canada, this acquisition was an attractive opportunity for Sims Metal Management to enter western Canada and further strengthen its North America SRS electronics recycling business."

December 7, 2012

Sims Metal Management Announces the Aquisition of Canadian Electronics Recycler Genesis Recycling Ltd.

Sims Metal Management Limited (SimsMM), through its Sims Recycling Solutions (SRS) division, has acquired the assets of Genesis Recycling Ltd. (Genesis), expanding its North America SRS electronics recycling business. Genesis is located in Langley, British Columbia, outside of Vancouver.

Founded in 1994, Genesis provides recycling solutions to business, government and industrial customers in British Columbia for electronics and small appliances. Genesis, which holds current ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and Responsible Recycling (R2) Practices certifications, has demonstrated expertise in all aspects of recycling, safety, logistics, customer service, and the handling of environmentally sensitive materials within a proven framework for continued growth.

"We are excited to have the Genesis team join the SRS family," stated Steve Skurnac, President, SRS, Americas. "With our strong presence in Ontario and Eastern Canada, this acquisition was an attractive opportunity for SimsMM to enter Western Canada and further strengthen its North America SRS electronics recycling business."

The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed, however, the purchase price consideration is not material to SimsMM.

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Sims Metal Management is the world's largest listed metal recycler with approximately 270 facilities and 6,600 employees globally. Sims' core businesses are metal recycling and electronics recycling. Sims Metal Management generated approximately 88 percent of its revenue from operations in North America, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, New Zealand and Asia in Fiscal 2012. The Company's ordinary shares are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: SGM) and its ADRs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: SMS). Please visit our website ( for more information on the Company and recent developments.

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