History

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Where We Started

Century Aluminum was formed in 1995 by Glencore plc as a holding company for its aluminum-producing assets. At the time, these assets included Ravenswood Aluminum Corporation— an integrated producer of rolled aluminum products— in Ravenswood, W.Va. and a 26.67-percent share in a 215,000-tonne aluminum reduction plant in Mt. Holly, South Carolina. Century became publicly owned in March 1996. Glencore remains a significant shareholder of the Company.

Where We Are Today

Since our formation in 1995, we have significantly expanded our operations through strategic acquisitions and we are now a global producer of primary aluminum with aluminum reduction facilities in the United States and Iceland.

We operate three U.S. aluminum smelters, in Hawesville, Kentucky (Hawesville), Robards, Kentucky (Sebree) and Mt. Holly, South Carolina (Mt. Holly), and one smelter in Grundartangi, Iceland (Grundartangi).

Our primary aluminum facilities produce standard grade and value-added primary aluminum products. Our current annual primary aluminum production capacity is approximately 1,016,000 tonnes per year (tpy). We produced approximately approximately 805,000 tonnes in 2019.

In addition to our primary aluminum assets, we also own a carbon anode production facility located in Vlissingen, Netherlands (Vlissingen). Carbon anodes are used in the production of primary aluminum and Vlissingen currently supplies carbon anodes to Grundartangi.

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