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Dennis M. Oates of Universal Stainless to Receive 2023 Philadelphia Titan 100 Award

Aug 9, 2023

BRIDGEVILLE, Pa., Aug. 09, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc. (Nasdaq: USAP) announced today that Dennis M. Oates, Chairman, President and CEO, has been selected as a 2023 Titan 100, one of Philadelphia’s Top CEO’s. The award is given for exceptional leadership, vision, passion, and influence in an executive’s field.

Representing such industries as technology, manufacturing, education, healthcare, and construction/real estate among others, the 2023 Philadelphia Titan 100 and their companies collectively employ more than 98,000 individuals and generate over $33 billion dollars in annual revenues.

Mr. Oates has held Senior Executive positions at several Philadelphia area metals companies including Lukens Inc., TW Metals and Carpenter Technology. After joining the Universal Stainless Board of Directors in 2007, Oates was named President and Chief Executive Officer in 2008 and elected Chairman of the Board in 2010. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of the Specialty Steel Industries of North America, the trade association representing major specialty steel producing mills.

He is highly regarded for his extensive knowledge of the global specialty steel and aerospace markets. During his tenure, Universal has introduced advanced manufacturing technology and related new premium products substantially increasing its presence in the aerospace market. The company currently has a record order backlog in excess of $350 million, over 30% of which is new premium products introduced in recent years.

He is also a product of Philadelphia-based education having graduated from Father Judge High School and earned a BS in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Temple University.

Mr. Oates commented: “Universal Stainless has a talented management team and a skilled, dedicated workforce. While I am honored to receive this award, it is truly a recognition of their hard work and commitment to overcome any obstacle in achieving our plans for future profitable growth. They are the real Titans.”

About Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc.

Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc., established in 1994 and headquartered in Bridgeville, PA, manufactures and markets semi-finished and finished specialty steels, including stainless steel, nickel alloys, tool steel and certain other alloyed steels. The Company's products are used in a variety of industries, including aerospace, power generation, oil and gas, and heavy equipment manufacturing. More information is available at www.univstainless.com.

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Except for historical information contained herein, the statements in this release are forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the “safe harbor” provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause the Company’s actual results in future periods to differ materially from forecasted results. Those risks include, among others, the Company’s ability to maintain its relationships with its significant customers and market segments; the Company’s response to competitive factors in its industry that may adversely affect the market for finished products manufactured by the Company or its customers; the Company’s ability to compete successfully with domestic and foreign producers of specialty steel products and products fashioned from alternative materials; changes in overall demand for the Company’s products and the prices at which the Company is able to sell its products in the aerospace industry, from which a substantial amount of its sales is derived; the Company’s ability to develop, commercialize, market and sell new applications and new products; the receipt, pricing and timing of future customer orders; the impact of changes in the Company’s product mix on the Company’s profitability; the Company’s ability to maintain the availability of raw materials and operating supplies with acceptable pricing; the availability and pricing of electricity, natural gas and other sources of energy that the Company needs for the manufacturing of its products; risks related to property, plant and equipment, including the Company’s reliance on the continuing operation of critical manufacturing equipment; the Company’s success in timely concluding collective bargaining agreements and avoiding strikes or work stoppages; the Company’s ability to attract and retain key personnel; the Company’s ongoing requirement for continued compliance with laws and regulations, including applicable safety and environmental regulations; the ultimate outcome of the Company’s current and future litigation matters; the Company’s ability to meet its debt service requirements and to comply with applicable financial covenants; risks associated with conducting business with suppliers and customers in foreign countries; public health issues, including COVID-19 and its uncertain impact on our facilities and operations and its customers and suppliers and the effectiveness of the Company’s actions taken in response to these risks; risks related to acquisitions that the Company may make; the Company’s ability to protect its information technology infrastructure against service interruptions, data corruption, cyber-based attacks or network security breaches; the impact on the Company’s effective tax rates from changes in tax rules, regulations and interpretations in the United States and other countries where it does business; and the impact of various economic, credit and market risk uncertainties. Many of these factors are not within the Company’s control and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause the Company’s actual results in future periods to be materially different from any future performance suggested herein. Any unfavorable change in the foregoing or other factors could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s business, financial condition and results of operations. Further, the Company operates in an industry sector where securities values may be volatile and may be influenced by economic and other factors beyond the Company’s control. Certain of these risks and other risks are described in the Company’s filings with the SEC, including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2022, copies of which are available from the SEC or may be obtained upon request from the Company.

CONTACTS: Dennis M. Oates Steven V. DiTommaso June Filingeri
  Chairman, Vice President and President
  President and CEO Chief Financial Officer Comm-Partners LLC
  (412) 257-7609 (412) 257-7661 (203) 972-0186

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