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    Brought to you by your friends at the Columbia Heart Beat! Gerdau Ameristeel Announces New COO New COO assumes key leadership position with North America based
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      Gerdau Ameristeel Announces New COO

      New COO assumes key leadership position with North America based steel
      company

      TAMPA, FL, June 6, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Gerdau
      Ameristeel Corporation (GNA) announced today the appointment of Terry
      Sutter as Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, effective Monday,
      June 11, 2007, reporting to the President and CEO, Mario Longhi. In
      assuming the COO executive position, Sutter will be responsible for
      all the company's steel manufacturing and commercial operations, as
      well as procurement and logistics.

      Sutter joins Gerdau Ameristeel with more than 20 years of experience
      in international and North American manufacturing operations with such
      companies as Honeywell/Allied Signal, Inc., Cytec Industries, and Tyco
      International. Prior to joining Gerdau Ameristeel, Sutter was
      President of Plastics and Adhesives for Tyco International and was
      subsequently named President and CEO of Covalence Specialty Materials
      Corp., a successor company of Tyco Plastics and Adhesives, after its
      divestiture to Apollo Management, a private equity firm.

      "Terry's exceptional operational experience will enhance Gerdau
      Ameristeel's operations and will help the company drive productivity
      growth, said Mario Longhi, President and CEO of Gerdau Ameristeel.

      Sutter has an M.B.A. degree from the University of Chicago's Graduate
      School of Business, an M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas
      A&M University, and a B.S. degree in chemical Engineering from the
      University of Missouri.

      About Gerdau Ameristeel:

      Gerdau Ameristeel is the second largest mini-mill steel producers in
      North America with annual manufacturing capacity of more than 9
      million tons of mill finished steel products. Through its vertically
      integrated network of 17 mini-mills, 17 scrap recycling facilities and
      51 downstream operations, Gerdau Ameristeel serves customers
      throughout the United States and Canada. The company's products are
      generally sold to steel service centers, steel fabricators, or
      directly to original equipment manufacturers for use in a variety of
      industries, including construction, automotive, mining and cellular
      and electrical transmission. It is found in bridges, highways,
      stadiums, and commercial and apartment buildings. The common shares of
      Gerdau Ameristeel are traded on the New York Exchange under the symbol
      GNA and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol GNA.TO. For
      additional company information and investor information, visit
      http://www.gerdauameristeel.com

      SOURCE Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation

      Media Contact: Steven Hendricks, Corporate Communications, (813)
      286-8383
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