FORT WAYNE, Ind., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Steel Dynamics, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ/GS: STLD) announced today that it has consummated the sale of $400 million aggregate principal amount of its 5¼% Senior Notes due 2023 (the "2023 Notes") in a private offering to qualified institutional buyers under Rule 144A of the Securities Act of 1933 and to persons outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S. The net proceeds from the 2023 Notes will be used along with available cash to purchase any and all of the $500.0 million principal amount of its 6¾% Senior Notes due 2015 (the "2015 Notes") and for general corporate purposes, including, without limitation, for debt repayment, capital expenditures and working capital. The above transaction allows Steel Dynamics to meaningfully extend its debt maturity profile and reduce its interest expense. The Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, or any state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States, absent registration under, or an applicable exemption from, the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 and applicable state laws. This announcement is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any debt securities, and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale of any debt securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains certain predictive statements that are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward‑looking statements. These include statements regarding the Tender Offer, payments thereunder and results therefrom. These statements are based on the Company's current expectations and projections about future events and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause the Company's actual results and performance to be materially different from any future results or performance expressed or implied by these forward‑looking statements.