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CAMP HILL, Pa., Aug. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) announced today that its Harsco Metals & Minerals division has successfully renewed its Scrap Management contract with Al Ezz Dekheila Steel Company (EZDK), the manufacturer of long and flat steel products in the Middle East and North Africa. The five-year contract renewal extends Harsco's scrap management services at the massive EZDK Alexandria plant, one of the largest integrated steel plants in the Middle East and North Africa region. Harsco has been providing onsite steel mill services in Egypt since 1994, successfully strengthening its market share year on year. Announcing the award, Harsco Metals & Minerals chief operating officer Chris Whistler said, "As we continue to grow our market-leading role in the Middle East and Africa region, this renewal reflects our customers' confidence in Harsco's long-standing commitments to quality and safety. Our regional leadership team has developed excellent and trusting relationships with our customers, which continue to translate into attractive, long-term contracts." About Harsco Corporation:Harsco Corporation is a diversified industrial company providing a range of onsite services and engineered products to the global steel, energy and railway sectors. Harsco's common stock is a component of the S&P SmallCap 600 Index and the Russell 2000 Index. Additional information can be found at www.harsco.com. Harsco's Metals & Minerals division is the largest and most comprehensive provider of onsite material processing and environmental services to the worldwide metals industry, with operations at approximately 140 customer sites across more than 30 countries. The division is a technology partner to cleaner, more efficient metal production, providing customers with economically and environmentally viable solutions for the treatment and reuse of production waste streams. About Al Ezz Dekheila Steel Company (EZDK):Al Ezz Steel is the largest independent steel producer in the Middle East and North Africa with total production capacity of nearly six million tons of finished steel per annum, including long products with a capacity of 3.5 million tons and flat products with a capacity of 2.3 million tons. The company operates steelmaking facilities in Alexandria, Suez, Sadat City and 10th of Ramadan City. The Alexandria plant produces two million tons of long products and one million tons of flat products per year. Additional information can be found at www.ezzsteel.com.