Arconic to sell Russian operations, take $500 million charge

Aluminum alloy coils, Davenport USA – Image courtesy of Arconic

Arconic Corp. said it will sell its Russian operations, joining the exodus of US companies after the invasion of Ukraine made doing business in the region “untenable.”

The Pittsburgh-based aluminum-sheet manufacturer expects to record a charge of as much as $500 million related to the move. Arconic decided to sell its facility in Samara, Russia, following a review of strategic alternatives prompted by limitations imposed by the country’s government, according to a statement Thursday.

“Sadly, the conflict in Ukraine has made our operation in Russia untenable,” Chief Executive Officer Tim Myers said in the statement.

Arconic shares were unchanged in late trading in New York.

(By Richard Clough)


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