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Century, Big Rivers, Kenergy file agreement with KY Public Service Commission

Century Aluminum of Kentucky, a wholly owned subsidiary of Century Aluminum, Kenergy and Big Rivers Electric announced that they have finalized and filed with the Kentucky Public Service Commission definitive agreements between the parties based on the tentative agreement reached in April. These agreements and the filing are a first step in finalizing the tentative agreement. The agreement is subject to approvals from various third parties, including the Kentucky Public Service Commission, the USDA Rural Utilities Service and other regulatory agencies. The parties will continue to move as expeditiously as possible to finalize the agreement in advance of the expiration of the current power contract on August 20. The Hawesville smelter, located in Hancock County, KY, has a rated capacity of 244,000 tonnes of primary aluminum and employs approximately 650 men and women.