–Apollo to Support Continued Growth of Premier Steel Mill Services Company–

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 15, 2017– Phoenix Services LLC (“Phoenix” or the “Company”), a premier provider of outsourced slag handling, metal reclamation, and other complementary services to leading steel mill customers around the world, today announced that Apollo Natural Resources Partners II, L.P. (“ANRP II”), a fund managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO) (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, “Apollo”), has agreed to acquire the Company from its existing shareholders, including majority shareholder Olympus Partners. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Phoenix, founded in 2006, is a leading global provider of value-added industrial services to steel mills serving world class customers such as ArcelorMittal, Nucor Steel, and US Steel, among others. The Company has a global workforce of approximately 2,100 employees and operates in 34 locations on four continents.

“We are excited to work with Phoenix Services and its outstanding management team and employees. We have been extremely impressed with the Company’s customer focus, track record of operational excellence, and strong commitment to safety,” said Gareth Turner, Senior Partner at Apollo. “We look forward to leveraging Apollo’s global platform and expertise to support Phoenix’s continued growth and superior customer service.”

About Phoenix Services LLC

Phoenix Services provides responsive world-class service to steel producers around the globe. Core services include slag handling utilizing slag pot carriers or the traditional slag pit digging with front-end loaders; the recovery and sizing of scrap metal to its customer’s specification; and processing slag for use by its steel mill customer or marketing processed slag material for aggregate use.

About Apollo Global Management, LLC

Apollo is a leading global alternative investment manager with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Houston, Chicago, St. Louis, Bethesda, Toronto, London, Frankfurt, Madrid, Luxembourg, Mumbai, Delhi, Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Apollo had assets under management of approximately $242 billion as of September 30, 2017 in private equity, credit, and real estate funds invested across a core group of nine industries where Apollo has considerable knowledge and resources. For more information about Apollo, please visit www.agm.com.

Source: Apollo Natural Resources Partners II, L.P.

For investor inquiries regarding Apollo:
Apollo Global Management, LLC
Gary M. Stein, 212-822-0467
Head of Corporate Communications
Apollo Global Management, LLC
Noah Gunn, 212-822-0540
Investor Relations Manager
For media inquiries regarding Apollo:
Rubenstein Associates, Inc. for Apollo Global Management, LLC
Charles Zehren, 212-843-8590


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