Dear colleagues, welcome back! I hope you and your families had a restful Christmas and are looking forward to 2019. The New Year promises to be full of excitement As we look ahead, let’s also take a few moments to reflect on 2018. Last year in France we welcomed almost 1,000 people into the GFG family with the acquisition of Liberty Wheels France and Liberty Aluminium Dunkerque. In 2019, our entry into Europe is set to grow further with intended acquisition of ArcelorMittal’s seven steel plants across 6 countries on the continent this will nearly double the size of our workforce globally. Meanwhile, in the UK, last year our focus was on consolidating our incredible footprint and investing for growth. In February, His Royal Highness Prince Charles honoured us by restarting our 2nd electric arc furnace in Rotherham this is helping us drive our GREENSTEEL strategy in the country. We also celebrated major customer wins, invested in equipment and delivered improvements in operational performance. This year will see us launch our new electric arc furnace project at Liberty Steel Newport an important step towards ultimately delivering on our 5 million tonnes goal of GREENSTEEL in the UK Also in the UK, SIMEC advanced the expansion of our British renewable energy program including launching a ground-breaking waste-to-energy project at SIMEC Uskmouth Power and also formally applying to build Britain’s largest subsidy-free wind farm on our estate in Glenshero Our financial services vehicle; Wyelands also made significant progress in 2018 with Wyelands bank completing it’s first year of operations under our ownership profitably ahead of all expectations In 2019, we will complete the acquisition of our new bank to be renamed Commonwealth Trade Bank (CTB) giving us a new focus on developing markets while, Wyelands Bank will continue to grow serving mid-sized industrials in the UK and other developed markets. We plan to further build on our financial services business following on from the launch of the Sentinel Insurance platform and our partnership with Demica will also see us launch exciting new secretisation products. GFG’s first year of operation in Australia was filled with great adventure and promise. A huge effort was invested in re-engineering our GREENSTEEL businesses making them fit for future, more profitable and sustainable We also made significant investments in our newly acquired energy business Our first solar project was launched at Cultana paired with announcements of the constuction of the worlds largest lithium ion battery and our groundbreaking pumped hydro projects We signed major contracts to begin our Liberty Primary Steel transformation project in Whyalla where we were honoured by the presence of Australia’s Prime Minister Federal opposition leader State premier and state opposition leader At the signing ceremony we also revealed plans to build a visionary 10 million tonne next gen mega steel plant making use of abundantly available local resources and infrastructure. 2018 was also a debut year for GFG in the US we had a flying start with the acquisition of our recycling business in Florida and the restart of Georgetown’s electric arc furnace and wire rod plant Most recently we completed the acquisition of Keystone Consolidated Industries – one of America’s largest wire rod and wire products businesses This makes us the second largest producer of wire rod in the country. These investments give us a capacity of over 2 million tonnes per annum a significant step towards our targeted 5 million tonnes of GREENSTEEL in the US. This year in 2019, we will also continue our endeavours in India and other markets seeking diversification and growth opportunities In this new year we will also look to access the capital markets for the first time in addition to exploring various public dead instruments we will explore potential partial stock market listings of parts our US and Australian steel businesses to facilitate further growth, investment and transparency. With the rapid growth of GFG globally last year we launched a brand refresh and defined our core values of family, change and sustainability. These values make us unique and successful they unite us all. As we make plans for the year ahead I’d like to reflect on these values and what they mean to our alliance. Starting with Family. We are a family business and we should care for each other as if we are all members of one family that means looking out for and helping each other where possible. Next is Change. Change is progress it is evolution it drives us forward and it’s the very essence of life We must continually embrace change if we are to achieve our ambitious goals. This means trying new things, experimenting, even failing and learning from our mistakes. Finally, Sustainability. Sustainability is about setting up things for enduring success making sure we’re economically, environmentally and socially sustainable for the long term the key is planning for future generations and not taking shortcuts It is important that we apply these values as much internally among our colleagues as we do externally with our customers, suppliers and other stakeholders. I would like to end by thanking all of you for your hard work and for your continual faith in me. As our family grows in size, diversity and strength I promise to do my best to live up to your expectations in this new year.