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Globe Specialty Metals Announces Its QSI Subsidiary Has Been Declared the Winning Bidder for the Silicon Metal Assets of Becancour Silicon Metal Inc.

NEW YORK, April 26, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Globe Specialty Metals, Inc. (Nasdaq:GSM) (the "Company") today announced that its subsidiary, QSI Partners Ltd., was declared the winning bidder for certain assets of Becancour Silicon Inc ("BSI") including its 51% ownership interest in Quebec Silicon Limited Partnership which owns a silicon metal plant in Becancour, Quebec, Canada. The silicon plant produces approximately 47,000 MT of silicon metal per year. The cash purchase price for the acquisition is $31,875,000 and it is scheduled to close in June, 2012. QSI previously provided $4,250,000 of debtor-in-possession financing to BSI which will be repaid to QSI, plus interest, and applied to the cash purchase price. The acquisition is subject to several conditions including approval by the Ontario Canada Superior Court of Justice (Commercial Division).

About Globe Specialty Metals

Globe Specialty Metals, Inc. is among the world's largest producers of silicon metal and silicon-based specialty alloys, critical ingredients in a host of industrial and consumer products with growing markets. Customers include major silicone chemical, aluminum and steel manufacturers, auto companies and their suppliers, ductile iron foundries, manufacturers of photovoltaic solar cells and computer chips, and concrete producers. The Company is headquartered in New York City. For further information please visit our web site at www.glbsm.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release may contain ''forward-looking statements'' within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as ''anticipates,'' ''intends,'' ''plans,'' ''seeks,'' ''believes,'' ''estimates,'' ''expects'' and similar references to future periods, or by the inclusion of forecasts or projections. Forward-looking statements are based on the current expectations and assumptions of Globe Specialty Metals, Inc. (the "Company") regarding its business, financial condition, the economy and other future conditions.

Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, by their nature, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. The Company's actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. The Company cautions you therefore that you should not rely on any of these forward-looking statements as statements of historical fact or as guarantees or assurances of future performance. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include regional, national or global political, economic, business, competitive, market and regulatory conditions including, among others, changes in metals prices; increases in the cost of raw materials or energy; competition in the metals and foundry industries; environmental and regulatory risks; ability to identify liabilities associated with acquired properties prior to their acquisition; ability to manage price and operational risks including industrial accidents and natural disasters; ability to manage foreign operations; changes in technology; and ability to acquire or renew permits and approvals.

Any forward-looking statement made by the Company or management in this release speaks only as of the date on which it or they make it. Factors or events that could cause the Company's actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for the Company to predict all of them. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, unless otherwise required to do so under the law or the rules of the NASDAQ Global Market.

CONTACT: Globe Specialty Metals, Inc.
         Mal Appelbaum, 212-798-8123
         Chief Financial Officer
         Email: mappelbaum@glbsm.com
         
         Or
         
         Jeff Bradley, 212-798-8122
         Chief Executive Officer
         Email: jbradley@glbsm.com
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