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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): February 15, 2019








Delaware   333-185443   27-1539594

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

25825 Science Park Drive, Suite 400, Cleveland, Ohio 44122

(Address of Principal Executive Offices, including Zip Code)

(216) 910-3400

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Not Applicable

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



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Item 8.01.

Other Events.

Aleris Corporation (the “Company”) is filing this Current Report on Form 8-K to provide an update regarding the merger (the “Merger”) contemplated by the Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”), dated July 26, 2018, among the Company, Novelis Inc. (“Parent”), Novelis Acquisitions LLC, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Parent, and OCM Opportunities ALS Holdings, L.P., solely as representative for the stockholders, the optionholders and the RSU holders of the Company. On February 13, 2019, the Company received written notice from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) that it has completed its review of the transaction contemplated by the Merger Agreement and has determined that there are no unresolved national security concerns with respect to such transaction. Receipt of the CFIUS clearance satisfies one of the conditions to the closing of the Merger, which remains subject to other customary closing conditions, including receipt of other regulatory approvals.

Forward-Looking Statements

This Current Report contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding, among other things, the expected timing and completion of the proposed transaction and all other statements in this report, other than historical facts, constitute forward-looking statements. In particular, no assurance can be given that the customary closing conditions will be fulfilled, that the remaining customary regulatory approvals will be obtained, that the transaction will be completed on the anticipated schedule, or at all. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in or implied by any forward-looking statement. Some of the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to the factors discussed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the sections entitled “Risk Factors” contained therein. Readers are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether in response to new information, futures events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.


Date: February 15, 2019     By:  

/s/ Eric M. Rychel

    Name:   Eric M. Rychel
    Title:   Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer