On March 30. Viohalco S.A, announced the temporary suspension of operations of the subsidiaries of its steel segment in Greece. namely Sidenor S.A., Sovel S.A.. Erlikon S.A.. Praksys SA. and Etil S.ADuring this period, Viohalco Group will place their employees on a non-active status for one month, starting on April 2. 2020 and ending on May 3. 2020, while its administrative staff will work on a part-tine basis.Durina the aforementioned period. the commercial activities and deliverv of raw materials at these companies will remain unaffected.The Boards of Directors of the companies reached these decisions due to the ongoina difficult conditions prevailing in the international steel market. which sharply deteriorated as a result of the recent CoVID-19 pandemic. drastically reducing demand for their products due to the severe downtum in the construction sector and in activities using steel as a raw materiall.