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July 11, 2013 No Comments

SOURCE: Sims Recycling Solutions

West Chicago, Ill. (July 10, 2013) – Sims Recycling Solutions, the global leader in electronics reuse and recycling, has released a downloadable white paper providing tips to ensure the data security of retired IT assets. As technologies, such as cloud-based computing, file-sharing applications, and mobile devices, increase employee efficiency and customer convenience, they also make it easier to collect, store, access, and transfer vast amounts of information. From the time data is collected to the time it is destroyed, digital data security has never been more critical.

This white paper will provide IT professionals with a comprehensive summary of the risks associated with improper disposal of IT assets, combined with expert advice about removing data completely. Readers will gain a better understanding of hidden locations where data may exist and the consequences of going without a formalized plan for end-of-life electronic disposition.

“The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse reported that in the United States 26,474,373 records were compromised by the 671 data breaches made public in 2012,” stated Steve Skurnac, president of Sims Recycling Solutions. “Ensuring secure and responsible disposal of electronic equipment protects companies from a potential data breach, and this white paper will help IT executives gain a deeper understanding of these risks while also providing guidance on assessing whether recyclers have the infrastructure in place to satisfy their data security needs.”

To download the 2013 data security special feature please visit

Sims Recycling Solutions

Sims Recycling Solutions ( is the global leader in electronics reuse and recycling, offering customers in every business sector comprehensive recycling services out of our 53 owned and operated sites across the globe.

Sims Recycling Solutions – owned by Sims Metal Management, a publicly traded company – has the global reach, expertise and infrastructure necessary to guarantee our customers that their data is secure, their electronic equipment is processed in an environmentally responsible manner, their reputation is protected and their compliance risks are eliminated.

In North America, Sims Recycling Solutions operates 16 sites in Arizona, British Columbia, California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, Ontario, Quebec, Tennessee and Texas.

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This release may contain forward-looking statements, including statements about Sims Metal Management’s financial condition, results of operations, earnings outlook and prospects. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words such as “plan,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “outlook,” “estimate,” “forecast,” “project” and other similar words and expressions.

These forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties. Our ability to predict results or the actual effects of our plans and strategies is subject to inherent uncertainty. Factors that may cause actual results or earnings to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include those discussed and identified in filings we make with the Australian Securities Exchange and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including the risk factors described in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 20-F/A, which we filed with the SEC on 18 March 2013.

Because these forward-looking statements are subject to assumptions and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these statements, which speak only as of the date of this release.

All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements concerning the matters addressed in this release and attributable to us or any person acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained or referred to in this release. Except to the extent required by applicable law or regulation, we undertake no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.

All references to currencies, unless otherwise stated, reflect measures in Australian dollars.

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