John S. Stanik to Retire as Chief Executive Officer of Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation

Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation (NYSE: AP) today announced that John S. Stanik has notified the Board of Directors of his intention to retire as Chief Executive Officer sometime in the middle of 2018 or at such time as a suitable successor is identified and appointed, so that a smooth transition of leadership is assured. Further, Mr. Stanik has pledged ongoing service to Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation in any capacity beyond his retirement date. Mr. Stanik will continue as a member of the Board through his current term, which ends at the Company’s 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.

“I have enjoyed my time working with the wonderful employees of Ampco-Pittsburgh,” said Mr. Stanik. “We have made numerous major accomplishments together and overcome many challenges during the last few years. It is the right time to transition to a new chapter of prosperity and profitability. I am proud of what we have accomplished and have confidence in the management team to continue forward after my retirement.”

Ampco-Pittsburgh has appointed a search team comprised of several members of its Board of Directors and intends to evaluate internal and external candidates in identifying a highly-qualified, experienced executive to lead the company on a going-forward basis.

About Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation

Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation, through its operating subsidiary, Union Electric Steel Corporation, is a leading producer of forged and cast rolls for the worldwide steel and aluminum industries, as well as ingot and open die forged products for the oil and gas, aluminum, and plastic extrusion industries. Ampco-Pittsburgh is also a producer of air and liquid processing equipment, primarily custom-engineered finned tube heat exchange coils, large custom air handling systems and centrifugal pumps. The Corporation operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Sweden, Slovenia, and China. Sales offices are located in North and South America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Corporate headquarters is located in Carnegie, Pennsylvania.

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