Company:  GERDAU S.A. (GGB)
Form Type:  20-F
Filing Date:  6/30/2003 
CIK:  0001073404 
Address:  AV DOUTORA RUTH CARDOSO, 8,501
8TH FLOOR
 
City, State, Zip:  SAO PAULO, SP,  05425-070 
Telephone:  011-55-51-3323-2703 
Fiscal Year:  12/31 
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Last Trade: 
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Change: 
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Trade Time: 
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Market Cap: 
$5.98B
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Description of Business
Gerdau S.A. is a Brazilian corporation (Sociedade Anônima) that was incorporated on November 20, 1961 under the laws of Brazil. Its main registered office is located at Av. Dra. Ruth Cardoso, 8501 - 8º floor, São Paulo, SP, Brazil, and the telephone number is +55 (11) 3094 6300. History The current Company is the product of a number of corporate acquisitions, mergers and other transactions dating back to 1901. The Company began operating in 1901 as the Pontas de Paris nail factory controlled by the Gerdau family based in Porto Alegre, who is still the Company's indirect controlling shareholder. In 1969, Pontas de Paris was renamed Metalúrgica Gerdau S.A., which today is the holding company controlled by the Gerdau family and the parent company of Gerdau S.A.
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  FORM 20-F
    PART I
      ITEM 1. IDENTITY OF DIRECTORS, SENIOR MANAGEMENT AND ADVISERS
      ITEM 2. OFFER STATISTICS AND EXPECTED TIMETABLE
      ITEM 3. KEY INFORMATION
      ITEM 4. INFORMATION ON THE COMPANY
      ITEM 5. OPERATING AND FINANCIAL REVIEW AND PROSPECTS
        RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
        C. LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES
      ITEM 6. DIRECTORS, SENIOR MANAGEMENT AND EMPLOYEES
        NAME AND TITLE
        NAME AND TITLE
      ITEM 7. MAJOR SHAREHOLDERS AND RELATED-PARTY TRANSACTIONS
      ITEM 8. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
        LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
      ITEM 9. THE OFFER AND LISTING
      ITEM 10. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
      ITEM 11. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ...
      ITEM 12. DESCRIPTION OF SECURITIES OTHER THAN EQUITY SECURITIES
    PART II
      ITEM 13. DEFAULTS, DIVIDEND ARREARAGES AND DELIQUENCIES
      ITEM 14. MATERIAL MODIFICATIONS TO THE RIGHTS OF SECURITY ...
      ITEM 16. AUDIT COMMITTEE FINANCIAL EXPERT
    PART III
      ITEM 17. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
      ITEM 18. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
      ITEM 19. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
    SIGNATURES
        REPORT OF INDEPENDENT ACCOUNTANTS
        REPORT OF INDEPENDENT PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
          BALANCE SHEET
          BALANCE SHEET
          INCOME STATEMENT
          CASH FLOW
          STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY
          CASH FLOW
          CASH FLOW
        BENEFICIAL OWNERS
  EXHIBIT 12.01
  EXHIBIT 12.02
  EXHIBIT 13.01
  EXHIBIT 13.02