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KERA’s “CEO” FEATURES SATISH GUPTA OF SB INTERNATIONAL

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 25, 2012

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – DALLAS/FORT WORTH – On the October episode of CEO, Satish Gupta, Founder and CEO of SB International, Inc., discusses the global reach of the steel company and the growing demand for SB products in the oil and gas industry. Gupta details the U.S. policy changes he says are needed to re-energize domestic natural gas production. Gupta states: “The [natural gas] prices are very depressed. I’d like to see an energy policy promoting the use of natural gas in our auto or transportation industries, and for export so we can start using it. At the same time, improve the price, drill more and reduce dependency on foreign oil.” Learn how the company also plans to expand in challenging markets like the Middle East. “We have been really successful in Asia. We hope to break into the Middle Eastern markets, hopefully, within a year,” says Gupta.

KERA’s CEO features insightful discussions with successful North Texas business leaders from the corporate and not-for-profit sectors about what it takes to make a company successful in today’s global marketplace and changing economy. The November episode featuring Satish Gupta airs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 2, 2012, on KERA TV with rebroadcasts at noon Sunday, November 4, and at 10:30 p.m. Monday, November 5, 2012. CEO also can be heard at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, November 4, 2012, on KERA FM. Following the initial on-air broadcast, the half-hour program will be available on www.kera.org/ceo. Previous CEO episodes are available on demand at www.kera.org/ceo.

CEO is sponsored by Executive Education at the Naveen School of Management, The University of Texas at Dallas, Hodges Capital Management and Sewell Automotive Companies. For more information about SB International Inc., go to sbisteel.com.

ABOUT SATISH GUPTA

Satish Gupta founded SB International, Inc. in 1981 and has led the organization for over 30 years. He has transformed it from an exporter of ferrous and non-ferrous raw materials to a global trader of prime steel and metal products in the domestic and international markets. He has been recognized for multiple business and entrepreneurship awards in the Dallas community. Mr. Gupta graduated with a degree in Economics from Loyola College in Chennai, India, and an MBA in International Trade and Management from the University of Dallas. His exemplary commitment to higher education continues via personal invitation into the Owner/President Management Program at Harvard Business School.

ABOUT CEO

Host Lee Cullum conducts insightful discussions with successful North Texas business leaders from the corporate and not-for-profit sectors about what it takes to make a company successful in today’s global marketplace and changing economy. CEO episodes are available on-demand at www.kera.org/ceo.

ABOUT KERA

KERA is a not-for-profit public media organization that serves the people of North Texas. The station broadcasts to the fourth-largest population area in the United States. KERA produces original multimedia content, carries the best in national and international public television and radio programs, and provides online resources at www.kera.org. The station’s extensive coverage of the arts can be found at www.artandseek.org. KERA-TV broadcasts on Channel 13.1. KERA WORLD broadcasts on 13.2. KERA-FM broadcasts on 90.1 in Dallas/Fort Worth/Denton, 88.3 in Wichita Falls, 100.1 in Tyler and 99.3 in Sherman. The music station KXT 91.7 FM is also streamed online at www.kxt.org.

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Satish Gupta, CEO, SB International