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Agreements, Appointments, Incidents, Conference Call Schedules, and Patents - Analyst Notes on MRC Global, Silver Standard, Gold Fields, Commercial Metals Company and Ecopetrol

NEW YORK, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding MRC Global Inc. (NYSE: MRC), Silver Standard Resources Inc (NASDAQ: SSRI), Gold Fields Ltd. (NYSE: GFI), Commercial Metals Company (NYSE: CMC) and Ecopetrol SA (NYSE: EC). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at:

MRC Global Inc. Analyst Notes
On May 27, 2014, MRC Global Inc. (MRC Global) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Metron Holding AS, the parent holding company of Hypteck AS. According to the Company, Hypteck AS is a Norwegian provider of instrumentation and process control products to the marine, offshore, and onshore industries, focusing on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). The Company expects the acquisition to be funded through its existing asset-based revolving credit facility. MRC Global stated that the acquisition is expected to close by the end of Q2 2014 subject to review by the Norwegian Competition Authority and the satisfaction or waiver of normal and customary closing conditions. The full analyst notes on MRC Global are available to download free of charge at:

Silver Standard Resources Inc Analyst Notes
On May 26, 2014, Silver Standard Resources Inc. (Silver Standard) announced that Beverlee F. Park has joined its Board of Directors with effect from May 20, 2014, replacing Richard C. Campbell, who retired from the Board. According to the Company, Ms. Park has held numerous executive positions with publicly-traded, private and Crown corporations, including Director, CEO, Chief Operating Officer and CFO. The Company added that she has a wide range of management and board experience, as well as expertise in finance and in an array of operating environments in both the domestic and offshore markets. Silver Standard stated that Ms. Park is currently a board member of Teekay LNG Partners L.P., InTransit BC and various community boards, including the Simon Fraser University Beedie School of Business Dean's Advisory Board and the Simon Fraser University Community Corporation. The full analyst notes on Silver Standard are available to download free of charge at:

Gold Fields Ltd. Analyst Notes
On May 27, 2014, Gold Fields Ltd. (Gold Fields) announced that an employee at the South Deep Project in South Africa lost his life on morning of May 27, 2014 in an industrial-type accident which occurred in an underground satellite workshop at the mine. The Company informed that all activities in the affected area have been suspended pending inspection by the management, and the concerned authorities have been notified. Nick Holland, CEO of Gold Fields, said, "Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased. Management will do everything possible to support them in this hour of need." He added, "We are deeply shocked by these tragic incidents as they follow a period of more than three years in which the mine had reported only one fatality, which occurred over a year ago." The full analyst notes on Gold Fields are available to download free of charge at:

Commercial Metals Company Analyst Notes
On May 27, 2014, Commercial Metals Company reported that in conjunction with its Q3 2014 earnings release, it will conduct a conference call on Friday, June 27, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. ET. (10:00 a.m. CT). The Company informed that Chairman of the Board, President and CEO Joe Alvarado, and Senior Vice President and CFO Barbara Smith will be part of the call. According to the Company, the live webcast of the call will be available on its website. The full analyst notes on Commercial Metals Company are available to download free of charge at:

Ecopetrol SA Analyst Notes
On May 27, 2014, Ecopetrol SA (Ecopetrol) announced that it has been granted an invention patent by the Columbian industry and Trade Superintendence for a technology, allowing for the production of Biocetano®, a biofuel (renewable diesel) which is directly processed in refinery plants through additions of hydrogen to raw palm oil. According to the Company, the patent is effective as of August 9, 2011 until August 9, 2031 and it applies on the enhanced method to obtain diesel from renewable sources by controlling the unsaturation control level. The full analyst notes on Ecopetrol are available to download free of charge at:

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