Washington, D.C. 20549

Report of Foreign Private Issuer
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the month of August, 2022
Commission File Number 1-14732

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
National Steel Company
(Translation of Registrant's name into English)
Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima 3400, 20º andar
São Paulo, SP, Brazil
(Address of principal executive office)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports
under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F. 
Form 20-F ___X___ Form 40-F _______

 Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  

Yes _______ No ___X____




Publicly Held Company

Corporate taxpayer n.º 33.042.730/0001-04
NIRE 35300396090




Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional ("CSN" or "Company"), in addition to the material fact disclosed on September 10, 2021, and the notice to the market on April 4, 2022, informs its shareholders and the market in general that the Administrative Court of the Administrative Council of Economic Defense ("CADE"), approved in its 201st ordinary trial session, on this date, without restrictions, the acquisition operation of LafargeHolcim (Brasil) S.A. ("Lafarge") by the Company's subsidiary, CSN Cimentos S.A. ("CSN Cimentos") ("Operation").

As previously reported, this acquisition will add a production capacity of 10.3 million tons per year to that of CSN Cimentos through cement plants, as well as substantial reserves of high-quality limestone and concrete and aggregate units. Furthermore, relevant operational, logistics, management and commercial synergies are expected, in line with the company's cement business growth strategy.

The Company will keep its shareholders and the market in general duly informed about the closing of the Operation, in accordance with current legislation.


São Paulo, August 17, 2022.


Marcelo Cunha Ribeiro

Executive Director of Finance and Investor Relations





Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
Date: August 17, 2022
/S/ Benjamin Steinbruch

Benjamin Steinbruch
Chief Executive Officer


/S/ Marcelo Cunha Ribeiro

Marcelo Cunha Ribeiro
Chief Financial and Investor Relations Officer




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