Partial cancellation of the Loan Participation Notes due to 2017, 2018 and 2022

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PАО Severstal (previously known as OAO Severstal) (“Severstal”) (MOEX: CHMF; LSE: SVST), one of the world’s leading vertically integrated steel and steel-related mining companies, announces as follows. On 23rd March 2016, Steel Capital S.A. (the “Issuer”), a special purpose vehicle established for the sole purpose of issuing notes for financing loans to Severstal, partially cancelled three series of its notes following their repurchase in the open market by Severstal’s subsidiaries (the “Cancellation”) .

The Cancellation was in relation to the repurchased notes of the following series:(1) US$1,000,000,000 6.70% Loan Participation Notes due 2017 (ISIN: XS0551315384, US858057AC66) (the “2017 Notes”), (2) US$600,000,000,000 4.45% Loan Participation Notes due 2018 (ISIN: XS0899969702, US85805RAC25) (the “2018 Notes”) and (3) US$750,000,000,000 5.90% Loan Participation Notes due 2022 (ISIN: XS0841671000, US85805RAB42) (the “2022 Notes” and together with the 2017 Notes and the 2018 Notes, the “Notes”). The Cancellation was completed on 23rd March 2016.

The details of the Cancellation of the relevant series of the Notes are set out in the table below:

Description of the Notes:

ISIN:

Common Code:

Listing:

Aggregate outstanding principal amount preceding the Cancellation:

Aggregate principal amount subject to the Cancellation:

Aggregate outstanding principal amount following the Cancellation:

US$1,000,000,000 6.70% Loan Participation Notes due 2017

XS0551315384, US858057AC66

055131538, 055206767

London Stock Exchange

 

US$620,814,000

US$26,625,000

 

US$594,189,000

US$600,000,000 4.45% Loan Participation Notes due 2018

XS0899969702, US85805RAC25

089996970, 089997291

Irish Stock Exchange

US$572,500,000

US$23,880,000

US$548,620,000

US$750,000,000 5.90% Loan Participation Notes due 2022

XS0841671000, US85805RAB42

084167100, 084218774

London Stock Exchange

US$697,289,000

US$63,238,000

US$634,051,000

Following the Cancellation, the outstanding 2017 Notes, 2018 Notes and the 2022 Notes in the aggregate principal amount of US$594 189 000, US$548 620 000  and US$634 051 000, respectively, will remain listed on the London Stock Exchange or the Irish Stock Exchange, as the case may be.

For further information, please contact:

 

Severstal Investor Relations

Victor Drozdov

T: +7 (495) 926-77-66

victor.drozdov@severstal.com

 

Severstal Public Relations

Anastasia Mishanina

T: +7 (495) 926-77-66

anastasia.mishanina@severstal.com

 

Severstal’s financial communications agent - Hudson Sandler

Andrew Hayes / Elena Garside / Alex Brennan

T: +44 (0) 20 7796 4133