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PAO Severstal Announces That Steel Capital S.A. Closes Issue of Loan Participation Notes
17 September 2019, Moscow, Russia - PAO Severstal announces the successful closing and issuance on 16 September 2019by Steel Capital S.A. of its US$800,000,000 3.15 % loan participation notes due 2024 (the "Notes") under its US$4,500,000,000 Loan Participation Note Programme. The Notes have been issued for the sole purpose of financing a loan to PAO Severstal. The Notes have been admitted to trading on the Main Securities Market of the Irish Stock Exchange from16 September 2019.
The Issuer has on-lent the proceeds from the issue of the Notes to PAO Severstal. PAO Severstal intends to apply the borrowed funds primarily for general corporate purposes.
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