Closing and issuance of notes due 2022

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Steel Capital S.A. announced today the successful closing and issuance of its US$750,000,000 5.90% loan participation notes due 2022 (the "Notes") under its US$3,000,000,000 Loan Participation Note Programme. The Notes have been issued for the sole purpose of financing a loan to OAO Severstal. The Notes are expected to be admitted to trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange on 18 October 2012.

The Issuer has on-lent the proceeds from the issue of the Notes to Severstal. Severstal intends to apply the borrowed funds primarily for general corporate purposes.

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