Announcement of EGM and record date for dividend payments for the first nine months of 2012

OAO Severstal (‘Severstal’), one of the world’s leading vertically integrated steel and steel-related mining companies, announces that the Board of Directors has called an EGM to be held by absentee voting on 20 December 2012.  The following agenda for the EGM has been approved by the Board:

- Dividend payments for the first nine months of the financial year to 30 September 2012.

The closing date for the receipt of voting ballots is 20 December 2012. All Severstal shareholders on the register as at 9 November 2012 are eligible to participate.

In the case that the dividend payments for the first nine months of the financial year to 30 September 2012 are approved at the EGM, the record date will be 9 November 2012.