Mechel OAO - Form 6-K

Washington, D.C. 20549


PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16

April 29, 2013

Commission File Number: 001-32328

Mechel OAO
(Translation of registrant’s name into English)
(Jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
Krasnoarmeyskaya 1,
Moscow 125993
Russian Federation
(Address of principal executive office)
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Moscow, Russia — April 29, 2013 – Mechel OAO (NYSE: MTL), one of the leading
Russian mining and metals companies, announces signing several loan agreements
with Gazprombank OAO totaling 1 billion US dollars.
Mechel OAO’s largest enterprises acted as borrowers.
In the steel division, Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant signed a loan agreement for
1.7 billion rubles (some 54 million US dollars*) and Urals Stampings Plant
signed another for 1.6 billion rubles (some 50 million US dollars*). For the
steelmaker the credit lines can be used with the possibility of drawing down
funds during a three-year period. The maximum period for each tranche is two
years with repayment at the end of such period.
In the mining division, Yakutugol Holding Company signed a loan agreement for
490 million US dollars and Southern Kuzbass Coal Company for 400 million US
dollars. For the mining enterprises, the credit lines with the possibility of
drawing down funds can be used for a one-year period, with a five-year repayment
period for each tranche. The loans have a three-year grace period and repayment
in equal quarterly installments over the last two years.
“Gazprombank is an important strategic partner for Mechel, and this deal is yet
another proof of our long-term and mutually profitable cooperation. I would like
to specifically note that opening these credit lines will not increase our
company’s leverage while significantly decreasing the pressure on our liquidity
this year, and will enable us to improve the Group’s loan portfolio structure by
increasing the period of repaying loans,” Mechel OAO’s Chief Financial Officer
Stanislav Ploschenko noted.
*Based upon the Russian Central Bank exchange rate of 31.22 RUR/$ as of April
29, 2013.
Mechel OAO
Anton Lapin
Tel: + 7 495 221 88 88

Mechel is one of the leading Russian companies. Its business includes four
segments: mining, steel, ferroalloy and power. Mechel unites producers of coal,
iron ore concentrate, nickel, ferrochrome, ferrosilicon, steel, rolled products,
hardware, heat and electric power. Mechel products are marketed domestically and
Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other
forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial
performance of Mechel, as defined in the safe harbor provisions of the U.S.
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We wish to caution you that
these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may
differ materially. We do not intend to update these statements. We refer you to
the documents Mechel files from time to time with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission, including our Form 20-F. These documents contain and
identify important factors, including those contained in the section captioned
“Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” in our
Form 20-F, that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those
contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among
others, the achievement of anticipated levels of profitability, growth, cost and
synergy of our recent acquisitions, the impact of competitive pricing, the
ability to obtain necessary regulatory approvals and licenses, the impact of
developments in the Russian economic, political and legal environment,
volatility in stock markets or in the price of our shares or ADRs, financial
risk management and the impact of general business and global economic

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.
    Mechel OAO
Date: April 29, 2013 By: Yevgeny V. Mikhel

  Name:  Yevgeny V. Mikhel
  Title: CEO