Mechel OAO - Form 6-K

Washington, D.C. 20549


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

October 16, 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 — October 16, 2013 – Mechel OAO (NYSE: MTL), one of the leading
Russian mining and metals companies, reports that its extraordinary general
shareholders’ meeting approved issuing of guarantee by Mechel OAO for
performance of Mechel Group sellers’ obligations under the sale-purchase
agreement (including but not limited to sellers’ warranties) to the buyer,
Yildirim Group. This guarantee is a condition precedent for the deal’s closure.
According to the sale-purchase agreement signed in July 2013, Mechel Group sells
its 100% stake in Tikhvin Ferroalloys Plant and Voskhod Mining Plant. Mechel
Group’s companies act as formal sellers and an SPV within Yildirim Group acts as
a buyer. The deal amounts to 425 million US dollars. The deal is due to be
closed by the end of 2013.
Editor’s note:
Tikhvin Ferroalloy Plant – Located in Tikhvin, Leningrad Region, it is a modern
enterprise of a capacity to produce up to 120,000 tonnes per annum of
high-carbon ferrochrome used to produce stainless steel. As raw material, the
plant uses the chrome ore concentrate produced at Voskhod mining plant.
Voskhod Mining Plant – Located in Khromtau, Kazakhstan, it includes a modern
chrome ore mine and a beneficiation plant for further processing of the ore and
producing chrome ore concentrate. Voskhod’s proved and probable reserves total
20 million tonnes of ore according to JORC standards.
Yildirim Group — a Turkey-based private diversified industrial group comprising
enterprises from ten different industries in various countries. The Group is the
owner of ETI KROM INC., Turkey’s largest producer of chrome ore as well as
high-quality high-carbon ferrochrome, and of VARGÖN ALLOYS AB, one of the oldest
ferrochrome plants in Sweden. The Group is the world’s largest hard lumpy chrome
ore producer as well as the world’s second largest high-quality high-carbon
ferrochrome producer.
Mechel OAO
Elena Andreyeva
Tel: +7 495 221-88-88
Mechel is an international mining and steel company which employs over 80,000
people. Its products are marketed in Europe, Asia, North and South America,
Africa. Mechel unites producers of coal, iron ore concentrate, steel, rolled
products, ferroalloys, heat and electric power. All of its enterprises work in a
single production chain, from raw materials to high value-added products.
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 conditions.

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: October 16, 2013 By: Evgeny V. Mikhel

  Name:  Evgeny V. Mikhel
  Title: CEO