Mechel OAO - Form 6-K

Washington, D.C. 20549


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

December 27, 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
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Moscow, Russia — December 27, 2013 – Mechel OAO (NYSE: MTL), one of the leading
Russian mining and metals companies, announces closing the deal for disposal of
100% shares in Voskhod Mining Plant (Khromtau, Kazakhstan) and Tikhvin
Ferroalloy Plant (Tikhvin, Leningrad Region, Russia) to Turkey’s YILDIRIM Group
for a total of 425 million US dollars.
In accordance with the deal’s conditions, the YILDIRIM Group paid the entire sum
to Mechel OAO.
Société Générale Corporate and Investment Bank, ING Bank and Dechert LLP were
advising Mechel on this transaction.
“This agreement was signed in line with the strategy on restructuring the
group’s non-core assets. The funds our company got from this deal will be used
for deleveraging. On the whole, in 2013 we made significant headway in disposing
of non-core assets, closing deals on nine out of 14 enterprises we marked for
disposal. We will complete sales of other non-strategic assets in 2014,” Mechel
OAO’s Chief Executive Officer Evgeny Mikhel noted.

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 tons 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 – includes a modern chrome ore mine and a beneficiation
plant for further processing of the ore and producing chrome ore concentrate.
Voskhod’s proven and probable reserves total 20.3 million tons of ore according
to JORC standards.

YILDIRIM Group ( — a Turkey-based,  privately owned,
highly diversified industrial group active in 11 sectors including mining,
ferroalloys , fertilizer production and trade, coal and coke trading, port
operations and logistics, shipping and shipbuilding, energy, real estate
development and private equity investments  . The Group is headquartered in
Istanbul, Turkey, and employs globally over 8,500 employees.

YILDIRIM 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, the oldest ferroalloy plant in the world. The Group is one of the world’s
largest hard lumpy chrome ore producers as well as the world’s second largest
high-quality high-carbon ferrochrome producer.
Erdem & Erdem Law Office in Istanbul, Turkey and Norton Rose Fulbright (Central
Europe) LLP were advising YILDIRIM Group on this transaction.


Mechel OAO
Ekaterina Videman
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

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: December 27, 2013 By: Evgeny V. Mikhel

  Name:  Evgeny V. Mikhel
  Title: CEO