Mechel OAO - Form 6-K

Washington, D.C. 20549


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March 21, 2014

Commission File Number: 001-32328

Mechel OAO
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Moscow, Russia — March 21, 2014 — Mechel OAO (NYSE: MTL), one of the leading
Russian mining and metals companies, reports that its subsidiary Мechel Somani
Carbon Private Limited launched a screening facility at coal terminal in
Vishakhapatnam on India’s east coast. This will greatly expand Mechel’s capacity
for marketing coal on the promising Indian market.
Mechel Somani Carbon Private Limited’s screening facility on the basis of the
coal terminal enables the company to sort anthracites supplied by Mechel’s
mining enterprises. Its chief consumers are small and medium-sized businesses.
The screening facility’s project capacity is set at up to 250,000 tonnes a year.
Mechel gradually increases sales of its coal in India. In 2014, the joint
venture plans to market a total of 250,000 tonnes of anthracites, which will
make up 20% of India’s anthracite market.
“The Indian market, where demand for coal continues to grow, is of strategic
interest to us. As of now, India annually buys 110 million tonnes of steam coal
and 40 million tonnes of coking coal. Experts estimate that by 2020 India will
be importing up to 120 million tonnes of coking coal of various grades.
Considering the favorable forecasts for the future, Mechel’s efforts are aimed
not only at building up stable ties directly with all kinds of clients, but also
at setting up necessary infrastructure,” Mechel Mining Management Company OOO’s
Chief Executive Officer Pavel Shtark noted.
Note for editors:
Мechel Somani Carbon Private Limited is a joint venture set up by Mechel Carbon
in partnership with Somani Group in 2011. Mechel Carbon owns 51% shares in the
venture. The company is tasked with distributing metallurgical coal on the
Indian market.
Somani Group is focused on growth in core sectors of Indian economy such as
Steel, Coal, Power, Engineering and Education. Somani Group has long standing
joint ventures with world known companies.

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: March 21, 2014 By: Oleg V. Korzhov

  Name:  Oleg V. Korzhov
  Title: CEO