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Mechel Reports Refinancing Short-Term Debt to Uralsib Bank

MOSCOW, Nov. 26, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mechel OAO (NYSE:MTL), one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, reports extending the maturity of its loans from Uralsib Bank, which have earlier been given to Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant OAO and Urals Stampings Plant OAO.

Mechel Group's enterprises — Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant OAO and Urals Stampings Plant OAO — signed agreements with Uralsib Bank for refinancing the loans earlier received from the bank totaling some 72 million US dollars. According to the new agreements, Uralsib Bank will provide Beloretsk Metallurgical Plant OAO and Urals Stampings Plant OAO with new loans for an equivalent amount in rubles, which will mature in 2016.

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.

CONTACT: Mechel OAO Ekaterina Videman Tel: + 7 495 221-88-88 ekaterina.videman@mechel.com

Source:Mechel OAO