Evraz Plc EVR EVRAZ amends covenants in bank facilities

  Evraz Plc (EVR) - EVRAZ amends covenants in bank facilities

RNS Number : 6320G
Evraz Plc
02 July 2012












    EVRAZ agrees amendments to financial covenants in its bank facilities



2  July  2012  -  EVRAZ  plc  (LSE:  EVR)  hasagreed  amendments  toits 
US$950million syndicated structured credit facility maturing in 2015, as well
as a number of bilateral facilities, changing the financial covenants as part
of its ongoing treasury management.



The amendments include the change of  maximum net leverage ratio from 3.0x  to 
3.5x and minimum  EBITDA to interest  expense ratio from  3.5x to 3.0x.  These 
changes apply to all the bank facilities having financial covenants tested  on 
consolidated financials of EVRAZ's  wholly-owned subsidiary Evraz Group  S.A., 
which is the borrower  under the syndicated facility  and guarantor under  the 
bilateral  facilities.  The  total  amount  of  those  facilities  is  approx. 
US$1.4billion, of which  US$759million is outstanding  under the  syndicated 
facility.





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For further information:



Investor Relations:
Alexander Boreyko
Director, Investor Relations
London: +442078328990 Moscow: +74952321370

ir@evraz.com



Media Relations:
Oleg Kuzmin
VP, Corporate Communications
London: +442078328998 Moscow: +74959376871
media@evraz.com





















EVRAZ is  a vertically  integrated steel,  mining andvanadium  business  with 
operations in the  Russian Federation, Ukraine,  USA, Canada, Czech  Republic, 
Italy and South Africa. EVRAZ is among  the top 20 largest steel producers  in 
the world based on crude steel  production of 16.8million tonnes in 2011.  In 
2011 EVRAZ sold 15.5million tonnes  of steel products. A significant  portion 
of the Group's internal consumption of iron ore and coking coal is covered  by 
its mining operations.  The Group's consolidated  revenues for theyear  ended 
31December 2011 were  US$16,400million and consolidated  EBITDA amounted  to 
US$2,898million.



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