Mechel Announces 2012 Nine Months Financial Results Conference Call and Internet Broadcast

Mechel Announces 2012 Nine Months Financial Results Conference Call and
Internet Broadcast

MOSCOW, Dec. 10, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mechel OAO (NYSE:MTL), one of the
leading Russian mining and metals companies, announces that it intends to
release its financial results for the nine months period ending September 30,
2012 on Wednesday, December 12, 2012. In conjunction with this release, Mechel
will host a conference call, which will be simultaneously broadcast live over
the Internet. Evgeny Mikhel, Chief Executive Officer, will host the call.

The conference call will take place at the following time:

                         Wednesday, December 12, 2012
                             6:00 PM Moscow Time
                             2:00 PM London Time
                            09:00 AM New York Time

Please dial the number below approximately 15 minutes prior to the scheduled
time of the call, quoting Mechel, and the chairperson name, Vladislav Zlenko.

                        Conference Call Phone Numbers:
                        U.S. toll free +1 866 966 5335
                      International +44 (0) 20 3003 2666

Listeners can access the conference call live over the Internet through a link
on Mechel's web site at

Please take 15 minutes prior to the call to visit the site and download and
install any necessary audio software. Additionally, a record of the webcast
will be available on our web site.

Mechel is one of the leading Russian companies. Its business includes four
segments: mining, steel, ferroalloy and power. Mechel unites producers of
coal, iron ore concentrate, nickel, ferrochrome, ferrosilicon, steel, rolled
products, hardware, heat and electric power. Mechel products are marketed
domestically and internationally.

The Mechel OAO logo is available at

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.

         Vladislav Zlenko
         Phone: +7 495 221 8888

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