MMC Norilsk Nickel : ISS RECOMMENDS MMC NORILSK NICKEL SHAREHOLDERS TO VOTE FOR GARRETH PENNY, ENOS BANDA AND GERHARDUS PRINSLOO Moscow, February 21, 2013 - OJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel (hereinafter - MMC Norilsk Nickel or the Company) announces today that ISS Proxy Advisory Services (ISS) released its analysis and voting recommendations for the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of MMC Norilsk Nickel shareholders to take place on March 11, 2013. ISS recommends shareholders of MMC Norilsk Nickel to approve early termination of powers of Board of Directors of the Company and to support the election of independent non-executive directors Garreth Penny, Enos Ned Banda and Gerhard Prinsloo. ISS analysts point out that of all the independent nominees, the aforementioned gentlemen are most capable of making impartial decisions that contribute to the benefits of all shareholders of the Company. Garreth Penny is a new nominee to the Company's Board. He is the Executive Chairman of New World Resources plc, one of Europe's leading hard coal and coke producers Mr. Penny is aslo the former CEO of De Beers Group and has strong mining experience and expertise. Enos Banda is an incumbent independent board member and the Chairman of the Audit Committee. He is former Head of Global Investment and Corporate Banking Department for sub-Saharan Africa at HSBC and has considerable experience in finance, as well as an understanding of International and Comparative law being a Doctor of Jurisprudence. Currently Mr. Banda serves as CEO of Freetel Capital. Gerhardus Prinsloo is one of the incumbent independent board members. Mr. Prinsloo is the majority owner and director of Natural Resource Partnership, a company specialising in providing strategic and technical solutions to natural resource companies. The management of the Company welcomes the opinion of ISS analysts. All the materials for the AGM can be downloaded under the following link: http://www.nornik.ru/en/investor/shareholder/meeting/11march2013 For further information, please, contact: Media Relations: Investor Relations: Phone: +7 (495) 797 82 94 Phone: +7 (495) 786 83 20 Email: email@example.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ABOUT MMC NORILSK NICKEL: MMC Norilsk Nickel, a company incorporated under the laws of the Russian Federation, is the largest diversified mining and metals company in Russia, the world's largest producer of nickel and palladium and one of the world's largest producers of platinum, rhodium, copper and cobalt. In addition to this, MMC Norilsk Nickel produces a large number of other by-products, including gold, silver, tellurium, selenium, iridium and ruthenium. The key production units of the Company's group in Russia are at the Polar and Kola Peninsulas. MMC Norilsk Nickel international assets include operations in Finland, Australia, Botswana and South Africa. MMC Norilsk Nickel's shares are traded on the Moscow Exchange. ADR's on the Company's shares are traded on the other the counter market in the US and on the London and Berlin stock exchanges. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: MMC Norilsk Nickel via Thomson Reuters ONE HUG#1679886
MMC Norilsk Nickel : ISS RECOMMENDS MMC NORILSK NICKEL SHAREHOLDERS TO VOTE FOR GARRETH PENNY, ENOS BANDA AND GERHARDUS
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