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Mechel Announces Filing With SEC 2012 Annual Report (Form 20-F)

Mechel Announces Filing With SEC 2012 Annual Report (Form 20-F)

MOSCOW, April 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mechel OAO (NYSE:MTL), one of the
leading Russian mining and metals companies, announces that it has filed its
Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012 with
the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

The report is available at the following link:

http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1302362/000119312513156601/0001193125-13-156601-index.htm

Shareholders may also request a hard copy of Mechel's latest 20-F with
complete audited financial statements free of charge by sending their request
to Mechel at ir@mechel.com

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.

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
         Vladislav Zlenko
         Director of Investor Relations
         vladislav.zlenko@mechel.com

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