MMC Norilsk Nickel : OJSC MMC NORILSK NICKEL SUCCESSFULLY PLACED USD750 MILLION EUROBOND Moscow, April 30, 2013 - OJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel (hereinafter, Norilsk Nickel or the Company), the largest global nickel and palladium producer, announces today the closing of its USD750 million 5-year Eurobond offering with an annual coupon rate of 4.375%.The placement is the largest ever Eurobond transaction by a Russian or CIS non-state owned company made in a Reg S-only (outside of the U.S.) transaction. The proceeds from the issue will be used for general corporate purposes and refinancing of the Company's indebtedness. Barclays, Citigroup and Société Générale acted as Joint Lead Managers for the offering. UniCredit Bank AG acted as Co-manager of the offering. Sergey Malyshev, Chief Financial Officer of Norilsk Nickel, said: "We are pleased with the results of the placement as the deal has the lowest coupon ever achieved by a Russian/CIS Metals & Mining issuer in the Eurobond market. The offering confirmed Norilsk Nickel's access to a new public source of funding providing the Company with long-term financing at attractive terms and supporting further optimization of the debt portfolio in line with its financial strategy". 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 NORILSK NICKEL: 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, 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. Norilsk Nickel international assets include operations in Finland, Australia, Botswana and South Africa. 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. These materials are not an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy securities (the "Notes") of MMC Finance Limited. The Notes have not been and will not be registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or with any securities regulatory authority of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States. Consequently, the Notes may not be offered, sold, resold, transferred, delivered or distributed, directly or indirectly, into or within the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and in compliance with any applicable securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States. No public offering of the Notes is being made in the United States. This document does not constitute an invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity within the meaning of the UK Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. This document is only being distributed to and is only directed at: (i) persons who are outside the United Kingdom; (ii) persons who are investment professionals within the meaning of Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Order") or (iii) high net worth entities and other persons to whom it may otherwise lawfully be communicated, falling within Article 49(2) of the Order (all such persons together being referred to as "relevant persons"). The Notes are available only to, and any invitation or offer may be directed at, or any agreement to subscribe for, purchase or otherwise acquire, any securities will be engaged in only with, in the United Kingdom, relevant persons and, in any other jurisdiction, persons to whom it can lawfully be communicated and who may lawfully engage in such investment activity. Any person in the United Kingdom who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this announcement or any of its contents. This announcement or information contained herein is not for release, publication or distribution in whole or in part in or into the Russian Federation subject to certain exceptions and is not, and under no circumstances is to be construed as, an offer or advertising or an invitation to make offers to sell, purchase, exchange or otherwise transfer or dispose of any securities, including securities of foreign issuers, or other financial instruments in the Russian Federation within the meaning of Russian securities laws or to or for the benefit of any persons or entities resident, incorporated, established or having their usual residence in the Russian Federation, or to or for the benefit of any person located within the territory of the Russian Federation, who is not a "qualified investor" (the "Russian QI") within the meaning of Article 51.2 of the Russian Federal Law "On the Securities Market" No.39-FZ dated 22 April 1996, as amended and must not be distributed or circulated into the Russian Federation or made available in the Russian Federation, to any persons who are not Russian QIs, unless and to the extent they are otherwise permitted to access such information under Russian law. The securities have not been and will not be registered in Russia or admitted to placement and/or public circulation in the Russian Federation and the information contained herein is not to be passed on to third parties or otherwise be made publicly available in the Russian Federation. The securities are not intended for "offering", "placement" or "public circulation" (each as defined in Russian securities laws) in the Russian Federation, except as permitted by Russian law. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 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#1697877
MMC Norilsk Nickel : OJSC MMC NORILSK NICKEL SUCCESSFULLY PLACED USD750 MILLION EUROBOND
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