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".

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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 

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.


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