MMC Norilsk Nickel : SHAREHOLDERS OF MMC NORILSK NICKEL APPROVED DIVIDENDS FOR 2012

MMC Norilsk Nickel : SHAREHOLDERS OF MMC NORILSK NICKEL APPROVED DIVIDENDS FOR
                                     2012

June 6, 2013, Moscow - OJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel (hereinafter - 'Norilsk Nickel'
or 'the Company'), the largest global nickel and palladium producer, announces
today that its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (the AGM) approved  the 
consolidated 2012 IFRS  financial reports and  dividends for the  year in  the 
amount of RUB 400.83 per ordinary share.

Shareholders also approved reduction of the share capital by RUB 13,911,346 to
RUB 158,245,476 by cancellation  of 13,911,346 ordinary  shares (8.08% of  the 
share capital).

Another important item of the  AGM agenda was the  election of members of  the 
Board of  Directors of  Norilsk Nickel.  According to  the preliminary  voting 
results the following persons were elected to the Board of Directors:

· Sergey Barbashev  - General  Director and Chairman  of the  Managing 
Board, CJSC INTERROS Holding Company;
· Alexey  Bashkirov -  Executive Director  for Investments  and  Asset 
Management, CJSC INTERROS Holding Company;
· Sergey Bratukhin - President, CIS Investment Advisers, LLC;
· Andrei Bougrov -  Deputy General Director,  Member of the  Managing 
Board, CJSC INTERROS Holding Company;
· Marianna  Zakharova  - Deputy  General  Director for  Legal  Issues, 
Member of the Managing Board, CJSC INTERROS Holding Company;
· Valery  Matvienko  - Director,  Alumina  Division East,  CJSC  RUSAL 
Global Management B.V.;
· Stalbek Mishakov -  Adviser to General  Director, CJSC RUSAL  Global 
Management B.V.;
· Gareth Penny - Executive Chairman of the Board, New World  Resources 
Plc;
· Gerhardus  Prinsloo -  The majority  owner and  Director of  Natural 
Resource Partnership;
· Maxim Sokov  - Director for  Strategic Investments Management,  CJSC 
RUSAL Global Management B.V.;
· Vladislav Solovyev - First Deputy CEO, CJSC RUSAL Global  Management 
B.V;
· Sergey  Chemezov -  CEO of  RosTec Corporation,  State  Development, 
Advanced Industrial Products Production and Export Facilitation Company;
· Robert Edwards - head of Highcross Resources Ltd.

Additionally, the AGM  approved a  number of transactions,  elected the  Audit 
Committee and appointed the Company's auditors for 2013.

Following the results of the AGM the first meeting of the newly elected  Board 
of Directors was held. During the  meeting Chairman of the Board of  Directors 
and heads of key committees were elected. As before, Gareth Penny was  elected 
Chairman of the Board of Directors and Andrei Bougrov was elected his  deputy. 
Gerhardus Prinsloo was elected Chairman of the Audit Committee, Maxim Sokov -
Chairman of  the  Strategy Committee,  Sergey  Bratukhin -  Chairman  of  the 
Corporate  Governance,  Nomination  and  Remuneration  Committee  and   Alexey 
Bashkirov - Chairman of the Budget Committee.

For further information, please, contact:

Media Relations:          Investor Relations:
Phone: +7 (495) 797 82 94 Phone: +7 (495) 786 83 20
Email: pr@nornik.ru       Email: ir@nornik.ru

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.

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