MMC Norilsk Nickel : MMC NORILSK NICKEL SUCCESSFULLY CLOSED USD2.1 BILLION 5 YEAR SYNDICATED LOAN

 MMC Norilsk Nickel : MMC NORILSK NICKEL SUCCESSFULLY CLOSED USD2.1 BILLION 5
                             YEAR SYNDICATED LOAN

Moscow, June 13, 2013 - MMC Norilsk Nickel (hereinafter, MMC Norilsk Nickel or
the Company),  the largest  global nickel  and palladium  producer,  announces 
today the  signing of  a 5  year unsecured  syndicated loan  with a  principal 
amount of  US$ 2.1  billion. The  facility  consists of  a US$  1.575  billion 
amortizing term loan and a US$  525 million revolving facility. The term  loan 
bears interest at a rate of 1  month LIBOR plus 1.75% p.a. while the  revolver 
is priced at  a rate  of 1  month LIBOR plus  1.35% p.a  plus utilisation  fee 
capped at 0.4%.

The financing will be provided by a 16-strong lender group, comprising Bank of
America, N.A., Barclays Bank PLC, BNP Paribas, Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft,
Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment  Bank, Deutsche Bank, HSBC Bank  plc, 
ING Bank N.V., Morgan Stanley, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd., OJSC Nordea  Bank, 
Joint Stock  Commercial Bank  "ROSBANK" (Open  joint-stock company),  Sumitomo 
Mitsui Finance Dublin Limited, Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking
and The Bank  of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ,  Ltd. and ZAO  UniCredit Bank.  Société 
Générale Corporate  & Investment  Banking is  acting as  Documentation  Agent. 
UniCredit Bank AG,  London Branch  is acting as  Facility Agent.  The Bank  of 
Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. and ING Bank N.V. are acting as Information Agents.
Barclays Bank  PLC is  acting as  Structured Rate  Agent. Barclays  Bank  PLC, 
Société Générale, and UniCredit Bank AG are acting as Market Hedge  Providers. 
Linklaters CIS acted as Lenders' legal advisors. The borrower was  represented 
by Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. The Company might consider a general  syndication 
in the near term.

The proceeds  from the  loan  will be  used  for general  corporate  purposes, 
serving amongst other for refinancing of short term debt maturities. 

Sergey Malyshev, MMC Norilsk  Nickel's Chief Financial  Officer said: "We  are 
pleased with  the  particularly  attractive terms  of  the  transaction  which 
confirms our positioning  as a  reliable borrower with  strong credit  metrics 
perceived by the  international banking community  as a global  player in  the 
metals & mining  industry. The  facility extends the  Company's debt  maturity 
profile following recent  successful placement of  a USD750 million  eurobond. 
The facility further  strengthens the  Company's financing  strategy aimed  at 
increasing diversification of the investor  base, while forming the basis  for 
continuing close cooperation with its relationship banks".

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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