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ALROSA ANNOUNCES PRICE RANGE FOR INTERNATIONAL OFFERING Open Joint Stock Company “ALROSA” (“ALROSA” or the "Company"), the world’s largest diamond mining company based on rough diamond production volume, today announces the price range for its offering (the “Offering”) of existing shares in the form of ordinary shares (the “Shares”) that are admitted to trading on the “A1” quotation list of CJSC MICEX Stock Exchange (“MICEX SE”), a subsidiary of the Moscow Exchange, under the ticker symbol “ALRS”. *The price range for the Offering has been set at between RUB35 and RUB38 per Share. *The Offering consists of a sale of the Shares by the following shareholders: *The Russian Federation will offer up to 515,547,593 Shares, representing approximately 7 per cent of the Company’s share capital. *OJSC RIC Plus, an open joint-stock company, wholly-owned by the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), will offer up to 515,547,593 Shares, representing approximately 7 per cent of the Company’s share capital. *Wargan Holdings Limited, a company organised under the laws of the Republic of Cyprus and controlled by ALROSA, will offer up to 150,237,555 Shares, representing approximately 2 per cent of the Company’s share capital. *In connection with the Offering, VTB Capital plc, acting as a stabilising manager, may procure the purchase, for stabilisation purposes, of the Shares on MICEX SE or otherwise in a total number of up to 10 per cent of the number of the offer shares within 30 days of the announcement of the offer price. Sunland Holding SA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ALROSA, has granted the stabilising manager an option to require Sunland Holding SA to purchase the Shares held by the stabilising manager as a result of stabilisation transactions in total number of up to 10 per cent of the number of the offer shares at the offer price. *The announcement of the offer price is expected on 28 October 2013. *Branch office of private unlimited company Goldman Sachs (Russia) is acting as agent (poverenny) in the name and on behalf of the Russian Federation in connection with the sale of the Shares by the Russian Federation and is providing services as coordinator of the sale of the Shares by OJSC RIC Plus. *Goldman Sachs International, J.P. Morgan Securities plc, Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc and VTB Capital plc are joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners of the Offering. Renaissance Capital is a joint bookrunner of the Offering. Ilya Yuzhanov, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, commented: “The Company looks forward to meeting Russian and international institutional investors and updating them on its business and development strategy. As the world's largest producer of rough diamonds, ALROSA is well placed to benefit from the growing demand for diamonds on the international market. Reflecting the strength of ALROSA’s financial position, the Supervisory Board intends to recommend to the Company’s shareholders to increase the minimum level of dividend payments to 35% of net profit under IFRS, commencing with the annual dividend payment for the full year of 2013, and to implement relevant changes in the Company’s dividend policy. Our plans to consistently increase cash flow and execute our strategy at each stage of the Company’s development create a strong platform for rewarding our shareholders and drive higher return on investment.” Olga Dergunova, Deputy Minister for Economic Development of the Russian Federation and Head of the Federal Agency for State Property Management, commented: “We are confident that the investment community will appreciate ALROSA’s offering, which reflects the unique role of the Company in the global diamond market, its ability to generate positive cash flow, the industry's leading reserve base and its attractive growth prospects. We support the Company in its initiative to increase the minimum level of dividend payments to 35% of net profit under IFRS. Higher dividend payments are beneficial to the State, minority shareholders and the Company, and should be positively received by the stock market.” Egor Borisov, President of Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), commented: “We are pleased to see the next big step in the scheduled partial privatisation of ALROSA. ALROSA is the largest contributor to the budget of Yakutia. As one of the major shareholders of ALROSA, we have previously suggested increasing the minimum level of dividend payment, and we now fully support the Company’s proposal to increase the dividend payments, commencing with the annual dividend payment for the full year of 2013. ALROSA’s history is closely associated with Yakutia. We are pleased that due to the Offering more people in many of the world’s financial centres will learn about both the Company and Yakutia.” About ALROSA ALROSA is the largest diamond mining company in the world based on rough diamond production volume. Its strategic focus is on mining and distribution of rough diamonds. In 2012, ALROSA produced 34.4 million carats of rough diamonds, accounting for 27 per cent of the world’s rough diamond output based on carat volume, according to Kimberley Process statistics. In the six months ended 30 June 2013, the Company produced 17.1 million carats of rough diamonds. ALROSA operates six open-pit mines, three underground mines and thirteen alluvial placers. The Company’s principal mining and processing operations are located in Yakutia, in the north-eastern part of Russia, and Arkhangelsk Region, in the north-western part of Russia. Based on published reserves, ALROSA has the largest JORC Code-compliant reserve base and its JORC Code resource base is one of the largest in the industry. As at 1 July 2013, the Company’s total JORC Code-compliant measured, indicated and inferred resources amounted to 973.0 million carats (68.3% measured and indicated) with an average grade of 1.38 carats/tonne; and its JORC Code-compliant proven and probable ore reserves were 607.5 million carats with an average grade of 1.34 carats/tonne, based on an independent expert report prepared by Micon International, mineral industry consultants. In addition, ALROSA owns a 32.8 per cent interest in Catoca Limited, which mines the Catoca kimberlite pipe in Angola. ALROSA has its own marketing and distribution network with offices in all key diamond distribution hubs across the world. In 2012, a majority of ALROSA’s diamonds were sold through long-term contracts, with the rest sold mainly through competitive sales (auctions and tenders) and spot sales. The Company’s customer base includes cutting/polishing companies, vertically integrated jewellery groups and wholesalers. In addition to its diamond mining and distribution business, ALROSA has some non-diamond assets in adjacent business areas. The Company plans to gradually dispose of selected non-diamond assets over the period of 2013-2020. Under IFRS, ALROSA’s revenue was RUB 82,229 million in the six months ended 30 June 2013, RUB 76,529 million in the six months ended 30 June 2012 and RUB 150,880 million in 2012). Under IFRS, the Company’s profit amounted to RUB 14,616 million in the six months ended 30 June 2013, RUB 16,191 million in the six months ended 30 June 2012 and RUB 33,634 million in 2012. As of 14 October 2013, the Company’s largest shareholders include the Russian Federation that holds approximately 50.9 per cent interest and Yakutia, that together with OJSC RIC Plus, hold approximately 32.0 per cent interest. ALROSA is committed to on-going improvement in corporate governance. It has prepared and published its audited annual IFRS financial statements since 2002, and produces its IFRS reviewed statements on a quarterly basis. The Company’s Supervisory Board currently includes five independent non-executive directors, according to Russian standards of independence. Contact: Media Enquiries: College Hill London Leonid Fink, Tony Friend, Galyna Kulachek +44 207 457 2020 Moscow Anton Karpov, +7 (495) 660 05 91 or ALROSA Media Centre +7 (495) 620 92 50, ext. 13-21 firstname.lastname@example.org ALROSA Investor Relations Centre +7 (495) 745 58 72 IR@alrosa.ru
ALROSA Announces Price Range for International Offering
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