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Mechel Expands Long-Term Coal Supply Agreement With Japan’s Itochu Corporation

SINGAPORE, Dec. 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mechel PAO (MOEX: MTLR; NYSE: MTL), a leading Russian mining and metals company, reports expansion of the sales agreement with a major Japanese universal trading company Itochu Corporation.

The agreement stipulates that Mechel and Itochu Corporation agreed on potential sales of up to 800,000 tonnes of coking and thermal coal between December 2018 and March 2020. The coal will be shipped from Mechel’s Southern Kuzbass Coal Company and Elgaugol. The price will be determined by mutual agreement. Japan’s major consumers and Asian steelmaking and power facilities will be the end consumers of Mechel’s products.

“Our longstanding ties with Itochu Corporation are stepping up to a new level. Expanding our cooperation will help us consolidate our position in the Asia Pacific market. We are glad that Mechel’s coal won positive appraisal from our Japanese partners, and we will ensure its high quality in the future as well,” Mechel Mining Management Company OOO’s Chief Executive Officer Pavel Shtark commented.   

/EIN News/ -- Mechel PAO
Ekaterina Videman
Tel: + 7 495 221 88 88
ekaterina.videman@mechel.com

Mechel is an international mining and steel company. Its products are marketed in Europe, Asia, North and South America, Africa. Mechel unites producers of coal, iron ore concentrate, steel, rolled products, ferroalloys, heat and electric power. All of its enterprises work in a single production chain, from raw materials to high value-added products.

Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of Mechel, as defined in the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially. We do not intend to update these statements. We refer you to the documents Mechel files from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Form 20-F. These documents contain and identify important factors, including those contained in the section captioned “Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” in our Form 20-F, that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, the achievement of anticipated levels of profitability, growth, cost and synergy of our recent acquisitions, the impact of competitive pricing, the ability to obtain necessary regulatory approvals and licenses, the impact of developments in the Russian economic, political and legal environment, volatility in stock markets or in the price of our shares or ADRs, financial risk management and the impact of general business and global economic conditions.

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