Mechel OAO - Form 6-K

Washington, D.C. 20549


PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16

December 31, 2013

Commission File Number: 001-32328

Mechel OAO
(Translation of registrant’s name into English)
(Jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
Krasnoarmeyskaya 1,
Moscow 125993
Russian Federation
(Address of principal executive office)
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Moscow, Russia – December 31, 2013 – Mechel OAO (NYSE: MTL), one of the leading
Russian mining and metals companies, announces the appointment of the company’s
Senior Vice-President for Economics and Management Oleg Korzhov as Mechel OAO’s
Chief Executive Officer. This decision was approved by the company’s Board of
Directors and is valid starting on January 1, 2014. Evgeny Mikhel, who occupied
this post since 2010, left the company by his own wish.
“We are sincerely grateful to Evgeny Mikhel who led the company in complicated
times and wish him the best of luck in his future career. He achieved great
progress in implementing the company’s revised strategy, and under his
leadership Mechel completed key investment projects and sold most of its
non-core assets.
“Oleg Korzhov is an expert in his field, with great experience. We are sure that
he has the ability to bring Mechel to a new level of development and
successfully resolve the tasks that the company faces,” Chairman of Mechel OAO’s
Board of Directors Igor Zyuzin noted.
Prior to his appointment Oleg Korzhov is Senior Vice President for Economics and
Management of Mechel OAO since October 2011. From April 2009 to October 2011 he
was Mechel OAO’s Vice President in charge of business planning and analysis.
Since July 2008 to April 2009 he had the position of Deputy Chief Executive
Officer for economy and finance of Mechel Management Company OOO. Prior to that
he was working as Director of the Economy and Planning Department at Mechel
Management Company OOO for two years. From 2005 to 2006 Mr. Korzhov held the
position of director for the economy and planning office at Mechel OAO. He was
Director for economy and finance at Nizhnetagilsky Metallurgical Plant (NTMP) of
Evrazholding Company OOO from 2003 until 2005. In the period between 1998 and
2003 he was Deputy Head of Economy Department and then head of economy
department at Nizhnetagilsky Metallurgical Plant OAO. From 1997 to 1998 he was
Executive Officer of Nikoremstroy OAO and in 1995-1997 -- deputy chief executive
officer for economy and finance Nikoremstroy OAO (NTMP OAO’s subsidiary). In the
period from 1993 to 1995 he worked at various positions at Nizhnetagilsky
Metallurgical Plant.
He graduated from Urals Polytechnic Institute named after S. M. Kirov in 1993
with the degree in economy and management in metallurgy. He had his
post-graduate education in the Academy of National Economy under the Government
of the Russian Federation with the degree in general management in 2002. He has
a PhD in Economy.
Mechel OAO
Ekaterina Videman
Tel: +7 495 221-88-88
Mechel is an international mining and steel company which employs over 80,000
people. 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

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
    Mechel OAO
Date: December 31, 2013 By: Evgeny V. Mikhel

  Name:  Evgeny V. Mikhel
  Title: CEO