Mechel PAO - Form 6-K

Washington, D.C. 20549


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

March 16, 2017

Commission File Number: 001-32328

Mechel PAO
(Translation of registrant’s name into English)
(Jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
Krasnoarmeyskaya 1,
Moscow 125167
Russian Federation
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Moscow, Russia – March 16, 2017 – Mechel PAO (MICEX: MTLR, NYSE: MTL), one of
the leading Russian mining and metals companies, reports that Chelyabinsk
Metallurgical Plant’s universal rolling mill won the Best Import Substitution
Project nomination at the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs
(RSPP)’ contest.
The winners of the Russian Business Leaders: Dynamics and Responsibility 2016
contest were awarded as part of RSPP’s Russian Business Week.
Mechel presented at the contest its Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant’s universal
rolling mill, a unique project for Russian steelmaking. It is the first such
industrial complex to be built in Russia. Investment in the project, including
its steelmaking and rolling facilities, totaled over 900 million US dollars.
The mill’s products are primarily aimed at the domestic market and
implementation of the federal import substitution program. The universal rolling
mill produces rails up to 100 meters in length and structural shapes. The mill’s
annual capacity is 1.1 million tonnes of steel products. The mill uses
international state-of-the-art technologies for rolling, tempering, correction,
processing and quality control. The rails are tempered in organic polymer, which
is a unique technology for Russia and lends the products high durability, wear
resistance and endurance limit.
The universal rolling mill’s capacity enables it to fully meet Russian Railways’
needs for rails that are up to the highest international standards and rules out
the need to acquire foreign-produced analogues. The mill also supplies Russian
machine-building and construction industries with high-quality beams for
competitive prices. In 2016 Mechel sold 304,000 tonnes of rails, including
270,000 tonnes shipped to Russian Railways, and Mechel plans to increase
supplies to Russian Railways by 20-25% this year.
“We are glad that our work won high expert approval from the professional
community. This award is really hard earned. The work of Chelyabinsk
Metallurgical Plant’s universal rolling mill is important not only to Mechel,
but to Russian economy as a whole. The mill’s products reduce Russian Railways’
and the construction industry’s dependence on volatile currency rates as they
implement major investment programs,” Mechel PAO’s Chief Executive Officer Oleg
Korzhov noted.


Mechel PAO
Ekaterina Videman
Tel: + 7 495 221 88 88

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

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 PAO
Date: March 16, 2017 By: Oleg V. Korzhov

  Name:  Oleg V. Korzhov
  Title: CEO