Mechel PAO - Form 6-K

Washington, D.C. 20549


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

April 17, 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 – April 17, 2017 – Mechel PAO (MICEX: MTLR, NYSE: MTL), one of
the leading Russian mining and metals companies, reports that the Expert Council
of Russia’s Industry and Trade Ministry’s Industrial Development Fund approved a
loan for Mechel’s Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant (ChMK PAO) to implement a
project for production of rails, beams and other structural rolls meant for
The project’s cost totals 1.52 billion rubles, including 300 million rubles to
be loaned by the Industrial Development Fund. The project includes acquiring
technological equipment in order to set up manufacturing of products according
to European standards on the basis of Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant’s
universal rolling mill.
Part of export-oriented products within the project’s framework will be made
this year. The project is planned to be fully launched in the second quarter of
2019. Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant had already received a European
certificate of compliance for its beams, and the plant has the status of a
potential rail supplier for Deutsche Bahn, Germany’s railroad operator.
“The Industrial Development Fund’s financial support will enable the plant to
implement the project and make high-margin products that are in demand abroad.
European and Middle Eastern markets have a stable demand for quality rails,
beams and other types of structural rolls. The plant already has requests for
future supplies. As Mechel Group owns a well-developed international service and
sales network, we can quickly enter foreign markets with our new products,”
Mechel-Steel Management Company OOO’s Chief Executive Officer Andrey Ponomarev
Note to editors:
Chelyabinsk Metallurgical Plant’s universal rolling mill was launched in 2013.
It is one of Russia’s largest facilities for producing high-quality structural
rolls and rails up to 100 meters in length. Rails are produced using the
technology of heat treatment in an organic polymer solution, which has no
analogies in Russia and which makes rails highly wear-resistant,
contact-enduring and with high fatigue strength. Currently the mill produces
nearly 40 profiles of structural shapes and rails. The mill’s chief customers
are Russian Railways, metalworks factories, steelmaking plants, mining plants
and wagon-building facilities.

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: April 17, 2017 By: Oleg V. Korzhov

  Name:  Oleg V. Korzhov
  Title: CEO