Mechel OAO Announces the Results of Its Annual General Shareholders' Meeting
July 05, 2010 --
MOSCOW, July 5, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mechel OAO (NYSE:MTL), one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, announces that the Annual General Shareholders' Meeting was held on June 30, 2010.
The following key resolutions were adopted by shareholders at the meeting:
To pay dividends of 1.09 rubles per one ordinary share (about $0.03 per one ADR)* and a dividend of 3.29 rubles per one preferred share (approximately $0.1)*. Dividend payment should be made in cash by wire transfer not later than December 31, 2010.
The total dividend the Board of Directors recommended to the Annual General Shareholders' Meeting amounts to 453,735,112.05 rubles (about $14,545,496.02) for ordinary shares. The total dividend for preferred shares, recommended by the Board of Directors to the Annual General Shareholders' Meeting amounts to 456,510,250.35 rubles ($14,634,459.3)*.
To elect the following people to Mechel's Board of Directors:
- Igor Zyuzin (Member of the Board of Directors) **;
- Alexander Yevtushenko (Independent Member of the Board of Directors);
- Vladimir Polin (Member of the Board of Directors)
- Vladimir Gusev (Independent Member of the Board of Directors);
- Roger Ian Gale (Independent Member of the Board of Directors);
- Arthur David Johnson (Independent Member of the Board of Directors);
- Seraphim Kolpakov (Independent Member of the Board of Directors);
- Valentin Proskurnya (Independent Member of the Board of Directors);
- Igor Kozhukhovsky (Independent Member of the Board of Directors).
To approve Annual Report and Annual Financial Statements, inclusive of the Income Statement (Profit and Loss Accounts) of the Company and to appoint Energy Consulting/Audit ZAO as the auditor of Mechel OAO (Moscow).
To approve related-party transactions on the terms defined by General Shareholders' Meeting.
* According to the Russian Central Bank exchange rate of 31.1942 RUR/US $ as of July, 5, 2010.
** Was elected the Chairman of Mechel OAO Board of Directors at the Board Meeting on June 30, 2010.
Mechel is one of the leading Russian companies. Its business includes four segments: mining, steel, ferroalloy and power. Mechel unites producers of coal, iron ore concentrate, nickel, steel, ferrochrome, ferrosilicon, rolled products, hardware, heat and electric power. Mechel products are marketed domestically and internationally.
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.
CONTACT: Mechel OAO
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