January 20, 2006 — Evraz Group S.A. (LSE: EVR) (the Group), one of the leading vertically integrated steel production and mining businesses with operations mainly in Russia, announces that its five nominees were elected to the governing bodies of Vitkovice Steel, a.s.
At the shareholders' general meeting of Vitkovice Steel held today in Ostrava, Mr. Valery Khoroshkovsky, Evraz’s CEO; Mr. Alexander Frolov, Evraz’s Managing Director Corporate; Mr. Pavel Tatyanin, Evraz’s CFO; and Mr. Antonino Craparotta, Evraz’s Senior Vice President on Competitiveness, were elected to Vitkovice Steel’s Supervisory Board, and Mr. Frolov was appointed as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. In addition, Mr. Alexander Sorokin, Evraz’s Director International Operations, was elected to Vitkovice Steel’s Board of Directors.
Alexander Sorokin commented:
“The representation of Evraz’s senior executives in the governing bodies of Vitkovice Steel reflects our intention to align the operations of Vitkovice Steel with those of Evraz’s other operating companies and to maximise synergies and benefits from the integration of the largest Czech platemaker into the Group’s business structure.”
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