June 19, 2006 — Evraz Group S. A. (LSE: EVR) makes reference to its recent holding announcement dated May 31, 2006 regarding a potential sale of a substantial indirect interest in Evraz Group by its principal beneficial owners. The Company has today been informed that this transaction was signed on June 16, 2006, with closing of the transaction being conditional upon the receipt of certain regulatory approvals.
The Company understands that, upon closing, the transaction will result in the transfer to Greenleas International Holdings Limited of a fifty per cent interest in Lanebrook Limited, an entity controlled by the principal beneficial shareholders of Evraz Group, which, at closing, will hold around 82.67% of the share capital of the Company.
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