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Vitkovice Steel

Date of publication: 21.08.2006

August 21, 2006 — Evraz Group S. A. (LSE: EVR) today announced the completion of the acquisition of outstanding 1.04% of the shares in Vitkovice Steel, a.s., the largest platemaker in the Czech Republic, for approximately ? 2.6 million.

Along with the acquisition of 98.96% of Vitkovice Steel, a.s. by Evraz announced in November 2005, Evraz's interest in Vitkovice Steel, a.s. now totals 100% of its share capital.

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For further information:

Evraz Group
Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations
Irina Kibina

Tel: +7 (495) 232-13-70
IR@evraz.com


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