March 1, 2007 – Evraz Group S.A. (LSE: EVR) (“Evraz”) announces that its wholly owned subsidiary Mastercroft Limited submitted today to the Federal Service on Financial Markets (FSFM) a voluntary tender offer statement to purchase all outstanding shares of Evraz’s Russian subsidiary NTMK.
FSFM is to approve the offer within 15 days. Following the approval, Mastercroft Limited which at the moment holds 94.997% of NTMK share capital, is going to make an offer to NTMK’s minority shareholders to tender the remaining 5.003187% of NTMK’s outstanding shares. The details of the offer will be published after the FSFM approval.
Once commenced, the tender offer will be valid for 70 days starting on the day following receipt of the tender offer statement by NTMK.
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