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Independent Non-executive Director Appointment

Date of publication: 29.02.2012

EVRAZ plc (LSE: EVR) announces that Alexander Izosimov will join the EVRAZ Board with immediate effect as an Independent Non-executive Director. He will also become a member of Remuneration Committee of EVRAZ Board of Directors.

Alexander Izosimov has extensive managerial and board experience. In 2003-2011, he was President and CEO of VimpelCom, a leading emerging market telecommunications operator. In 1996-2003 he held various managerial positions at Mars Inc. and was Regional President for CIS, Central Europe and Nordics, and a member of the executive board. Prior to Mars Inc, Mr Izosimov was a consultant with McKinsey & Co. (Stockholm, London) (1991-1996) and was involved in numerous projects in transportation, mining, manufacturing and oil businesses.

Mr Izosimov currently serves on the boards of MTG AB, East Capital AB and Dynasty Foundation. He previously served as director and Chairman of the GSMA (Global association of mobile operators) board of directors, and was also previously a director of VimpelCom, Baltika Breweries, confectionery company Sladko, and IT company Teleopti AB.

Mr Izosimov graduated from the Moscow Aviation Institute and holds an MBA from INSEAD.
Commenting on the appointment, Alexander Abramov, Chairman of EVRAZ, said: “I am happy to welcome Alexander Izosimov to the EVRAZ board. I look forward to working with Alexander and hope that he will use his professional knowledge and life experience to the benefit of EVRAZ and in the interests of its shareholders.”

No further information is required to be disclosed in respect of Alexander Izosimov pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.13R (1) to (6).

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For further information:

Investor Relations:
Alexander Boreyko
Director, Investor Relations
London: +44 207 832 8990 Moscow: +7 495 232 1370
ir@evraz.com

Media Relations:
Oleg Kuzmin
VP, Corporate Communications
London: +44 207 832 8998 Moscow: +7 495 937 6871
media@evraz.com


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