EVRAZ announces pricing of U.S.$750 million note issue and tender offer results

Date of publication: 13.03.2017

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EVRAZ announces pricing of U.S.$750 million note issue and tender offer results

13 March 2017 - Evraz Group S.A., a wholly owned subsidiary of EVRAZ plc, together with EVRAZ plc announce that Evraz Group S.A. has priced a U.S.$750 million notes issuance with maturity in March 2023, the coupon rate of  5.375% per annum. The notes will be issued by Evraz Group S.A.

The closing and settlement are expected to be completed on 20 March 2017.

Evraz Group S.A. intends to use the net proceeds of the issue to refinance existing indebtedness, including the financing of purchases of the notes listed below to complete the Tender Offers.

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Tender Offers

Pursuant to the tender offers announcement dated 2 March 2017 EVRAZ announces tender offers results as set forth in the table below:

Description of the Notes

Securities Codes

Purchase Price

Principal Amount of Notes Accepted for Purchase

Outstanding Principal Amount Following Settlement of the Tender Offers

U.S.$700,000,000 9.50% Notes due 24 April 2018 issued by the Company

Regulation S: Common Code: 035938133, ISIN: XS0359381331; Rule 144A: Common Code: 035938362, ISIN: US30050AAB98, CUSIP: 30050AAB9

U.S.$ 1,080.00 per U.S.$1,000 in principal amount of the First 2018 Notes


U.S.$50,232,000

U.S.$74,863,000

U.S.$850,000,000 6.75% Notes due 27 April 2018 issued by the Company

 

Regulation S: Common Code: 061890521, ISIN: XS0618905219; Rule 144A: Common Code: 062063190, ISIN: US30050AAD54, CUSIP: 30050AAD5

U.S.$1,053.75  per U.S.$1,000 in principal amount of the Second 2018 Notes


U.S.$331,503,000

U.S.$195,907,000

U.S.$1,000,000,000 6.50% Notes due 22 April 2020 issued by the Company

 

Regulation S: Common Code: 080863861, ISIN: XS0808638612; Rule 144A: Common Code: 78394986, ISIN: US30050AAF03, CUSIP: 30050AAF0

U.S.$1,075.00  per U.S.$1,000 in principal amount of the 2020 Notes


U.S.$300,000,000

U.S.$700,000,000

 

On or about 15 March 2017 in respect of the 2018 Notes Tender Offers and on or about 21 March 2017 in respect of the 2020 Notes Tender Offer, subject to the conditions described in the Tender Offer Memorandum, the Noteholders will be paid (a) the relevant Purchase Price for the validly tendered and accepted Notes, and (b) the Accrued Interest Amount from (and including) the immediately preceding interest payment date for the relevant Issue of the Notes up to but not including the applicable Payment Date.

The Tender Offers have now expired and no further Notes can be tendered for purchase.

The Notes acquired in the Tender Offers will be cancelled.

Notes that have not been successfully tendered for purchase and accepted by the Company pursuant to the Tender Offers and the terms and conditions set out in the Tender Offer Memorandum will remain outstanding and will remain subject to the terms and conditions of such Notes.

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For further information:

 

Media Relations:

London: +44 207 832 8998              
Moscow:
 +7 495 937 6871

media@evraz.com

 

Investor Relations:

London: +44 207 832 8990                             
Moscow: +7 495 232 1370

ir@evraz.com

 

 

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