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Announcement of EGM on July 31

July 14, 2009 – Following the successful placement by Evraz Group (LSE: EVR) (“Evraz” or the “Company”) of convertible bonds and shares (represented, in part, by global depositary receipts) announced on July 9, 2009, Evraz’s Board of Directors proposes an extraordinary general meeting of Evraz’s shareholders be convened on July 31, 2009 which will include the following matters on the agenda:

  • Increase of the authorised share capital by EUR200,000,000 to increase it to EUR514,408,652, represented by 257,204,326 shares of EUR2.0 each, from EUR314,408,652;
  • Authorisation of the Company’s Board of Directors to issue further shares with or without an issue premium so as to authorise the increase in the total issued share capital to the total authorized share capital in whole or in part from time to time at the Board’s discretion within a period of five years and to determine the conditions of subscription for the new shares; and
  • Authorisation of the Company and other companies in the Company’s Group to purchase, acquire or receive shares and/or GDRs representing up to 10% of the Company’s issued share capital.

The complete notice for the general meeting comprising the text of the proposed resolutions is available from the Company.