EGM of shareholders approves appointment of new CEO

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EGM of shareholders approves appointment of new CEO

Luxembourg, December 29, 2005 — Evraz Group S.A. (LSE: EVR), one of the leading vertically integrated steel production and mining businesses with operations mainly in Russia, is pleased to announce that, further to its announcement of 9 December 2005, the resolutions proposed at today’s Extraordinary General Meeting were duly passed.

The shareholders approved the appointment of Valery Khoroshkovsky as the administrateur délégué / délégué à la gestion journalière, or Chief Executive Officer, of the Company, with effect from January 1, 2006, and passed the resolution on the amounts of the remuneration to Company’s CEO and the Chairman of the Board of Directors for 2006.

Copies of the resolutions have been submitted to the UK Listing Authority, and will shortly be available for inspection at the UK Listing Authority’s Document Viewing Facility, which is situated at:

UK Listing Authority
Financial Services Authority
25 The North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
E14 5HS

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For further information:

Evraz Group
Corporate Affairs and Investor Relations
Irina Kibina
Tel: +7 (495) 232-13-70

Michael Rummel
Lachlan Johnston
Maria Suleymanova
Tel: +44 (207) 653-66-20