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Evraz Announces New Appointments

March 10, 2009 – Evraz Group S.A. (LSE: EVR) ("Evraz") today announced the appointment of Alexander Boreyko as Director of Investor Relations and Sergey Lavrinenko as Head of Communications and Public Affairs.

“I am confident that the professional experience of Alexander and Sergey will even further strengthen position of Evraz as an industry leader in transparency and corporate governance”, – said Pavel Tatyanin, Senior Vice President and CFO of Evraz Group.

Alexander Boreyko previously worked as International and Investor Relations Director of VimpelCom (Beeline). Before joining VimpelCom in June 2007, Alexander worked as Investor Relations Director of Sitronics, playing an important role in the Sitronics IPO on the London Stock Exchange in February 2007. Before that he was an editor of the Technology / Telecommunications section of the Russian business daily newspaper Vedomosti, which he joined in 2001 as a reporter.
Alexander was born in Moscow in 1977 and graduated from the Economics Department of Moscow State University (MGU) with a degree in Mathematical Economics in 1998. In 1999 Alexander graduated from the Journalism Department of MGU with a degree in Business Journalism. He also completed postgraduate studies at Moscow Institute for Electronic Technique (MIET) in 2003. In 2000 he completed a Reuters/Wincott Fellowship Program for business journalists in Oxford, UK.

Sergey Lavrinenko graduated from Moscow State University (MGU) with a degree in Journalism and brings more than twelve years of business communications experience in such industries as mining, oil and gas and FMCG. Prior to joining Evraz he worked for Highland Gold, one of the leading gold-mining companies operating in Russia, and Barrick Gold, world’s largest gold miner. Before June 2006 he held the position of Director Public Affairs at Multon, a Coca-Cola juice division in Russia. In 1998-2004 his career was associated with oil and gas companies, namely TNK-BP and SIDANCO.
Sergey’s key responsibilities will encompass such areas as Media Relations, Internal Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility.