Mechel Reports Chairman of Mechel OAO Board of Directors Meeting with POSCO Chief Executive Officer
Moscow, Russia — September 10, 2012 – Mechel OAO (NYSE: MTL), one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, reports the meeting between Chairman of Mechel OAO’s Board of Directors Igor Zyuzin and POSCO Chief Executive Officer Chung Joon-Yang during the Business Summit of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).
During the meeting, the two sides discussed the results of the joint efforts made according to the Framework Project Agreement signed by the two companies in 2011. The Agreement calls for strengthening and expanding mutual cooperation for implementation of joint projects in the steel industry, mining and logistics.
The sides discussed options for further development of their strategic partnership and issues of expanding cooperation regarding supplies of Mechel coal products to POSCO enterprises.
Construction of a permanent worker settlement at Elga Coal Complex, where POSCO construction subsidiary POSCO A&C is general contractor, was also discussed.
Construction of a permanent worker settlement at Elga Coal Complex is a key milestone for developing the Elga deposit, one of the world’s largest coking coal fields with 2.2 billion tonnes of reserves under JORC standards of coal grades that are highly in demand both domestically and internationally.
Mechel OAO has long-standing and stable partnership relations with enterprises in South Korea, where it exports coal products. POSCO is one of the world’s leading steelmaking companies and a major consumer of Mechel’s coking coal.
Mechel is one of the leading Russian companies. Its business includes four segments: mining, steel, ferroalloy and power. Mechel unites producers of coal, iron ore concentrate, nickel, ferrochrome, ferrosilicon, steel, rolled products, hardware, heat and electric power. Mechel products are marketed domestically and internationally.