Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK)
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NLMK GROUP PROVIDES UPDATE ON NOTEHOLDERS’ CONSENT SOLICITATION
Novolipetsk Steel (“NLMK”, the “Borrower”) hereby announces the results of the meetings held on 9 September 2022 (the “Original Meetings”) for each of the outstanding U.S. $700,000,000 4.50 per cent. loan participation notes due 2023 (“2023 Notes”) and EUR 500,000,000 1.45 per cent. loan participation notes due 2026 (“2026 EUR Notes”, together with 2023 Notes, the “Notes”) issued by Steel Funding D.A.C. (the “Issuer”) for the sole purpose of financing a loan to the Borrower.
Capitalised terms used in this announcement but not defined herein have the meanings given to them in the Consent Solicitation Memorandum for the 2023 Notes and the Consent Solicitation Memorandum for the 2026 EUR Notes dated 12 August 2022 (as amended from time to time).
Results of the Meetings
By passing the Amendment Extraordinary Resolution, the holders of the 2023 Notes approved the Amendment Documents relating to 2023 Notes, including, modifications to the Trust Deed, the Conditions, the Paying Agency Agreement, the Loan Agreement and Global Certificates. By passing the Waiver Extraordinary Resolution, the holders of the 2023 Notes approved a waiver of any breaches by the Issuer and NLMK resulting from the non-payment of interest on the 2023 Notes and the corresponding amount of interest under the Loan Agreement until 31 December 2022 (inclusive).
Adjourned Meeting in respect of 2026 EUR Notes
On 12 September 2022 Steel Funding D.A.C. published a notice of adjourned meeting in respect of 2026 EUR Notes (the “Adjourned Meeting”).
Indicative Timing for the 2026 EUR Notes Adjourned Meeting
The agenda of the Adjourned Meeting is the same as that of the Original Meeting in respect of 2026 EUR Notes. The Noteholders are invited to consider and, if thought fit, give their Consent to the Amendments and the Waiver (the “Proposals” and each, a “Proposal”).
Consent Solicitation General Terms and Conditions
Noteholders should contact the Information and Tabulation Agent or Investor Relations department for further information:
i2 Capital Markets Ltd.
128 City Road
London, EC1V 2NX, United Kingdom
Email: email@example.com, Phone: +44 203 633 1212
40, Bolshaya Ordynka Str., Bldg. 3
About NLMK Group
NLMK Group is the largest steelmaker in Russia and one of the most efficient in the world.
NLMK Group’s steel products are used in various industries, from construction and machine building to the manufacturing of power-generation equipment and offshore wind turbines.
NLMK operates production facilities in Russia, Europe and the United States. The Company’s steel production capacity exceeds 18 million tonnes per year.
NLMK’s ordinary shares with a 20.7% free-float are listed on the Moscow Stock Exchange (ticker “NLMK”) and its global depositary shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange (ticker “NLMK:LI”). The share capital of the Company is divided into 5,993,227,240 shares with a par value of RUB1.
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