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Mechel Reports Launch of New Longwall at Southern Kuzbass

MOSCOW, Nov. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mechel PAO (MOEX: MTLR, NYSE: MTL), one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, reports launching Longwall 21-1-11 at Olzherasskaya Novaya Underground Mine which is part of Southern Kuzbass Coal Company.

The new longwall’s industrial coal reserves are estimated at 3.6 million tonnes. The longwall is 200 meters long, the extraction panel is approximately 1,660 meters.

Mining at the longwall will be conducted by a stoping complex including a 135-section powered support system, a high-performance cutter-loader, a breaker, a loader, a longwall and a goaf conveyor. Investment in the project totaled 270 million rubles.

Miners at Olzherasskaya Novaya Underground’s Longwall 21-1-11 use a special sub-level caving method, which enables thick seam mining in one coal layer of up to 10 meters, extracting maximum volumes of coal in one go while decreasing the risk of breeding fire. This technology was proved most efficient in these geological conditions.

“After washing, the coal mined here will be sold to Russian and foreign power generating and steelmaking companies. The monthly load is planned at 150,000 tonnes, and our personnel will work this longwall for about two years,” Mechel Mining Management OOO’s Chief Executive Officer Pavel Shtark noted.

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Mechel is an international mining and steel company. Its products are marketed in Europe, Asia, North and South America, Africa. Mechel unites producers of coal, iron ore concentrate, steel, rolled products, ferroalloys, heat and electric power. All of its enterprises work in a single production chain, from raw materials to high value-added products.

Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of Mechel, as defined in the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially. We do not intend to update these statements. We refer you to the documents Mechel files from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Form 20-F. These documents contain and identify important factors, including those contained in the section captioned “Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” in our Form 20-F, that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, the achievement of anticipated levels of profitability, growth, cost and synergy of our recent acquisitions, the impact of competitive pricing, the ability to obtain necessary regulatory approvals and licenses, the impact of developments in the Russian economic, political and legal environment, volatility in stock markets or in the price of our shares or ADRs, financial risk management and the impact of general business and global economic conditions.

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