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30 October 2019

NLMK Group begins commercial deliveries of high-strength steel for machine building

NLMK Lipetsk, the flagship site of NLMK Group, has started commercial deliveries of S500MC and S550MC high-strength HRC (yield strength 500 and 550 MPa) to the Russian market. These steel products are used in the manufacture of dump truck bodies, scrap trucks, truck chassis, cranes and other special purpose machinery. The use of high-strength steel in structures enables a 20% increase in carrying capacity, reduced weight, and lower fuel consumption per tonne of cargo.

S500MC and S550MC steel grades are 40% stronger than general-purpose hot-rolled products, and are used in heavy-duty structures and components. The metal undergoes special thermomechanical treatment at NLMK's Hot Rolling Mill to acquire its strength properties. 

High-strength steel sheets come in the following dimensions: 4 mm to 8 mm thick, up to 1,500 mm wide, and up to 12 meters long. Customers can order in small batches of up to 20 tonnes with truck delivery. Customers also have the option of adding high-strength Quard© plates to their order, which NLMK supplies to Russia from its NLMK Clabecq plant in Belgium.

As part of its high-strength hot-rolled steel development programme, NLMK plans to start pilot deliveries of S600MC grade before the end of the year.

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 17 million tonnes per year.

NLMK has the most competitive cash cost among global manufacturers and one of the highest profitability levels in the industry. In 12M 2018, the Company generated $12 billion in revenue and $3.6 billion in EBITDA. Net debt/EBITDA stood at 0.25х. The Company has investment grade credit ratings from S&P, Moody’s, Fitch and Expert RA.

NLMK’s ordinary shares with a 18.6% free-float are traded on the Moscow Stock Exchange (ticker "NLMK") and its global depositary shares are traded 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. For more details on NLMK shareholder capital please follow the link.

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