Moscow, RUSSIA – June 25, 2004 – Mechel Steel Group reports that it has elected two independent Directors to its new Board at its Annual General Shareholders' Meeting.
Moscow, RUSSIA – May 20, 2004 – Mechel Steel Group has increased its interest in Izhstal OAO to a controlling stake in it. The Company currently owns 58.35% in the authorized charter capital of the Izhevsk plant.
Brussels, BELGIUM – May 6, 2004 – Mechel Steel Group is informing that its subsidiary, Mechel Trading, has signed a protocol of intent on cooperation with Zhejiang Material Industries Group, the second largest consumer of metal products in China. Signing of this document took part in the course of the conference, EU-China Business Forum, held in Brussels.
Moscow, RUSSIA – April 30, 2004 – Mechel Steel Group has increased the output volumes of its main products in the 2004 Quarter 1 as compared to the same period of the last year. The biggest increase was in production of the rolled stock – by 24,8%, and hardware - by 69%.