Mechel Reports NYSE Commencing Delisting of Mechel ADRs
Moscow, Russia – December 8, 2022 – Mechel PAO (MOEX: MTLR, NYSE: MTL), one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, reports that it has been notified by the New York Stock Exchange that it has determined to commence proceedings to delist the ADRs representing the company’s common and preferred shares.
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) notified the company that it has determined to commence proceedings to delist the two securities of Mechel PAO — MTL ADR (each representing two common shares) and MTL PR ADR (each representing one-half of a preferred share) — from the NYSE. Trading in the company’s securities has been halted since February 28, 2022 and will now be suspended immediately.
NYSE has determined that the company’s securities are not suitable for listing pursuant to Section 802.01D of the NYSE Listed Company Manual in light of the announcements by Deutsche Bank, the depositary under the company’s ADR programs, of its intention to terminate the deposit agreements for the company’s securities effective as of December 7, 2022.
According to the NYSE’s notification letter, application to the Securities and Exchange Commission to delist the Company’s Securities is pending, subject to the completion of applicable procedures, including any appeal by the Company of NYSE Regulation’s decision.
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Mechel is an international mining and steel company. 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.