Mechel Announces Change in the Name of Its Subsidiary

Mechel Announces Change in the Name of Its Subsidiary

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Moscow, Russia – September 29, 2009 – Mechel OAO (NYSE: MTL), one of the leading Russian mining and metals companies, announces that the name of its subsidiary, Mechel Management OOO, has changed. The subsidiary’s new name is Mechel-Steel Management Company OOO.

From September 14, 2009, Mechel Management Company OOO, which is a part of Mechel group of companies, has been renamed into Mechel-Steel Management Company OOO. The name has been changed in line with the reorganization of Mechel group’s asset management structure.

Mechel-Steel Management Company OOO provides operational management of Mechel’s steel assets.

Mechel-Steel Management Company OOO Chief Executive Officer is Mr. Andrey Deineko.

Mechel group currently includes a number of management companies which are in charge of operational management of other divisions’ subsidiaries, such as: Mechel Mining, Mechel Ferroalloys, Mechel Energo, and Mecheltrans.

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Mechel OAO
Ilya Zhitomirsky
Phone: + 7 495 221 88 88
ilya.zhitomirsky@mechel.com

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Mechel is one of the leading Russian companies. Its business includes four segments: mining, steel, ferroalloy and power. Mechel unites producers of coal, iron ore concentrate, nickel, steel, ferrochrome, ferrosilicon, rolled products, hardware, heat and electric power. Mechel products are marketed domestically and internationally.

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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.

29.09.2009

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