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“Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol” – contest prize-winner “Charitable Ukraine”

2 April 2014

Social projects of “Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol of Metinvest Group” received a high appraisal of the Second National Contest “Charitable Ukraine”. The enterprise is recognized by the winner in a nomination “Benefactor: company – big business”.

More than 200 charitable programs, projects and personal charitable acts have taken part in contest from all regions of the country. “Charitable Oscar” - an amber statuette "Angel of welfare" as the sign of recognition and gratitude from the Ukrainian society was awarded to the best companies, charitable and public organizations, collectives and private persons in exhibition centre of Kiev “Mystets’kyi Arsenal”.

“Ilyich Iron and Steel Works” has appropriated more than 12 million UAH for support of social sphere of Mariupol in 2013. Thanks to this assistance the old surgical building of city hospital № 4 has been reconstructed and also the new medical ambulance station which has made medical aid is more accessible to 15 thousand citizens of Mariupol has been opened. And 10 thousand inhabitants of micro-district "Zapadnyi" for the first time for many years could forget about problems with water supply after completion of step-up pump station by the workers of Ilyich Iron and Steel Works.

The award deserved by the collective of the metallurgists of Mariupol was awarded to the chief engineer of “Ilyich Iron and Steel Works”.
Vladislav Klimanchuk, the first deputy of the general director – the chief engineer of “Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol”:
- Over a period of many years the workers of “Ilyich Iron and Steel Works” are participants of a number of charitable programs. Our Works always helped and will help those who requires it. Today for the decision of the problems the state and many Ukrainian cities require the help of the big business. Combining efforts and arranging dialogue we can make many good and useful deeds. As the production worker, I understand that today the main our problem is to raise labor productivity, to increase volumes of output, to pay wages and taxes in proper time. There is an univocal understanding in collective of “Ilyich Iron and Steel Works”, the economy stability, quality and standards of living both Mariupol and Ukraine depends on results of work of metallurgists.

Oksana Zabuzhko, a member of Supervisory board of contest “Charitable Ukraine”:
- Present nominations are an original sociological measurement of "illnesses" of the Ukrainian society. Winners of our contest cover "the black holes", with which our state does not manage, by their soul, their assistance. It is a normal method of civil society functioning - self-organization and mutual assistance.

For editors:

PJSC «Ilyich Iron and Steel Works of Mariupol» is one of the greatest enterprises in Ukraine with full metallurgical cycle. The Works produces pipes and flat rolled products of carbon, low-alloy and alloy steels for different applications: hot-rolled plates and sheets intended for the production of pipes for main pipelines, ships, pressure vessels, bridge constructions, other metal constructions for critical application; hot-rolled plates, sheets and strips including pickled; cold-rolled, including galvanized, bands, sheets and strips, including for cold stamping, flooring and others.

METINVEST is an international vertical-integrated mining-and-metallurgical Group of companies, which runs assets in every link of production chain for creation of value from iron-ore and coal mining tol semi-finished and finished metal products manufacture. The structure of the Group comprises mining and metallurgical enterprises in Ukraine, Europe and USA, and sales network covering the key world markets. METINVEST GROUP consists of Metallurgical and Mining Divisions. According to the strategical vision of the Group its aim is to become lead European vertical-integrated steel producer with stable ratio of growth and cost effectiveness in spite of market cyclicity, and to ensure investment return higher than industrial standards. In a period of the nine months before 30th of September 2013 the Group has received US$9,8 milliards of sale proceeds, cost effectiveness by EBITDA was 18%.

The main shareholders of METINVEST B.V. company (Holding company of METINVEST GROUP) are SСM GROUP (71,25%) and SMART GROUP (23,75%), which control Group at partnership relations.