30 June 2023 – PJSC ALROSA announces fulfilment of its
Eurobond-2027 obligations in accordance with the requirements of
PJSC ALROSA (the “Company”) announces payment
of the latest coupon in fulfilment of its obligations under a
Eurobond issue in the amount of USD 500,000,000, maturing in 2027
(the “Eurobonds”), scheduled for payment on 25 June 2023, and -
as 25 of June is non-business day in USA and UK - due to be paid on
26 June 2023 (the “Coupon”).
In accordance with the Russian Federation
Presidential Decrees No. 95, dated 5 March 2022, and No. 430, dated 5
July 2022, on 30 June 2023, the Company transferred funds to JSD NSD
(National Settlement Depository) for further transfer to Eurobond
holders whose rights are recorded in the Russian depository
infrastructure in accordance with the registers of Eurobond holders
collated on 23 June 2023 (the business day prior to the date on which
payment of the Coupon was due) as a result of the procedure to
identify holders of ALROSA Eurobonds conducted by JSD NSD. The Coupon
payment was made in Russian Roubles in accordance with the procedure
determined by the Decision of the Bank of Russia Board of Directors
dated 23 December 2022.
The fulfilment of Eurobond coupon payment
obligations as stipulated in the terms and conditions of the issuing
documentation to holders whose rights are registered in foreign
depository infrastructure (in particular through the Euroclear,
Clearstream, and DTC settlement and clearing systems) remains
technically impossible due to the sanctions imposed on the Company.
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The Company is fully committed to its
Eurobond payment obligations, and is taking possible steps and
measures to protect the interests of all its Eurobond holders in
equal measure. The Company is considering possible ways in which it
might fulfil its obligations in the current circumstances.