Press Releases / 30.08.2013
Press Release as of 30.08.2013
CJSC AK&M Rating Agency revised the outlook on the 'A' national scale credit rating of OAO Mechel from stable to negative.
This negative change was motivated by the Company's heavy debt against the tough financial position represented by the significant losses, shrinking assets, lower equity capital and a reduction in sales revenues as of the last reporting date.
The credit rating, along with any information and conclusions provided in this press release, only conveys our opinion on the Company’s credit standing and shall not be considered as advice on the purchase and sale of securities or the provision of loan facilities.
AK&M Rating Agency will not incur any responsibility for any interpretations, inferences and consequences related to the application of results of the rating estimation procedure by any third parties.
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