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PAO Severstal: Severstal reports Q2 2021 financial and operational results 
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Severstal reports Q2 2021 financial and operational results 
 
- EBITDA margin expanded to 56%; Delivering 42% EBITDA and 88% FCF growth qoq - 
 
Moscow, Russia -  16 July 2021 - PAO Severstal (MOEX: CHMF; LSE: SVST), one of the world's leading steel and 
steel-related mining companies, increased its revenue by 33% qoq to USD2,946 mln, EBITDA reached USD1,647 mln (+42% qoq), 
EBITDA margin increased to 55.9% (+3.5 ppts qoq). 
 
KEY CONSOLIDATED OPERATIONAL AND FINANCIAL RESULTS 
 
                            Q2 2021 Q1 2021 qoq      6m 2021 6m 20206 yoy 
Financials, USD million 
Revenue                     2,946   2,219   32.8%    5,165   3,295    56.8% 
EBITDA1                     1,647   1,162   41.7%    2,809   1,056    166% 
EBITDA margin, %            55.9%   52.4%   3.5 ppts 54.4%   32.0%    22.4 ppts 
Free cash flow2             936     497     88.3%    1,433   244      5.9x 
Net profit                  1,139   721     58.0%    1,860   463      4x 
Net debt/EBITDA3            0.37    0.52    (28.8%)  0.37    0.82     (54.9%) 
Basic EPS4, USD               1.36    0.87    56.3%    2.24    0.56     4x 
Production, kt 
Hot metal                   2,627   2,674   (2%)     5,301   4,741    12% 
Crude steel                 2,776   2,961   (6%)     5,737   5,657    1% 
Sales, kt 
Steel products, incl.:      2,678   2,630   2%       5,308   5,127    4% 
HVA                         1,308   1,222   7%       2,530   2,250    12% 
Iron ore products           1,310   1,024   28%      2,334   3,172    (26%) 
Coal                        282     345     (18%)    627     757      (17%) 
Health and safety 
LTIFR (staff) 5             0.57    0.50    14%      0.53    0.89     (40%) 
LTIFR (staff + contractors) 0.63    0.69    (9%)     0.66    n/a      n/a 

Notes: 1. EBITDA represents profit from operations plus depreciation and amortisation of productive assets (including the

Group's share of depreciation and amortisation of associates and joint ventures) adjusted for gain/(loss) on

disposals of PPE and intangible assets and its share in associates' and joint ventures' non-operating income/

(expenses). A reconciliation of EBITDA to profit from operations is presented in Severstal's quarterly financial

statements. 2. Free Cash Flow ("FCF") is determined as the aggregate amount of the following items: Net cash from operating

activities, CAPEX, proceeds from disposal of PPE and intangible assets, interest received and dividends received. A

reconciliation of FCF to net cash from operating activities is presented in Severstal's quarterly financial

statements. 3. Net Debt/EBITDA ratio is calculated as net debt divided by EBITDA for the last 12 months and is included in

Severstal's quarterly financial statements. Net debt equals the total debt less cash and cash equivalents at the

end of the reporting period. 4. Basic EPS is calculated as profit for the period divided by the weighted average number of shares outstanding

during the period: 834 mln shares for Q2 2021 and 826 mln shares for Q1 2021; 830 mln shares for 6m 2021 and 825

mln shares for 6m 2020. 5. LTIFR refers to Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate, the number of lost time injuries occurring in a workplace per 1

mln hours worked. The scope covers injuries and hours worked for staff and contractors, using the cumulative data

from the beginning of the calendar year. 6. These data include adjustments made in connection with the change in presentation described in Severstal's

quarterly financial statements.

Q2 2021 vs. Q1 2021 ANALYSIS:

Operational results ? Production: Hot metal output decreased by 2% qoq to 2.63 mln tonnes due to scheduled BF repairs. Crude steel

production decreased to 2.78 mln t (-6% qoq), as a result of lower hot metal output and seasonal servicing works in

BOF shop. ? Steel sales were up by 2% qoq to 2.68 mln tonnes, mainly due to strong sales of semi-finished and HVA products. The

start of the construction season in Russia supported the demand for CRC, colour coated steel and metalware. Sales

of hot-rolled steel and plate decreased by 7% qoq to 1.1 mln tonnes due to significant scheduled repair works. As a

result, the share of the domestic market increased to 55% (+7 ppts qoq). ? Total share of high value-added (HVA) products amounted to 49% (+3 ppts qoq). ? Raw materials sales: Sales of coal decreased by 18% qoq to 0.28 mln t, driven mainly by a decline in steam coal

sales as demand softened during the summer season. Severstal continued to focus on implementing its environmental

strategy during the period, and in June 2021 Vorkutaugol announced the termination of steam coal production,

starting from the first quarter of 2022 (press-release). Sales of iron ore products increased by 28% to 1.3 mln

tonnes, driven by strong demand for pellets in Europe (sales grew by 34% qoq), as crude steel production continued

to recover in the EU27.

Financial results ? Revenue increased by 33% qoq to USD2,946 mln reflecting a 30% increase in weighted average steel prices qoq and

higher sales volumes. The revenue increase was primarily driven by Russia and Europe where revenues grew by 43% qoq

and 26% qoq respectively. ? EBITDA grew to USD1,647 mln (+42% qoq), primarily reflecting the higher revenue fueled by wider price spreads between

slab and raw materials baskets. EBITDA margin reached 56%, maintaining the Group's position as the global leader by

EBITDA margin in the steel industry. ? Net profit totaled USD1,139 mln (+58% qoq), as a result of revenue and profitability growth. ? Free Cash Flow increased by 88% qoq to USD936 mln, driven by higher EBITDA and marginally lower CAPEX, which amounted

to USD273 mln (-2% qoq). This was partially compensated by a build-up in working capital of USD151 mln

(vs. USD224 mln in Q1 2021) due to an increase in trade accounts receivable (USD134 mln in Q2 2021) and a build-up of

inventories (USD170 mln).

6M 2021 vs. 6M 2020 ANALYSIS:

Operational results ? Production: Hot metal production increased by 12% yoy to 5.3 mln tonnes, due to BF-3 commissioning in December

2020. Steel output grew to 5.7 mln tonnes (+1% yoy), driven by the EAF-1 start up in April 2021. ? Steel sales were up by 4% yoy to 5.3 mln tonnes. Sales of semi-finished products grew by 181% yoy to 0.58 mln

tonnes following higher output of crude steel, coupled with repairs to the hot-rolled shop. Sales of hot-rolled

steel and plates decreased by 17% yoy due to a large-scale upgrade of one of the continuous slab heating furnaces.

The total share of domestic sales volume went down by 7 ppts yoy to 51% due to favourable export market conditions

in Q1 2021. ? High value-added (HVA) sales were up by 12% yoy to 2.5 mln tonnes, mainly due to strong sales of cold-rolled (+32%

yoy to 0.54 mln t) and galvanized steel (+31% yoy to 0.53 mln t). The HVA share in consolidated sales amounted to

48% (+4 ppts yoy). ? Raw materials sales: Sales of coal decreased by 17% yoy to 0.63 mln tonnes driven mainly by a decline in coal

concentrate sales on the back of lower output impacted by the long wall repositioning. Sales of iron ore products

decreased by 26% to 2.3 mln tonnes, driven by the redirection of iron ore flow to owned assets following the

start-up of BF-3 in the end of 2020. Sales of iron ore pellets to third parties reduced by 23% yoy to 2.3 mln

tonnes. Iron ore concentrate sales to third parties decrease substantially in Q2 2021, amounting to just 47 kt in

6m 2021 (-74% yoy).

Financial results ? Revenue increased to USD5,165 mln (+57% yoy) due to higher steel prices and sales volumes. ? EBITDA grew to USD2,809 mln (+166% yoy) due to higher steel prices in 6m 2021. EBITDA margin reached record high 54%. ? Net profit totaled USD1,860 mln (increase of 4x yoy), including FX losses of USD13 mln. ? Free Cash Flow increased by 5.9x yoy to USD1,433 mln, driven by higher earnings. ? CAPEX amounted to USD551 mln.

Financial position ? Cash and cash equivalents decreased to USD783 mln (-15% qoq) on the back of the Q4 2020 and Q1 2021 dividend payments

and the execution of convertible bonds rights, partially settled in cash. ? Total debt declined to USD2,324 mln (-7% qoq) due to the redemption of convertible bonds. ? Net debt declined to USD1,541 mln (-3% qoq). The Net debt/EBITDA ratio amounted to 0.37 (Q1 2021: 0.52). Severstal's

Net debt/EBITDA ratio remains one of the lowest among steel companies globally, and enables the Company to return

value to its shareholders in accordance with its dividend policy. ? Strong liquidity position, with USD783 mln in cash and cash equivalents in addition to unused committed credit lines

and overdraft facilities of USD1,148 mln, which more than covers the Company's short-term debt of USD554 mln.

DIVID ? The Board of Directors is recommending a dividend of 84.45 roubles per share for Q2 2021. Approval of the dividend

is expected to take place at the Company's EGM on 20 August 2021.The recommended record date for the dividend

payment is 2 September 2021. The approval of the record date for the dividend payment is also expected to take

place at the Company's EGM on 20 August 2021.

MARKET UPDATE AND OUTLOOK ? In Q2 2021 steel prices reached another record level in export markets. Iron ore prices also tested all-time highs

due to strong demand in China and a recovery of pig iron production outside China. The coking coal market was

divided between China and the rest of the world due to a ban on imports from Australia. As a result, Chinese import

prices approached USD300/t CFR, while Australian export prices were subdued and only recently started to grow to USD190

/t FOB. ? Steel demand was strong in Q2 2021 thanks to a recovery in industrial production, low inventory levels and optimism

due to the progress of international vaccination programmes. Supply was unable to meet demand, resulting in longer

lead times in the EU and the USA. ? The Asian market was supported by the seasonal increase in consumption during the Spring, but this subsided in

June. Asian supply moved to the Middle East and Europe, causing some weakening of export prices in the Black Sea

region. Turkish demand has also weakened, putting additional pressure on prices. At the same time, market

conditions in Europe and USA remain exceptionally tight due to import barriers and inadequate domestic supply. ? The Chinese government is combating higher prices by discouraging steel exports and imposing strict regulation on

futures trading. ? As for the domestic market landscape going forward, the Russian Government is imposing a temporary 15% export duty

on steel coming into force from 1 August 2021 until 31 December 2021, which might impact local pricing.

Alexander Shevelev, CEO of Severstal Management, commented:

"The COVID-19 pandemic continues to challenge regions across the world, and Russia is no exception. The number of new cases has grown significantly in recent weeks. The health of our employees is Severstal's number one priority, and we have intensified all preventive measures. As an essential part of our efforts to reduce the risk of infection, we have started an information campaign encouraging our employees and contractors to get vaccinated. Today more than 50% of our staff already has immunity through vaccination or antibodies after infection and we aim to reach 80% by the end of the summer.

Another vital health and safety focus is workplace injury prevention. LTIFR for both our staff and contractors declined in Q2 2021 to 0.63. However, the LTIFR for our staff was unfortunately up 14% to 0.57 qoq and regrettably we had two fatalities in Q2 2021: one fatality among staff and one among contractors.

We also continue to improve our environmental strategy. Thus we set a medium-term goal to reduce the carbon intensity of CO2 emissions per tonne of steel by 10% by 2030. The medium-term target will be achieved through projects including the technical re-equipment of production facilities and the introduction of the best available technologies at all the Company's assets (press-release).

As for the macro-environment, Q2 2021 was remarkably strong. The continued global economic recovery supported steel and raw materials prices across all key regions. This led to a robust set of financial results in the reporting quarter. Revenue grew by 33% qoq to USD2.9bn due to an increase in average prices coupled with a growth in sales volumes and an improved product mix, with the share of HVA products expanding by 3 ppts qoq to 49%. EBITDA rose by 42% to USD1.6bn following a widening of revenue and price spreads.

Management's continuing efforts focused on cash generation resulted in a record FCF of USD0.9bn (+88% qoq). Our net debt/EBITDA ratio decreased to 0.37, which helped us to recommend a dividend in line with our policy.

Severstal's strong performance in Q2 2021 has demonstrated the benefits of our business model and sales flexibility. Although we expect steel and commodity prices to soften later this year, the Board of Directors remains confident in our ability to deliver industry-leading margins and strong returns."

SEGMENTS PERFORMANCE

Severstal Russian Steel (RSD)

USD million, unless otherwise stated Q2 2021 Q1 2021 qoq    6m 2021 6m 20201 yoy 
Steel sales, kt                    2,691   2,642   2%     5,333   5,147    4% 
Semis                              317     259     22%    576     205      181% 
Commercial                         1,066   1,161   (8%)   2,227   2,692    (17%) 
HVA                                1,308   1,222   7%     2,530   2,250    12% 
Revenue                            2,759   2,154   28.1%  4,913   3,286    49.5% 
EBITDA                             1,021   689     48.2%  1,710   721      137.2% 
EBITDA margin, %                   37%     32%     5 ppts 34.8%   21.9%    12.9 ppts 

Notes: 1. These data include adjustments made in connection with the change in presentation described in Severstal's

quarterly financial statements. ? Steel sales increased by 2% qoq to 2.7 mln t driven by higher sales of semis and HVA products. The Company

increased its share of domestic shipments to 55% (+7 ppts qoq) due to the start of the construction season in

Russia. ? Total share of high value-added (HVA) products amounted to 49%. ? Revenue increased by 28% qoq to USD2,759 mln. ? EBITDA grew by 48% qoq to USD1,021 mln. EBITDA margin expanded to 37% (+5 ppts). ? The total non-integrated cash cost of slab per tonne at the Cherepovets Steel Mill increased to USD457/t (+23% qoq)

affected by higher input costs. The integrated cash cost of slab amounted to USD175/t (-5% qoq).

Severstal Resources

USD million, unless otherwise stated Q2 2021 Q1 2021 qoq      6m 2021 6m 2020 yoy 
?oal sales, kt                     1,149   1,298   (11%)    2,447   2,815   (13%) 
Iron ore sales, kt                 4,659   4,142   12%      8,801   8,872   (1%) 
Revenue                            999     747     33.7%    1,746   802     117.7% 
EBITDA                             733     525     39.6%    1,258   353     256.4% 
EBITDA margin, %                   73.4%   70.3%   3.1 ppts 72.1%   44.0%   28.1 ppts   ? Coal sales decreased by 11% qoq to 1.15 mln tonnes mainly as a result of coking coal concentrate sales reduction 

due to a decline in output qoq affected by the long wall repositioning. ? Sales of iron ore increased by 12% qoq to 4.66 mln tonnes due to accelerating of pellets sales to third parties and

concentrate to captive assets. ? Revenue from the Resources Division increased to USD999 mln (+34% qoq). EBITDA increased by 40% qoq to USD733 mln. The

EBITDA margin increased to 73%. ? At Vorkutaugol, the cash cost of coal concentrate per tonne amounted to USD90/t (+30% qoq). The cash cost of iron ore

pellets per tonne at Karelsky Okatysh was USD33/t (+14% qoq). At Olcon, the cash cost per tonne of iron ore

concentrate decreased to USD27/t (-18% qoq).

NOTES 1. Full consolidated interim condensed financial statements are available at http://www.severstal.com/eng/ir/

results_and_reports/financial_results/index.phtml. This includes the review report from KPMG, Severstal's external

auditor, carried out in accordance with International Standard on Review Engagements 2410. 2. Severstal's Annual Report 2020 is available at http://www.severstal.com/eng/ir/results_and_reports/annual_reports/

index.phtml 3. Each of the directors who is a director at the date of the approval of this document confirms that to the best of

their knowledge: that the consolidated interim condensed financial statements has been prepared in accordance with

IAS34; that the consolidated interim condensed financial statements give a true and fair view of Severstal's

assets, liabilities, financial position and profit or loss; and that this document contains a fair review of

important events that have occurred during the first six months of the year and their impact on the consolidated

interim condensed financial statements; and of the principal risks and uncertainties for the remaining six months

of the year; and that the report contains a fair review of related party transactions.

A conference call on Q2 2021 results for investors and analysts hosted by Alexey Kulichenko, Chief Financial Officer, will be held on 16 July 2021 at 12.00 (London)/ 14.00 (Moscow).

Call Conference ID: 8735792 International Dial:

+44 (0)330 336 9434 (local access)

0800 279 7209 (toll-free)

Russian Dial: +7 495 646 9190 (local access)

8 10 8002 8675011 (toll-free)

The call will be recorded and there will be a replay facility available for seven days as follows:

Replay pass code: 8735792

International Dial:

+44 (0)20 3859 5407 (local)

0 808 101 1153 (toll-free)

Russian Dial: 810 800 2702 1012 (toll-free)

ANNEX

1. Consolidates sales by product

Sales volumes, kt                 Q2 2021 Q1 2021 qoq   6m 2021 6m 20201 yoy 
Coal:                             282     345     (18%) 627     757      (17%) 
Coking coal concentrate           38      35      9%    73      169      (57%) 
Steam coal                        244     310     (21%) 554     588      (6%) 
Iron ore:                         1,310   1,024   28%   2,334   3,172    (26%) 
Iron ore pellets                  1,309   978     34%   2,287   2,988    (23%) 
Iron ore concentrate              1       46      (98%) 47      184      (74%) 
Steel:                            2,678   2,630   2%    5,308   5,127    4% 
Semi-finished products            317     259     22%   576     205      181% 
Hot-rolled steel and plate        1,102   1,191   (7%)  2,293   2,770    (17%) 
Cold-rolled steel                 280     257     9%    537     408      32% 
Galvanized steel                  255     275     (7%)  530     406      31% 
Color coated coil                 119     83      43%   202     211      (4%) 
Long steel                        162     158     3%    320     373      (14%) 
Metalware                         175     142     23%   317     281      13% 
Large diameter pipes              75      60      25%   135     44       n/a 
Other tubes, pipes, formed shapes 193     205     (6%)  398     429      (7%) 

2. Russian Steel Division sales by product

Sales volumes, kt                   Q2 2021 Q1 2021 qoq  6m 2021 6m 20201 yoy 
Total steel products                2,691   2,642   2%   5,333   5,147    4% 
Semi-finished products              317     259     22%  576     205      181% 
Hot-rolled coil and plate           1,101   1,192   (8%) 2,293   2,770    (17%) 
Cold-rolled coil                    280     257     9%   537     408      32% 
Galvanised and metallic coated coil 255     275     (7%) 530     406      31% 
Colour coated coil                  119     83      43%  202     211      (4%) 
Long products                       174     169     3%   343     391      (12%) 
Metalware products                  176     143     23%  319     282      13% 
Large diameter pipes                75      60      25%  135     44       n/a 
Other tubes, pipes, formed shapes   194     204     (5%) 398     430      (7%) 

3. Russian Steel Division sales by destination

Sales volumes, kt     Q2 2021 Q1 2021 qoq   6m 2021 6m 20201 yoy 
Total steel products  2,691   2,642   2%    5,333   5,147    4% 
Russia                1,482   1,256   18%   2,738   2,963    (8%) 
Export                1,209   1,386   (13%) 2,595   2,184    19%  1. These data include adjustments made in connection with the change in presentation described in Severstal's 

quarterly financial statements

4. Russian Steel Division average prices

Sales price, USD/tonne                Q2 2021 Q1 2021 qoq 6m 2021 6m 20201 yoy 
Semi-finished products              624     527     18% 581     376      55% 
Hot-rolled coil and plate           846     627     35% 732     453      62% 
Cold-rolled coil                    1,001   752     33% 882     556      59% 
Galvanized and metallic coated coil 1,213   852     42% 1,026   639      61% 
Colour coated coil                  1,427   1,120   27% 1,300   782      66% 
Long products                       673     558     21% 616     423      46% 
Metalware products                  1,097   1,059   4%  1,080   862      25% 
Large diameter pipes                752     714     5%  735     785      (6%) 
Other tubes, pipes, formed shapes   941     718     31% 826     500      65% 
Weighted average selling price      906     696     30% 802     513      56%  1. These data include adjustments made in connection with the change in presentation described in Severstal's 

quarterly financial statements

5. Resource Division sales

kt                       Q2 2021 Q1 2021 qoq   6m 2021 6m 2020 yoy 
Coal                     1,149   1,298   (11%) 2,447   2,815   (13%) 
Coking coal concentrate  905     988     (8%)  1,893   2,227   (15%) 
Steam coal               244     310     (21%) 554     588     (6%) 
Iron ore                 4,659   4,142   12%   8,801   8,872   (1%) 
Iron ore pellets         3,001   2,645   13%   5,646   5,499   3% 
Iron ore concentrate     1,658   1,497   11%   3,155   3,373   (6%) 

6. Vorkutaugol operating highlights

kt                             Q2 2021 Q1 2021 qoq   6m 2021 6m 2020 yoy 
Run of mine: coal production,  2,047   2,294   (11%) 4,341   5,231   (17%) 
Coking coal concentrate sales  905     988     (8%)  1,893   2,227   (15%) 
Internal consumption           867     953     (9%)  1,820   2,058   (12%) 
Third party                    38      35      9%    73      169     (57%) 

7. Karelsky Okatysh ("KO") iron ore pellets production and sales volumes

kt                    Q2 2021 Q1 2021 qoq  6m 2021 6m 2020 yoy 
Production            2,916   2,851   2%   5,767   5,420   6% 
Pellets sales         3,001   2,645   13%  5,646   5,499   3% 
Internal consumption  2,238   2,293   (2%) 4,531   5,499   (18%) 
Third party           763     352     117% 1,115   0       n/a 

8. Iron ore concentrate sales volumes

kt             Q2 2021 Q1 2021 qoq 6m 2021 6m 2020 yoy 
Olcon          1,088   996     9%  2,084   2,106   (1%) 
Korpanga       570     501     14% 1,071   896     20% 
KO             0       0       n/a 0       371     n/a 
Total          1,658   1,497   11% 3,155   3,373   (6%) 

For further information, please contact:

Severstal Investor Relations

Vladimir Zaluzhsky, Nikita Klimantov

T: +7 (495) 926-77-66

vladimir.zaluzhsky@severstal.com

na.klimantov@severstal.com

Severstal Public Relations

Anastasia Mishanina

T: +7 (495) 926-77-66

anastasia.mishanina@severstal.com

Severstal's financial communications agent - Hudson Sandler

Andrew Leach / Emily Dillon

T: +44 (0) 20 7796 4133

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