Acquisition of 100% of MMK-Trans completed

Globaltrans Investment PLC (“Globaltrans” or the “Company”, and together with its consolidated subsidiaries, the “Group”; LSE ticker: GLTR) today announces that it has completed the acquisition of 100% of OOO MMK-Trans (“MMK-Trans”) for a cash consideration of USD 250 million and assuming net debt and working capital of approximately USD 84.5 million. MMK-Trans was formerly the captive freight rail operator of MMK Group, one of the largest single-site steelmakers in Russia. The transaction was announced on 19 December 2012.

MMK-Trans principally handles cargoes of the MMK Group, primarily metallurgical cargoes and coal. As part of the transaction, Globaltrans entered into a five-year contract guaranteed by MMK Group to supply it with rail transportation services for at least 70% of MMK’s rail cargo flows. The contract will become effective from 1 March 2013.

Following the transaction Globaltrans’ combined owned fleet amounts to 61,965 units[1] with a combined total fleet of 65,399 units[2].

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Globaltrans is a leading private freight rail transportation group with operations in Russia, the CIS and the Baltic countries. The Group’s main business is the provision of freight rail transportation services. Globaltrans provides services to more than 500 customers and its key customers include a number of large Russian industrial groups in the metals and mining and the oil products and oil sectors.

Globaltrans' global depositary receipts (ticker symbol: GLTR) have been listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange since May 2008. Globaltrans was the first freight rail transportation group with operations in Russia to have an international listing.

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[1] As of 31 December 2012, including owned fleet of MMK-Trans. Owned fleet is defined as the rolling stock fleet owned and leased in under finance lease as of the end of the period (it includes railcars and locomotives unless otherwise stated).

[2] As of 31 December 2012, including owned fleet of MMK-Trans. Total fleet is defined as the Owned Fleet and leased-in under operating leases, including both railcars and locomotives, but excluding the Engaged Fleet (rolling stock subcontracted or otherwise attracted from a third party operator for a loaded trip from the point of origination to the cargo’s destination, at which point the railcar is then released to such third party).