UC RUSAL Delivered Medical Cargo to Combat Cholera Outbreak in Sierra Leone
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UC RUSAL Delivered Medical Cargo to Combat Cholera Outbreak in Sierra Leone

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UC RUSAL Delivered Medical Cargo to Combat Cholera Outbreak in Sierra Leone PR Newswire FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, September 20, 2012 FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, September 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UC RUSAL (SEHK: 486; Euronext: RUSAL/RUAL; Moscow Exchange: RUALR/RUALRS), the world's largest aluminium producer announces the

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UC RUSAL Delivered Medical Cargo to Combat Cholera Outbreak in Sierra Leone PR Newswire FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, September 20, 2012
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone,September 20, 2012/PRNewswire/ --UC RUSAL (SEHK: 486; Euronext: RUSAL/RUAL; Moscow Exchange: RUALR/RUALRS), the world's largest aluminium producer announces the successful completion of a humanitarian mission to deliver medical cargo to combat and prevent cholera for hospitals inSierra Leone,Western Africa. More than 25 tonnes of cargo was passed onto the health facilities of the most impacted regions. RUSAL's humanitarian mission was a response to the call ofSierra Leone's government and the country's Ambassador to the Russian Federation Mr. John Sahr Yambasu to provide support in the fight with the epidemic. The cargo was delivered fromGuinea, where the Company owns bauxite and alumina refining assets, including CBK, the Frigua complex and the Dian-Dian deposit concession. RUSAL's experience in fighting cholera at its Guinean plants helped the Company to create a relevant medical package forSierra Leone. Commenting on the cargo delivery,Sierra LeoneAmbassador to the Russian Federation Mr. John Sahr Yambasu thanked Rusal for the kind gesture that the company had demonstrated in helping to address this epidemic inSierra Leone and expressed his hope for the continuing of the co-operation. According to UNICEF, more than 14,200 cholera cases were registered inSierra Leonesince the beginning of 2012, which nearly twice exceeds the World Health Organisation's epidemic threshold. Since September, the country introduced a public emergency warning regarding the epidemic. The upward trend in the cases of the disease registered in August was caused by the peak of the rain season. "RUSAL has already operated inAfricafor 10 years and for all of this time health programmes and medical supplies for local communities were among the top priorities of our social activities in the region. We see the situation in Sierra Leoneas critical and hope that our contribution will help the Government to fight this terrible epidemic," said Yakov Itskov, UC RUSAL Director of International Alumina Division. About RUSAL UC RUSAL (http://www.rusal.com) is the world's largest producer of aluminium, in 2011 accounting for approximately 9% of global production of both aluminium and alumina respectively. UC RUSAL employs about 72,000 people in 19 countries, across 5 continents. UC RUSAL markets and sells its products primarily in the European, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, South East Asian and North American markets. UC RUSAL's ordinarshares are listed on The Stock
Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Stock code: 486), global depositary shares representing UC RUSAL's ordinary shares are listed on the professional compartment of Euronext Paris (RUSAL for Reg S GDSs and RUAL for Rule 144A GDSs), and Russian depositary receipts that are issued on common shares of the Company are listed on Moscow Exchange (RUALR/RUALRS). Disclaimer The information contained in this press release is for media advice only. The contents are true and accurate at the time of publishing, however, may change over time. Contacts: Vera Kurochkina +7(495)720-51-70 vera.kurochkina@rusal.com