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ALROSA Mulls Sale of Gas Assets in 2013 to Get Cash for Debt Redemption

21 december 2012

Next year AK ALROSA mulls disposal of its gas assets (namely Geotransgaz and Urengoi Gas Company) for cash rather than by means of exchange to core assets, subject to a statement by the President of the diamond mining company Fyodor Andreev in an interview for Russia 24 channel, cited by
In response to a question on possibility of exchange of gas assets to ALROSA’s core assets, including Grib diamond pipe owned by LUKOIL subsidiary, Arkhangelskgeoldobycha, he said that interchange options are not considered as ALROSA is in need of cash which will be used for redemption of debts.
Apart from partial payment of debts ALROSA is going to allocate proceeds from sale of gas assets to acquisition of Nizhne-Lenskoye diamond mining company from Republic Yakutia. “Probably we will consider the option of acquisition of Grib diamond pipe, as well,” – Andreev noted.
Previously ALROSA engaged VTB as its sales agent, Andreev said. However the price offered by potential buyers - $700-800 million – did not allow at least offset of costs incurred for development of the gas project estimated at $1 billion.
In this regard ALROSA took “a tortuous decision” to put additional investment to the gas projects and effect connection to the gas pipeline system.
Andreev added that ALROSA now observes “reiteration of interest to these assets due to integration of Geotransgaz to the pipeline and signing a contract with Rosneft.”