PRESS RELEASE

URALCHEM HOLDING P.L.C. Reports IFRS Financial Results for the First Six Months of 2013
- Revenue increased to US $1,292 million, compared to US $1,261 million in H1 2012. - Operating profit amounted to US $394 million, compared with US $410 million in H1 2012. - Adjusted EBITDA comprised US $452 million, compared to US $462 million in H1 2012. - Net profit amounted to US $253 million, compared with US $444 million in H1 2012*. Moscow, Russia (August 19, 2013) URALCHEM HOLDING P.L.C. (hereinafter URALCHEM Holding or the Company), a Cypriot holding company of the URALCHEM Group (hereinafter the Group), one of the largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate fertilizers in Russia, announced its unaudited IFRS financial results for the first six months of 2013.

The Group’s Key Financial Figures for the first six months of 2013 and 2012 (US $ million)
6 months 2013 Revenue Gross profit Gross profit margin Operating profit Operating profit margin Net profit Net profit margin Adjusted EBITDA Adjusted EBITDA margin Cash generated from operating activities 1 292 745 58% 394 30% 253 20% 452 35% 320 6 months 2012 1 261 743 59% 410 33% 444 35% 462 37% 342 Year-on-year change, % 2% 0% -2% -4% -6% -43% -44% -2% -5% -6%

* The decline in net profit was due to the revaluation of the Company’s share in

Minudobrenia (Perm) carried out in 2012.
Dmitry Konyaev, CEO of URALCHEM, OJSC (the Russian holding company of the Group), commented on the Company's results in the first half of 2013, "The overall global market situation has been less favourable for fertilizer producers in 2013 compared to last year. This trend is very likely to continue in the second half of this year. Along with the continuing rise in the cost of raw materials, this situation creates conditions for the further decline in the financial performance of the leading manufacturers of mineral fertilizers. Thanks to its strategy, URALCHEM is continuing to hold a leading position in a number of financial and operational indicators. In the first half of 2013, URALCHEM maintained its sales volume at the level of the first half of 2012 and increased revenues by 2%. In addition, as a result of early repayment of loans to the amount of US $300 million we were able to reduce the Company's debt to a record low of US $787 million, as well as to withdraw from collateral all of the Group’s property. Net debt currently amounts to US $676 million". Financial Results Revenue for the first six months of 2013 grew to US $1,292 million, compared to US $1,261 million last year. Operating profit amounted to US $394 million, or 31% of the revenue, compared with the operating profit of US $410 million, or 32% of the revenue, in the first half of 2012. Net profit amounted to US $253 million, compared to US $444 million in the first six months of 2012. During the first half of 2013, adjusted EBITDA reached US $452 million, compared to US $462 million in the first half of the year before, a decrease by 2%. The adjusted EBITDA margin for the first six months of 2013 comprised 35% of revenue compared with 37% of revenue for the same period in 2012. The main difference in the dynamics of the net profit compared to the other results is due to the fact that the results in 2012 included the revaluation of the Company's share in Minudobrenia, Perm. Markets During the first half of the year, the price of ammonia was declining. The main factor determining the price dynamics was the lack of demand in the agricultural and the industrial segments. Lower demand in the agricultural segment was due to the late start of the sowing season in the Northern Hemisphere. Lack of demand in the industrial segment was caused by reduced production of phosphate fertilizers in North Africa and India. Urea prices showed significant growth in the beginning of the year due to active procurement in Europe and North America, which coincided with a limited supply of product from Egypt, forcing buyers to look for alternative sources. However, from midFebruary to the end of June prices have been decreasing, mainly due to lack of demand. In Europe and the US slowdown in demand was attributed to the late start of the sowing

season. Latin American importers were putting off purchases, monitoring the changes in the situation. Additional pressure on prices was created by the accumulation of large stocks of products at Chinese ports, in anticipation of the period of low export duties, which began on 1 July. During January and February there was a steady growth of quotations for ammonium nitrate. In mid-March, due to the pressure from urea prices, the trend changed. By midMay, prices for ammonium nitrate decreased by $100/t, compared with the maximum prices registered in the middle of the first quarter. At the end of May, prices stabilized with repair works carried out at that time at CIS plants being one of the factors that contributed to this stabilization. By the end of the second quarter, prices in the CIS were supported by the industrial segment. Until the middle of the first quarter, global decline in prices for phosphate fertilizers continued due to the lack of current demand. The decrease of production by major suppliers together with increased demand in Latin America stabilized prices. At the same time, Latin America remained the single largest source of demand. Indian buyers refrained from transactions. Since the beginning of the second quarter the decline was caused by the reduction of subsidies in India, the delays of purchases in the US domestic market due to the weather conditions, devaluation of currencies of major importing countries, such as Brazil and India, and policy of procurements to the current needs adopted by importers in other regions lead to oversupply in market and decrease in prices. Production and sales Volume of production by the Group's plants increased by 1%, sales of commercial products of the Group remained virtually unchanged.

Comparative production figures of the URALCHEM Group for the six months of 2013-2012 (tonnes):
Name of product Ammonium nitrate and its derivatives Ammonia Urea NPK fertilizers Phosphate fertilizers (MAP/DAP) Other types of fertilizers Other chemicals Total 6 months of 6 months of Change, Change, 2013 2012 tonnes % 1,422,671 1,402,502 20,169 1% 412,028 613,819 293,201 245,158 7,966 141,159 3,136,002 409,852 600,468 290,228 253,168 7,161 151,116 3,114,495 2,176 13,351 2,972 -8,010 805 -9,957 21,508 1% 2% 1% -3% 11% -7% 1%

Comparative sales figures of the URALCHEM Group for the six months of 2013-2012 (tonnes):
Name of product Ammonium nitrate and its derivatives Urea Ammonia Phosphate fertilizers NPK fertilizers Other chemicals, including ammonium nitrate for industrial use Total 6 months of 2013 1,141,134 607,059 357,687 262,296 320,210 386,610 6 months of 2012 1,169,340 598,356 353,032 281,863 293,108 383,686 Year-on-year change,% -2% 2% 1% -7% 9% 1%

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Financial Situation Cash generated from operating activities in the first half of 2013 amounted to US $320 million, compared to US $342 million in the same period of 2012. As at 30 June 2013, the Company's net debt amounted to US $676 million. The weighted average interest rate of the loan portfolio in the first six months of 2013 equalled 4.7% annually compared to 5.2% annually during the same period in 2012. For more information, please visit the Company web site http://www.uralchem.com or use the following contact information: PR department URALCHEM, OJSC Tel: +7 (495) 721 89 89 E-Mail: pr@uralchem.com URALCHEM HOLDING P.L.C. is a holding company of the URALCHEM Group, which includes four fertilizer manufacturing facilities in Russia. URALCHEM Group is one of the largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate fertilizers in Russia and the CIS with production capacities of over 2.5 million tons of ammonium nitrate, 2.8 million tons of ammonia, 0.8 million tons of MAP and DAP, 0.8 million tons of complex fertilizers and 1.2 million tons of urea per year. URALCHEM Group is the second largest ammonium nitrate producer in the world and number one in Russia, the second largest producer of nitrogen fertilizers in Russia. URALCHEM Group's key

production assets include Azot Branch of URALCHEM, OJSC in Berezniki, Perm Region; OJSC Minudobrenia, Perm; MFP Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works, OJSC Branch in Kirovo-Chepetsk, Kirov region; Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers, OJSC in Voskresensk, Moscow region. Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other forwardlooking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of URALCHEM. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions. We do not intend to update these statements and our actual results may differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, the achievement of anticipated levels of profitability, growth, cost and synergy of our recent acquisitions, the impact of competitive pricing, the ability to obtain necessary regulatory approvals and licenses, the impact of developments in the Russian economic, political and legal environment, financial risk management and the impact of general business and global economic conditions.

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