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Fitch Ratings assigns RusHydro's bonds 'BB+' credit rating

JSC RusHydro (ticker symbol: MOEX, LSE: HYDR; OTCQX: RSHYY) announces that international ratings agency Fitch Ratings has assigned the Company’s 10-year RUB 10 bn bonds of series 09 with a coupon rate of 12.75% per annum a 'BB+' senior unsecured rating in local currency.

RusHydro’s bonds of series 09 were successfully placed on April 28, 2015.

Sberbank CIB has been retained as an underwriter of the bonds placement. Sberbank CIB and VTB Capital act as lead managers of placement. The bond issue was registered by the Financial Markets Service on December 27, 2012 (state registration number 4-09-55038-E).

The information on the rating methodology is available on the agency’s website at: www.fitchratings.com

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