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Fitch Ratings upgraded RusHydro’s credit rating to investment grade

August 1, 2018. Moscow, Russia. PJSC RusHydro (ticker symbol: MOEX, LSE: HYDR; OTCQX: RSHYY) announces that Fitch Ratings Ltd. raised PJSC RusHydro’s long-term foreign currency issuer default rating to ‘BBB-’ from ‘BB+’. The rating agency affirmed the outlook at ‘Stable’.

Fitch Ratings’ analysts quoted the Company’s solid financial and operational performance combined with high level of government support and reduction of debt enabling upgrade of the credit rating to investment grade.

The full report is available on Fitch Ratings’ website at: www.fitchratings.comwww.fitchratings.ru

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