Standard&Poor’s Increases Uralkali’s Rating Outlook to Positive from Stable

Uralkali Statement

Uralkali (the Company; Moscow Exchange: URKA), one of the world’s largest potash producers, announces that Standard&Poor’s international credit rating agency has increased Uralkali’s rating outlook to positive from stable. The Company’s rating is BB- with no changes.

The agency’s assessment is based on analysis of the Company’s financial results along with market prospects.

Uralkali ( is one of the world’s largest potash producers and exporters. The Company’s assets consist of 5 mines and 7 ore-treatment mills situated in the towns of Berezniki and Solikamsk (Perm Region, Russia). Uralkali employs ca.12,000 people (in the main production unit). Uralkali’s shares are traded on the Moscow Exchange.