– UK, London – EVRAZ plc (LSE: EVR) announces that Ms. Deborah Gudgeon has been appointed to the Board as an independent non-executive Director, with an effective date of 1 May 2015.

Terry Robinson has also notified the Board of his decision not to seek re-election as a director of the Company at the 2015 Annual General Meeting. Commenting on Terry Robinson’s decision, Mr. Alexander Abramov, Chairman, said:

“We are most grateful to Terry for his service, valued advice and contribution to both the Board and the Audit Committee over recent years. We wish him all the best in the future.”

Ms. Gudgeon has also been appointed to the Audit Committee, with an effective date of 1 May 2015.

Additionally, the following changes will also be made to the composition of the Board’s Committees, with an effective date of 19 June 2015:

  • Sir Michael Peat will become Chairman of the Audit Committee (succeeding Terry Robinson)
  • Mr. Alexander Izosimov will become Chairman of the Nominations Committee;
  • Mr. Karl Gruber will join the Nominations Committee.

Ms. Gudgeon started her career in 1983 as an accountant with Coopers and Lybrand and in 1987 became a senior accountant for Salomon Brothers International. From 1987 to 1995 Ms. Gudgeon served as a Finance executive at Lonrho PLC and was appointed a member of the Finance Committee in March 1993. From 1995 to 1998 Ms. Gudgeon served as a director for Halstead Services Limited and from 1998 to 2003 she served as a director of Deloitte, specialising in corporate finance. From 2003 to 2009 Ms. Gudgeon served as a founder director of the Special Situations Advisory team for BDO LLP, providing integrated advice on corporate finance, restructuring, debt and performance improvement. Since 2011, Ms. Gudgeon has served as managing director of Gazelle Corporate Finance Limited.

Ms. Gudgeon graduated from the London School of Economics in 1982 with a degree in Economics. Ms. Gudgeon qualified as a chartered accountant in 1986.

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