Moscow, January 13, 2014
HMS Hydraulic Machines & Systems Group plc
(the “Company”, and together with its subsidiaries, the “HMS Group”)
HMS GROUP DECREASED ITS DEBT LEVEL AND RAISED 3-YEAR RUB 1.2BN FACILITY FOR LOANS REFINANCING
Moscow, Russia – HMS Group (LSE: HMSG), the leading pump and compressor manufacturer as well as a provider of flow control solutions and related services to the oil and gas, nuclear and thermal power generation and water utilities sectors in Russia and the CIS, announces today that is has significantly reduced its debt level and secured a 3-year loan facility of Rub 1.2 billion from UniCredit Bank.
HMS Group decreased its total debt* to Rub 12.4 billion by the end of 2013, from Rub 16.2 billion on October 1, 2013, as a result of working capital optimization through the receipt of advances under new signed contracts, payments under executed projects as well as optimization of receivables and inventories.
The loan from UniCredit Bank will be utilized to refinance the existing credits with repayment in 2014, making a debt repayment schedule more comfortable, that is in line with HMS’ financial strategy.
* Under management accounts
HMS Group is the leading pump and compressor manufacturer, as well as provider of flow control solutions and related services to the oil and gas, nuclear and thermal power generation and water utilities sectors in Russia and the CIS. HMS Group’s products are mission-critical elements of projects across a diverse range of industries. It has participated in a number of large-scale infrastructure projects in Russia, including providing pumps and modular equipment to the Vankor oil field and pumping stations on recent trunk pipelines projects linking Russia’s core oil producing areas to export ports on the Pacific Ocean and Baltic Sea. HMS Group’s global depositary receipts (“GDRs”) are listed under the symbol “HMSG” on the London Stock Exchange.
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