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20.02.2017 NCSP Volumes for January Year 2017 Rose 6.4% to 12.7 mln tons

NCSP Group (LSE: NCSP, MOEX: NMTP) hereby reports that Groups consolidated cargo turnover for January 2017 increased by 6.4% (761 thousand tons) y-o-y and totaled 12670 thousand tons.

Transshipment of liquid cargo in January 2017 increased by 3.9% y-o-y (368 thousand tons) and amounted to 9787 thousand tons, including:

- 6634 thousand tons of crude oil, up by 1.6% y-o-y;

- 3040 thousand tons of oil products, up by 7.4% (209 thousand tons) y-o-y;

- 78 thousand tons of UAN and 35 thousand tons of seed oils, which nearly doubled y-o-y. High growth was conditioned by a low base effect, improvements in the fertilizers market as customers stock up for the new agricultural season, and by the excessive production of oil seeds in Russia in 2016.

Transshipment of bulk cargo in January 2017 increased by 34.5% y-o-y (334 thousand tons), thanks to growth in grain and coal, and reached 1303 thousand tons, including:

- 828 thousand tons of grain, up by 73.5% (351 thousand tons) y-o-y;

- 108 thousand tons of chemical cargoes and 12 thousand tons of raw sugar;

- 177 thousand tons of iron ore;

- 178 thousand tons of coal, up by 45.0% (55 thousand tons) y-o-y.

Grain is growing rapidly on the back of good export markets and record breaking harvest in 2016 in Russia. Coal volumes are driven by high seasonal demand from consumers in Turkey. Some iron ore shipments were rescheduled to February due to adverse weather conditions in Novorossiysk and the Turkish Strains, which caused ships to delay.

Volumes of general cargo in January 2017 was growing in all categories and totally increased by 7.5% (78 thousand tons) y-o-y, reaching 1 116 thousand tons, including:

- 963 thousand tons of ferrous metals, up by 6.2% (57 thousand tons) y-o-y;

- 105 thousand tons of non-ferrous metals, up by 19.7% (17 thousand tons) y-o-y;

- 34 thousand tons of timber and 14 thousand tons of perishable cargo.

Transshipment of containers in January 2017 totaled 451 thousand tons or 44 thousand TEU, growing 2.6% and 5.1% y-o-y respectively.

Other cargo (bulk and general) in January 2017 totaled 13 thousand tons.


NCSP Group Cargo Turnover for January 2017 (thousand tons)

01M 2017

01M 2016

Change

Change %

Cargo turnover, total

12 670

11 909

761

6.4%

Liquid cargo, total

9 787

9 419

368

3.9%

Crude oil

6 634

6 531

103

1.6%

Oil products

3 040

2 831

209

7.4%

UAN

78

39

39

100.3%

Seed oils

35

18

17

94.0%

Bulk cargo, total

1 303

969

334

34.5%

Grain

828

477

351

73.5%

Chemical cargo*

108

117

-9

-7.6%

Sugar

12

42

-30

-71.1%

Iron ore and ore concentrate

177

210

-33

-15.9%

Coal

178

123

55

45.0%

General cargo, total

1 116

1 038

78

7.5%

Ferrous metals

963

906

57

6.2%

Timber

34

30

4

13.7%

Timber (thousand cubic meters)

61

54

7

13.1%

Non-ferrous metals

105

88

17

19.7%

Perishable cargo

14

14

0

1.4%

Containers

451

439

12

2.6%

Containers (thousand TEU)

44

42

2

5.1%

Other cargo

13

44

-31

-69.2%

About NCSP Group

NCSP Group is the largest port operator in Russia and the third largest in Europe by cargo turnover in 2015. NCSP Group is traded on Moscow Exchange (NMTP) and London Stock Exchange as GDRs (NCSP). NCSP Group volumes in 2016 totaled 146.9 million tons. Consolidated revenue to IFRS in 2015 totaled $877 million and EBITDA $657 million. NCSP Group consists of: PJSC Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port, LLC Primorsk Trade Port, JSC Novorossiysk Grain Terminal, JSC Novorossiysk Ship Repair Yard, JSC NCSP Fleet, JSC NLE, OJSC IPP, Baltic Stevedore Company LLC, and JSC SFP.

Contacts

Kristina Senko, Public Relations: KSenko@ncsp.com

Mikhail Shchur, Investor Relations: MShchur@ncsp.com

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