12.09.2011

HMS Group obtains unsecured credit line from Sberbank

Moscow, Russia – September 12, 2011 – HMS Group (LSE: HMSG), the leading pump manufacturer and provider of flow control solutions and related services in Russia and the CIS, announces today that West Siberian branch of Sberbank, the largest finance institute in Russia and CIS, has provided HMS Group with a 3-year credit line, collateralized by guarantees of HMS Group entities, in the total amount of RUB 2.25 billion (around USD 77 million).

The credit facility could be used to substitute HMS Group’s existing short-term debt by steadier long-term one and lower cost of available debt going forward.

«We have healthy order book and project pipeline in a mid-term perspective. This credit line will allow us to increase working capital needed for their implementation. Moreover it could be used as a source of additional liquidity, given that uncertainty in the global economy perspectives may lead to the negative scenario of economy development» said Artem Molchanov, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, HMS Group.

The HMS Group is the leading pump manufacturer and 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. The 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. For the three months ended March 31, 2011 The Group reported revenues of RUB 7.1 billion, adjusted EBITDA of RUB 1.6 billion and profit for the period of RUB 1 billion. The HMS Group’s global depositary receipts (“GDRs”) are listed under the symbol “HMSG” on the London Stock Exchange. www.grouphms.com

For further information, please contact:

Investor Relations: Inna Kelekhsaeva, Deputy Head of Investor Relations
Phone: +7 (495) 730-6601 x 1318, Kelekhsaeva@hms.ru

Media Relations: Nozima Karimova, Head of Press Service
Phone: +7 (495) 730-6610, Karimova@hms.ru

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