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20.12.2012

HMS Group obtains an unsecured 7-year loan to refinance an outstanding bridge loan

Moscow, Russia – December 20, 2012 – HMS Group (LSE: HMSG) has signed a loan agreement for the provision of a 7-year unsecured loan of EUR 26 million (around RUB 1.05 billion) with a 3-year grace period and a fixed interest rate*. Sberbank CIB** organised the provision of financing.

The loan will be used to replace the Group’s outstanding 2-year bridge loan, raised in August 2012 for the acquisition of Apollo Goessnitz (GmbH), German manufacturer of specialized pumps. This will lead to longer maturity of the outstanding debt and make the repayment schedule more comfort.

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. The Group reported revenues of Rub 23.6 billion, adjusted EBITDA of Rub 4.0 billion and profit for the period of Rub 1.5 billion for the 9 months ended September 30, 2012. The HMS Group’s global depositary receipts (“GDRs”) are listed under the symbol “HMSG” on the London Stock Exchange.
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For further information, please contact:

Investor Relations: Sergey Klinkov, Head of Investor Relations
Phone: +7 (495) 730-6601 x 1302, Klinkov@hms.ru

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

Disclaimer
The information contained herein has been prepared using information available to HMS Hydraulic Machines & Systems Group Plc (“HMS Group” or “HMS” or “Group” or “Company”) at the time of preparation of the presentation. External or other factors may have impacted on the business of HMS Group and the content of this presentation, since its preparation. In addition all relevant information about HMS Group may not be included in this presentation. No representation or warranty, expressed or implied, is made as to the accuracy, completeness or reliability of the information.
Any forward looking information herein has been prepared on the basis of a number of assumptions which may prove to be incorrect. Forward looking statements, by the nature, involve risk and uncertainty and HMS Group cautions that actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Reference should be made to the most recent Annual Report for a description of the major risk factors. This presentation should not be relied upon as a recommendation or forecast by HMS Group, which does not undertake an obligation to release any revision to these statements.
This presentation does not constitute or form part of any advertisement of securities, any offer or invitation to sell or issue or any solicitation of any offer to purchase or subscribe for, any shares in HMS Group, nor shall it or any part of it nor the fact of its presentation or distribution form the basis of, or be relied on in connection with, any contract or investment decision.


* On the basis of CJSC “Sberbank CIB”
** Financing provided by OJSC “Sberbank of Russia”


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