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Benedict Sciortino

Benedict Sciortino

Board member, Independent Director

Member of the Audit Committee, member of the Strategic Planning Committee

Board member since 2012.

From 1977 to 1995, Benedict Sciortino worked as an attorney-at-law and a partner with Baker & McKenzie, New York. He joined Duferco in 1995. Now he serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Duferco S.A. responsible for Duferco Group North American and South African business as well as trading operations, finance and legal matters, mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Sciortino serves as a director of several operating companies.

Mr. Sciortino was born in New York in 1950. He graduated from Queens College, New York with a BA degree and received JD and LLM degrees from New England School of Law (Boston, MA) and New York University Law School, New York.

Mr. Benedict Sciortino has signed the Declaration by candidate/director acknowledged as independent, which is envisaged by Moscow Exchange and includes the commitments of Mr. Benedict Sciortino to represent the interests of all the Company’s shareholders and the Company despite the existing formal association with the Company, to inform the Board of Directors on any likelihood of occurrence of other relatedness criterions, conflict of interest.

Resolution of the Board of Directors of NLMK to consider Benedict Sciortino eligible for the position of independent director.