September 18, 2009 12:25 ET

Notice of Formation of JSC Astana Finance Creditors' Committee

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 18, 2009) - Following the announcement by Astana Finance on 19 May 2009, Nomura International Plc has been appointed Co-ordinator of the newly formed Creditors' Committee.

The formation of the committee results from Astana Finance's decision to suspend payments of interest and principal on its international obligations and those of its subsidiary, Astana Finance B.V., and to suspend principal payments on certain of its domestic obligations.

An appointment letter, dated 21 August 2009, has been executed by Astana Finance and the members of the Creditors' Committee. A copy of the appointment letter is available to Creditors upon request from the Co-ordinator.

The Creditors' Committee currently consists of the following members:

- Banco Finantia

- Franklin Templeton

- Landesbank Berlin AG

- Merrill Lynch International

- Nomura International Plc

Additional Creditors may be added as members of the Creditors' Committee.

Any Creditor wishing to contact the Co-ordinator may contact Makram Abboud or Luke Jaggar of Nomura International Plc ( or In addition, questions may be raised with Michael Susslebeck of Landesbank Berlin AG, a member of the Creditors' Committee (


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