ALROSA

S&P raises ALROSA's credit rating to BBB-, outlook is stable

The world's leader in diamond mining reports raising of its long-term credit rating by S&P Global Ratings international rating agency to BBВ-, the outlook is stable.

Institutional Investor ranks Sergey Ivanov among the best CEOs in the mining sector

Sergey Ivanov was ranked 2nd out of 34 mining companies' CEOs according to Institutional Investor ranking Emerging EMEA Executive Team 2018.

ALROSA to name diamonds "Lev Yashin" and "Brilliant moment!" based on fans' suggestions

More than 30 people suggested naming the diamond "Lev Yashin" in honour of the legendary Soviet goalkeeper. The first participant to propose this idea was Ilya Turbachev from Chelyabinsk, who is to receive a ticket to the final game. The focus of the competition, a 76.53-carat rough diamond, mined at International pipe, will be named "Brilliant Moment!" The suggestion came from Aytalina Argunova from Mirny, who will also receive a ticket to the final game.

ALROSA sells large diamonds at an auction in Vladivostok for $17 mln

In 2017, the total revenue of ALROSA from the sale of diamonds at tenders and auctions in Vladivostok exceeded $70 million. On the first 2018 auction held in May ALROSA sold large rough diamonds for $14.8 million. Until the end of 2018, ALROSA will hold two more auctions in Vladivostok - in September and November.

Alrosa to auction "football" diamonds, the largest one to be named by fansto auction "football" diamonds, the largest one to be named by fans

ALROSA, the world's largest diamond mining company, offers fans to choose a "football" name for large rough diamond weighing 76.53 carats.

ALROSA launches football collection of diamonds on the occasion of the World Cup

The collection consists of 32 round diamonds, 0.3 carats each, named after the countries - participants of the World Cup.

Global sales of diamond jewellery have grown by 7% in Q1

In particular, sales of diamond jewelry in North America (the USA and Canada) have increased by 5% as compared to the first quarter of the previous year. The North American market has a strong lead in jewelry sales volumes - as per the results of 2017 it accounted for 53% of total global sales.

ALROSA allocated RUB 4.4 billion for environmental programs in 2017

One of these projects provides for restoration of sewage treatment facilities with a capacity of 15 thousand cubic meters per day in Udachny town. The second project is the construction of the centre for pumping quarry and drainage waters from Internatsional underground mine to the western fissure.

ALROSA enters the Top-5 of sustainability rating «Polar Index»

"Polar Index" became the first specialized rating of companies whose geography of activities affects the Arctic zone of Russia. The results of the first rating were presented in the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation on World Environment Day held on June 5.

Severalmaz to test unmanned technologies for mine and geodetic surveying

PJSC Severalmaz tested unmanned aerial vehicles - a quadcopter and an airplane - for mine surveying of land objects of Lomonosov Mining and Processing Division.Preliminary estimates show that the use of unmanned technologies provides high survey accuracy, increases the speed and safety of work.

ALROSA reopens office in New York and successfully holds the first auction

The auction was held in the period from April 23 to May 11. In total, 50 companies from world’s largest diamond trading centers, including 7 firms from the USA and 43 from Belgium, India, Israel and the United Arab Emirates, took part in it.

ALROSA representative elected as RJC Vice Chair

On May 17, Peter Karakchiev, ALROSA's Head of International Relations, was elected as RJC's Vice Chairman at its 2018 annual general meeting held in Moscow.

ALROSA sells rough and polished diamonds worth USD 405.3 million in April

ALROSA Group, the world leader in diamond production, announces diamond sales results for April and four months of 2018.

ALROSA gets two awards for environmental management and transparency of environmental information

Moreover, ALROSA is recognized as one of the winners of the award "Change Management. Visionaries" in the nomination "Disclosure of information on environmental impact". In this nomination the quality and details of disclosure of information in the social and environmental reporting of companies were assessed.

ALROSA sells large diamonds for USD 14.8 million at the auction in Vladivostok

The United Selling Organization (USO) of ALROSA sold 101 special size rough diamonds with the total weight of 1751.1 carats.

ALROSA and AWDC signed a new cooperation agreement

The agreement continues positive cooperation experience between the parties and expands bilateral interaction in line with new challenges of the market.

ALROSA prepays $450 million of bank loans

ALROSA made an early repayment of a USD 250 million loan from Rosbank and a USD 200 million portion of the existing Raiffeisenbank loan, both raised in December 2017, reducing its debt by more than 27% to USD 1.17 billion.

ALROSA rough diamond reserves grew to almost 1.2 billion carats in 2017

Total diamond reserves, taking into account the explored deposits under the National Reserves Committee standards, increased by 57.8 million carats during the year.

ALROSA determines the winner of "She said "YES!" contest

A young man from Moscow has become a winner. His name and the idea will remain a secret not to ruin the surprise for his dearie. He will receive a diamond ring as a reward to translate the wish into reality. ALROSA plans to follow the developments and shoot a video based on the winner's script with participation of real characters.

New large stones found at Yubileynaya pipe

In January 2018, ALROSA recovered two gem-quality stones weighing 97.92 carats and 85.62 carats.

Chinese consumers are willing to buy diamond jewelry next year more often than Americans – research

ALROSA and GfK research company conducted an extensive research of diamond consumers in the US and China. What they discovered was interesting.

ALROSA's subsidiary supplies 27 X-ray sorters for the Cullinan Mine

The Cullinan Mine is owned 74% by Petra Diamonds Limited and is renowned as the source of very rare blue diamonds and large, high quality gem diamonds.

Diamond ring awaits the author of the most creative marriage proposal

Alrosa to close its "She said "YES!" contest on February 14.

ALROSA appoints Jim Vimadalal as Director of Mumbai representative office

Jim Vimadalal holds a degree Bachelor of Commerce from the Bombay University and a postgraduate degree in business management from the Welingkar Institute of Management.

Alrosa sold large rough diamonds worth $9 million at an auction in Vladivostok

Alrosa took stock of the international auction for special-size rough diamonds weighing 10.8 carats and more, held on the territory of the Eurasian Diamond Centre (The EDC) in Vladivostok.