Announcement 14/12/2020

14 December 2020
The management of FESCO Transportation Group (“FESCO”, the “Group”) has summed up the results of cooperation with the international consulting company Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”, the “Consultant”). The results will help to maintain and increase the value of the Group and protect the interests of shareholders.
Earlier, the Board of Directors of the Group had decided to hire A&M to run financial and operational diagnostics, financial supervision and to develop a debt restructuring plan. As of now, the work under the contract is completed.

The financial and operational diagnostics helped to identify the main problem areas that bring a negative impact on the Group’s value and the shareholders’ interests. The analysis of threats and points of growth in IT infrastructure and IT security of the Group’s companies was conducted.

The organized system of financial control allowed to prevent the withdrawal of funds and minimize the liquidity outflow from the Group's working capital.

The model prepared by the Consultant helped to form a proposal on restructuring FESCO's debt to external creditors. Changing the terms of the debt will allow the Group to focus on the investments needed for fulfilling its development potential.

The management of FESCO is very grateful to the international consulting company Alvarez & Marsal for professionally rendered services and hopes for further cooperation.

Alvarez & Marsal is a global leader and recognized authority in the restructuring sphere with over 4 500 employees in 50 locations worldwide. A&M's thorough, impartial and fact-based analysis along with the practical restructuring experience helps shareholders, companies and creditors to understand and make a financial restructuring plan that is acceptable to all parties. For its more than 30-year history, A&M has led a number of major restructurings abroad and in Russia, including for Lehman Brothers, Arthur Andersen, CEDC, and Mosmart.