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July 01, 2009

Integra Group receives covenants waiver under US$250 million facility with EBRD

Moscow, July 1, 2009

Integra Group (LSE:INTE), announces that it has received an agreement from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (“EBRD”) not to exercise or enforce its right to require compliance by the Company with certain debt covenants (“waiver”) under a US$ 250 million financing deal. The covenants waiver was granted until December 31, 2009.

The waiver was requested as the Company, based on current estimates, expects to be in potential breach of covenants, including measures of trailing twelve months profitability at 30 June 2009.

The multiple tranche US$ 250 million financing was finalized on February 18, 2009. Pursuant to the loan agreement, EBRD provided US$75 million, while US$175 million was co-financed by commercial lenders, including BNP Paribas, ING, VTB Deutschland, Royal Bank of Scotland, Alfa Bank, Commerzbank, Morgan Stanley and Aljba Alliance.

Notes to editors

About Integra Group:
Integra Group is a leading Russian independent provider of onshore oilfield services and is also a leading manufacturer in the Russian Federation of drilling rigs with heavy lifting capacity, cementing equipment and certain specialized equipment used in the exploration, development and production of oil and gas. 

Integra Group operates in the drilling, workover, seismic and geophysics sectors and manufactures oilfield services equipment.  Integra has oilfield services operations in all major oil and gas producing regions in Russia and in many other CIS countries. The company’s customer base includes major Russian and international oil and gas companies operating in Russia and CIS.

Established in March 2004, Integra Group has, through 17 strategic acquisitions, become one of the leading companies in the oilfield services and equipment manufacturing sectors of the Russian market and employs more than 18 000 people.

Since February 27, 2007 Integra Group has been traded on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: INTE). 
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Contacts

Integra Group  
Andrei Machanskis 
Head of Investor Relations 
Tel. +7 495 933 0621
amachanskis@integra.ru
Sergey Beldinsky
 Head of Public Relations
 Tel. +7 495 933 0621
sbeldinsky@integra.ru

Forward looking statements: Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of Integra Group. You can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “will,” “could,” “may” or “might,” or the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. These statements are only predictions and actual events or results may differ materially. Integra Group does not intend to or undertake any obligation to update these statements to reflect events and circumstances occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Many factors could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in Integra Group’s projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, general economic and market conditions, Integra Group’s competitive environment, risks associated with operating in Russia, rapid technological and market change, and other factors specifically related to Integra Group and its operations.
 
This document does not constitute or form part of any offer or invitation to sell or issue, or any solicitation of any offer to purchase or subscribe for, any securities of Integra Group, nor shall any part of it nor the fact of its distribution form part of or be relied on in connection with any contract or investment decision relating thereto, nor does it constitute a recommendation regarding the securities of Integra Group.

This communication is directed only at (i) persons who are outside the United Kingdom or (ii) persons who have professional experience in matters relating to investments falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the “Order”) and (iii) high net worth entities, and other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated, falling within Article 49(2) of the Order (all such persons together being referred to as “relevant persons”).  Any person who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this document or any of its contents.

Information contained in this document is not an offer, or an invitation to make offers, sell, purchase, exchange or transfer any securities in Russia or to or for the benefit of any Russian person or any person in Russia, and does not constitute an advertisement of any securities in Russia.