Novelis Announces Pricing of Offering of $1.5 Billion of Senior Notes due 2026

ATLANTA, Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Novelis Inc. ("Novelis"), the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, today announced that its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Novelis Corporation, has priced an offering of $1.5 billion aggregate principal amount of 5.875% senior notes due 2026 (the "Notes"). The Notes were priced at par value and will bear an interest rate of 5.875% per annum. The Notes are being offered in a private offering that is exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). The Notes will be guaranteed, jointly and severally, on a senior unsecured basis, by Novelis, and by certain of Novelis' subsidiaries. Novelis expects to close the offering of the Notes on September 14, 2016, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

Novelis intends to use the net proceeds of the offering to fund the repayment of all of Novelis' outstanding 8.75% Senior Notes due 2020 pursuant to its previously announced tender offer or otherwise, with any remaining proceeds for general corporate purposes.

The Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act and have not and will not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. persons, except to qualified institutional buyers in reliance on the exemption from registration provided by Rule 144A under the Securities Act and to certain persons in offshore transactions in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase the Notes and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any state or jurisdiction in which, or to any person to whom, such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.  Any offers of the Notes will be made only by means of a private offering circular.

There can be no assurances that the offering of the Notes will be completed as described herein or at all.

Forward-Looking Statements
Statements made in this news release which describe Novelis' intentions, expectations, beliefs or predictions may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of securities laws.  Forward-looking statements include statements preceded by, followed by, or including the words "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "plans," "estimates," "projects," "forecasts," or similar expressions.  Examples of forward-looking statements in this news release are statements about the offering of the Notes and the use of proceeds therefrom. Novelis cautions that, by their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty and Novelis' actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements.  We do not intend, and we disclaim any obligation, to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. 

About Novelis
Novelis Inc. is the global leader in aluminum rolled products and the world's largest recycler of aluminum.  Novelis supplies premium aluminum sheet and foil products to transportation, packaging, construction, industrial and consumer electronics markets throughout North America, Europe, Asia and South America. Novelis is a subsidiary of Hindalco Industries Limited, an industry leader in aluminum and copper, and metals flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group, a multinational conglomerate based in Mumbai, India.

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