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Kazakhstan Kagazy (KAG)

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Monday 14 July, 2008

Kazakhstan Kagazy


Kazakhstan Kagazy


Kazakhstan Kagazy PLC (the 'Company' or 'Kagazy') (LSE: KAG), owner of one of
Kazakhstan's leading industrial groups, today confirmed that its subsidiary,
Kagazy Recycling LLP, has been granted tax holidays within the framework of the
State support of direct investments, the main aim of which is to promote
domestic producers The tax holidays are valid until 2013.

Under current Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kagazy Recycling has been
granted tax exemptions for the following taxes:

    --  Full tax exemption from corporate income tax (corporate income tax is
        otherwise chargeable at a rate of 30 per cent).

    --  Partial exemption from land tax (this is levied on the basis of the
        cadastral value of land).

    --  From property tax (property tax is chargeable at the rate of one per
        cent of the book value of fixed assets).

For further information, please visit or contact:

  Kazakhstan Kagazy          Kazakhstan Kagazy       Shared Value Limited
  Yuriy Bogday               Alessandro Manghi       Larisa Kogut-Millings
  Chief Executive Officer    Chairman                Investor Relations
  Tel: +7 7272 448 787       Tel: +7 7272 448 787    Tel. +44 20 7321 5037


Kazakhstan Kagazy Plc runs Central Asia's largest producer of paper, corrugated
board and packaging products. It also operates one of the leading industrial
real estate development companies in the country through Prime Estate Activities
Kazakhstan LLP (Peak), which owns approximately 711 hectares of prime land,
strategically located in a newly created industrial zone of the main cities of
Kazakhstan, for construction of commercial warehousing and logistics
infrastructure facilities. The Group reported total assets of approximately US$
631.4 million as at December 31, 2007 and consolidated revenues of approximately
US$ 78.7 million for the full year of 2007. Kazakhstan Kagazy Plc's securities
are listed under the symbol 'KAG' on the London Stock Exchange.

This statement contains certain forward-looking statements with respect to the
financial condition, results, operations and businesses of Kazakhstan Kagazy
plc. These statements and forecasts involve risk and uncertainty because they
relate to events and depend upon circumstances that will occur in the future.
There are a number of factors that could cause actual results or developments to
differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking
statements and forecasts. Nothing in this statement should be construed as a
profit forecast.