ALROSA and New Long-Term Clients Discuss Trends and Challenges

ALROSA has held annual meetings with its long-term clients, following the start of its new three-year client period which started last month.

During the meeting, representatives of all the companies had an opportunity to discuss with ALROSA's management their work in the new contract period, trends and challenges of the global diamond market.

Management of ALROSA provided information on the company's 2017 results and its production and sales plans for 2018. In addition, the clients were once again informed about the principles of work in the new contract period, including the possibility of annual adjustment of the volume and range of rough diamonds they purchase. This provides greater flexibility in the work of both the company and customers. The clients also received information about scheduled trading sessions and auctions.

"Long-term contracts will remain the main principle of ALROSA's sales policy, a key to a stable development both of our business and business of our clients," said ALROSA CEO Sergey Ivanov. "I want to assure that we will strive to ensure the company's marketing policy is as transparent as possible so that our clients have the guarantees of equal access to rough diamonds. ALROSA is open for cooperation and dialogue with our clients, we highly appreciate their trust and are interested in maintaining reliable and constant feedback with them."

During the meeting, ALROSA also showed its customers the unique colored diamonds mined by the mompany last year in Yakutia, including a pink gemstone weighing 27.85 carats, a yellow one of 34.17 carats, and a lilac 20.18-carat rough diamond. ALROSA plans to cut the stones at the facilities of DIAMONDS ALROSA and sell them at auction.

ALROSA has signed long-term agreements with 56 Russian and foreign companies for the purchase of gem-quality diamonds, and 11 contracts for industrial diamonds.