OAO "Severstal" comprises the following business divisions:
Severstal Russian Steel is Russia's largest steel producer and includes the following segments: steel, pipe, metalware, trade and distribution and services as well as scrap procurement operations. The CEO of the division is Anatoly Kruchinin (who is also CEO of Cherepovets Steel Mill).
Severstal Resources comprises Severstal's assets related to iron ore, coal and gold extraction in Russia, CIS, Africa and the USA. The division is one of Russia's largest producers of pellets and coking coal and the second lagest gold producer in Russia. CEO of the division is Alexander Grubmann.
Severstal International comprises Severstal's operations in Europe and North America. Lucchini Group produces high-quality steels and long products in Italy and France and has a European distribution network. In the United States, Severstal is the fourth largest steel producer. Severstal North America operates four fully-integrated iron steel mills in the US as well as a new generation mini-mill, Severstal Columbus. CEO of the division is Sergei Kuznetsov (also CEO of OAO Severstal North America).
In 2009, Severstal produced 16.7 million tones of steel. Revenues were $13.05 billion and EBITDA was $844 billion.
YEAR EVENT 1940 A resolution on Organization of Steel Making in the North-west of the USSR was signed by the USSR government and the central Committee of the Communist Party.
1947 Construction of Cherepovets Steel Mill was completed.
1993 The state-owned Cherepovets Iron and Steel Complex was registered by the municipal administration of the city of Cherepovets as Severstal joint-stock company.
2001 Severstal and Arcelor formed the Severgal joint venture.
2004 Severstal North America was created when Severstal acquired all the steelmaking assets of Rouge Steel (Michigan, USA).
April 2005 Severstal acquired a 19.9% stake in European steel producer Lucchini.
June 2005 Severstal acquired a listing on MICEX SE.
April 2006 Severstal acquired a 100 percent stake in British wire producer Carrington Wire (CWL).
October 2006 Severstal acquired a controlling stake in Lucchini.
November 2006 Severstal Global Depository Receipts began trading on the London Stock Exchange priced at $12.50. As well as boosting liquidity, the aim of the listing was to assist Severstal reposition itself as a global company. 
May 2007 Severstal acquired Arcelor's 25% minority stake in Severgal.
May 2007 Severstal acquired a further 9% of Lucchini.
February 2007 Severstal acquired Celtic Resources, a gold mining company with assets in Russia and Kazakhstan.
September 2007 Severcorr (Mississippi, USA) begins operations.
October 2007 Severstal acquired Aprelkovo and Nerungri Metallic, two gold mines in Eastern Russia December 2007 Severstal consolidated its stake in Severcorr. Currently named Severstal Columbus.
April 2008 Severstal introduces the Unified Health, Safety and Environment Protection Policy.
April 2008 Severstal announces a corporate restructuring; 3 business divisions established.
May 2008 Severstal Metiz TAS agree the sale of the group TAS 34.6% share of JSC Dneprometiz to Severstal Metiz
May 2008 Severstal acquired Sparrows Point (Maryland, USA) steel mill. Currently named Severstal Sparrows Point.
May 2008 Severstal Resources purchases a controlling stake in an iron ore deposit in Western Africa and becomes a shareholder of Mano River Resources
June 2008 Severstal acquired Esmark Inc. (West Virginia, USA). Currently named Severstal Wheeling.
July 2008 Severstal acquired WCI Steel mill (Ohio, USA). Currently named Severstal Warren.
August 2008 Severstal Metiz acquires 100% of Redaelli Tecna SPA
August 2008 Severstal Resources takes control of Balazhal Gold Mine in Kazakhstan
November 2008 Severstal acquired PBS Coals (Pennsylvania, USA)
November 2008 Severstal Resources acquires a controlling stake in High River Gold
June 2009 Severstal introduces its Vision, Mission and Values and new brand of the company.
As most Russian companies, Severstal has been affected by the global economic meltdown. According to the Financial Times, Severstal face $1.8 billion in debt payment in 2009. The company stocks have also lost 80% of their value in 2008 and the company had to cut 9.000 jobs in Russia.
Capital spending is due to reach $1.4bn in 2010, compared with $1bn in 2009 when it was reined back sharply due to the economic crisis. Most of the cash will go in improving steel quality and moving into new fields - such as special steels for the automotive industry - rather than increasing output.