Moscow. PAO NOVATEK announced the results of its Board of Directors (the “Board”) meeting held today, whereby the Board recommended to the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (“AGM”) to approve dividend payments on the Company’s shares in the amount of RR 8.0 per ordinary share (or RR 80 per GDR), excluding the interim dividends of RR 6.95 per ordinary share (or RR 69.5 per GDR) paid for the six months of 2017.
The total dividend distribution for 2017 is RR 14.95 per ordinary share (or RR 149.5 per GDR), representing an increase of 7.6% as compared to RR 13.9 (or RR 139 per GDR) for 2016. The total recommended dividend payout amount for 2017 is RR 45,392,774,700, which is consistent with the Company’s dividend policy of distributing not less than 30% of the consolidated net profit under IFRS adjusted for the items unrelated to the Company’s core business and non-cash items.
The Company’s AGM will take place on the 20 April 2018. Shareholders at the close of business on the 27 March 2018 will be entitled to participate in the Company’s AGM. The recommended date for compiling the list of shareholders entitled to receive dividends is 3 May 2018.