RUB 7.20 per share dividend proposed by Management Committee in 2014
April 9, 2015, 13:50
The Gazprom Management Committee addressed the issues associated with preparing and holding the Company's annual General Shareholders Meeting .
The Management Committee approved the proposal to convene the annual General Shareholders Meeting of Gazprom at 10:00 am (local time) on June 26, 2015 at the Company's headquarters in Moscow. Registration of the meeting participants is to be carried out on June 24 (from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm) and on June 26 (from 9:00 am).
In addition, the Management Committee approved the proposals on:
– the format and wording of the ballots for voting on the Meeting agenda issues;
– the procedure on notifying shareholders about the Meeting;
– the Shareholders Meeting Presidium composition and its Chairman;
– the remuneration of the Board of Directors and the Audit Commission;
– a list of information materials to be distributed among Gazprom's shareholders after scrutiny by the Board of Directors. The materials will be sent in due time to shareholders' addresses published in the Meeting notice.
The aforementioned proposals will be submitted to the Board of Directors for consideration.
The Management Committee submitted to the Board of Directors the Gazprom (parent company) 2014 Accounting Statements compiled in accordance with the requirements of the Russian legislation, as well as the following draft documents:
– the Shareholders Meeting agenda;
– Gazprom's 2014 Annual Report;
– distribution of Gazprom's net profit based on the 2014 operating results.
The Management Committee approved the membership of the Shareholders Meeting Editing Commission.
The Management Committee formulated the proposals for the Board of Directors concerning the dividends payout based on the Company's operating results in 2014. In particular, the proposed amount of dividends makes up RUB 7.20 per share
(equal to the last year's payout). In this way, the dividends will make up 90.2 per cent of Gazprom's (parent company) net profit generated in 2014 under RAS. The decision on the dividend payment amount, method and dates as well as the date when a list of persons entitled to receive dividends is drawn up, will be made by the Shareholders Meeting as recommended by the Board of Directors.
The Management Committee approved and submitted to the Board of Directors for consideration a new draft of the Articles of Association. The amended document reflected the modifications introduced into the Civil Code of the Russian Federation and the Federal Law on Joint Stock Companies.
The Management Committee resolved to propose to the Board of Directors to nominate FBK for approval by the Shareholders Meeting as the Company's auditor. FBK is the winner of the open bidding procedure among auditing companies for performing statutory annual audit of Gazprom.
At present, the number of the Company's shareholders accounts for several hundred thousand Russian and non-Russian residents. Therefore, shareholders are advised to exercise the right to take part in the Meeting via their trustees by proxy or via a filled out voting ballot sent to Gazprom.
FBK is one of Russia's leading national audit and consulting groups, which employs more than 500 highly skilled professionals. The company provides services in six key areas: audits according to RAS and IFRS; tax and law; valuation; finance, accounting, management and IT-consulting; outsourcing; business education. FBK has cooperated with Russian business leaders of major economic industries for over 20 years. According to the Expert RA rating agency, FBK's client portfolio includes 25 out of 50 Russia's largest companies.
FBK has partnered Gazprom since 1996 and currently renders services to nearly 80 per cent of its subsidiaries.