OREANDA-NEWS. The Board of Directors of OAO NOVATEK discussed the Company’s results for the first half 2016 and decided to convene an Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (“EGM”) on 30 September 2016 in the form of absentee voting, with the following agenda:

    On the payment of dividends for the first half 2016;
    On Amendments to NOVATEK’s Charter; and
    On Amendments to NOVATEK’s internal regulatory documents.

The Board recommended to the EGM to approve an interim dividend payment for the first half 2016 in the amount of RR 20,950,511,400, which represents 30% of the consolidated net profit under IFRS adjusted for the items unrelated to the Company’s core business and non-cash items, and amounts to RR 6.9 per one ordinary share or RR 69.0 per one GDR. The recommended interim dividend for the first half 2016 is 4.5% higher as compared to the interim dividend for the first half 2015.

The list of persons entitled to take part in NOVATEK’s EGM will be compiled as of 6 September 2016. The Board recommended to compile the list of persons entitled to receive dividends as of 11 October 2016.

The Board approved the Policy on the Internal Audit of OAO NOVATEK, and amended the Regulations on the Risk Management and Internal Control System and the Regulations on the Remuneration and Nomination Committee of OAO NOVATEK.