Gazprom's annual General Shareholders Meeting makes decisions on agenda items
The annual General Shareholders Meeting of Gazprom made decisions on the following agenda items.
The Meeting approved the Company's 2016 Annual Report and Accounting (Financial) Statements. It was resolved to allocate the Company's profit based on the results of the previous financial year.
The Meeting approved the dividend amount: RUB 8.0397 per share (1.9 per cent higher than last year) based on Gazprom's operating results in 2016. The dividends make up 20 per cent of the profit attributable to Gazprom's shareholders under International Financial Reporting Standards for 2016.
July 20, 2017, was set as the deadline for listing the persons entitled to receive dividends. Meanwhile, August 3, 2017, was endorsed as the deadline to receive dividends for the nominee shareholders and trustees who are stock market professionals recorded in the Register of Shareholders; for the rest of the registered shareholders, it is August 24, 2017. Those decisions fully comply with the Board of Directors' recommendations.
The Meeting approved FBK as Gazprom's Auditor for 2017. The company had won an open tender held by Gazprom.
The Meeting resolved to pay out the remuneration to the Gazprom Board of Directors and Audit Commission Members, who are not governmental officials or do not hold state civil service positions in the Russian Federation, in the amount recommended by the Board of Directors.
The Meeting approved the amendments to Gazprom's Articles of Association, as well as to the regulations on the Gazprom Board of Directors, Management Committee, and Management Committee Chairman. The amendments had been made due to the changes in the Federal Law on Joint Stock Companies and the Federal Law on Arbitration (Arbitration Proceedings) in the Russian Federation.
The Meeting also approved the updated Code of Corporate Governance of Gazprom and agreed on Gazprom's participation in the Global Gas Centre association, a non-profit organization that brings together such gas companies as ENGIE, Fluxys, NIGC, OMV, Statoil, and Swissgas, as well as the World Energy Council.
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