NOVATEK acquired Chernichnoye field

Mark Gyetvay, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board
Alexander Nazarov, Head of IR
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Maria Dokuchaeva, Press-secretary
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11 December 2017

Moscow, 11 December 2017. PAO NOVATEK (“NOVATEK” and/or the “Company”) announced today an agreement was concluded to acquire OOO Chernichnoye from Oil Company “Mangazeya” JSC.  The transaction is expected to close in early 2018.

OOO Chernichnoye holds the hydrocarbon exploration and production license for the Chernichnoye field located in close proximity to NOVATEK’s infrastructure. The license contains estimated hydrocarbon resources of 179 million barrels of oil equivalent according to the Russian resource classification as of 31 December 2016.

According to NOVATEK’s Chairman of the Management Board, Leonid Mikhelson, “We concluded an agreement to acquire another field which will contribute to the Company’s resource base and future production connected to the Unified Gas Supply System. Our strategy is focused on acquiring new producing fields to load our processing capacities for a longer time period as well as fully utilize our existing transport infrastructure. This will provide additional economic value and growth of the Company’s financial and operational metrics”.

PAO NOVATEK is the largest independent natural gas producer in Russia, and in 2017, entered the global LNG market by successfully launching the Yamal LNG project. Founded in 1994, the Company is engaged in the exploration, production, processing and marketing of natural gas and liquid hydrocarbons. The Company’s upstream activities are concentrated mainly in the prolific Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Region, which is the world’s largest natural gas producing area and accounts for approximately 80% of Russia’s natural gas production and approximately 15% of the world’s gas production. NOVATEK is a public joint stock company established under the laws of the Russian Federation. The Company’s shares are listed in Russia on Moscow Exchange (MOEX) and the London Stock Exchange (LSE) under the ticker symbol “NVTK”.

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