Update on NOVATEK Buyback Program
Moscow, 16 March 2020. PAO NOVATEK (“NOVATEK” and/or the “Company”) announces today that pursuant to the Company’s buyback program announced on 7 June 2012, during the period from 9 through 13 March 2020, 3 081 323 ordinary shares (including in a form of Global Depositary Receipts) were purchased on the open market.
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. Upstream activities of the Company’s subsidiaries and joint ventures 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.