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Change of shareholder control
Moscow, 29 April 2011. OAO NOVATEK (“NOVATEK” and/or the “Company”) today announced a change in the shareholding structures of shareholders holding not less than five percent of the Company’s ordinary shares.
The Company was notified by DHIGNFINOLHU HOLDING LIMITED that its 100% subsidiary, ZGG CAYMAN HOLDING LIMITED, had decreased its stake in the ordinary shares of NOVATEK from 9.4031% to zero. The Company also received notification from SWGI Growth Fund (Cyprus) Ltd. that it had increased its share in NOVATEK’s equity from 11.6473% to 15.4004% (inclusive of GDRs).
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.