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NOVATEK and Sberbank Sign MOU on Green Financing

Saint-Petersburg, 4 June 2021. As part of today’s Saint-Petersburg International Economic Forum, PAO NOVATEK (“NOVATEK” and/or the “Company”) and PJSC Sberbank signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) to mutually cooperate in the field of ESG.
The Parties confirm their intentions to secure “green financing” on projects relating to environmental protection and climate change mitigation, renewable energy development, production and transshipment of low-carbon or carbon-neutral products, as well as joint social initiatives.

“We have a long and successful track record of mutual cooperation with Sberbank and their participation in financing our LNG projects,” noted Leonid Mikhelson, NOVATEK’s Chairman of the Management Board. “This new MOU takes our mutual cooperation to another level and accords us the additional opportunities to implement NOVATEK’s social and environmental initiatives, which represent one of the core elements of decarbonizing our hydrocarbon value chain and meeting the Company's development strategy.”



PAO NOVATEK is one of the largest independent natural gas producers 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 Area, 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.