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NOVATEK's Board of Directors Recommends 2021 Dividend

Moscow, 18 March 2022. PAO NOVATEK (the “Company”) announced the results of its Board of Directors (the “Board”) meeting, whereby the Board recommended to the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (“AGM”) to approve dividend payments on the Company’s shares in the amount of RR 43.77 per ordinary share (or RR 437.7 per GDR), excluding the interim dividends of RR 27.67 per ordinary share (or RR 276.7 per GDR) paid for the six months of 2021.

The total dividend distribution for 2021 is RR 71.44 per ordinary share (or RR 714.4 per GDR), representing an increase of 100.9% as compared to RR 35.56 (or RR 355.6 per GDR) for 2020.  The total recommended dividend payout amount for 2021 is RR 216,913,700,640, which is consistent with the Company’s Dividend Policy of distributing not less than 50% of the consolidated net profit under IFRS adjusted for the items unrelated to the Company’s core business and non-cash items.
The Company’s AGM will take place on the 21 April 2022. Shareholders at the close of business on the 29 March 2021 will be entitled to participate in the Company’s AGM. The recommended date for compiling the list of shareholders entitled to receive dividends is 5 May 2022.  

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.