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Information regarding the misrepresentation of NOVATEK`s name and logo

Moscow, 29 April 2009. OAO NOVATEK (the “Company”) would like to call your attention to the fraudulent and unfair business practices of a group of individuals claiming to be representatives of the business units “NOVATEK-Export” and/or “NOVATEK Petroleum”, which are not affiliated in any manner with the Company and/or its subsidiaries. The Company has no relations with these entities and/or their representatives.

Under the auspices of “NOVATEK-Export” and/or “NOVATEK Petroleum” these individuals offer potential customers an opportunity to enter into contracts for the delivery of oil products and other goods in return for money transferred to their accounts.

The group uses elements of OAO NOVATEK’s corporate design in business correspondence and contracts as well as referencing an English language web-site which uses information copied from the official website of OAO NOVATEK. The Domain name does not belong to OAO NOVATEK or any of our affiliated companies nor does the address listed on the fraudulent site, Krzhizhanovskogo Street 20/2, Moscow.

OAO NOVATEK would like to take this opportunity to make an official statement that neither the Company nor its management or affiliated companies has any relation to the illegal activities conducted by the persons mentioned above nor do they bear any responsibility hereunder. The address of the official Internet site of the Company is

All entities doubting the authenticity of the documents signed on behalf of OAO NOVATEK are requested to send letters of inquiry by fax: +7 (495) 721 2253 or via e-mail:

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.