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NOVATEK’s Board of Directors approves Regulations on Dividend Policy

Moscow, 28 April 2014. The Board of Directors of OAO NOVATEK (“NOVATEK” or the “Company”) at a meeting held on 25 April 2014 approved the Regulations on Dividend Policy of the Company.

According to the approved Regulations, the total dividend payment shall not be less than 30% of the consolidated net profit to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for the respective period. The previously adopted Dividend Policy provided for dividend distribution of not less than 30% of non-consolidated net profit to the Russian Accounting Standards (RAS), however historically, dividend payments were not less than 30% of the IFRS net profit.

The Board of Directors also approved the Regulations on the Audit Committee, the Remuneration and Nomination Committee and the Strategy Committee of the Board of Directors, as well as the Regulations on the Corporate Secretary of the Board.

All the above documents are available on the Company’s website at

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.