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NOVATEK Board of Directors recommends 1H 2015 dividend

Moscow, 24 August 2015. OAO NOVATEK (“NOVATEK” or the “Company”) announced the results of its Board of Directors (“the Board”) meeting held today. The Board discussed the Company’s results for the first half 2015 and recommended to the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (“EGM”) convened on 25 September 2015 the size of the interim dividends for the first half 2015.

The Board recommended to the EGM to approve an interim dividend payment for the first half 2015 in the amount of RR 20,039,619,600, which is 30% of the consolidated net profit under IFRS adjusted for non-cash items and amounts to RR 6.6 per one ordinary share or RR 66.0 per one GDR. The recommended interim dividend for the first half 2015 is 29% higher as compared to the interim dividend for the first half 2014.

The Board recommended to compile the list of persons entitled to receive dividends as of 6 October 2015.

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.