The annual General Shareholders Meeting of Gazprom made decisions on the following agenda items.
The Meeting approved the Company’s 2018 Annual Report and Accounting (Financial) Statements. It was resolved to allocate the Company’s profit based on the results of 2018.
The Meeting approved the dividend amount: RUB 16.61 per share based on Gazprom’s operating results in 2018 (more than double the amount for 2017). The dividend payout will therefore total RUB 393.2 billion (27 per cent of the profit attributable to Gazprom’s shareholders under International Financial Reporting Standards for 2018). This dividend amount is the largest in the history of the Company.
July 18, 2019, was set as the deadline for listing the persons entitled to receive dividends. Meanwhile, August 1, 2019, was endorsed as the deadline to receive dividends for the nominee shareholders and trustees who are stock market professionals recorded in the Register of Shareholders; for the rest of the registered shareholders, it is August 22, 2019. Those decisions fully comply with the Board of Directors‘ recommendations.
The Meeting approved FBK as Gazprom’s Auditor for 2019. The company had won an open tender held by Gazprom.
The Meeting resolved to pay out the remuneration to the Gazprom Board of Directors and Audit Commission Members, who are not government officials or do not hold state civil service positions in the Russian Federation, in the amount recommended by the Board of Directors.
The Meeting approved the amendments to Gazprom’s Articles of Association, as well as to Gazprom’s Regulations on the General Shareholders Meeting, the Board of Directors, and the Management Committee.
The Meeting revoked the Gazprom Dividend Payment Procedure approved by the resolution of the Company’s annual General Shareholders Meeting on June 28, 2013.