“Gazprom” will break the tradition will hold the AGM on Thursday, 30 June

“Gazprom” will break the tradition will hold the AGM on Thursday, 30 June


Shareholders of “Gazprom” for many years adhere to the rules to hold an annual meeting on the last Friday of June, but this year the tradition will be broken. It is reported that the shareholders will approve annual report and financial statements.

MOSCOW, 4 Feb. The annual meeting of shareholders “Gazprom” will be held on June 30 in Moscow; the list of persons entitled to participate therein, will be closed on may 11, the company said.

Approving the date of the annual meeting in 2016, the Board of Directors has violated a long tradition of monopoly. The fact that the shareholders of the company for many years adhere to the rules to hold an annual meeting on the last Friday of June. This year it falls on the 24th of the month, the 30 June falls on a Thursday. However, once the tradition was broken in 2011.

The Board of Directors also approved the agenda of the annual meeting, it will be a standard agenda the shareholders will approve annual report, annual accounting statements, distribution of profit by results of 2015.

Also shareholders will consider questions about the dividend payment for the year 2015 and setting the date for drafting the list of persons entitled to receive dividends; the payment of remuneration to the Directors for their work on the Board of Directors; payment of remuneration to the members of the audit Commission. The shareholders will also elect the Board of Directors in its new composition, will elect the members of the auditing Commission and approve the auditor of the company.

The Board of Directors also approved the list of candidates for voting at the annual meeting of shareholders for election to the Board of Directors of PJSC “Gazprom”. For 11 seats in the Council nominated 12 candidates. In December 2015 passed away one of the Directors of the monopoly — the head of chair of civil process of legal faculty, St. Petersburg state University Valery Musin. In this regard, now Gazprom has only 10 Directors.

In particular, for the first time nominated is not included at present in the Council by the Minister of economic development of Russia Alexei Ulyukayev (nominated as a representative of the Russian Federation) and Chairman of the Board of Rosselkhozbank Dmitry Patrushev.

Chairman of the Board “Gazprom” Alexey Miller, Minister of energy Alexander Novak, Chairman of Board of Gazprombank Andrey Akimov, the former Minister of property relations of Russia Farit Gazizullin and the special representative of the President on interaction with the forum of gas exporting countries Viktor Zubkov, already included in the Board of Directors re-nominated for election at the annual meeting in June.

As an independent Director on the Board nominated by the rector of the Russian presidential Academy of national economy and state service under the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Mau, Chairman of Kazenergy Association Timur Kulibayev and rector of the Russian state University of oil and gas named after I. M. Gubkin Martynov. They all belong to the current composition of the Board.

In addition, the Board of Directors nominated by the representatives of “Gazprom”, are present in its composition: the chief of staff of the Board Mikhail Sereda and the Deputy Chairman of the Board Vitaly Markelov.