UFA, February 18. /Corr. Nail Shachmaliev/. The Ministry would like to implement Bashkiria owned package of shares of “Bashneft”, but for the Republic it is impossible. This was announced on Thursday the head of the region Rustem Khamitov at a meeting of the science Board. Bashkiria owns 25% plus 1 share of the oil company.
“Among the businesses that may be realized, there and Bashneft. I already talked about the fact that we do not consider the sale of our package and do not negotiate. And in no way react to those signals that come from the Ministry of economic development of Russia, which would like to implement our package,” said Khamitov.
“Today we can’t even talk theoretically about selling our (belonging to Bashkiria – approx.) package. But the Federal package – 50 percent – is considered as one of the options of sale and replenishment of the budget of the country. But today a company’s value is very low, and even in these conditions the Russian government is ready to go to implementation”, – said the head of the Republic.
In his words, for the Republic “it is impossible”, in particular, for cost reasons – “in this package, we now have the dividend, have the opportunity through the charity of “Bashneft” to implement significant number of projects, including sports,” said the head of Bashkortostan.
“If we have this source of income is, we simply all “capsize”, – said Khamitov.
Privatization of state-owned companies
Earlier, the head of the Ministry of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev said that in the first place can be privatized Bashneft, ALROSA and Rosneft. The Minister was informed that it is a public company listed on the market, therefore they are technically and legally ready for the best privatization and best known to the investor.
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According to information, the government is considering two options for the privatization of “Bashneft” – sale of 50% stake in the company, or a more moderate option in the form of the sale of 25% of shares through the stock exchange.
LUKOIL is interested in participating in the privatization of Bashneft and the purchase of a controlling stake, but has not yet made a formal proposal to the government. The head of “LUKOIL” Vagit Alekperov has specified that speech can go about 50% of the shares that are in Federal ownership. However, he suggested that the deal can go through only at the expense of cash payments, without the use of shares of “LUKOIL”.
The head of the Federal Antimonopoly service Igor Artemyev said that FAS is likely not to object to the possible purchase “LUKOIL” controlling stake “Bashneft”.
Oil company “Bashneft” was founded in 1932 and has operations in more than 20 regions of Russia and abroad. The Federal property management Agency owns 50,08% of the share capital of Bashkortostan – 25% plus one share.
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