The Ministry of economic development (MAYOR) a few days ago, rasulo agencies a draft Directive to state representatives in the Board of Directors of “Gazprom”, the main point of which is the payment of “Gazprom” dividends 50% of net profit of the company for 2015 in accordance with IFRS. This was reported by people familiar with the situation istochniki “Kommersant” and “Vedomosti” in the government.
According to “Kommersant”, if the Directive is signed, Gazprom may pay a record in the history of 393 billion rubles of dividends and may be the only large state-owned companies, which will pay in dividends 50% of net profit under IFRS. According to Federal officials, is referring to “Vedomosti”, the Ministry of energy and against the draft Directive, the Ministry of economic development have not yet agreed. The decision on the dividend will probably be made at the very top, explained by the publication of a Federal official, so the Directive and preparing for so long.
Due to purchase of shares from VEB Gazprom had previously asked the government to provide an exception to the end of 2015 to direct on dividends at least 50% of the profits, Bloomberg reported. May 6, “Kommersant” reported that the government agreed on a draft Directive to the Board of Directors of “Gazprom”, according to which the company must buy back from Vnesheconombank for 2.7% of its shares. Yesterday, this package was worth 99 billion rubles, “Vedomosti”. “Do not plan to allow them to reduce the profit on this sum”, — said the publication of the official financial unit. Possibly, “Gazprom” and not have to buy shares to VEB, said a senior official, you can find other buyers.
A resolution according to which the level of dividends from companies with state participation cannot be less than half of the net profit under RAS or IFRS (the larger of the two values), in mid-April, was signed by Dmitry Medvedev. Even before the disposal of the Board of “Gazprom” recommended to the Board of Directors to direct 175,18 billion rubles for dividends. The final decision on size will be made may 19.
Previously, “Rosneftegaz” has achieved the right to pay 50% of the adjusted profit (about 25% of the index, the company on an unadjusted basis, or RUB 36 billion), “Rosneft” have agreed on a payment of about 35% of net profit under IFRS, or 124.5 billion rubles. At “Transneft” and “Bashneft” Directive is not yet approved.
Representatives of the energy Ministry and first Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, refused from comments “Vedomosti”. The Ministry of economic development, the document was not reported, said the Ministry spokesman. The Directive has not been signed, said the press-Secretary of Prime Minister Natalia Timakova.