Gazprom’s annual General Shareholders Meeting opens in Moscow

RELEASE

Gazprom’s annual General Shareholders Meeting opened today in Moscow. Shareholders from Russia and a number of foreign countries are taking part in the Meeting in person, via their representatives, and in absentia. As of June 5, 2017, the list of persons eligible to take part in the Shareholders Meeting included 480,626 accounts with a total of 23,609,491,112 shares.

The Gazprom Board of Directors resolved to approve Viktor Zubkov, Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors, Russia’s Special Presidential Representative for Cooperation with the Gas Exporting Countries Forum, as Chairman of the Meeting. The Meeting is also attended by the Members of the Gazprom Board of Directors: Alexey MillerAndrey AkimovTimur KulibaevVitaly MarkelovViktor MartynovVladimir MauAlexander NovakDmitry Patrushev, and Mikhail Sereda.

The agenda of the Meeting consists of the following items:

  • on the approval of the Company's Annual Report;
  • on the approval of the Company's Annual Accounting (Financial) Statements;
  • on the approval of the distribution of the Company's profit based on the results of 2016;
  • on the amount, period and form of the dividend payout based on the results of 2016, as well as on the date when a list of persons entitled to receive dividends is drawn up;
  • on the approval of the Company's Auditor;
  • on the remuneration for the Board of Directors (Supervisory Board) Members, who are not governmental officials, in the amount established by the Company's regulatory documents;
  • on the remuneration for the Audit Commission Members, who are not governmental officials, in the amount established by the Company's regulatory documents;
  • on the amendments to the Company's Articles of Association;
  • on the amendments to the Company's Regulation on the Board of Directors;
  • on the amendments to the Company's Regulation on the Management Committee;
  • on the amendments to the Company's Regulation on the Management Committee Chairman;
  • on the approval of the Company's updated Code of Corporate Governance;
  • on Gazprom’s participation in the Global Gas Centre association;
  • on the election of the Company’s Board of Directors (Supervisory Board) Members;
  • on the election of the Company’s Audit Commission (Internal Auditor) Members.

At the moment, Alexey Miller is presenting a report on the Company’s performance in 2016.