Shareholders' meeting approves Annual Report, financial statements and dividends

Gazprom’s Annual General Shareholders’ Meeting has approved the Company’s Annual Report and financial statements for 2004, including the profit & loss statement, and decided on the allocation of the profit (dividends inclusive) arisen over the financial year.

Based on Gazprom’s 2004 operating accomplishments, the Meeting endorsed RUR 1.19 per share in dividends, which is the maximum amount ever paid out by the Company.

A total of RUR 28,171.5 mln, or 17.5% of overall net profit, was earmarked as dividends over 2004. 31 December 2005 was fixed as the dividend allocation deadline. Said decisions are fully in line with the Board of Directors’ recommendations.

The Meeting also ratified recommendations by the Board on the remuneration of the Board and Auditing Commission Members not being public officials.

Information Directorate, OAO Gazprom

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