Gazprom’s annual General Shareholders Meeting decides on agenda items
The annual General Shareholders Meeting of Gazprom made decisions on the following agenda items.
The Meeting approved the Company's Annual Report and Accounting Statements for 2012. A decision was also made on distribution of the Company's profit, annual dividends inclusive, on the basis of the fiscal year results.
According to the Company's 2012 operating results, the Shareholders Meeting approved the dividend amount – RUB 5.99 per share. The dividends make up 25.5 per cent of Gazprom's net profit in 2012. August 27, 2013 was set as the dividend payment deadline. These decisions fully comply with the Board of Directors' recommendations.
The Shareholders Meeting approved Gazprom's Dividend Payout Procedure. The document enshrines the mechanism of dividend payouts adopted by the Company.
The Meeting approved PricewaterhouseCoopers Audit (Closed Joint Stock Company) as Gazprom's Auditor for 2013. The company had been recognized as the winner of the open tender held by Gazprom in compliance with the Federal Law on Audit Activities.
The Shareholders Meeting decided on the remuneration for the Gazprom Board of Directors and Audit Commission Members, who are neither holding public office in the Russian Federation, nor doing state civil service, in the amount recommended by the Board of Directors.
The Shareholders Meeting approved draft amendments into the Gazprom Articles of Association and the Provision on the Company's General Shareholders Meeting in connection with the modifications introduced into the Federal Law on Joint Stock Companies as well as the adoption by the Federal Financial Markets Service of a new version of the Provision on Extra Requirements to Preparing, Convening and Holding the General Shareholders Meeting.
The Shareholders Meeting approved the amended Regulation on the Gazprom Audit Commission.
The Shareholders Meeting ratified several transactions of corporate interest, which may potentially be executed by Gazprom while carrying on its usual business.