New Year and Christmas greetings!

Esteemed colleagues! Dear friends!

On behalf of the Gazprom Management Committee and on my personal behalf I would like to congratulate you on these wonderful holidays – New Year and Christmas!

As the year 2010 winds down to a close, Gazprom feels proud of the work done. The Company continues the projects for establishing new gas production centers in Yamal and Eastern Russia, developing the gas transmission system, constructing new trans-European gas trunklines and gasifying Russian regions.

The outgoing year 2010 will be remembered for Russia’s first coalbed methane production facility commissioning, the startup of gas deliveries to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and the offshore Nord Stream gas pipeline construction. These events evidence Gazprom’s rapid progress as a leader of the global energy industry.

Esteemed colleagues! I sincerely thank you all for a substantial contribution to the Company’s development. May the upcoming year be happy, fruitful and all of your plans come true. I wish robust health, happiness and well-being to you and your beloved ones!