JSC URALKALI URKA Uralkali Board recommends interim dividend payment

  JSC URALKALI (URKA) - Uralkali Board recommends interim dividend payment

RNS Number : 2490P
JSC Uralkali
22 October 2012

October 22, 2012

Uralkali Board recommends interim dividend payment

Following a  meeting held  on 22  October 2012,  the Board  of Directors  (the 
"Board") of Uralkali (LSE: URKA), one of the world's largest potash producers,
announced that it has taken the following decisions:

· The Board  has resolved to  convene an Extraordinary  General Meeting  of 
Shareholders ("EGM")  in the  form of  absentee voting  on 12  December  2012. 
Shareholders registered  as at  the record  date of  6 November  2012 will  be 
eligible to participate in the EGM.

· The  Board has  recommended  that the  EGM  approve an  interim  dividend 
payment in  the amount  of RUB  4.71  per share  (approximately USD  0.77  per 
GDR^1), relating to undistributed profit  of the previous years, amounting  to 
approximately RUB 13.8  billion (approximately USD  449 million). This  equals 
approximately 53% of the Company's net IFRS profit for the six months ended on
30 June 2012.

· In  addition, the  Board has  appointed Pavel  Vakhnin as  Uralkali's  IT 
Director and a member of the Management Board starting from 5 November 2012.

^1According to the exchange rate  of Central Bank of  Russia as on 22  October 
2012, USD 1= RUB 30.78

Uralkali (www.uralkali.com) is  one of  the world's  largest potash  producers 
with a market share of about 20%. The Company's assets consist of 5 mines  and 
7 ore-treatment mills situated in the  towns of Berezniki and Solikamsk  (Perm 
Territory, Russia). Uralkali employs ca. 12,500 people (in the main production
unit). Uralkali's  shares  and GDRs  are  traded  on the  RTS-MICEX  and  LSE, 


Investor Relations

Anna Batarina, CFA
Head of Investor Relations and Capital Markets, Uralkali
Tel.: +7 (495) 730 2371
E-mail: ir@msc.uralkali.com 

Media Relations

Alexander Babinsky

Head of Public Relations, Uralkali

Tel.: +7 (495) 730 2371

E-mail: pr@msc.uralkali.com



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