Federal Grid Company (FEES) - Presidential Decree On JSC Russian Grids
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JSC Fed Grid Co of Unified Engy Sys
23 November 2012
Presidential Decree on Renaming of MRSK Holding and Inclusion of Government's
Stake in Federal Grid Company into MRSK Holding
Federal Grid Company of Unified Energy System ("Federal Grid" or the
"Company", Moscow Exchange, LSE: FEES), the operator and manager of Russia's
unified electricity transmission grid system, today announces that on 22
November 2012 the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed a
decree "On Open Joint Stock Company Russian Grids".
The decree stipulates that MRSK Holding should be renamed into OJSC Russian
Grids and that a 79.55% stake in Federal Grid currently owned by the Russian
Federation should be included in the share capital of OJSC Russian Grids by
the way of payment for additional shares to be issued by OJSC Russian Grids by
the Russian Federation.
The Russian Federation's ownership in JSC Federal Grid Company should not fall
below one share.
According to the decree, the above initiatives should be completed by 30 June
The Company will provide further clarification on all stated initiatives in
the decree in due course.
A Coordination Committee, chaired by Federal Grid Management Board Chairman
Oleg Budargin, has been created to oversee implementation of the decree.
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About Federal Grid Company
Federal Grid Company is the operator and manager of Russia's unified
electricity transmission grid system, including high voltage transmission
lines, and holds the status of a natural monopoly.
The Company's assets include more than 124,000 km of transmission lines and
854 substations with more than 322 GVA of 35-750 volt transformer capacity.
Based on the length of transmission lines and installed transformer capacity,
Federal Grid is the largest publicly traded electricity transmission company
in the world.
Federal Grid's business is to provide electricity transmission and
technological connection services. It maintains and develops the grid system
and supervises grid facilities and infrastructure in 73 Russian regions,
covering a territory of 13.6 million square kilometres. Its customers are
regional distribution companies, electricity suppliers and large industrial
Since January 1^st 2010, Federal Grid has operated under a 5-year regulatory
asset base (RAB) model.
The Company was incorporated in June 2002 as part of the reorganization of
Russia's electrical power industry. The largest shareholder, with a 79.55%
stake, is the Russian Federation Government.
Federal Grid Company's ordinary shares are listed on the MICEX-RTS stock
exchange under the ticker symbol FEES and the Company's GDRs are traded on the
London Stock Exchange under the same FEES ticker symbol. The Company's shares
are included in the MSCI Emerging Markets and MSCI Russia indices.
In 2011 the Company's IFRS revenue was RUB 139,571 million (up 23% compared to
2010), adjusted EBITDA was RUB 83,760 million (a 24% increase from 2010), and
adjusted net profit was RUB 38,241 million (up 37% on 2010).
Further information can be found atwww.federal-grid.com
This information is provided by RNS
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