NOVATEK's AGM Approves 2012 Dividends

                    NOVATEK's AGM Approves 2012 Dividends

PR Newswire

MOSCOW, April 25, 2013

MOSCOW, April 25,2013 /PRNewswire/ --OAO NOVATEK ("NOVATEK" and/or the
"Company") announced that the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders ("AGM")
approved the total dividend payment for 2012.

The total dividend for 2012 will amount to RR 6.86 per one ordinary share or
RR 68.6 per one Global Depositary Receipt (GDR), including the interim
dividends of RR 3.0 per ordinary share or RR 30.0 per one GDR paid for the
first half 2012.

The dividend is payable in cash within 60 days after shareholder approval. The
list of persons entitled to receive dividends was compiled as at 21 March

For further information, please visit www.novatek.ruor contact:
Press Service +7 (495) 721 2207
Investor Relations +7 (495) 730 6013

OAO NOVATEK is Russia's largest independent gas producer and the
second-largest natural gas producer in Russia. Founded in 1994, the Company is
engaged in the exploration, production, processing and marketing of natural
gas and liquid hydrocarbons. The Company's upstream activities are
concentrated in the prolific Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Region, which is the
world's largest natural gas producing area and accounts for approximately 84%
of Russia's natural gas production and approximately 17% of the world's gas
production. NOVATEK is an open joint stock company established under the laws
of the Russian Federation. The Company's shares are listed in Russia on
MICEX-RTS Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange (LSE) under the ticker
symbol "NVTK".


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