NOVATEK Elects New Board Of Directors

                    NOVATEK Elects New Board Of Directors

PR Newswire

MOSCOW, April 25, 2013

MOSCOW, April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- OAO NOVATEK announced today that the
Annual General Meeting of Shareholders ("AGM") has approved the election of
new members to the Board of Directors.

The following members were elected to the Board of Directors:

Andrei I. Akimov: Chairman of the Management Board of Gazprombank;

Burckhard Bergmann: Board Member of the Presidium of the German-Russian
Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Advisory Board of the Union of German
Science Funds;

Yves Louis Charle Justin Darricarrere: Executive Vice President of Total S.A.,
President of Total Exploration & Production;

Vladimir A. Dmitriev: Chairman of Vnesheconombank;

Mark A. Gyetvay: Deputy Chairman of NOVATEK's Management Committee;

Leonid V. Mikhelson: Chairman of NOVATEK's Management Committee;

Alexander Y. Natalenko: Chairman of the Board of Directors of NOVATEK, State
Prize Laureate and Honored Geologist of the Russian Federation;

Kirill G. Seleznev: member of the Management Committee of Gazprom, Director of
Gazprom's Gas and Liquid Hydrocarbons Marketing and Processing Department and
General Director of Gazprom Mezhregiongaz; and

Gennady N. Timchenko: Chairman of the Board of Directors and President of the
Ice Hockey Club SKA St-Petersburg, Chairman of the Board of Directors of OOO
Kontinental Hockey League.

Following the AGM, the Board of Directors held its first meeting whereby
Alexander Natalenko was elected Chairman of the Board and the members of the
three Board committees were elected.

The Strategy and Investments Committee is now comprised of Alexander Natalenko
(Chairman), Burckhard Bergmann, Yves Louis Darricarrere, Mark Gyetvay and
Gennady Timchenko. The Audit Committee is now comprised of Vladimir Dmitriev
(Chairman), Burckhard Bergmann and Gennady Timchenko. The Corporate Governance
and Remuneration Committee is now comprised of Andrei Akimov (Chairman),
Burckhard Bergmann and Kirill Seleznev.

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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