ACRON : ACRON : Acron Board of Directors Issues Recommendation on 2012 Dividend

    ACRON : ACRON : Acron Board of Directors Issues Recommendation on 2012
                                   Dividend

                                      


                                                                April 26, 2013

       Acron Board of Directors Issues Recommendation on 2012 Dividend

Acron Board  of Directors  has  recommended that  the annual  general  meeting 
declare dividends for 2012 in the amount of RUB 110 per common share.
Taking into account the  dividends paid earlier for  the first nine months  of 
2012 in the  amount of RUB  46 per  share, the Board  of Directors  recommends 
paying dividends of RUB 64 per common share.
The record date  for shareholders  entitled to dividends  was made  as of  the 
record date for  the shareholders  participating in  the shareholder  meeting, 
i.e. 12:00 am on April 11, 2013.

For Further Information:
Acron
Ms. Elena Kochubey -                          Tel: 
+7 (495) 777 08 65
Head of Public Relations

Mr. Ilya Popov -                                 
Tel: + 7 (495) 411 55 94 (ext. 5252)
Head of Investor Relations

Background

Acron Group is a leadingRussian and global mineral fertiliser producer with a
diversified product  portfolio  consisting  of multi-nutrient  (NPK  and  bulk 
blends) and straight  nitrogen-based fertilisers (urea,  ammonium nitrate  and 
UAN), as well as industrial products.  In 2012, the Group's output  (exclusive 
of own use) totalled 5.9 million  tonnes. The Group's key markets are  Russia, 
China and other Asian countries, Europe, America, and CIS countries.

In 2012, the Group's consolidated revenues under IFRS were RUB 71,112  million 
(US$ 2,287 million), and net profit  was RUB 14,861million (US$ 478  million). 
Acron's shares are  listed and traded  on the Moscow  Exchange and the  London 
Stock Exchange (ticker AKRN). Acron employs over 15,600 people.

A high vertical  integration, including  development of  potash and  phosphate 
deposits, operation of three  large production facilities, own  transportation 
infrastructure and international distribution network,  is a platform for  the 
Group's sustainable growth. The  phosphate and potash  projects in Russia  and 
Canada are Acron  Group's most intensively  evolving segment. After  launching 
the Oleniy Ruchey mining  and processing complex, the  Group will reach a  new 
stage of development by securing supplies  of its own phosphate raw  materials 
to Acron's processing facilities.

For more information about the Group please visit www.acron.ru/en.







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