NVTK: OAO Novatek: Change in shareholding of NOVATEK

  NVTK: OAO Novatek: Change in shareholding of NOVATEK

UK Regulatory Announcement

MOSCOW

                      CHANGE IN SHAREHOLDING OF NOVATEK

Moscow, 05 August 2013. OAO NOVATEK (“NOVATEK” and/or the “Company”) has
received a notice from OOO Santata regarding a decrease in its equity stake in
the Company from 11.75% to 7.125%.

In accordance with a press release for the Volga Group, which includes OOO
Santata, the change is due to repo transactions necessary under financing
terms with international and Russian banks and does not affect the
consolidated shareholding in NOVATEK by the Volga Group.

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For further information, please visit www.novatek.ru or contact:

Press Service         Investor Relations
+7 (495) 721 2207         +7 (495) 730 6013
press@novatek.ru          ir@novatek.ru
                          

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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 90%
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”.

Contact:

OAO Novatek
 
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