Rostelecom OJSC: Rostelecom’s Board of Directors Sets Date for Annual
General Meeting of Shareholders and Recommends Dividend Payment for 2013
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ROSTELECOM’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS SETS DATE FOR ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF
SHAREHOLDERS AND RECOMMENDS DIVIDEND PAYMENT FOR 2013
Moscow, Russia – May 20, 2014 – Rostelecom OJSC (MOEX: RTKM, RTKMP; OTCQX:
ROSYY), Russia’s national telecommunications operator, today announces that
its Board of Directors has set the date for the 2013 Annual General Meeting of
Shareholders (the “AGM”).
The Board has decided that the AGM will be held on June 30, 2014 in the
conference hall of the Radisson Slavyanskaya Hotel and Business Centre, Europe
Square, 2, Moscow.
The Board has also approved the record date of May 30, 2014 for registered
shareholders eligible to participate in the AGM. The record date for receiving
dividends has been set at July 14, 2014.
Rostelecom’s Board of Directors has recommended that the AGM approves a 2013
dividend payment on both ordinary and preferred shares of RUB 8,824 million,
or 25% of RAS net profit for 2013, which amounts to 37% of net profit for 2013
according to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The
dividends are to be paid as follows:
*RUB 4.848555414552 per Class A preferred share;
*The dividend per ordinary share is calculated as follows: the total sum of
RUB 8,824 mln, excluding the accrued dividends on the Class A preferred
shares, divided by the amount of Rostelecom ordinary shares outstanding as
at July 14, 2014 (excluding the treasury shares on Rostelecom’s balance
The 2013 AGM materials will be available on Rostelecom’s official website 30
days prior to the meeting at http://www.rostelecom.ru/ir/agm/.
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For more information please visit http://www.rostelecom.ru/en/ir or contact:
“Rostelecom Investor Relations / Rostelecom IR” application is now available
to download for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play
Investor Relations Department
Tel. +7 (499) 995 97 80
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Rostelecom (www.rostelecom.ru) is one of the largest national
telecommunications operators in Russia and Europe. The Group operates in all
segments of the telecommunications market and covers more than 34 million
Rostelecom is an undisputable leader of the broadband and pay-TV markets in
Russia with over 10.6 million fixed-line broadband subscribers and over 7.5
million pay-TV subscribers.
The Group generated RUB 325.7 billion of consolidated revenues, RUB 113.3
billion of OIBDA (34.8% of revenues) and RUB 24.1 billion of net income for
the 12 months ended December 31, 2013.
The Group is a market leader in providing telecommunications services to
government bodies and corporates of all levels. It is also an important
innovator that provides solutions in the field of medicine, E-Government,
cloud computing, education, security and housing & utility services.
Rostelecom was assigned ‘BBB-’ and ‘BB+’ international credit ratings by Fitch
Ratings and Standard & Poor’s respectively.
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Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements within
the meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws and are intended to be covered
by the safe harbors created thereby.
Those forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to:
*Management’s assessment of the Company’s future operating and financial
results as well as forecasts of the present value of future cash flows and
*the Company’s anticipated capital expenditures and plans to construct and
modernize its network;
*the Company’s expectations as to the growth in demand for its services,
plans relating to the expansion of the range of its services and their
*the Company’s plans with respect to improving its corporate governance
*the Company’s expectations as to its position in the telecommunications
market and the development of the market segments within which the Company
*economic outlook and industry trends;
*the Company’s expectations as to the regulation of the Russian
telecommunications industry and assessment of impact of regulatory
initiatives on the Company’s activity;
*other statements regarding matters that are not historical facts.
Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other
factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those
expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These risks,
uncertainties and other factors include:
*risks relating to changes in political, economic and social conditions in
Russia as well as changes in global economic conditions;
*risks relating to Russian legislation, regulation and taxation, including
laws, regulations, decrees and decisions governing the Russian
telecommunications industry, securities industry as well as currency and
exchange controls relating to Russian entities and their official
interpretation by regulatory bodies;
*risks relating to the Company, including the achievement of the
anticipated results, levels of profitability and growth, ability to create
and meet demand for the Company’s services including their promotions, and
the ability of the Company to remain competitive in a liberalized
*technological risks associated with the functioning and development of the
telecommunications infrastructure, technological innovations as well as
the convergence of technologies;
*other risks and uncertainties. For a more detailed discussion of these and
other factors, see the Company’s Annual Report and the Company’s other
Many of these factors are beyond the Company’s ability to control or predict.
Given these and other uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue
reliance on any of the forward-looking statements contained herein or
otherwise. The Company does not undertake any obligation to release publicly
any revisions to these forward-looking statements (which are made as of the
date hereof) to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to
reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as may be required
under applicable laws.
^1 Subject to the provisions of sub-section 2, article 76 of the law on Joint
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