Rostelecom OJSC: Dividend Declaration
UK Regulatory Announcement
ROSTELECOM CONFIRMS ORDINARY SHARE DIVIDEND PAYMENTS
Moscow, Russia – July 15, 2014 – Rostelecom OJSC (MOEX: RTKM, RTKMP; OTCQX:
ROSYY), Russia’s national telecommunications operator, today announces the
final dividend payment per ordinary share after determining the amount of
ordinary shares outstanding as at July 14, 2014 (excluding the treasury shares
on Rostelecom’s balance sheet). As at July 14, 2014, the total amount of
Rostelecom treasury shares amounted to 163,345,372 ordinary and 33,217,816
A dividend of RUB 3.115959860078 will be payable per ordinary share. This
equates to a total ordinary share dividend payout of RUB 7.808 billion.
The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders previously approved a dividend of
RUB 4.848555414552 per preferred share, which takes the total preferred share
dividend payout to RUB 1.106 billion.
The Company will pay out dividends totalling RUB 8.824 billion, or 25% of 2013
net profit according to Russian Accounting Standards (“RAS”) and 37% of 2013
net profit in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards
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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 10.8 million fixed-line broadband subscribers and over 7.6
million pay-TV subscribers.
The Group generated RUB 80.4 billion of consolidated revenues, RUB 26.5
billion of OIBDA (33.0% of revenues) and RUB 6.9 billion of net income for the
first three months ended March 31, 2014.
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.
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