Moscow, Russia - July 4, 2013 - Sistema JSFC ("Sistema" or the "Company") (LSE: SSA), the largest publicly-traded diversified holding company in Russia and the CIS, today announces the results of its Annual General Meeting of shareholders ("AGM"), held on June 29, 2013.
The AGM approved payment of annual dividends of RUB 0.96 per ordinary share for the twelve months ended December 31, 2012, amounting to a total of RUB 9.264 billion. The dividends will be paid by August 28, 2013.
The Company's Charter has been amended in accordance with recent changes to the Federal Laws "On the Securities Market" and "On Joint Stock Companies", which relate to bond issuance and the listing of securities of joint stock companies. The updated provisions and the revised Charter are available on Sistema's website.
The AGM also approved the composition of the Board of Directors previously nominated by the Board.
ZAO "Deloitte & Touche CIS" was appointed as Sistema's Russian Accounting Standards and US GAAP auditor for 2013.
At the first statutory Board meeting following the AGM, the Board of Directors appointed Vladimir Evtushenkov as Chairman and Alexander Goncharuk as Deputy Chairman of the Board.