Moscow, 8 April. Members of the Board of Directors of RAO "UES of Russia" held a meeting today to discuss for the first time the draft strategic framework for the Company's development in 2003 - 2008.
Given the importance of this document for the Company's progress, the Board members have invited the Company's shareholders to take part in its discussion. Shareholders are requested to submit to the Board their comments and suggestions on the draft by 25 April. The Board of Directors is planning to consider the draft strategic framework at the Board meeting scheduled for May this year.
The Board members also noted the information provided by the Russian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade that a meeting of the Government Committee on Energy Reform headed by Deputy Chairman of the Russian Government V. Khristenko will be held before the end of April. The Committee meeting will review the energy reform action plan approved by ministries and departments. The Board members emphasized that it is necessary to link the Company's strategy with the Government action plan.
They agreed to the proposal made by the Chairman of RAO UES Management Board Anatoly Chubais to publish the draft strategic framework on the Company's website.