MOSCOW, June 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mechel PAO (NYSE:MTL)(MOEX:MTLR), a leading Russian mining and metals company, announces the decisions made by its Board of Directors at a meeting held on June 6, 2017.
The Board of Directors made the following recommendations to the general meeting of Mechel PAO’s shareholders:
- not to pay an annual dividend with respect to ordinary shares;
- to pay an annual dividend of 10.28 rubles per one preferred share (approximately 0.18 US dollars per one preferred share and 0.09 US dollars per one preferred ADR*);
- to make the payment by bank transfer within the time period and according to form prescribed by Russian law.
The Board of Directors also recommended the general meeting of Mechel PAO’s shareholders to approve dividing part of accumulated profit from previous years as follows:
- to allocate 1,426,421,086.20 rubles (approximately 25,192,883.90 US dollars*) for payment of dividends for listed preferred shares;
- to allocate 7,872,869,111.52 rubles (approximately 139,047,494.02 US dollars*) to cover the 2016 loss;
- to leave the remainder of accumulated profit from previous years (18,232,323,119.96 rubles, approximately 322,012,064.99 US dollars*) unallocated.
The Board also suggested that the list of persons entitled to receive dividends for 2016 be made based on the data in the Mechel PAO Shareholders’ Register as of July 11, 2017.
The Board of Directors has also approved the following people as candidates to the Board and the company’s Revision Commission to be voted upon at the annual general meeting of Mechel PAO’s shareholders:
- For election to the Board of Directors:
1. Igor V. Zyuzin
2. Oleg V. Korzhov
3. Georgy G. Petrov
4. Alexander N. Kotsky
5. Alexander D. Orischin
6. Viktor A. Trigubko
7. Alexander N. Shokhin
8. Tigran G. Khachaturov
9. Yury N. Malyshev
- For election to the Revision Commission:
1. Alexander N. Kapralov
2. Natalya S. Zykova
3. Irina V. Bolkhovskikh
The annual general meeting of shareholders will be held on June 30, 2017 at the following address: Russia, Moscow, Leningradsky Prospect, 40, Petroff Palace - Petrovskiy Putevoy Dvorets, at 12:00 local time.
*Based on the Russian Central Bank exchange rate of 56.62 RUR/$ as of June 6, 2017.
Mechel is an international mining and steel company. Its products are marketed in Europe, Asia, North and South America, Africa. Mechel unites producers of coal, iron ore concentrate, steel, rolled products, ferroalloys, heat and electric power. All of its enterprises work in a single production chain, from raw materials to high value-added products.
Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of Mechel, as defined in the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially. We do not intend to update these statements. We refer you to the documents Mechel files from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Form 20-F. These documents contain and identify important factors, including those contained in the section captioned “Risk Factors” and “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” in our Form 20-F, that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, the achievement of anticipated levels of profitability, growth, cost and synergy of our recent acquisitions, the impact of competitive pricing, the ability to obtain necessary regulatory approvals and licenses, the impact of developments in the Russian economic, political and legal environment, volatility in stock markets or in the price of our shares or ADRs, financial risk management and the impact of general business and global economic conditions.
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