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Ekaterinburg - June 23, 2005 - Uralsvyazinform (RTS: URSI/URSIP) the leading carrier of fixed-line and mobile services in the Urals region, Russia reports the results of the Annual General Meeting, which assembled the shareholders of OJSC "Uralsvyazinform" and merging ZAO "Ermak RMS", OOO "South Urals Cellular Phone", OOO "Tyumenruscom", OOO "Uralcom", ZAO "VSNET".
The AGM validated amendments and supplements to the Company Charter in connection to the merger of the mentioned companies with and into Uralsvyazinform, (the respective decision was passed by the Extraordinary General Meeting as of March 31, 2005).
The shareholders approved the annual report, annual financial statements including profit and loss statement, profit distribution as of FY2004, as below.
Financial and operational highlights, 2004
The Meeting approved the annual dividend as of 2004 at the below rates:
- RUR 0.0271 per one preferred share payable until August 22, 2005;
- RUR 0.015 per one common share payable until December 15, 2005.
Overall, dividend pay-out will amount to RUR 696.8 mln, or 32.9% of net profit as of 2004, as compared to RUR 467.8 mln in 2003 (25.2%). The amount of dividend has thus increased by 49% versus 2003.
The AGM elected the Board of Directors consisting of 11 persons.
OOO "Equipment & Technologies for Optic Communication", President
Information Technology and Communications Ministry of RF, Deputy Minister
OAO "Svyazinvest", Deputy Director - Head of Representative Department at Corporate Governance Department
NCH Advisors, Inc., Moscow Office, Chief Analyst
OAO "Svyazinvest", Direct Investment and Property Department, Director
OAO "Svyazinvest", Senior Deputy General Director
Non-Commercial Partnership "Association for Protection of Shareholder Rights", General Director
OJSC "Uralsvyazinform", General Director
OAO "Svyazinvest", Equity Capital Department, Director
Federal Agency for Surveillance in the Communications, Deputy Head
Presidential Representative Office in the Urals federal district, Head of Regional Authority Relations
The Meeting also elected the Audit Commission.
OAO "Svyazinvest", Leading specialist of Economic Planning and Budgeting Department
OAO "Svyazinvest", Economic Planning and Budgeting Department, Director
OAO "Svyazinvest", Chief Accountant
OAO "Svyazinvest", Leading specialist of Electric Communications Department
OAO "Svyazinvest", Leading specialist of Security Department
OAO "Svyazinvest", Head of Section at Legal Department
The AGM approved OOO "Ernst & Young" as the company auditor for 2005.
Other decisions included approval of the re-edition of the Charter, the amended Regulations on the Board of Directors, and Holding Procedure of AGM, and the amount of remuneration paid to the Board of Directors members.
Summing up the Meetings results, Anatoly Ufimkin, CEO pointed out that he "would like to draw your attention to the two important decisions we have just taken. Today we have finalized in the legal terms the process of reorganization, upon implementing the necessary changes to the Charter. The whole process has taken us over a year to prepare for and execute the mergers of five subsidiaries into Uralsvyazinform. It may be reckoned as the most prominent reorganization project since the merger of regional operators into single Uralsvyazinform back in 2002. Both mergers were aimed at the same goal - to become stronger thanks to the synergies and economies of scale, and at the end of the day, to succeed with the strategic goal to maintain and strengthen our leading position in the Urals, and generally in the telecom sector.
Secondly, the AGM approved the record dividend for the reporting year. Total amount of dividends increased 1,5 times as compared to the last year, and totaled almost RUR 700 mln. It is not until today that 33% of net profit is paid to shareholders as dividend, an unparalleled event in the companys dividend history. I trust this decision to serve for the benefit of all shareholders, and to witness for the business success and the sound financial position of Uralsvyazinform. I hope that a record dividend like this will be appreciated by the shareholders, minority included".
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