Useful information & FAQ

Please see below List of questions frequently asked by shareholders and other people visiting Gazprom Neft (GPN) Investor Relations Shareholders section.

GENERAL

  • What is the company’s registered address and number?

    5 Galernaya str., liter A, Saint-Petersburg, 190000, Russian Federation
    Tel.: +7 (812) 363-3152
    Hotline: 8-800-700-3152
    Fax: +7 (812) 363-3151

  • How many regions does GPN operate in?

    Gazprom Neft carries out its activities in Russia’s largest oil- and gas-bearing regions such as Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District, Tomsk and Omsk Regions, and Orenburg region. The Company’s major oil refineries are located in the Omsk, Moscow and Yaroslavl Regions. The Gazprom Neft’ distribution network operates countrywide.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

  • When does GPN report its financial results?

    GPN reports all its financial result under IFRS every quarter.

  • What is GPN official accounting currency?

    GPN reports all its financial statements in Rubles.

  • Where it is possible to get a copy of the latest financial results announced by GPN?

    You can download the latest Financial Accounts from Investor section, «Financial reports» subsection.

DIVIDENDS

  • What are dividends?

    Dividends are a portion of the company's net profit distributed to shareholders proportionally, based on the number of shares they own.

  • Who decides on the payment of dividends?

    Decisions on the payment, size and form of payment of dividends are made at a general shareholders’ meeting in accordance with procedures laid out by the Russian federal law „Concerning Joint Stock Companies". Dividend totals should not exceed an amount recommended by the Board of Directors of the Company.

  • Who has the right to receive dividends?

    Shareholders listed in the corporate register on the eligibility deadline for participating in the shareholder meeting (ex-dividend date) at which dividends are approved, have the right to receive those dividends.

    The ex-dividend date for holders of ADRs with the right to receive declared dividends is set separately by the depository bank (Bank of New York).

    The Company has formalized its dividend policy, which has been followed over the last few years, in the «Regulations on Dividend policy». The regulations fix the dividends’ minimum at 15% of Company’s net profit

  • How often are dividends paid?

    Dividends can by paid quarterly, six-monthly, or annually. The total amount of dividends is determined at the annual General shareholder meeting.

  • I was a shareholder as of the ex-dividend date. Why haven't I received my dividend yet?

    In some cases, the problem could be an incomplete registration card (without bank transfer information or tax identification number). If your shares are held by a nominee, it is possible that the delay is because the nominee has not properly notified the registrar about you, notification is late or incomplete). For clarification, you will need to contact the registrar: 8 (495) 719 39 29, 8 (495) 719 39 30.

  • When filing a tax return, the amount of tax withheld from dividends must be indicated. How may I do that?

    You must contact either the Company or its registrar. They will provide you with a standard declaration on individual income.

  • How are taxes withheld for dividends paid to foreign companies?

    The standard tax rate for foreign legal entities is 15%. If your company is a resident of a country with which the Russian Federation has signed a double taxation avoidance treaty, the withholding rate can be reduced. Please contact the Corporate Governance department of Gazprom Neft PJSC using 8 (812) 363 31 52 (ex.3107, 3105) or send an e-mail to: UKR@gazprom-neft.ru.

SECURITIES

  • How can I buy/sell shares of “Gazprom Neft” PJSC?

    Shares are the property of the shareholder that he can manage as he wishes. He can sell shares to any individual or company that wishes to purchase them at the agreed price.

    The purchase takes place based on the Purchase/Sale Agreement, set out according to Russian legislation, which is followed by reregistration of ownership documented in the Register of Shareholders of Gazprom Neft PJSC (Registrar - CJSC SR-DRAGa).

    Shares of Gazprom Neft PJSC can be bought and sold with the help of professional stock market participants, who provide broker services. Usually this kind of services is provided by Investor or Broker companies.

    We would like to draw your attention to the fact that Gazprom Neft PJSC doesn’t buy and sell its own shares since it is not a professional stock market participant.

    Shares can be sold as a complete package or sliced into small packages. It is worth keeping in mind that profit from realization of shares is taxable. Income tax has to be paid by individuals according to the Russian law.

    The market share price is not constant and can substantially differ from ist face value. More information about shares‘ trading can be found on the Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange (MICEX) website.

    Information about shares and ADR trading can also be found on the corporate website (on-line chart, investor calculator).

  • Should I pay taxes after the sale of shares? What are the rates?

    In accordance with the Tax Code of the Russian Federation the income tax rates are as follows:
    - individual residents of the Russian Federation - 13%
    - non-resident individuals - 30%
    - legal entities resident/non-resident in the Russian Federation - 20%
    (the tax is levied on the difference between the income earned from share sale and documented expenses associated with this sale)

    The Documents that prove the expenses are given by the people/companies that stored the shares, sold or bought them, e.g. brokers, asset management company or any other company that manages individual’s shares).

    If the tax agent (e.g. broker) did not withhold the income tax for some reason, then by the end of the year, in which shares are sold, the individual should provide the Income Declaration and all the supporting documents to the Tax Authorities himself.

  • What is the size of Gazprom Neft PJSC authorized capital?

    According to the OGazprom Neft PJSC Articles of Incorporation, the Company’s authorized capital consists of 4,741,299,639 common shares and equals 7,586,079.4224 roubles.

  • What is the face value of Gazprom Neft PJSC ordinary share?

    The face value of each ordinary share is 0.0016 roubles.

  • How many shares of Gazprom Neft PJSC are freely floating?

    According to Company’s estimates 4.32% of authorized capital are freely floating shares.

  • What should I do if an unknown company offers to purchase my shares?

    To begin with, we suggest you try to find out more about the company to get a better understanding of its activities.

    Very often it is the dishonest market participants who offer to purchase shares. They unlawfully gather and use private information about the shareholder. The price they offer is usually below the market price. That’s why we recommend looking at the current market quotes of the Company.

    Gazprom Neft PJSC encourages contacting the Investor Relations Department in case you receive such suspicious offers using +7 (812)363-3152 (ex. 3107) or send an email to: UKR@gazprom-neft.ru

  • What are ADR’s?

    ADR’s are American depositary shares. They are traded on the world’s Stock Exchanges and are represented by ADR’s (American Depository Receipts). GPN has a sponsored level 1 ADR programme. The Bank of New York Mellon (101 Barclay Street, 22nd Floor, New York, New York, 10286) administers the ADR programme on behalf of GPN.

    1 ADR is equivalent to 5 ordinary shares of Gazprom Neft PJSC.

    It is possible to convert ordinary shares into ADR and vice versa.

    More information about Company’s ADRs

  • Can Gazprom Neft PJSC shareholder sell his shares in the overseas market?

    In order to sell shares in a foreign market the shareholder has to convert them into ADR. It is feasible to ask a professional market participant to manage this operation – a broker company or a bank, who on behalf of a shareholder will do all the necessary arrangements. You can see the list of accredited financial consultants on the MICEX website.