Moscow, Russia (July 2, 2014) -- United Chemical Company URALCHEM, OJSC reports on the decisions taken by the shareholders at the Annual General Meeting held on 30th June, 2014.
The company's shareholders approved URALCHEM's annual report and annual financial statements for fiscal year 2013. The shareholders decided not to announce and pay dividends for 2013, beyond the 3.475 billion roubles previously announced for the nine months of 2013.
The meeting also re-elected the current Board of Directors of URLACHEM OJSC. The board includes Dmitry Mazepin, Dmitry Tatianin, Dmitry Konyaev, Julia Orlovskaya, Andrey Pakhomenkov, Mikhail Genkin and independent director Petr Krupnov.
The shareholders' approved the new edition of the articles of association of the company, which brings it into line with changes in legislation and specifies the responsibilities of the CEO and the Board of Directors. The meeting approved a major deal: namely, the signing of an additional agreement to the VTB loan to purchase shares in OJSC Uralkali, which increased the period of availability of undrawn funds to the end of 2014.
Dmitry Konyaev, CEO of URALCHEM, OJSC said that in 2013 the company demonstrated the stability of the business in difficult market conditions. Among the main results of the year were the completion of its own port terminal in Riga and the purchase of 19.99% of shares in OJSC Uralkali. In 2014, the company will focus on improving business efficiency by continuing to invest in the renovation and modernization of its existing facilities.
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URALCHEM, OJSC is one of the largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate fertilizers in Russia and the CIS with production capacities of over 2.8 million tonnes of ammonia, 2.5 million tonnes of ammonium nitrate, 1.2 million tonnes of urea and 0.8 million tonnes of phosphate and compound fertilizers per year. URALCHEM, OJSC ranks first in Russia for production of ammonia and ammonium nitrate, and second for the production of urea. Key production assets of URALCHEM, OJSC include Azot Branch of URALCHEM, OJSC in Berezniki, Perm Region; OJSC Minudobrenia, Perm; MFP Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works, OJSC Branch in Kirovo-Chepetsk, Kirov region; Voskresensk Mineral Fertilisers, OJSC in Voskresensk, Moscow region.
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