Uralkali (LSE: URKA; the Company) announces the following decisions made by its Board of Directors at a meeting on 25 September 2015.
The Board took into account the information regarding the implementation status of the repurchase programme of the Company’s common shares and Global Depositary Receipts (the “Repurchase Programme”) that was approved by the Board of Directors on 24 August 2015, and resolved to increase the maximum number of securities to be purchased in the Repurchase Programme to 704,643,813 common shares (including those represented by GDRs). This represents approximately 24% of issued common shares for a total purchase price of US$ 2.26 billion.
The Board decided to convene an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders (“EGM”) in the form of absentee voting on 17 November 2015 to vote on a number of issues including the approval of a new edition of Uralkali’s Charter. Shareholders registered at the record date of 15 October 2015 will be eligible to participate in the EGM.
Uralkali (www.uralkali.com) is one of the world’s largest potash producers and exporters. The Company’s assets consist of 5 mines and 7 ore-treatment mills situated in the towns of Berezniki and Solikamsk (Perm Region, Russia). Uralkali employs ca.11,000 people (in the main production unit). Uralkali’s shares and GDRs are traded on the Moscow Exchange and London Stock Exchange, respectively.