World News: 14:56 GMT Friday 14th September 2018. [EQS Group via SPi World News]
PAO Severstal (SVST)
Results of Extraordinary General Meeting
PAO Severstal ('Severstal', the 'Company') (LSE: SVST; MICEX-RTS: CHMF), one of the world's leading vertically integrated steel and steel-related mining companies, announces that a resolution on payment of a dividend for the three months ended 30 June 2018 was passed at the Company's Extraordinary General Meeting ('EGM') held on 14 September 2018.
Severstal's shareholders approved the payment of a dividend of 45.94 rubles per share for the three months ended 30 June 2018. The record date for this dividend payment is 25 September 2018.
At the EGM, Agnes Ritter, Technical Director of AO Severstal Management, was elected as a member of the Board of Severstal for the first time.
Sakari Tamminen, Senior Independent Director commented: 'I would like to congratulate Agnes on her election to the Board of Directors. She joined the Severstal team eight years ago and has made a significant contribution to our development including a progressive approach towards innovation and outstanding leadership skills. In addition to improving Severstal's operating and organizational performance, Agnes leads several strategic corporate culture development initiatives, including Severstal's women's club, the first club of its kind among Russian steel companies, promoting women in leadership.'
The Board of Directors comprises ten members, of which five are Independent, Non-Executive Directors:
Agnes Ritter joined Severstal in 2010. She worked in Resource Management and was involved in developing steelmaking technologies. In September 2013 Agnes was appointed Director of Operations and Technology. A number of company programs were implemented under her guidance, such as Ideal Enterprise (improving performance and repositioning of mining companies) and Severstal's Internal Expert Network (approx. 800 members). Agnes also played a crucial role in enhancing cooperation with external partners, developing the capabilities of technicians to a global standard, and overseeing a large-scale product engineering transformation (quality and product control, and R&D subdivision).
Agnes Ritter obtained a degree in Economics with a major in Sales and Marketing in Vienna, Austria, and a postgraduate degree from the Colleague of Europe. In 2013 Agnes completed her studies at INSEAD Business School under its TGM program (transition to general management) in Fontainebleau and Singapore.
For further information, please contact:
Severstal Investor Relations
T: +7 (495) 926-77-66
Severstal Public Relations
T: +7 (495) 926-77-66
PАО Severstal is one of the world's leading vertically integrated steel and steel related mining companies, with assets in Russia, Ukraine, Latvia and Poland. Severstal is listed on RTS and MICEX and the company's GDRs are traded on the LSE. Severstal reported revenue of $5,916 million and EBITDA of $1,911 million in 2016. Severstal's crude steel production in 2016 reached 11.6 million tonnes www.severstal.com
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