Sibneft Board Chooses Date For Annual Shareholder Meeting

Moscow, 14 May 2002; Sibneft will hold its annual shareholder meeting on 28 June 2002 in Moscow, according to a decision of the company's board of directors taken at a meeting on held today.

The agenda includes approval of Sibneft’s financial statements and distribution of profits for 2001, election of the company’s president, board of directors and audit committee, selection of the company’s auditor for 2002, and approval of revisions to the company’s charter and other internal documents.

All shareholders included on the shareholder register as of the close of business on 14 May 2002 will be eligible to participate in the meeting.