Sibneft Appoints New Head of International Media Relations

Moscow, 27 February 2002; Sibneft has appointed Joshua Tulgan as the company's new Head of International Media Relations. Josh formerly worked with leading the global public relations and marketing services firm Burson-Marsteller in New York and Moscow.

Josh has a broad-based marketing background, having also worked as a product-marketing manager for an Internet services company and as a project leader for an effort to develop Internet-based distance learning tools throughout Russia. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, and Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts.

"We are delighted to welcome Josh to this key role," said Sibneft president Eugene Shvidler. "Josh's skills as a professional communicator will help the company to communicate more clearly and effectively with the international investment community."