Voting on agenda items at this year’s Gazprom Neft Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) opened on 21 May 2020, with shareholders able to use digital services provided by the National Settlement Depository (NSD) and registrar services provider DRAGA. All ballots completed by shareholders by 6:00 pm on 10 June 2020 will be included in calculating results.
Gazprom Neft shareholders will be able to acquaint themselves with AGM materials online, and vote on various agenda item including approving the Annual Report and Accounts, dividend distribution, appointments to the Board of Directors, and more.
The Gazprom Neft Board of Directors took the decision to hold the 2020 AGM remotely (by absentee voting) earlier this year, setting a date of 11 June 2020.
“Gazprom Neft is moving towards digital transformation as part of its Strategy 2030. Using cutting-edge digital solutions in corporate governance means we are more than ready for today’s current challenges, and can offer full-service remote working in running the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.”Elena Ilyukhina Deputy CEO for Legal and Corporate Matters, Gazprom Neft
Gazprom Neft shareholders can use one of two services in voting on AGM agenda items — the Shareholder’s Account offered by DRAGA, and E-voting, offered by the NSD. Shareholders voting through the DRAGA Shareholder’s Account service fill in electronic ballots, online. The Shareholder’s Account service means shareholders are able not only to vote, but also to obtain information on the company, and on dividends accrued and paid into personal accounts. Alternatively, shareholders can use the NSD’s E-voting services, offering greater convenience for portfolio investors.
Electronic voting was offered to Gazprom Neft shareholders for the first time in November 2018. The number of shareholders using electronic voting more than doubled in 2019.