At their extraordinary meeting held today in Ufa, the shareholders of JSOC Bashneft made a decision to expand the Company's Board of Directors from 10 to 12 members and elected a new Board of Directors, the company informed:
In particular, Vitaliy Artuykhov, Alexey Buyanov, Charles Watson, Randall Gossen, Peter Jacob Goedvolk, Alexander Goncharuk, Mikhail Gutseriev, Sergey Drozdov, Felix Evtushenkov, Alexander Korsik, Yury Pustovgarov, Mikhail Cherniy were elected Board Directors.
Therefore, "the number of independent directors on Bashneft's Board increased, in accordance with best corporate governance practices," the company points out.
At the meeting of the Board of Directors held after the shareholders' meeting, Felix Evtushenkov was elected Chairman of the Board.
Bashneft (tax number: 0274051582) is the leading enterprise of Bashkortostan's fuel and energy industry. The company is engaged in the oil recovery in Republic Bashkortostan, regions of West Siberia and in Orenburg region. In 2011, Bashneft increased production by 6.8% to 15.106 million tonnes and reduced oil refining by 0.6% to 21.062 million tonnes. The proven oil reserves of Bashneft as of the end of 2011 amounted to 1.984 billion barrels of oil.
Net profit (IFRS) of Bashneft for 9 months 2012 rose by 1.5% year-on-year to $1.328 billion. EBITDA increased by 7.6% to $2.549 billion, revenue by 1.3% year-on-year to $12.627 billion.
According to the information and retrieval system DataCapital, net profit (RAS) of Bashneft for 9 months 2012 decreased by 11% to RUB 33.546 billion. Sales revenue increased by 1% to RUB 358.964 billion from RUB 354.742 billion.