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ROSTELECOM PJSC: Rostelecom’s Board of Directors recommends to pay dividend for FY 2021

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ROSTELECOM PJSC: Rostelecom’s Board of Directors recommends to pay dividend for FY 2021
30-May-2022 / 16:00 MSK
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Rostelecom’s Board of Directors recommends to pay dividend for FY 2021

Moscow, Russia 30 May 2022. Rostelecom PJSC (MOEX: RTKM, RTKMP; OTCQX: ROSYY), the largest digital service provider in Russia, today announces that its Board of Directors has recommended the AGM to approve a final cash dividend for FY 2021 on both ordinary and preferred shares. The total dividend payment would amount to RUB 15.9 billion (50% of net profit for FY 2021 in accordance with IFRS[1]), or RUB 4.56 per share for both preferred and ordinary shares.

The Board of Directors has also proposed the dividend record date to be set on 20 July 2022.

The Company’s 2022 Annual General Meeting will be held in absentia. The deadline for submitting voting ballots is 30 June 2022. The record date for the AGM is 7 June 2022.



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PJSC Rostelecom is the largest integrated digital services and products provider, operating in all segments of the telecommunications market in Russia. The Company serves millions of households, state and private enterprises across the country.

Rostelecom is Russia’s undisputed market leader, providing high-speed Internet access and pay-TV. The total number of fibre broadband users stands at c.11 mln users, it has 11 mln pay-TV customers, over 6.4 mln of which are subscribed to Rostelecom’s IPTV services. Rostelecom is a major player in the mobile market with over 47.5 mln subscribers and the industry-leading NPS, a customer satisfaction benchmark.

During the FY 2021, the Group generated RUB 580.1 bln of revenues, RUB 218.8 bln of OIBDA (37.7% of revenue) and RUB 31.8 bln of net income.

The Group is the leading provider of telecommunications services to government bodies and corporates of all levels.

Rostelecom is a key strategic innovator that provides solutions in the following fields: E-Government, cybersecurity, data-centres and cloud computing, biometry, healthcare, education and housing & utility services.


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Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws and intended to be covered by the safe harbours created thereby.

Those forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to:

  • Assessment of PAO Rostelecom’s (the Company) future operating and financial results as well as forecasts of the present value of future cash flows and related factors;

  • The Company’s plans to take ownership stakes in other organisations;

  • the Company’s anticipated capital expenditures and plans to construct and modernize its network;

  • the Company’s expectations as to the growth in demand for its services, plans relating to the expansion of the range of its services and their pricing;

  • the Company’s plans with respect to improving its corporate governance practices;

  • the Company’s expectations as to its position in the telecommunications market and forecasts on the development of the market segments within which the Company operates;

  • economic outlook and industry trends;

  • the Company’s expectations as to the regulation of the Russian telecommunications industry and assessment of impact of regulatory initiatives on the Company’s activity;

  • other statements regarding matters that are not historical facts.


Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and other factors include:

  • risks relating to changes in political, economic and social conditions in Russia as well as changes in global economic conditions;

  • risks relating to Russian legislation, regulation and taxation, including laws, regulations, decrees and decisions governing the Russian telecommunications industry, securities industry as well as currency and exchange controls relating to Russian entities and their official interpretation by regulatory bodies;

  • risks relating to the Company, including the achievement of the anticipated results, levels of profitability and growth, ability to create and meet demand for the Company’s services including their promotions, and the ability of the Company to remain competitive in a liberalized telecommunications market;

  • technological risks associated with the functioning and development of the telecommunications infrastructure, technological innovations as well as the convergence of technologies;

  • other risks and uncertainties. For a more detailed discussion of these and other factors, see the Company’s Annual Report and the Company’s other public filings.

Many of these factors are beyond the Company’s ability to control or predict. Given these and other uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any of the forward-looking statements contained herein or otherwise. The Company does not undertake any obligation to release publicly any revisions to these forward-looking statements (which are made as of the date hereof) to reflect events or circumstances upon the annual report publication or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as may be required under applicable laws.


[1] International Financial Reporting Standards.



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