Rostelecom shareholders are entitled to receive a percentage of the Company’s net profit in form of dividends. The amount of such dividends is determined at the General Shareholders’ Meeting upon the recommendation of the Board of Directors.
All decisions regarding dividend distribution are made at the General Shareholders’ Meeting. This includes whether to pay dividends to each category of shares, as well as the amount and form of dividend payment.
The Company and its executive bodies guarantee timely and accurate payment of dividends to shareholders according to the decision made at the General Shareholders’ Meeting. To ensure efficient payment of dividends the Company attracts the Registrar or any other transfer agent.
On December 03, 2015, the Board of Directors approved Rostelecom’s restated version No.3 of Dividend Policy, which stipulates dividend calculation procedure, terms and payment periods, as well as procedures to determine the list of persons entitled to receive dividends for 2015-2017 financial years.
Rostelecom’s Dividend Policy is aimed at improving the investment attractiveness of the Company and ensuring sustainable growth of its capitalization. It is based on the balance of the Company and shareholders' interests, as well as on respect of and compliance with shareholders' rights in accordance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, the Company’s Charter and other internal regulations.
On March 14, 2018, the Board of Directors approved Rostelecom’s Dividend Policy for 2018-2020 financial years.