6 December 2021
Acron’s Shareholders Approve Dividends
Acron’s extraordinary general meeting held on 3 December 2021 as an absentee vote resolved to distribute part of Acron’s earnings for 9M 2021 as proposed by the Board of Directors.
Acron will pay dividends on its outstanding ordinary shares at RUB 720 per share. The total amount allocated for dividends is RUB 26.465 billion. The record date is 14 December 2021.
Shareholders also approved amendments to Acron’s Charter to increase the number of the Board members from seven to nine. The seven Board members elected in accordance with the previous Charter version will hold office till the next general meeting, which will consider election of the Board members.
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Acron Group is a leading vertically integrated mineral fertiliser producer in Russia and globally, with chemical production facilities in Veliky Novgorod (Acron) and Smolensk region (Dorogobuzh). The Group owns and operates a phosphate mine in Murmansk region (North-Western Phosphorous Company, NWPC) and is implementing a potash development project in Perm Krai (Verkhnekamsk Potash Company, VPC). It owns transportation and logistics infrastructure, including three Baltic seaport terminals and distribution networks in Russia and China. Acron subsidiary North Atlantic Potash Inc. (NAP) holds mining leases and an exploration permit for ten parcels of the potassium salt deposit at Prairie Evaporite, Saskatchewan, Canada. Acron also holds a minority stake (19.8%) in Polish Grupa Azoty S.A., one of the largest chemical producers in Europe.
In 2020, the Group sold 7.8 million tonnes of its main products to 74 countries, with Russia, Brazil, Europe and the United States as key markets.
In 2020, the Group posted consolidated IFRS revenue of RUB 119,864 million (USD 1,661 million), with EBITDA of RUB 35,311 million (USD 489 million). Acron’s shares are traded on the Moscow Exchange and its global depositary receipts are traded at the London Stock Exchange (ticker AKRN). Acron employs over 11,000 people.
For more information about Acron Group, please visit www.acron.ru/en.