KMG EP notes ISS and Glass Lewis recommendations
Astana, January 05, 2018. JSC KazMunaiGas Exploration Production (“KMG EP” or the “Company”) is pleased to note that the leading corporate governance advisory institutions, ISS (Institutional Shareholder Services) and Glass Lewis, have recommended that shareholders vote FOR the resolution proposed at the extraordinary general meeting of shareholders (“EGM 1”) scheduled for 22 January 2018.
GDR Holders are encouraged to submit their voting cards/instructions for EGM 1 via the Depositary as soon as possible, and in any event, so as to be duly received to qualify for voting at EGM 1. The voting deadline for Clearing systems is 12 January 2018, however GDR holders may have different deadlines depending on their custodians. A detailed timetable setting out key dates for the Tender Offer is set out on pages 14-15 of the Tender Offer circular dated 8 December 2017.
The Tender Offer will lapse at 3.00 p.m. on the First Closing Date, which is 22 January 2018, unless it has become unconditional or is extended by means of an announcement through a Regulatory Information Service. GDR Holders are therefore urged to tender their GDRs as soon as possible and in any event so as to be received no later than such time and date.
Further details of the GDR Tender Offer and the proposed delisting are set out in the Circular, which can be found at the following link: https://www.kmgep.kz/eng/investor_relations/tender_offer/ or by calling Link Asset Services on +44 371 664 0321.
Notes to Editors
KMG EP is among the top three Kazakh oil producers based on the 2016 results. The overall production in 2016 was 12.2 million tonnes (245 kbopd) of crude oil, including the Company’s share in Kazgermunai, CCEL and PKI. The Company’s volume of proved and probable reserves excluding shares in the associates, at the end of 2016 was 182 million tonnes (1,327 mmbbl). The Company’s shares are listed on the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange and the GDRs are listed on the London Stock Exchange. The Company raised over US$2bn at its IPO in September 2006.
For further details please contact us at:
KMG EP. Investor Relations (+7 7172 97 7979)
KMG EP. Public Relations (+7 7172 97 7979)
Finsbury (+44 (0)20 7251 3801)
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