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Norilsk Nickel can pay for the first half of the year $1,8 billion dividends — Rambler News Service


The board of directors of Norilsk Nickel MMC, the world's largest producer of the refined nickel and palladium, recommended to shareholders of the company at an extraordinary meeting on September 19, 2018 to make the decision on payment of dividends by results of six months 2018 at a rate of 776,02 rubles on one common stock (about $11,37 at the Central Bank rate of the Russian Federation on 8/14/2018) and to establish on October 1, 2018 date on which the persons having the right to dividends are defined have reported in the company. The general amount of money which are planned to be directed to payment of dividends in six months 2018 will make about 122,802 billion rubles (about $1,8 billion the USA at the Central Bank rate of the Russian Federation on 8/14/2018). The net profit of Norilsk Nickel according to IFRS in the first half of the year 2018 has grown by 81% in comparison with the same period of last year – to $1,65 billion. The revenue of the company for the same period has grown by 37% to $5,8 billion. Shareholders of Norilsk Nickel MMC at the annual meeting have approved final dividends for 2017 of 607,98 rub on an action or 96,2 billion rubles of the general payments, the correspondent of RNS reported. Taking into account interim dividends in six months 2017 (of $600 million) the total amount of dividends for 2017 was $2,162 billion Norilsk Nickel — the mining and metallurgical company, the world's largest producer of nickel and palladium, the leading producer of platinum, cobalt, copper and rhodium. The head of Interros Vladimir Potanin controls 34,4% of Norilsk Nickel, 27,8% — at RUSAL which largest shareholder is Oleg Deripaska. Roman Abramovich and his partners have 6,3% of Norilsk Nickel from which 4% are on balance of the Cyprian offshore Crispian.

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