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Interros completed the sale of 5,420,464 shares of OJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel to Crispian Investments Limited (Crispian) affiliated with Roman Abramovich (and replacing Millhouse as a party to the transaction) at a price of $160 per share. This transaction is part of the agreement between Interros, Millhouse and RUSAL to settle the situation at Norilsk Nickel. Under the agreement, Crispian’s total stake in Norilsk Nickel will amount to 5.87%. In addition, the company will have the right to vote with 15% of shares owned by Interros and Rusal held in an escrow account at the agent bank.
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According to the voting results of the MMC Norilsk Nickel Extraordinary General Meeting four candidates from Interros were elected to the BoD: Sergei Barbashev, Alexey Bashkirov, Andrei Bougrov and Marianna Zakharova. Gareth Penny, nominated by Interros, was approved as independent director.Gareth Penny was also elected Chairman of the Board at the first Board meeting. Andrei Bougrov was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Board and Alexey Bashkirov — chairman of the Budget Committee.
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Resolution on election of the new General Director (CEO) of the Company was adopted by the Board.The appointment of Vladimir Potanin was approved unanimously. Vladimir Strzhalkovsky, who occupied this position since August 2008, resigned the office.It was decided unanimously to hold an extraordinary shareholders meeting on January 29, 2013 to allow shareholders to examine the matter of reducing the share capital of the Company as well as of introducing amendments into its Charter. The Board of Directors has ruled to advise the shareholders to vote in favor of reducing the share capital of the Company.Another ruling concerned convening another in person extraordinary shareholders’ meeting on March 11, 2013. The event will focus on «Early termination of powers of the Board of Directors» and «Electing the Companys Board of Directors.»
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RUSAL, Interros and Millhouse agreed to redeem all quasi-treasury shares held by MMC amounting to 16.99%.RUSAL and Interros will sell 3,873,537 and 5,420,464 shares in Norilsk Nickel, respectively, to Millhouse at USD160 per share. Following the redemption of all quasi-treasury shares held by Norilsk Nickel, Interros, RUSAL and Millhouse will hold approximately 30.3%, 27.8% and 5.87% shares in MMC, respectively. As such, the parties will deposit approximately 20% of Norilsk Nickel shares to a nominated escrow account. The parties also agreed that the Board of Directors of Norilsk Nickel shall be composed of thirteen members out of which four nominated by RUSAL, four by Interros, and one by Millhouse. The parties will also nominate one independent director each and give minority shareholders an opportunity to elect one director. The Board of Directors of Norilsk Nickel will be held on 17 December 2012 where decisions to appoint Vladimir Potanin as CEO of Norilsk Nickel and to call an Extraordinary General Meeting of shareholders to elect a balanced Board of Directors of Norilsk Nickel and to introduce changes into the MMCs charter will be considered.
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