Interim and Special Interim Dividend Approved
Globaltrans Investment PLC (“The Company” or together with its consolidated subsidiaries “Globaltrans” or “The Group”), (LSE ticker: GLTR) today announces that:
- The Board approved the first ever interim dividend in the amount of RUB 3.6 billion or RUB 20.16 per ordinary share/Global Depositary Receipt (“GDR”) which is in line with the Group’s dividend policy and equates to 50% of the Group’s Attributable Free Cash Flow for the first six months of 2017.
- The Board also approved a special interim dividend in the amount of RUB 4.4 billion or RUB 24.64 per ordinary share/GDR to reflect the moderate CAPEX in the reporting period relative to very strong cash flow generation and the desire to optimise the Group’s capital structure by bringing leverage to a more efficient level. The approval of a special interim dividend aligns with the Group’s overriding principle of paying out cash that is not used or needed for business expansion, subject to maintaining conservative leverage.
- The total payment to shareholders therefore amounts to RUB 8.0 billion or RUB 44.80 per share/GDR.
- The shareholder dividend record date is set as 5 September 2017. The GDRs will be marked as ex-dividend on 4 September 2017.
The dividends will be paid in US dollars not later than 30 September 2017 with conversion from Russian roubles to be executed at the Central Bank of Russia’s official exchange rate for the Russian rouble as of 25 August 2017. Holders of GDRs will receive the dividends approximately three business days after the payment date.
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NOTES TO EDITORS
Globaltrans is a leading freight rail transportation group with operations in Russia, the CIS and the Baltic countries. The Group’s main business is the provision of freight rail transportation services. Globaltrans provides services to more than 500 customers and its key customers include a number of large Russian industrial groups in the metals and mining and the oil products and oil sectors.
The Group has a Total Fleet of about 67 thousand units as of 30 June 2017. Universal gondola cars and rail tank cars constitute the backbone of the Group’s fleet. About 91% of the Total Fleet is owned by the Group with an average age of 11 years.
In 2016, the Group’s Freight Rail Turnover (including Engaged Fleet) was 182 billion tonnes-km. The total revenue of Globaltrans amounted to RUB 69.5 billion in 2016.
Globaltrans' global depositary receipts (ticker symbol: GLTR) have been listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange since May 2008. Globaltrans was the first freight rail transportation group with operations in Russia to have an international listing.
To learn more about Globaltrans, please visit www.globaltrans.com
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