NSD’s E-voting service is a convenient tool for online voting at annual and extraordinary general meetings of shareholders.
For several years, E-voting has been used at general meetings of Russian issuers, including Sberbank, Moscow Exchange, ALROSA, NLMK, Gazprom Neft, Rostelecom, RusHydro, MTS, RUSAL, and others, and has proved itself as a user-friendly and reliable service that enables issuers to provide a e-voting option through the CSD’s dedicated web site. The possibility to use that web site is provided for in paragraph 4.3 of Bank of Russia’s Regulations No. 660-P dated 16 November 2018 “On General Meetings of Shareholders”.
Through the service, shareholders may register for participation in general meetings, vote by completing a voting ballot in electronic format, have access to the meeting agenda and materials, watch web streaming of the meeting, and communicate with the issuer or the vote counting commission online.
One of the advantages offered by the service is that portfolio investors may use E-voting as a one-stop shop to exercise their right to vote at general meetings of multiple issuers serviced by different registrars. Other advantages are described in the relevant sections: For Shareholders, For Issuers and For Registrars.
For the purposes of using the E-voting service, shareholders (both individuals and organizations) are identified remotely, either through their verified Public Services Portal account (www.gosuslugi.ru) or with the help of Sber ID. The service is available both in Russian and in English.
To get access to E-voting, no special equipment is required; E-voting is accessible from anywhere in the world, all you need is Internet connection. The service is available to all shareholder categories, regardless of where their securities are recorded, be it a registrar or a securities depository.
National Settlement Depository (NSD) is a key component of the Russian financial infrastructure.
As Russia’s CSD, NSD offers services with respect to securities provided for by Federal Law No. 414-FZ dated 7 December 2011 "On the Central Securities Depository", as well as other Russian and foreign securities.
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