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Moscow Exchange to Provide Shareholders with E-Voting Option
The Moscow Exchange will begin providing an e-voting service via the e-voting platform developed by National Settlement Depository (NSD).
For the first time, shareholders of the Moscow Exchange (both individuals and legal entities) will be able to use the e-voting service in the form of absentee voting at an extraordinary meeting of shareholders on 14 September 2017. The record date is 21 August 2017. Voting will take place until 13 September 2017. The meeting will consider the issue of paying interim dividends. The user-friendly e-voting interface will let shareholders study meeting materials remotely and vote.
An individual shareholder has to have a confirmed account with the State Services Portal, or alternatively, he/she can receive a one-time login and password from JSC STATUS, the Company’s registrar. Shareholders-legal entities may also get a one-time login and password from JSC STATUS.
Alexander Afanasiev, Chairman of the Executive Board, Moscow Exchange, said: “The e-voting platform developed by us represents a simple and direct opportunity, principally for minority shareholders, to participate in the Company’s corporate life, while upgrading the transparency of our operations. More and more Russian private investors have become Moscow Exchange shareholders: in a year, the number has tripled; now, there are more than 19 thousand shareholders. It is important that we provide each shareholder with the most convenient way to exercise rights and participate in making decisions.”
Eddie Astanin, Chairman of the Executive Board, National Settlement Depository, added: “The e-voting service is gradually becoming a real and efficient corporate governance practice which contributes to improving the quality of shareholders’ operations. We see major participants’ interest in it, and this trend will upgrade the transparency and reliability of Russian infrastructure.”