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Former UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova Nominated for PhosAgro Board of Directors

30.01.2018
Moscow – PhosAgro ("PhosAgro" or "the Company") (Moscow Exchange, LSE: PHOR), one of the world’s leading vertically integrated phosphate-based fertilizer producers, announces that Irina Bokova, the former Director-General of UNESCO, has been nominated to its Board of Directors.

Irina Bokova was the Director-General of UNESCO for two four-year terms (2009 - 2017). She was the first woman and the first Eastern European leader of the Organisation. Her long and successful career has included positions such as Bulgaria's first Secretary of State for European Integration, Foreign Minister of Bulgaria, twice an MP, Ambassador of Bulgaria to France and Monaco, and the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Belarus to UNESCO. Irina Bokova also contributed to the development of the new Constitution of Bulgaria in 1991. She received a diploma from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, continued her education at the University of Maryland (USA) and completed courses in management at the John F. Kennedy School of Public Administration at Harvard University.

Today the Company’s Board of Directors approved the list of candidates for the Board of Directors that will be voted on by an Extraordinary General Meeting (”EGM”) of shareholders on 26 February 2018. This list includes:

  • Andrey A. Guryev
  • Andrey G. Guryev*
  • Sven Ombudstvedt*
  • James Rogers*
  • Ivan Rodionov*
  • Marcus Rhodes*
  • Mikhail Rybnikov
  • Alexander Sharabaika
  • Natalia Pashkevich*
  • Andrey Sharonov*
  • Irina Bokova*
  • Yuriy Krugovykh
  • Roman Osipov
* non-executive director

PhosAgro CEO Andrey Guryev said: “We hope that following the EGM, the number of independent directors in PhosAgro’s Board of Directors will increase, in line with best practice in corporate governance.”

The EGM will also vote on a dividend payment of RUB 2.72 billion, which represents RUB 21 per ordinary share (RUB 7 per global depositary receipt). The Board of Directors recommended this dividend payment at its meeting on 21 November 2017. The record date for participation in the EGM was 4 January 2018.

At its meeting today the Board of Directors also approved a number of interested party transactions.
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