Etalon Group Limited (“Etalon Group” or the “Company”), one of Russia’s largest and longest-established development and construction companies, held its Annual General Meeting (the “AGM”) on Friday, 20 May 2016, at Redwood House, St Julian’s Avenue, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands.
All resolutions were proposed as ordinary resolutions and each of the following resolutions was passed by the requisite majority in a poll:
- To receive the Annual Report & Account;
- To approve the Final Dividend for the year ended 31 December 2015;
- To re-appoint the Auditor;
- To authorise the Directors to set the remuneration of the Auditor;
- To re-elect Martin Robert Cocker as a Director;
- To re-elect Anton Evgenyvich Poryadin as a Director;
- To re-elect Andrew Russell Howat as a Director of the Company.
With AGM approval, the final dividend of USD 0.05 per share for the year ended 31 December 2015 is due to be paid on 7 June 2016, based on the shareholder register as of the record date of 13 May 2016.
This and other recent announcements are available on the Etalon Group website: www.etalongroup.com/investors/news/
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About Etalon Group
Founded in 1987 by Viacheslav Zarenkov, Etalon Group has become one of Russia's largest development and construction corporations. The Company focuses on middle class residential real estate in the Moscow and St. Petersburg metropolitan areas, where it operates through Etalon Invest and LenSpetsSMU subsidiaries. With a 28-year history, Etalon Group has one of the longest and most successful track records in the Russian real estate industry.
Since its inception, Etalon Group has commissioned 5 million sqm. Etalon Group's CAGR for deliveries in 2010-2015 was 19%.
Etalon Group's strong reputation among consumers supports its pre-sales business model, which helps the Company to minimise external financing needs for on-going projects while maintaining a secure liquidity position: net debt as of 31 December 2015 was RUB 7,397 million.
The Company is vertically integrated, which helps it to control costs, quality and timing, as well as to demonstrate best-in-class profitability. Etalon Group employs 5,000 people, and its nationwide sales and marketing network covers 37 Russian cities.
As of 31 December 2015, Etalon Group's portfolio comprised 28 projects, with a total of 2.72 million sqm of unsold net sellable area. JLL valued this portfolio at RUB 104,384 million.
For the year ended 31 December 2015, Etalon Group's new contract sales totalled 385 ths sqm, or RUB 35,080 million. Deliveries in 2015 totalled 502 ths sqm.
The Company recorded revenue of RUB 42.4 billion and EBITDA of RUB 7.7 billion for the year ended 31 December 2015.
Etalon Group Limited's GDRs have been traded on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange since 20 April 2011.