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Friday 26 August, 2011


Uralkali Receives FSFM Permission to Increase GDR

RNS Number : 1033N
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26 August 2011

August 26, 2011


Uralkali Receives FSFM Permission to Increase GDR Programme


Uralkali (LSE: URKA), one of the world's largest potash producers, has received a permission from the Federal Service for Financial Markets of the Russian Federation ("FSFM") for the circulation of 157,586,376 of its shares overseas. The Company, therefore, currently holds a permission to trade overseas 773,659,476 shares, representing 25% of Uralkali's total listed ordinary shares.


The FSFM permission regards 1-01-00296-A share issue dated 16.01.2004, as well as 1-01-00296-A-004D and 1-01-00296-A-005D additional share issues dated 28.04.2011.


Prior to this FSFM decision, Uralkali had a permission to deposit into its GDR programme up to 616,073,100 shares, representing 19.9% of its share capital.


Vladislav Baumgertner, Uralkali CEO, commented:

"Being a public company, we seek to provide access to our shares to the maximum range of investors. We hope that the increase of our GDR programme up to 25% of the share capital as well as our constant improvements in the fields of transparency and corporate governance will contribute to the increased liquidity of our shares and investment attractiveness".


Investor Relations

Anna Batarina, CFA

Head of Investor Relations and Capital Markets, Uralkali

Tel.: +7 (495) 730 2371



Media Relations

Alexey Sotskov

Head of Public Relations, Uralkali

Tel.: +7 (495) 730 2371



Brian Cattell / James Devas

Maitland Communications

Tel: +44 (20) 7379 5151




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