Business news from Ukraine

MHP TO PAY DIVIDENDS FOR 2018

The Board of Directors of Myronivsky Hliboproduct (MHP) on March 19, 2019 approved the payment of annual dividends in the amount of $0.7492 per share for 2018, which is equal to approximately $80 million and the same as paid last year.
According to a company report on the website of the London Stock Exchange on Wednesday, the announcement will be published in a due course.
As reported, net profit of MHP in 2018 fell by 44.3% compared with 2017, to $128 million.
MHP is the largest poultry producer in Ukraine. It also deals with production of grain, sunflower oil, meat goods.

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KOBLEVO TO PAY UAH 80 MLN IN DIVIDENDS FOR 2015-2017

PJSC Koblevo (Mykolaiv region), one of the largest wineries in Ukraine, intends to pay UAH 80 million in dividends for 2015-2017.
According to a company report in the information disclosure system of the National Securities and Stock Market Commission, the relevant issue was put on the agenda of an extraordinary general meeting of the company’s shareholders scheduled for September 27, 2018.
According to the draft decision on dividend payment, UAH 7.389 million will be paid for 2015, some UAH 68.103 million for 2016, and UAH 4.508 million for 2017.
Payment can be made from October 17, 2018 to March 26, 2019.
Koblevo is part of Bayadera Group, established in 1991. Its owners are Natalia Bondareva and Sviatoslav Nechytailo.
The group unites core assets in the alcohol industry – distribution companies and its own production of alcoholic drinks in Ukraine and Belarus, and is an exclusive importer of the world alcohol brands in Ukraine.
The main trademarks are Hlibny Dar, Kozatska Rada, Persha Gildiya, Celsius, Koblevo, Marengo, and others.

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UKRAINE’S LARGEST GAS PRODUCER WILL PAY ABOUT USD 600 MLN DIVIDENDS TO NAFTOGAZ

PJSC Ukrgazvydobuvannia will pay dividends to its sole shareholder Naftogaz Ukrainy from August 22 to August 30, 2018, Ukrgazvydobuvannia reported in the information disclosure system of the National Commission on Securities and the Stock Market. Payments will be made in accordance with the decision of Naftogaz dated August 3. As reported, Ukrgazvydobuvannia in 2017 increased its net profit by 2.6 times (by UAH 18.553 billion) compared to 2016, to UAH 30.473 billion, net income by 36.4% (by UAH 20.051 billion), to UAH 75.092 billion, gross profit by 2.2 times (UAH 23.057 billion), to UAH 42.062 billion.
Ukrgazvydobuvannia, 100% owned by Naftogaz Ukrainy, is the country’s largest gas producer, which provides about 75% of the total gas production in the country.

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STATE-OWNED UKREXIMBANK SENDS UAH 588 MLN TO PAY DIVIDENDS

State-owned Ukreximbank (Kyiv) has sent part of its net profit for 2017 in the amount of UAH 588 million to pay dividends to the national budget of Ukraine.
The payment was made in line with the requirements of the law on the management of state-owned entities and government resolution No. 139 dated February 28, 2018 on the approval of the basic requirement for sending part of profit sent to pay dividends by companies where the state holds shares for 2017.
The requirement for Ukreximbank is 75% of net profit for 2017.
Ukreximbank was founded in 1992. Its sole owner is the state.
The bank ranked third among 84 banks operating in the country as of January 1, 2018 in terms of assets (UAH 171.011 billion), according to the National Bank of Ukraine.

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CREDIT AGRICOLE BANK DECIDES TO PAY DIVIDENDS IN UKRAINE

Credit Agricole Bank (Kyiv) has decided to pay UAH 428.025 million of dividends ($16.36 under the exchange rate of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) as of the date when the decision was made), including UAH 700 for privileged shares.
The bank reported in the information disclosure system of the National Commission for Securities and the Stock Market, the decision was approved at a general meeting of the bank’s shareholders held on June 7.
UAH 0.35 will be paid per ordinary and privileged share.
The list of holders of privileged shares was made on January 31, 2018 and that for ordinary shareholders the list will be approved on June 22, 2018.
Payment of dividends for privileged shares started on June 8 and for ordinary shares it will start on June 23, 2018, but no earlier than the full payment to the holders of privileged shares.
Credit Agricole Bank was founded in 1993. Credit Agricole S.A. on January 1, 2018 owned a 99.9961% stake in PJSC Credit Agricole Bank.

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OTIS TO SEND ALL PROFIT OF UAH 18.8 MLN TO PAY DIVIDENDS

Private joint-stock company Otis (Kyiv) plans to send all net profit for 2017 to pay dividends – UAH 18.835 million or UAH 27.98 per share.
The company reported that the issue will be discussed at an extraordinary general meeting of its shareholders scheduled for June 4, 2018.
ОТІS Investments L.L.C. (Wilmington, Delaware, the United States) would receive UAH 18.411 million and Liftovyk Society LLC – UAH 424,056.
In 2017, Otis cut net profit by 63% in 2017, to UAH 18.834 million and revenue fell by 35.8%, to UAH 477.87 million.

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