ROS AGRО PLC (LSE: AGRO) has announced the Board of Director recommendations for 2017 full year dividends declaration.19.03.18
The Board has recommended to the Annual General Meeting of shareholders to be held on April 13, 2018 to approve distribution of RUB 4 085 839 292.90 as dividends for 2017, which constitutes 71% of total consolidated comprehensive income attributable to shareholders for 2017. Given that the Company has already approved in September distribution of interim dividends for the first half of 2017 in amount of RUB 1 861 815 178.42, the outstanding amount for 2017 is RUB 2 224 024 114.48.
The payment of the dividends should be executed in US dollars based on the official exchange rate established by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation on March 16, 2018, which equals to RUB 57.0188 per USD 1. Therefore the total dividend payment for the second half of 2017 will be USD 39 005 102.08. The total payout of dividends for the full year 2017 will be USD 69 938 790.39. As the Company owns 2 166 313 of its own GDRs, which will be excluded from dividend distribution, the Company will pay USD 1.45 (gross) per outstanding share or USD 0.29 (gross) per outstanding GDR.
The dividend record date is 13 April 2018 (the ex-dividend date is 12 April 2018), and the payment date is on or before 20 April 2018.
The Board proposes and recommends that the dividend payment is approved and adopted at the upcoming Annual General Meeting of the Company.