Dividend Policy

Alrosa Dividend Policy seeks to provide maximum transparency for shareholders and all stakeholders on the Company’s capital allocation strategy.

Key parameters of Alrosa Dividend Policy (approved by the Supervisory Board on 24 June 2019).

Semi-annual dividends

Dividends are paid twice a year – for the first six months and for twelve months of the year, net of dividends for the first six months paid previously.

FCF-based dividends

Free cash flow1 (FCF) representing the operating cash flow net of capex is used as a new basis for calculating dividends.

Dividends calculation

Depending on the Net Debt2 / EBITDA3 ratio, the Supervisory Board recommends the following semi-annual dividend pay-out ratio based on the FCF for the respective six months of the reporting year:

Minimum dividend payout ratio

If the actual and forecasted Net Debt / 12MT EBITDA ratio is below 1.5x, a minimum dividend of 50% of IFRS net income is paid for the period.

 

Note:

1 Free cash flow (FCF) is the operating cash flow calculated in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) net of capital expenditure (posted as Purchase of Property, Plant and Equipment in the consolidated IFRS statement of cash flows).

2 Net debt is calculated on an IFRS basis as the amount of debt less cash and cash equivalents as well as bank deposits at each reporting date.

3 12MT EBITDA stands for earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation calculated for the past (trailing) twelve months calculated based on IFRS results.

Year

Period

Dividends per share, RUB1

Declaration date

Amount, RUB m

Pay-out ratio
(% of net income)

Pay-out ratio
(% of FCF)

2019

1H

3.84

30.09.2019

28,281

100%

2018

Year2

4.11

26.06.2019

30,270

100%

1H

5.93

30.09.2018

43,674

70%

2017

Year

5.24

26.06.2018

38,592

50%

52%

2016

Year

8.93

30.06.2017

65,769

50%

59%

2015

Year

2.09

30.06.2016

15,392

50%

37%

2014

Year

1.47

25.06.2015

10,826

3

26%

2013

Year

1.47

28.06.2014

10,826

35%

70%

2012

Year

1.11

29.06.2013

8,175

24%

68%

2011

Year

1.01

30.06.2012

7,439

28%

27%

2010

Year

0.25

30.06.2011

1,833

16%

7%

2009

Year

0.03

26.06.2010

250

7%

0.02%

1 Restated to account for the share split which occurred in 2011.

2 Amount of dividends paid for 2018 excluding dividends paid for the first half of the year. The total 2018 year-end dividend is RUB 73,944 m.

3 According to the IFRS consolidated financial statements of OJSC ALROSA and its subsidiaries for the year ended 31 December 2014, the loss for the year was RUB 16,832 m. The loss was due to the revaluation of debt denominated in US dollars. According to the accounting (financial) statements of OJSC ALROSA, the Company’s net income for the year totalled RUB 23,469 m. The shareholders at the annual General Shareholders’ Meeting resolved to pay dividends based on the Company’s 2014 results in absolute terms at the level of dividends paid for 2013 which amounted to 46% of net income calculated in accordance with the Russian accounting standards.

 

FAQ

Question: Who decides on the amount of dividend payments?

Answer: The amount of dividends is approved by the General Shareholders’ Meeting based on the recommendation of the Company’s Supervisory Board.

 

Question: How can I contact the shareholder relations department?

Answer: E-mail: shareholders@alrosa.ru Tel.: +7 495 745 5876

 

Question: How is the dividend record date determined?

Answer: The record date (“cut-off” date) is determined by a resolution of the Supervisory Board. However, in accordance with Russian laws, it cannot be earlier than 10 days and later than 20 days after the declaration of dividends.

 

Question: When can I receive the dividends?

Answer: Dividends to a nominee shareholder or a trustee acting as a professional securities market participant listed on the Company's shareholder register shall be paid within 10 business days after the dividend record date, and dividends to other persons listed on the Company's shareholder register shall be paid within 25 business days after the dividend record date.

 

Question: Are dividends taxed?

Answer: According to Russian laws, dividends are subject to tax. The tax rate is 13% for dividends received by corporate and individual shareholders that are residents of the Russian Federation and 15% for corporate and individual shareholders that are non-residents.

This page was last updated on 27 August 2013 at 14.24