Rostelecom has announced that it will offer its shareholders the opportunity to use E-voting services at its Annual General Meeting. The services will be provided by National Settlement Depository (NSD) and JSC Novy Registrator.
During the period for submitting voting ballots (which runs from 29 May to 15 June), as well as on the day of the AGM (18 June), Rostelecom shareholders will have the opportunity to use e-voting systems provided by NSD and Novy Registrator.
AGM participants will be able to vote online by completing electronic ballots. They can also view the AGM’s agenda and other key materials. The service will be provided to shareholders free-of-charge. The synergy of services provided by the two companies allows shareholders to use maximum voting products, and guarantees safety and confidentiality.
A shareholder may vote remotely by clicking the e-voting link on the main page of the AGM website. To do this, a shareholder should have a verified account on the State Services Portal (www.gosuslugi.ru).
Mikhail Oseevsky, President of Rostelecom, said: “The electronic voting option used at shareholder meetings increases the effectiveness of making corporate decisions and represents a key element for developing Russia’s digital economy. For shareholders’ convenience, we propose that they should vote remotely via NSD’s and Novy Registrator’s e-voting systems.”
Eddie Astanin, Chairman of the Executive Board, NSD, added: “NSD’s efforts in the sphere of FMI development are focused on digital technologies, including e-voting which is becoming more popular. With regard to this, we consider our joint activities with issuers and registrars on promoting this service among individual clients – shareholders and investors – very important.”
Rushania Barkhatova, Director, Novy Registrator, pointed out: “We pay special attention to using new technologies in our work with issuers and shareholders. Offering a new service to clients, the registrar is making a critical step towards upgrading shareholders’ access to remote voting.”