At the Baltika Breweries Annual General Shareholders’ meeting, held on 15 June 2011, the agenda included the approval of the company’s financial statements and dividends for 2010, the election of management bodies, and the approval of related-party transactions.
The shareholders approved the Company’s 2010 annual report and annual accounting report, including the Company’s profit and loss statement, as well as the distribution of Company profits and losses for the 2010 financial year. In addition, they elected members to the Company’s Board of Directors and Audit Committee, selected auditors, set the level of remunerations and reimbursement of expenses for members of the Company’s Board of Directors, and approved interested-party transactions.
The Company Board of Directors, as approved by the shareholders, includes the following:
1. J?rgen Buhl Rasmussen;
2. Anton Artemiev;
3. Bj?rn S?ndenskov;
4. J?rn Peter Jensen;
5. Ulrik Andersen;
6. Alexander Shokhin;
7. Vladislav Grib.
The shareholders approved transactions with Russian Railways, confirmed KPMG and A&P Audit as the Company’s auditors, as well as approved the decision to pay an annual dividend of 42 roubles per share in each share category, taking into account interim dividends already paid (declared) on the basis of results for the first six months of the 2010 financial year.
Baltika Breweries is Russia’s largest consumer goods producer and since 1996 has been a leader on the Russian beer market. Baltika is a Carlsberg Group company. Baltika is the number one selling beer brand in Europe (according to Euromonitor). The company has breweries in ten Russian cities and one in Azerbaijan, and boasts an extensive brand portfolio. Baltika Breweries is the leading exporter of Russian beer: Baltika products are represented in more than 70 countries, and make up 70% of all Russian beer exports.