Globaltrans announces results of its Annual General Meeting of shareholders
Globaltrans Investment PLC (the “Company” and together with its consolidated subsidiaries “Globaltrans” or the “Group”; LSE/MOEX ticker: GLTR) today announces that the Company held its Annual General Meeting of shareholders (“AGM”) on 21 April 2023 under the chairmanship of Mr. Sergey V. Maltsev, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company (“Board”).
The AGM was held at 1:00pm (Cyprus time) at 4 Profiti Ilia Street, 4046 Germasogeias, Limassol, Cyprus and had a quorum of 178,704,916 shares present, corresponding to 99.98% of the issued and outstanding shares.
The AGM duly passed each of the ordinary resolutions set out in the notice of AGM dated 27 March 2023; namely:
- The Group and Company audited financial statements together with the management’s and auditors’ reports for the financial year ended 31 December 2022 were approved;
- The decision not to distribute a final dividend for the financial year ended 31 December 2022 in accordance with the recommendation of the Board was approved;
- GAC Auditors Ltd was appointed as auditors of the Company to hold office until the conclusion of the next general meeting at which the accounts are laid before the Company. The Board was authorised to determine the remuneration of the auditor;
- The following 14 directors were appointed to the Board: J. Carroll Colley, Alexander Eliseev, Sergey Foliforov, Andrey Gomon, Vasilis P. Hadjivassiliou, Sergey V. Maltsev, Elia Nicolaou, George Papaioannou, Melina Pyrgou, Konstantin Shirokov, Alexander Storozhev, Michael Thomaides, Marios Tofaros and Sergey V. Tolmachev (together, the “Directors”). Each of the Directors was appointed for one year until the conclusion of the Company’s next AGM, which will take place in 2024.
The Minutes of the AGM are available for viewing at the office of the Company at 4 Profiti Ilia Street, 2nd floor, 4046 Germasogeias, Limassol, Cyprus, and will be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and be available for inspection at data.fca.org.uk following publication.
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Globaltrans Investment PLC (“Company” and together with its consolidated subsidiaries “Globaltrans” or the “Group”) is a leading freight rail transportation group with subsidiary operations across Russia and the CIS countries.
The Company was founded in 2004 by a group of entrepreneurs who combined their freight rail businesses under the single brand Globaltrans. These founders remain key shareholders of the Group.
Throughout its years of operation, the Company has pursued a prudent approach to investment, expanding its fleet both by means of organic growth and through the acquisition of other rail operators. Globaltrans’ total fleet is currently almost three times larger than it was at the time of the Company’s IPO in 2008.
The Group’s dividend policy establishes a transparent and straightforward approach to the payment of dividends and is supported by a long history of delivering attractive shareholder remuneration.
Globaltrans global depositary receipts (GDRs) have been listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: GLTR) since May 2008 and on the Level One quotation list of the Moscow Exchange since October 2020 (ticker symbol: GLTR).
Due to its vast logistics capabilities, the Group is able to efficiently manage industrial cargo flows, transporting metallurgical cargoes, oil products and oil, coal and construction materials. The Group serves a broad range of clients in Russia and the CIS countries.
Globaltrans has a total fleet (including owned and leased in under finance and operating leases) of more than 66 thousand units as of the end of 2022, of which about 94% are owned by the Company. The core of the fleet is universal gondola cars used for a broad range of bulk cargoes (69% of total fleet) and tank cars for transporting oil products and oil (28% of total fleet). Globaltrans also manages its own fleet of mainline locomotives with 71 units that mostly provide traction for its block trains.
The Group’s logistics management principally aims to provide reliable services, responding promptly and flexibly to customer needs, while achieving a good level of profitability for the business. The main component of the Group’s centralised logistics system is its single dispatching centre that monitors every aspect of Globaltrans’ fleet operation. By effectively managing shipments and routes, Globaltrans ensures high utilisation of its fleet and achieves maximum productivity and quality of service.
Additional information on Globaltrans is available at www.globaltrans.com.
Information contained in this announcement concerning Globaltrans Investment PLC, a company organised and existing under the laws of Cyprus (the “Company” and together with its consolidated subsidiaries “Globaltrans” or the “Group”) is for general information purposes only. The opinions presented herein are based on general information gathered at the time of writing and are subject to change without notice. The Company relies on information obtained from sources believed to be reliable but does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of such information.
The information in this announcement is subject to verification, completion and change. Accordingly, no representation or warranty, express or implied, is made or given by or on behalf of the Company or any of its shareholders, directors, officers or employees or any other person as to the accuracy, completeness or fairness of the information or opinions contained in this announcement. None of the Company nor any of its shareholders, directors, officers or any other person accepts any liability whatsoever for any loss howsoever arising from any use of the contents of this announcement or otherwise arising in connection therewith.
This announcement may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of Globaltrans. You can identify forward looking statements by terms such as “expect”, “believe”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “intend”, “will”, “could”, “may”, or “might”, the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. These forward-looking statements include matters that are not historical facts and statements regarding the Company’s intentions, beliefs or current expectations concerning, among other things, Globaltrans’ results of operations, financial condition, liquidity, prospects, growth, strategies, and the industry in which the Company operates. By their nature, forward looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that may or may not occur in the future. The Company cautions you that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and that Globaltrans’ actual results of operations, financial condition, liquidity, prospects, growth, strategies and the development of the industry in which Globaltrans operates may differ materially from those described in or suggested by the forward-looking statements contained in this announcement. In addition, even if Globaltrans’ results of operations, financial condition, liquidity, prospects, growth strategies and the development of the industry in which the Company operates are consistent with the forward-looking statements contained in this announcement, those results or developments may not be indicative of results or developments in future periods. The Company does not intend to update this announcement or reflect events and circumstances occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements of Globaltrans, including, among others, general economic conditions, the competitive environment, risks associated with operating in Russia, market changes in the Russian freight rail market, as well as many of the risks specifically related to Globaltrans and its operations. No reliance may be placed for any purposes whatsoever on the information contained in this announcement or on its completeness, accuracy or fairness.
 Including 422,657 GDRs (representing the same amount of ordinary shares) that are being held in treasury and thus excluded from voting.
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