NIS Awarded for the Best Regional Project by Members of the Serbian Association of Managers

December 17, 2013

NIS was awarded for the Best Regional Project in 2013 by the Serbian Association of Managers (SAM). The statement of award presented to the Company providing a major contribution through its investment activity to the promotion of this part of South-East Europe as a favourable investment destination and which provides the major contribution to further business integration of the region through its operations, reads that NIS is the first company to have established the representative office in Brussels, EU and which also operates in Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, contributing to the European integrations and Serbia's expansion in the region as well. NIS is currently developing a premium brand GAZPROM for the expansion of its business activities in the region. By the end of 2015, 250 Gazprom petrol stations should be commissioned in Serbia and the region, the investment worth of several hundred million Euro. “This award is a serious challenge for us. We must thank primarily to our consumers who believe in us and because of which we grow, then to our shareholders, Republic of Serbia and Gazprom Group for the support they provide to us in the development of our company in the region and certainly to our experts due to whose expertise we achieve such good results. This is an opportunity to improve and enhance our performance in the future. We have made a considerable progress in the five-year period. We have increased NIS contribution to the national budget in taxes and contributions from seven to 13% and we expect that at the end of this year, that indicator will go over 13 percent. This is not the end, not even the mean of what we can do. Thank you for your trust. I promise we will do our best to grow in future“, said Kirill Kravchenko, NIS j.s.c. Novi Sad Chief Executive Officer. 300 guests from business, political, cultural and media life attended the official dinner for presenting the Annual SAM Awards. The awards were presented in the following categories: the best employer, the best young manager, the best institution for managerial education and training, regional project of the year, the best employer in the MSP category and the best journalist in the area of economy. Also, a special award was presented for the highest contribution in development and promotion of leadership among the youth.