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The NIS j.s.c. Novi Sad’s Board of Directors has decided today to convene the 5th Regular Session of the Shareholders’ Assembly on 18 June 2013. Upon the proposal of the members of the NIS’ Board of Directors, the agenda of the Regular Session of the Shareholders Assembly will include the following points: - Adoption of the NIS’ Financial Statements for year 2012, the Consolidated Financial Statements for year 2012, and the Audit Report of NIS’ Financial Statements and Consolidated Financial Statements for year 2012. - Selection of type and amount of fee for the auditors of NIS’ Financial and Consolidated Financial Statements for year 2013. The NIS’ Board of Directors has rendered the decision to recommend to the Regular Shareholders’ Assembly to appoint the PricewaterhouseCoopers doo Belgrade company as the auditor of the report for 2013. - Distribution of the Company's profits for 2012, payment of dividends and establishing the total amount of the Company’s retained earnings. Previously, the Board of Directors made a recommendation to the Company’s Regular Shareholders’ Assembly to set aside 25 percent of the proceeds made in 2012 for payment of dividends (instead of 15 percent as anticipated in the NIS Dividend Policy). - Deliberation of candidature of Zorana Mihajlovic, Minister of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection of Serbia, as the Chairman of the 5th Regular Session of the NIS Shareholders’ Assembly, in accordance with the recommendation of the Company’s Board of Directors. Furthermore, in accordance with earlier proposals received from the shareholders, the Board of Directors has adopted a list of candidates for the position of the Board members, who will be subject of vote in the General Shareholders’ Assembly’s regular session. The following persons comprise the list of candidates: Members on behalf of the Gazprom Neft Company: - Vadim Yakovlev - Kirill Kravchenko - Anatoly Cherner - Vladislav Baryshnikov - Alexander Krylov - Alexei Jankevich Members on behalf of the Republic of Serbia: - Nenad Mijailović - Negica Rajakov - Nikola Martinovic Independent members: - Stanislav Seksnja - Wolfgang Ruttenstorfer The Board of Directors has also recommended that the Shareholders’ Assembly votes to appoint Ljubomir Aksentijević as the Chairman of the Board of Shareholders’ Assembly for Supervision of Shareholders’ Operations and Reporting Procedures and Radoslav Strikovic and Alexei Urusova as the members of the Board.