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RusHydro strengthens ties with Russian non-governmental pension funds

August 31, 2016. Moscow, Russia. Yesterday, on August 30, 2016, PJSC RusHydro (ticker symbol: MOEX, LSE: HYDR; OTCQX: RSHYY) held presentation to a number of largest Russian non-governmental pension funds (NPF) – members of Association of non-governmental pension funds (ANPF).

In addition to presentation of the Company, its investment projects and management efforts aimed at increased efficiency and investment appeal, the parties also discussed prospects of non-governmental pension funds in Russia, potential of investments by pension funds in securities of Russian issuers and measures required in order to reduce risk of investment in shares while maintaining profitability acceptable for the pension funds. George Rizhinashvili, member of the Management Board, first deputy General Director of RusHydro, commented: “We, like other Russian issuers, are definitely interested in development of Russian institutional investor base. They have long investment horizon, know Russian securities market, they also understand business of Russian corporates and are prepared to participate in corporate governance”.

Evgeny Yakushev, Member of Council of Association of non-governmental pension funds, and Executive Director of Safmar Pension Fund, said: “We see interest on behalf of largest issuers, who perceive pension funds as serious institutional investors. Such presentations are important for funds both as a way to develop relations with the issuers, and source of information for better assessment of investment risk in the framework of risk management system implementation”.

Parties stressed the importance of continued regular dialogue between RusHydro and pension funds to stimulate the eventual growth of investment from pension funds in Russian corporate securities.

Association of non-governmental pension funds – an industry association uniting 29 non-governmental covering for 53.9% of Russian citizens accounts in non-governmental pension funds and 50.4% of total funds managed by the non-governmental pension funds industry.
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