Romania: Romgaz published additional info regarding the payment of 2018 additional dividends

S.N.G.N. ROMGAZ S.A. („ROMGAZ”) announces the payment of additional dividends, distributed based on Articles II and III of EGO no. 29/2017 (“2018 additional dividends”), via Depozitarul Central S.A. („Depozitarul Central”) and the payment agent BRD – Groupe Societe Generale S.A. („BRD”), starting with December 28, 2018 (Payment Date), as follows:

  • Payment of 2018 additional dividends shall be made in compliance with current regulations on the capital market and in compliance with the Resolution of ROMGAZ Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders no.13 from December 6, 2018;
  •      ROMGAZ shareholders registered in the Shareholders Registry kept by Depozitarul Central on the Record Date December 21, 2018, have the right to receive 2018 additional dividends; Ex-Date is December 20, 2018;
  •       The gross dividend per share is RON 1.86, applicable withholding tax payable will be deducted prior to payment, at the legal rate. According to the Romanian Fiscal Code, the standard tax rate applicable to dividends is 5%;
  • Dividends will be paid in RON, starting with December 28, 2018 (Payment Date).

Payment of 2018 additional dividends is subject to general prescription provisions being limited within 3 (three) years from the payment date. Last payment day for 2018 additional dividends is December 28, 2021.

BRD’s and Depozitarul Central’s bank charges for payment of net dividends in RON are borne by ROMGAZ.

Resident shareholders, individuals and legal entities, should register to Depozitarul Central with an identity document issued in Romania (with Personal Identification Number) or the document attesting the Fiscal Identification Code given by the Romanian tax authority.

Non-resident shareholders should register to Depozitarul Central with identity documents having Fiscal Identification Number for individuals or Fiscal Identification Code for legal entities, given by the Romanian tax authority. Fiscal Identification Number for individuals and Fiscal Identification Code for legal entities shall be obtained according to the provisions of Law no. 207/2015 regarding the Fiscal Procedure Code and of National Agency for Fiscal Administration order no. 3725/December 19, 2017 to approve taxpayer tax forms and types of tax liabilities that form the tax vehicle. At the same time, non-resident shareholders are obliged to register at Depozitarul Central with full and correct address from the declared residence country.

 

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