Vostok Gas

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Vostok Gas
Public
Traded asNasdaq StockholmVGAS SDB
IndustryInvestments
Founded1996
Defunct2012
HeadquartersHamilton, Bermuda
Key people
Lukas Lundin (Chairman of the board), Per Brilioth (Managing director)
Increase $950.6 million (2007)[1]
Total assets$4.984 billion (2007)[1]
Number of employees
8 (2007)[1]
Websitewww.vostokgas.com

Vostok Gas Ltd (named Vostok Nafta Investment Ltd prior to 24 May 2007) was an investment company mainly focused on oil and gas from the former Soviet Union. The company was founded in 1996 and had its headquarters in Bermuda. Almost all Vostok Gas's holdings were American depositary receipts (ADRs) in Russia's Gazprom, which made the company owner of approximately 1.5% of Gazprom. The company was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange and was a member of the OMX Stockholm 30 index between July 2006[2] and January 2009.

At a December 2008 extraordinary general meeting, shareholders approved the liquidation of the company as proposed by the company's board.[3][4] The board had stated that the market volatility caused by the 2008 financial crisis had removed the attractiveness of a holding company for Gazprom ADRs. During liquidation, shareholders received Gazprom ADRs in exchange for their Swedish depositary receipts in Vostok Gas.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Annual Report 2007". Vostok Gas. Retrieved 2008-04-15.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Boliden och Vostok Nafta på finlista". Helsingborgs Dagblad (in Swedish). 2 June 2006. Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2009.
  3. ^ "Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting in Vostok Gas Ltd" (PDF). Vostok Gas. 9 December 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 September 2012. Retrieved 4 January 2009.
  4. ^ "Extra General Meeting in Vostok Gas Ltd". Vostok Gas. 23 December 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-04.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Vostok to distribute Gazprom ADRs to investors". Reuters. 9 December 2008. Retrieved 2009-01-04.

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