1. General

Description of Business

JSC Gazprom neft (the “Company”) and its subsidiaries (together referred to as the “Group”) is a vertically integrated oil company operating in the Russian Federation, CIS and internationally. The Group’s principal activities include exploration, production and development of crude oil and gas, production of refined petroleum products and distribution and marketing operations through its retail outlets.

The Company was incorporated in 1995 and is domiciled in the Russian Federation. The Company is a joint stock company and was set up in accordance with Russian regulations. JSC Gazprom (“Gazprom”, that is a state controlled entity), the Group’s ultimate parent company, owns 95.68% shares in the Company.