PhosAgro announced that Irina Bokova, the former Director-General of UNESCO, has been nominated to its Board of Directors. Irina Bokova was the Director-General of UNESCO for two four-year terms (2009 - 2017). She was the first woman and the first Eastern European leader of the Organisation. Her long and successful career has included positions such as Bulgaria's first Secretary of State for European Integration, Foreign Minister of Bulgaria, twice an MP, Ambassador of Bulgaria to France and Monaco, and the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Belarus to UNESCO. On January 30, 2018, the companys Board of Directors approved the list of candidates for the Board of Directors that will be voted on by an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of shareholders on 26 February 2018. This list includes: Name of candidate: Andrey A. Guryev; Andrey G. Guryev; Sven Ombudstvedt; James Rogers; Ivan Rodionov; Marcus Rhodes; Mikhail Rybnikov; Alexander Sharabaika; Natalia Pashkevich; Andrey Sharonov; Irina Bokova; Yuriy Krugovykh and Roman Osipov.
The EGM will also vote on a dividend payment of RUB 2.72 billion, which represents RUB 21 per ordinary share (RUB 7 per global depositary receipt). The Board of Directors recommended this dividend payment at its meeting on 21 November 2017. The record date for participation in the EGM was 4 January 2018.