“ Rostelecom “ has revealed in the Russian RailwayYesterday it became known that 40 % of actions of the largest operator of a long-distance communication “ Rostelecom “ belonging to earlier investment bank “ the WHALE of Finans “ pass under Open Society control “ the Russian railways “ (Russian Railway). In October owners “ the WHALE of Finansa “ (on 45 %) steels ALROSA and the Russian Railway, and the remained 10 % of bank will receive now affiliated companies of railway state monopoly. The Russian Railway already owns the basic competitor “ Rostelecom “ in the market of the main traffic - “ transtelekomom “.
that 90 % of actions of investment bank “ the WHALE of Finans “ gets a consortium as a part of YOKES ALROSA and Russian Railway Open Society, it became known in October (see “ “ from October, 9th). Also the consortium has received control over bank “ the WHALE of Finans Insurance “ and a share in the joint venture with the international investment company Fortis Investments. After end of transaction ALROSA and the Russian Railway will receive on 45 % of actions of the bank, the remained 10 % will get to other shareholders, was told in the bank message. Yesterday it became known that this share will be received by the under control Russian Railway of the company: Joint-Stock Company “ the National capital “ and UK “ transfingrupp “ (p. 15) more in detail see. Thus, the Russian Railway becomes the supervising shareholder “ the WHALE of Finansa “ and the owner of actions belonging to it “ Rostelecom “.
that the owner about 40 % “ Rostelecom “ is “ the WHALE of Finans “ it became known in the summer of last year. This package bought up investment bank at a stock exchange about one and a half years (from the beginning of this year till September supported a stock value of the operator at level 220 rbl. for one ordinary action) in interests UK “ the Leader “ the controllable insurance company “ Sogaz “. Yesterday the representative of the Russian Railway has explained “ “ That the company was not defined yet how to dispose of this active, having referred that the transaction will be finished only next year. “ with the advent of the new shareholder of anything cardinal for “ Rostelecom “ will not occur “ - its general director Konstantin Soloduhin speaks.
Open Society “ Rostelecom “ it is created in 1993 by the order of the State Property Committee on the basis of 20 enterprises rendering services long-distance and an international telecommunication in territory of Russia. Under own data, occupies approximately 84 % of the market of a long-distance communication. The gain for the first half of the year 2008 - 30,6 mlrd rbl., net profit - 5 mlrd rbl. of 51 % of shares of company belongs “ to Svyazinvest “ the others in the free reference on RTS, the Moscow Interbank Stock Exchange and NYSE.
For the Russian Railway of 40 % of actions “ Rostelecom “ already the second telecommunication active: the state monopoly also posesses 100 % of actions of the main operator “ the TransTV set “ - The competitor “ Rostelecom “ in the market of the transit traffic. In 2002 possibility of association of these companies was considered. Then the president “ transtelekoma “ there was Sergey Lipatov, and in company board of directors two representatives " have been selected; Svyazinvest “: assistants to the general director of holding Anton Osipchuk and Vadim Belov. However assumptions that “ Rostelecom “ supervised “ Svyazinvest “ can influence management “ transtelekoma “ have not justified, and the theme of possible association of the companies and has not had development.
according to mister Soloduhina to unite “ Rostelecom “ and “ the TransTV set “ it is unreasonable, as a competition in the market, especially in a camera segment, will essentially decrease that is not equitable to the state interests. “ I did not hear that such configuration is discussed. If shareholders have such problem they will sound it also our opinion will ask “ - the general director " spoke; Rostelecom “ in interview “ “ in November (number from November, 10th see).
“ As the Russian Railway the state company, destiny of 40 % of actions “ Rostelecom “ will depend completely that the government will decide to do with “ Svyazinvest “ - analyst FK " is assured; Uralsib “ Konstantin Belov. - to Sell this package of the Russian Railway to private investors will give nobody “. Yesterday cost of papers “ Rostelecom “ on the Moscow Interbank Stock Exchange in 18. 25 has grown on 12,8 %, to 200,9 rbl. for the action, capitalisation has made $5,35 billion