ALROSA shareholders have decided to pay dividends for 2002 at 3,500 rubles ($115) per share, which is 16.6 percent higher than for 2001, the press service of the company reported. The company's net income was $206.436m last year.
ALROSA authorized capital is divided into 200,000 common shares with 13,503 rubles ($444) par value each. The Russian Property Relations Ministry has a 37-percent stake in the company.
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