The Yukos board of directors decided to pay an interim dividend of 2.64 rubles per common share. According to the company's press service, the total amount of dividends will be about RUR5.9bn (about $200m). Last year the interim dividend was fixed at 1.26 rubles per share. In accordance with the board's decision, the beginning of interim dividend disbursement is scheduled for November. The dividends will be paid to those Yukos stockholders whose names are included in the company's register as of October 8, 2001. Yukos' registered capital is RUR8,947,967, which equals 2,236,991,750 common shares with a face value of 0.0004 rubles.