Shareholders of the Siberian-Ural Aluminum Company (SUAL) will reelect the Board of Directors of the holding at an extraordinary meeting on March 31, 2003. The Board of Directors made a corresponding decision on January 22, 2003, the company's release reported. Additionally, the shareholders' meeting was suggested to adopt amendments to the SUAL charter of association. The Board of Directors also decided to appoint Chris Norwal SUAL's President and Viktor Vekselberg - the Chairman of the Board of Directors. Norwal was also appointed the head of SUAL International.
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