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.
For the time being, one needs to finish the construction of the section that is 100 kilometres long. On October 17, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in an interview with RND that the project would be completed