PRESS RELEASE DATED 2010-01-19
THE FEDERAL ANTIMONOPOLY SERVICE OF RUSSIA ('FAS') APPROVES THE TRANSACTION BETWEEN MALKA OIL AB AND GAZPROM NEFT
The Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia ('FAS') today gave its approval to the transaction between Malka Oil AB (publ) and Gazprom Neft which was approved by the shareholders of Malka Oil at an Extraordinary Shareholders' Meeting on December 17, 2009.
In the transaction, Gazprom Neft will acquire Malka Oil's Russian subsidiary
Completion of the transaction is expected during February 2010.
For further information, please contact:
Maks Grinfeld, MD, tel: +46 768 077 614
Sven-Erik Zachrisson, Chairman of the Board of Directors, tel: +46 8 41 05 45 96
For further information on Malka Oil AB, see the website www.malkaoil.com
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