Regarding the update from last week, a further executive order has been issued resulting in an extension to the shutdown period until 30 April. As such, all Rusneftegaz offices are to remain closed, and as a result our organization will continue to have a limited capacity to respond to any non-urgent communications. Following this announcement, our Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Aleksandr Filyurin, gave these remarks:
“It is obviously very important that we remain closed considering the circumstances. It is a very concerning time for all of us, and we do not want anyone to become sick, or worse. I urge all our staff to be vigilant and to be strong at this time, and to follow all the rules at all times. I would like to place on record my thanks to all our staff, who are working hard despite the obvious challenges. I would especially like to thank all our staff that are continuing to work as normal, whose efforts are extraordinary and are making us all proud. Together, we will come back stronger from this.”
Pertaining to the electronic communications received previously, all employees that were instructed to continue reporting to work on 26 March should continue to do so as normal. Any staff queries regarding this announcement should be directed to the appropriate manager, and although we can still accept questions from third parties via all the conventional means, please be aware that there may be a delay in response time. We necessitate your cooperation and understanding with this matter during this difficult period.