Yukos Claims Administration
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Frequently Asked Questions

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General Information

1.      What is this matter about?

Certain former foreign subsidiaries of Yukos Oil Company (the “Yukos Group”) have been liquidating assets and pursuing various legal claims with the ultimate goal of making a series of cash distributions to former shareholders of Yukos Oil Company. As each of the remaining Yukos Group assets is liquidated over time, a portion of the proceeds therefrom, as determined by the Yukos Group, will be deposited into a fund (the “Distribution Fund”), and will be distributed to former Yukos shareholders on a rolling basis. The initial distribution will be made from funds held in the structure controlled by Stichting Administratiekantoor Financial Performance Holdings, the ownership of which is no longer in dispute as a result of the settlement with Rosneft Oil Company.

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2.      Who received Claim Packets?

Claim Packets were mailed to former Yukos shareholders identified by the Yukos Group as possibly having purchased, acquired or held Yukos Ordinary Shares or Yukos ADRs from July 2, 2003 through and including November 28, 2007 (the “Recovery Period”).

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3.      How do I know if I am eligible to participate in the Distribution Fund?

You are potentially eligible to receive a distribution if you purchased, acquired or held Yukos Ordinary Shares or Yukos ADRs during the Recovery Period, regardless of where you live or where those shares were purchased.

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4.      What types of securities are eligible?

Yukos Ordinary Shares and Yukos American Depositary Receipts (“ADRs”) are the two types of securities eligible in this administration. The identification numbers for these securities are listed below.

Ordinary Shares
CUSIP ISIN SEDOL
N/A RU0009054449 5110863 RU
ADRs
CUSIP ISIN SEDOL
98849W108 US98849W1080 2740713 US
98849W108 US98849W1080 B16HVF3 GB
98849W207 US98849W2070 7313819
98849W108 US98849W1080 B014828 DE

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5.      What are Yukos Ordinary Shares?

Yukos Ordinary Shares are shares issued by Yukos that were formerly traded on the Russian and European stock markets.

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6.      What is an American Depositary Receipt or ADR?

ADR stands for American Depositary Receipt, which is a negotiable certificate issued by a U.S. bank representing a specified number of shares in a foreign stock that is traded on a U.S. exchange.

ADRs are denominated in U.S. dollars, with the underlying security held by a U.S. financial institution overseas.

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7.      What is the amount of the Distribution Fund?

The Yukos Group has been liquidating assets and pursuing various legal claims with the ultimate goal of making a series of cash distributions to former shareholders of Yukos Oil Company. The net proceeds of the liquidation, less any reserves for expenses, will be deposited into the Distribution Fund. The initial distribution will be made on a rolling basis from funds held in the structure controlled by Stichting Administratiekantoor Financial Performance Holdings, the ownership of which is no longer in dispute as a result of the settlement with Rosneft Oil Company. The Distribution Fund consists of at least $337 million.

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8.      How do I participate in the Distribution Fund?

The deadline for submitting claims passed on May 30, 2016. After a grace period for late claims of more than seven months, new claim filings are no longer being accepted.

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9.      Will I be notified if my claim is deficient?

Deficiency notices were sent to all claimants who submitted deficient claims. The deadline for receipt of all responses was 45 days after the date on the notice. The deadline for responding to deficiency notices has passed and responses are no longer being accepted.

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10.      What are the “Target Countries”?

The Target Countries are: (a) France, (b) Germany, (c) the Netherlands, (d) Russia, (e) Sweden, (f) Switzerland, (g) the United Kingdom and (h) the United States.

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11.      How much will I be paid?

A Plan of Allocation is included in the Notice and describes how the Distribution Fund will be allocated. You can obtain a copy of the Notice by clicking here.

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12.      I received a notice stating that my claim was approved; how will I be paid?

Claim Determination Notices have been sent to all claimants advising whether your claim was approved or rejected. The Determination Notices were emailed on June 15, 2017, so be sure to check your spam folder. If you did not provide a valid email address, the Determination Notice was mailed to you at the address on file.

Eligible claimants residing in Target Countries should log onto the secure payment portal using the login information provided in your Determination Notice and follow the instructions on the portal to enter your payment information. The deadline for submitting all required payment information is now July 19, 2017.

Distributions to eligible claimants residing in Russia will be wired in Rubles after proper banking information is received. Eligible claimants residing in Russia who do not provide complete and accurate banking information will not be eligible for payment.

Eligible claimants residing in a Target Country (other than Russia) may elect to receive payment by electronic fund transfer (“EFT”) or by U.S. Dollar check. Eligible claimants requesting payment by EFT will be paid in their country’s official currency at the prevailing market rate at the time of payment. Eligible claimants who do not elect a payment method, or who provide incorrect or incomplete banking information, will receive their payment by check in U.S. Dollars.

Distributions to eligible claimants not residing in a Target Country will be paid by check in U.S. Dollars. If you do not reside in a Target Country, you do not need to log onto the website portal in order to be paid.

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13.      When will I receive my payment?

The Distribution Agent will distribute the funds in several tranches, as outlined below. The initial distribution will be comprised of payments to Pre-Approved Claimants on a rolling basis. Once final claim determinations are made, and banking information is collected from eligible claimants, funds will be distributed to claimants whose claims have been approved. The funds distributed in this second tranche will be allocated in the same proportion as the first tranche of payments, so that all claimants with approved claims are in parity with the Pre-Approved Claimants.

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14.      What happens if I did not file a claim?

If you did not file a claim, you will not be eligible to receive a payment from the Distribution Fund.

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15.      Where can I obtain additional information about the Distribution Fund?

You may obtain additional information about the Yukos Distribution in the Notice, which can be found by clicking here. You may also request additional information by contacting the Distribution Agent through email, at info@yukosclaims.com, by mail to Yukos Claims Administration, c/o GCG, P.O. Box 9601, Dublin, OH 43017-4901, USA (via First Class Mail within the United States or International Priority Mail outside the United States) or by calling one of the telephone numbers below:

COUNTRY TOLL-FREE NUMBERS TOLL NUMBERS
France 0 800913918 170394943
Germany 0 8001880934 69 257367384
Netherlands 0 8000232753 20 2170207
Russia 8 800 1006372 499 5044429
Sweden 0 200120641 8 12410248
Switzerland 0 800802446 44 5083383
United Kingdom 0 8000966481 20 38070019
United States (888) 846-6410 (210) 529-7539



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16.      Will my distribution be subject to taxation?

Any tax-related question should be directed to your tax professional.

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