MOSCOW, August 17. /TASS/. Bashneft ordinary shares plunged 15.3% to 2,654 rubles per share while its preferred shares dropped 6.8% to 1,832.5 rubles per share at the opening of trade on Wednesday amid reports on the company’s privatization rescheduling. As TASS reported earlier Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev postponed privatization of the state-owned oil producer.
Bashneft operates in more than 20 regions of Russia and abroad. The Federal Property Management Agency owns 50 plus 1 share in the company’s share capital; the Republic of Bashkortostan holds 25% plus one share. Bashneft’s shares are traded on the Moscow Exchange.