Moscow, 2 February 2017 – PJSC Aeroflot (Moscow Exchange ticker: AFLT) announces the results of the Board of Directors' meeting held on 2 February 2017 and chaired by Kirill Androsov.
The meeting agenda included the following items:
PJSC Aeroflot flight safety in 2016. In 2016 PJSC Aeroflot completed a total of 715 thousand flight hours, up by 52 thousand year-on-year. At the same time, last year the flight safety level was at 99.975%, on a par with the average rate of 2014-2015. The CEO’s KPI for Flight Safety level in 2016 was met. Furthermore, the Company also fulfilled the SAFA safety coefficient metric, which had been determined following inspections under the European “Safety assessment of foreign aircraft” programme. The value of the coefficient amounted to 0.45 (far below the allowed maximum of 2). The Company has identified key activities that will be undertaken to enhance flight safety in 2017.
Investor relations. In 12M of 2016 PJSC Aeroflot’s share price increased by 172.5% (up to RUB 152.9 as of 30.12.2016). In Q4 the share price increased by 30.7%. As a result, on 30.12.2016 the Company’s market capitalisation was RUB 170 billion (USD 2.8 billion), thereby exceeding the capitalisation of Air France and Turkish Airlines, and catching up with that of Air Canada. The share price increased mainly due to the announcement of strong H1 and 9M financial results, which had improved amidst a general positive trend on the Russian stock market. The results of the work with the investment community in 2016 were also discussed. Specifically, the number of meetings with investors, results of the annual perception study shareholder identification, along with completed projects such as the launch of an updated IR-section of the website and the organization of a Capital Markets Day. The Investor Relations plan for 2017 was approved.
PJSC Aeroflot incentive programme. A new version of PJSC Aeroflot’s Regulation on long-term incentive programme (for the period between 01.01.2016 and 30.06.2019) was approved and now includes proposed changes.
PJSC Aeroflot strategic partnerships. It has been acknowledged that there are certain factors complicating the creation of strategic partnerships – joint ventures (JV). Among them the contraction of the Russian civil aviation market and a difficult geopolitical situation. Nevertheless, the relevance of JV has once again been confirmed. At the moment, management is planning to establish partnerships which would allow Aeroflot Group to optimise its route network and increase revenues. Partnerships deemed most attractive are those that take into account high traffic growth rates in the Asia-Pacific region and hold a potential to expand Aeroflot’s route network.