Gazprom's delegation held a meeting with the company's shareholders in Nadym, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Area. Some 500 shareholders took part in the meeting.
During the meeting it was stressed that the gas company's share prices rose about 90 percent in 2001. One of the Gazprom's officials said that investing in the company's shares was more profitable than investing in currency. "Those who invested their money in Gazprom's securities at the beginning of 2001, doubled their savings by the end of the year", he specified.
In Nadym and the Nadym district there are about 11,600 shareholders who own 115.2m shares.
The gas giant's delegation will continue meeting with shareholders. Tomorrow they are to visit Novy Urengoy, the press service of Gazprom reported.
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