The national police on 24 January raided the Kiev office of «Poltava petroleum company» (PPC). It is reported by the owner of the company JKX Oil&Gas Plc on the website of the London stock exchange, writes «Interfax-Ukraine».
In JKX remind that earlier searches were also held at the offices of PPC in Poltava.
«The scale of the searches continue to grow without any apparent reason, the reasons, findings and results. It is increasingly taking the form of harassment, not a legitimate investigation of commercial activity», — emphasized in JKX.
In the group remind the Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman that he considers personal enemies those who interfere with business to create jobs.
In mid-June 2016 JKX reported police searches in the office of PPC, and the homes of two of its senior managers, which was initiated by the Prosecutor’s office and conducted within the framework of production on the underpayment of taxes.
Last summer, the company asked for help from the embassies of the USA and the UK because of the ongoing criminal investigations of the Ukrainian police, which in addition to the searches sent new and new requests for information.
We will remind, in February 2015 JKX Oil&Gas plc has applied to the international arbitration court against Ukraine.
The company claimed that she owned Poltava petroleum company, starting in 2011, paid an inflated rental fee, and now demands to pay her compensation of about $ 180 million.
The largest shareholder of the company are Eclairs Group of Igor Kolomoisky and Gennady Bogolyubov — 27,54% of the shares, Russian group Proxima Capital Group, Vladimir Tatarchuk — of 19.92%, the Turkish businessman Burak Özdoğan (via Dumarchal Nominee Ltd and Neptune Invest & Finance Corp.) — about 13%. More of 11.45% of the shares — Glengary Overseas Limited of Russian businessman Alexander Zhukov.
Earlier it was reported that JKX has limited voting rights controlled by Kolomoisky and Bogolyubov Zhukov companies. According to media reports, it has occurred from-for the conflict round appointment of the new management.
At the meeting without the vote of the companies controlled by Kolomoisky and Bogolyubov, and beetles, was replaced on the Board of Directors. New Directors were appointed Paul Ostling (ex-Manager of Ernst&Young and current member of the Board of Directors), Tom reed and Russell Choir.
In addition, the Board of Directors entered Vladimir Tatarchuk and Vladimir Rusinov, representing the second largest shareholder, Proxima Capital Group.
The shareholders sacked five old members of the Board of Directors, two Board members resigned before themselves.
Currently, the group Kolomoisky-Bogolyubov has no control over the enterprise.
The main asset of JKX Oil & Gas in Ukraine is «Poltava petroleum company», dedicated to the production of hydrocarbons in six fields in the Poltava region.
JKX reports on regular searches of her offices 25.01.2017