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ALROSA reminds Vybornov’s work period to Stepashin

13 july 2009

As ALROSA’s spokesman told Rough&Polished commenting the statement of the Audit Chamber saying that Sergey Vybornov, the company’s president, resigned due to the results of its inspection, “the Audit Chamber according to its own documents inspected the efficiency of managing ALROSA’s stock which was in federal ownership, that is in essence the Chamber’s auditors inspected one of the company’s shareholders and not its management. However, if we analyze the current statement of the Audit Chamber’ chief even this appears surprising,” ALROSA’s spokesman noted. “This department checked the company for the period from 2005 to 2007 and Mr. Vybornov was appointed ALROSA’s president in February 2007.” “The way the Audit Chamber could arrive to its evaluation of Mr. Vybornov’s work as the company’s president for the period he did occupy this position remains a mystery which probably has no solution within the generally accepted perception of space and time,” the company’s spokesman specified.

It will be remembered that today Sergey Stepashin declared that the resignation of Sergey Vybornov as ALROSA’s president was due to the inspection of this company by the Audit Chamber.