BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE : NOVEMBER 20, 2000 ISSUE
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INTERNATIONAL -- EUROPEAN BUSINESS

Gazprom at a Glance


ACHIEVEMENTS
Russia's largest hard-currency earner and taxpayer, Europe's top gas supplier, world's largest holder of gas reserves.

OWNERSHIP
The Russian government has the largest stake, 38%. Foreigners are barred from owning more than 20%.

MANAGEMENT
Rem Vyakhirev, 66, chief executive officer since 1993. Contract expires in May.

SALES
$15.4 billion forecast in 2000, 11.9 billion in 1999, 16.1 billion in 1998.

NET PROFITS, AFTER TAXES
$808 million forecast in 2000, 2.8 billion loss in 1999, 7 billion loss in 1998.

MARKET CAPITALIZATION
$6.9 billion.

PRODUCTION
520 billion cubic meters (bcm) forecast in 2000, 546.5 bcm in 1999, 553.7 bcm in 1998.


DATA: UNITED FINANCIAL GROUP, GAS INDUSTRY SOURCES


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