URALCHEM to Give 100,000 Euros to Schools in Riga

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 OJSC URALCHEM, the Ziedot.lv Fund and two secondary schools in Riga have agreed
  to carry out a joint charity project. A memorandum was signed by URALCHEM CEO
 Dmitry Konyaev, Manager of the Fund Ziedot.lv Ruta Dimanta and the headmasters of
                      the schools, Iveta Stivrinya and Boris Antonov.

Riga, Latvia - February 11, 2013 -- OJSC URALCHEM, the Ziedot.lv Fund and two secondary
schools in Riga have agreed to carry out a joint charity project. A memorandum was signed by
URALCHEM CEO Dmitry Konyaev, Manager of the Fund Ziedot.lv Ruta Dimanta and the
headmasters of the schools, Iveta Stivrinya and Boris Antonov.




Within the framework of the project, URALCHEM will provide funding to the amount of more
than 70,000 Lati (about 100,000 Euros), which will be used to equip modern chemistry
classrooms to state-of-the-art standards, as well as providing for general update and
improvement at both schools. The funds will be distributed in equal proportions between the
schools, which have a total enrollment of over 1,000 students. The charitable organization
Ziedot.lv will provide organizational and administrative support to the project.
Dmitry Konyaev, CEO of URALCHEM, OJSC: "Supporting charity programmes has always
been part of our social policy aimed at improving the life of people in the regions where the
company has a presence. In Riga we have been constructing a terminal for transhipment of
mineral fertilizers since 2009. That is why we decided to help two schools located in the
neighbouring Vecmilgravis area. Since we are a company, based on chemistry, the idea was to
start with a project that would improve standards for teaching chemistry, one of the basic
subjects for school children."

Ruta Dimanta, Head of the Fund Ziedot.lv: "We share URALCHEM's desire to provide real
help in the social sphere and are especially grateful for the company's efforts to support
children. Our cooperation with URALCHEM started in September 2012 when we launched a
charity programme to help children with disabilities. As part of this programme, which is being
successfully implemented, URALCHEM is providing the funding to the amount of 80,000 Euros
and the Ziedot.lv Fund is organizing for the treatment of children in leading medical institutions
in Russia."

Boris Antonov - Headmaster: "We would like to thank URALCHEM and the Ziedot.lv Fund for
this initiative. Being a chemistry teacher myself, I welcome the fact that URALCHEM has paid
attention to this subject. Using state-of-the-art equipment and teaching methods should
stimulate our students' interest in chemistry."

Iveta Stivrinya - Headmaster: "One of the long traditions of our school is the successful
combination of the humanitarian and technical approaches to teaching a variety of curricula.
With the help of URALCHEM and the Ziedot.lv Fund, we are very pleased to be able to
continue this tradition by offering our students an education in this interesting and important
subject."




URALCHEM's social policy covers many different aspects of life. A lot of attention is also paid
to cultural activities. For example, in June 2012, with the support of URALCHEM, the town of
Jurmala hosted Latvia's first concert performed by the Symphony Orchestra of the Mariinsky
Theatre led by Valery Gergiev. In December 2012, thanks to the support of URALCHEM, the
company ART Forte organized a visit by the Igor Moiseyev State Academic Ensemble of
Popular Dance to Riga performing their programme "Christmas with the people of the world."

Reference information

School No. 31 opened in 1952. It is located at 11 Skuyu St, Riga. The school has 50 teachers
and more than 500 students. The teaching is conducted in Latvian.

School No. 46 was founded in 1954. It is located at 28 Skuyu St, Riga. The school has 56
teachers and more than 500 students. The teaching is conducted in Russia.

URALCHEM is one of the world's major producers of mineral fertilizers, which are used by
Russian and foreign farmers. The company has four enterprises in Russia (Kirov Region, Perm
Region and Moscow Region). The company employs about 11.5 thousand people. URALCHEM
implements major social and environmental programmes. In 2011, the company gave more
than 2.4 million Euros for the development of children and youth sports, educational
programmes, assistance to veterans and disabled people. The company's costs for
environmental protection in 2011 amounted to more than 8.5 million Euros.

Contacts:
Yana Krallisha
URALCHEM
PR Consultant
Mobile: 26462844
E-Mail: jana@komunikacijas.lv

Ilze Oshane
Ziedot.lv Fund
Head of Communications
Mobile: 29400422
E-Mail: ilze@ziedot.lv

				
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Description: OJSC URALCHEM, the Ziedot.lv Fund and two secondary schools in Riga have agreed to carry out a joint charity project. A memorandum was signed by URALCHEM CEO Dmitry Konyaev, Manager of the Fund Ziedot.lv Ruta Dimanta and the headmasters of the schools, Iveta Stivrinya and Boris Antonov.