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Address by CPC General Director N. Gorban

Dear colleagues,
The past three weeks have demonstrated that the whole of CPC team with high responsibility has adjusted to work in a new environment. The interface between subdivisions has not been disrupted. All staff members fulfill their duties efficiently and promptly. I want to thank you for your understanding, orderliness and professionalism.
Crisis situation is temporary.
I expect that in the near future we will return to normal working conditions. Today, our entire team is undergoing a kind of durability test and we are passing it successfully. I do believe that the CPC team can cope with the most difficult tasks.
The Consortium management follows the recommendations of government authorities and medical experts, limiting their personal contacts to minimum.
In the current situation, our home has become for most of us an office, some kind of a CPC branch for remote work. And this work proceeds in the usual intense pace.
Russia and Kazakhstan, as well as the rest of the world, are now taking unprecedented measures to combat the pandemics. Our federal and regional authorities are committed to act proactively and to create the prerequisites minimizing the consequences. These measures are rather tough, but they are necessary in the combat for life and health of our fellow citizens.
I call on you to take all instructions of the company's management, city and regional administrations with understanding and to observe the conditions of self-isolation and restricted movement. It is in your interests.
CPC is ready to respond effectively to challenges of the day. Our international company does not suspend or cancel any of its production projects or programs Busy work is underway at all facilities with the strictest observance of all safety precautions and prevention of virus spread. As before, we are ready to accept all volumes of crude oil from producers of the largest Caspian oil fields.
In all CPC subdivisions and at all sites from Tengiz to Novorossiysk, our multinational team is doing a great job in such difficult conditions.
It is important that we maintain our focus on results while avoiding any HSE compromises. Many years of production experience and regular drills, forecasting and development of various crisis scenarios have contributed greatly to this.
I would like to mention that the staff as a whole has shown readiness for coordinated interaction, quickly overcoming emerging organizational and other problems. The Crisis Management Team, which took prompt decisions on effective functioning of all the Consortium's subdivisions, both in Russia and Kazakhstan, in time constraints, played the leading role in this effort.
Up to 80% of the staff in CPC offices in Moscow, Novorossiysk, Krasnodar, Stavropol, Astrakhan, Elista, Atyrau and Nur-Sultan have been temporarily transferred to remote remotely. In a couple of days we managed to organize a distance working mode for these employees and provide them with computers and multimedia equipment. Those who continue working in offices and at pump stations are provided with PPE and means of disinfection. Constant monitoring of the staff health, also during the time between rotations, has been organized together with transportation support. All CPC subdivisions, services and departments have shown high competence and efficiency in new working conditions.
I would like to address separately the personnel working at our PS’s in Kazakhstan, where the rotation duration has been increased to 28 days. I understand that it is psychologically difficult to be away from families for so long, but I hope you will understand. The measures taken protect your family members, among others. The issue of extending the rotation period at some RF pump stations is being worked out now. Salaries remain the same without cuts, the social package is also not reduced and is effective in full.
I wish you all good luck and family well-being. And, most importantly, take care of your health!