The presidential aide Andrei Belousov wants to see at the meeting at the RUIE site on Friday, August 24, namely the owners, and not the top managers of 14 companies, who are invited to withdraw super profits. About this RBC reported four sources in the companies from this list and a source close to the RUIE. Initially, only top managers of the companies planned to come to the meeting.
According to the interlocutors of RBC, by Thursday, only owner of Mechel Igor Zyuzin and co-owner of Uralkali Dmitry Mazepin confirmed their participation in the meeting with Belousov. In addition, the meeting gathered the head of "PhosAgro" Andrei Guriev, whose family through the trust owns the bulk of the company, and co-owner Evraz Alexander Frolov. Whether the owner of Severstal Alexei Mordashov and the owner of NLMK Vladimir Lisin, who publicly criticized Belousov's offer, will not come to it yet. "In the AP invited to the meeting of the heads of companies, those who take decisions, it is not necessarily shareholders. On Thursday, it turned out that the owners are needed ", - said the source of RBC. "Apparently, Belousov saw the list [and was dissatisfied with its composition]. Already managed to get some of the owners to call, but most on holidays, "another source added.
The interlocutors of RBC are not yet sure whether the meeting will take place in view of the new requirements of the AP. Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov also found it difficult to say whether the meeting would take place, answering journalists' questions on Thursday: "There will be a meeting, I do not have information, Belousov is on vacation." Assistant Belousov also told RBC that the official is on vacation.
Sources RBC explained the decision to send to the meeting is precisely the top managers, and not the owners, that in some cases they are more involved in the business. Another reason - the period of holidays.
Belousov's request to see the shareholders of the companies at the meeting is probably due to the fact that the agenda went into the channel of reinvestment of superprofits, which means that it is necessary to secure the owners' assurances regarding the expected dynamics of investments of these companies, said Maxim Khudalov, director of the corporate ratings group of ACRA. "We need to talk about strategic plans with shareholders: they still determine the policy of companies," he added.
August 9, it became known that Belousov in a letter to President Vladimir Putin proposed to withdraw more than 500 billion rubles. surplus revenues from metallurgists, fertilizer producers and Sibur for the implementation of its May decrees. The president approved the elaboration of this idea in the government. And then Belousov decided to communicate with businessmen himself. The meeting is scheduled for August 24. In addition to businessmen, First Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Anton Siluanov will come to her, as well as, according to three sources of RBC, and the Minister of Economic Development Maxim Oreshkin.
The government did not support Belousov's idea. The Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry of Industry, the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ministry of Energy took the side of the companies and tried to change the agenda of the meeting. They decided not to withdraw super profits, but to stimulate the reinvestment of super profits in the Russian economy, so that the owners would not take it offshore. Assistant Belousov did not answer the question of RBC, whether the official will arrange such an option.