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2012 Share Performance

Global equity markets closed higher in 2012, with MSCI World, a developed market index, up 13.2% and MSCI EM, which looks at emerging economies, gaining 15.1%. The key upside market factor was that the world's largest Central Banks adopted an active policy, aimed at stimulating the global economy. In particular, the ECB and the People's Bank of China cut interest rates, the U.S. Federal Reserve launched a new quantitative easing program, the ECB announced the unlimited redemption of Euro-zone countries government bonds, and the Central Banks of England and Japan expanded their asset re-purchase programs.

Resolving the Greek problem has also positively influenced market dynamics - the second tranche of aid to Greece and domestic government reforms removed the threat of Greece being removed from the Euro-zone, the consequences of which experts compared to the Lehman Brothers collapse that triggered the previous global financial crisis.

The Russian market grew 5.2% on the basis of the MICEX index, which is far below the growth rate of the MSCI World and MSCI EM indices. The market faced pressure from weak oil prices which at year end rose 3.5%, as well as from the deterioration of Russian economic prospects.

Electricity sector equities were major under-performers; the 2012 MicexPWR industry index decreased 16.8%. The indicators decline, which was large compared with the market, was due to continued regulatory pressure and uncertain prospects within the sector.

Electricity sector, Federal Grid Companys shares

Federal Grid Companys share prices were subject to fluctuations during the year due to continued regulator uncertainty and the year ended with a substantial decline in the share price, 28.5%. In the beginning of the year, the Companys stock dynamics looked much better than the MICEXPWR index, as the Company showed a strong trend with financial indicators, as well as due to the fact that its share in final energy tariffs was minimal. Negative dynamics in April-May 2012 were the result of news flow on the establishment of the National Electrical Grid Company and the participation of Rosneftegaz in unifying grid assets, as well as the decision to place the Company in the list of strategic companies.

Further volatile dynamics for the Companys stock price could be attributed to reduced risks of grid company consolidation on the basis of Rosneftegaz and continued uncertainty surrounding the final scenario for the merger between Federal Grid Company and IDGC Holding till mid-November, when the Russian President signed an order to establish JSC Russian Grids, which resulted in a partial recovery of the Companys stock quotation. In late December, the discussion of delay in privatization process affected quotation of the Companys shares.

As of 28 December 2012, Federal Grid Companys share price on the Stock Exchange stood at RUR0.20104, which is 19% below analyst consensus, pointing to further upside potential for the Companys shares.

Federal Grid Company Share Performance

Detailed information on trading in the Companys shares and depository receipts is available on its web site in Investors / Share Information / Performance Chart .

Total area spanned 75 Russian regions
square km
The length of our transmission lines is 131.6 thousand km.
This is equivalent to a spaceship orbiting the Earth four times.
A reliable energy sector
for Russias
economic growth
3 643 km
transmission lines
put into operation
in 2012
25 103
Total number
of corporate
employees as of
31 December 2012
of commissioning
plans for