MOSCOW, Aug. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HeadHunter Group PLC (Nasdaq: HHR) (the "Company") is pleased to announce its Board of Directors has resolved to pay a previously announced interim dividend of $0.50 per share, or approximately $25 million, representing approximately 75% of our Adjusted Net Income 1 for the year ended December 31, 2019, on or before September 10, 2020.
The Company originally announced this interim dividend on March 13, 2020. Subsequently, on April 15, 2020, the Company announced the deferral of this dividend payment until further notice due to the uncertainties over the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its business. However, recently the Company has seen an improvement in business sentiment and recoveries in key operating and financial metrics. In addition, on August 24, 2020, the Company entered into a new credit facility agreement with VTB Bank (PJSC) to extend the ultimate maturity of its debt under the facility from October 2022 to June 2025. Taking these facts into account, the Company's Board of Directors has concluded that the Company is now well positioned to set the payment date for the previously deferred interim dividend.
The previously announced dividend record date of March 27, 2020 will remain unchanged.
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About HeadHunter Group PLCHeadHunter is the leading online recruitment platform in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States focused on providing comprehensive talent acquisition services, such as access to extensive CV database, job postings (jobs classifieds platform) and a portfolio of value-added services.
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1 Adjusted Net Income is a non-IFRS financial measure used by our management to monitor the underlying performance of the business and its operations. We define Adjusted Net Income as net income (loss) plus: (1) transaction costs related to business combinations; (2) (gain)/loss on the disposal of subsidiary; (3) transaction costs related to the disposal of subsidiary; (4) expenses related to equity-settled awards, including related social taxes; (5) IPO-related costs and other financing and transactional costs; (6) insurance expenses related to IPO; (7) (income) from the depositary; (8) one-off litigation settlement and related legal costs; (9) share of (profit)/loss of equity-accounted investees; (10) amortization of intangible assets recognized upon the acquisition by HeadHunter Group PLC of the outstanding equity interests of HeadHunter FSU Limited from Mail.Ru Group Limited; (11) the tax effect of the adjustment described in (10); (12) (gain)/loss related to the remeasurement and expiration of a tax indemnification asset.