MOSCOW and AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, May 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Yandex N.V. (NASDAQ:YNDX), one of Europe's largest internet companies and the leading search provider in Russia, today announced that all resolutions proposed at Yandex's 2017 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders ("AGM"), held on Thursday, May 25, 2017, have been passed.

Yandex also announced several reappointments to its Board of Directors. Herman Gref was reappointed as a non-executive member of the Board of Directors for a three-year term and Arkady Volozh was re-appointed as an executive member of the Board of Directors for a three-year term.

The total number of Class A shares eligible to vote at the AGM was 279,264,982, with a total of 279,264,982 voting rights; the total number of Class B shares was 44,858,734, with a total of 448,587,340 voting rights. Each Class A share carries one vote; each Class B share carries ten votes. The Class A shares and Class B shares voted together as a single class on all matters at the AGM.

Proposal One — Approval of 2016 statutory accounts

The below are the results regarding the proposal to approve the 2016 statutory accounts of Yandex:
  Number of Votes For   Number of Votes Against   Number of Votes Abstained  
   548,889,285   214,118   14,522,579  

Proposal Two — Addition of 2016 profits to retained earnings

The below are the results regarding the proposal to add the 2016 profits of Yandex to retained earnings:
  Number of Votes For   Number of Votes Against   Number of Votes Abstained  
  549,152,209   32,135   14,451,638  

Proposal Three — Discharge of directors

The below are the results regarding the proposal to grant discharge to the directors for their management during the past financial year:
  Number of Votes For   Number of Votes Against   Number of Votes Abstained  
  549,023,400   79,433   14,533,149  

Proposal Four — Re-appointment of Herman Gref

The following Director was re-appointed to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for a three-year term:
Director   Number of Votes For   Number of Votes Against   Number of Votes Abstained  
Herman Gref   547,787,958   15,539,147   308,877  

Proposal Five - Re-appointment of Arkady Volozh

The following Director was re-appointed to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for a three-year term:
Director   Number of Votes For   Number of Votes Against   Number of Votes Abstained  
Arkady Volozh   562,886,972   437,325   311,685  

Proposal Six — Cancellation of shares

The below are the results regarding the proposal to cancel Yandex's 739,235 outstanding Class C shares:
  Number of Votes For   Number of Votes Against   Number of Votes Abstained  
  563,469,033   29,367   137,582  

Proposal Seven — Appointment of Auditor

The below are the results regarding the proposal to ratify the selection by the Audit Committee of the appointment of JSC KPMG, an independent registered public accounting firm and the Russian affiliate of KPMG International, as auditors of the Company's consolidated financial statements for the 2017 financial year (to be prepared under U.S. GAAP), and KPMG Accountants N.V., its Dutch affiliate, as external auditors of the Company's statutory annual accounts for the 2017 financial year (to be prepared under IFRS):
  Number of Votes For   Number of Votes Against   Number of Votes Abstained  
  563,261,769   302,361   71,852  

Proposals Eight, Nine and Ten — General designations and authorizations of the Board of Directors

The below are the results regarding the proposal to authorize the Board of Directors to issue ordinary shares and preference shares up to the respective authorized share capital of the Company for a period of five years from the date of the AGM:
  Number of Votes For   Number of Votes Against   Number of Votes Abstained  
  415,601,704   130,351,717   17,682,561  

The below are the results regarding the proposal to authorize the Board of Directors to exclude pre-emptive rights of the existing shareholders in respect of the issue of ordinary shares and preference shares for a period of five years from the date of the AGM:
  Number of Votes For   Number of Votes Against   Number of Votes Abstained  
  415,674,246   130,279,814   17,681,922  

The below are the results regarding the proposal to authorize the Board of Directors for a period of 18 months to repurchase shares in Yandex up to a maximum of 20% of the issued share capital from time to time:
  Number of Votes For   Number of Votes Against   Number of Votes Abstained  
  514,877,375   48,683,334   75,273  

About Yandex N.V.

Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX) is a technology company that builds intelligent products and services powered by machine learning. Our goal is to help consumers and businesses better navigate the online and offline world. Since 1997, we have delivered world-class, locally relevant search and information services. Additionally, we have developed market-leading on-demand transportation services, navigation products, and other mobile applications for millions of consumers across the globe. Yandex, which has 17 offices worldwide, has been listed on the NASDAQ since 2011.

More information on Yandex can be found at https://yandex.com/company

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Yandex N.V. Investor Relations Katya Zhukova  Phone: +7 495 974-35-38 E-mail: askIR@yandex-team.ruMedia Relations Ochir Mandzhikov, Ksenia KorneevaPhone: +7 495 739-70-00 E-mail: pr@yandex-team.ru

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