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Iulian Ernst
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Iulian studied physics at the University of Bucharest, and he sees himself as a physicist in the broadest sense of the word. He also studied economics at Charles University in Prague and Central European University in Budapest, after a master’s program in business administration at Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies. Since recently, he’s been exploring coding and data analysis for business and economics. As a freelancer, he worked for nearly two decades as an analyst for ISI Emerging Markets, Euromonitor International, Business New Europe, but also as a consultant for OMV Petrom and UkrAgroConsult. Iulian was part of the founding team of Ziarul Financiar. At Romania Insider, which he joined in 2018, he is reviewing the latest economic developments for the premium bulletins and newsletters. He would gladly discuss topics such as macroeconomics, emerging markets, Prague, energy sector including renewable, Led Zeppelin, financial services, as well as tech start-ups and innovative technologies. Email him at iulian@romania-insider.com. 

 

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Romania’s Electrica elects new Board members and pays dividend at 5.4% yield

Romania's biggest electricity supply and distribution group, Electrica (EL), 49% controlled by the state, elected four new members in its seven-seat board.

The company's shareholders also voted the distribution of dividends from last year's profit corresponding to a 5.4% yield and approved a financing strategy to support the investments and "inorganic growth opportunities." The company will distribute as dividends RON 248 million (EUR 50 mln) from nearly RON 300 mln net profit reported in 2020.

Electrica estimates for 2021 a consolidated net profit of RON 202 mln (or some EUR 40 mln, down 48% year-on-year) and total revenues of RON 7.05 billion (EUR 1.4 bln, down 5.7% year-on-year), according to the budget voted by the shareholders.

The group's board members are Iulian Cristian Bosoancă, Gicu Iorga, Ion Cosmin Petrescu, Adrian Florin Lotrean, Radu Mircea Florescu, George Cristodorescu, and Dragoş Valentin Neacşu.

George Cristodorescu, former president of Hidroelectrica and former director of E.ON Romania, was nominated by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), a 5% shareholder of Electrica.

Another new board member is Cosmin Petrescu (43), director of the National Credit Guarantee Fund for SMEs (FNGCIMM). According to his CV, Petrescu is executive director of reporting, state aid, and IT, and chairman of the working group for the IMM Invest program.

Dragoş Neacşu, former executive director of Erste Asset Management and current member of the BVB board, and Adrian Florin Lotrean, a former member of the board of Electroplast, insolvency practitioner and former associate lawyer in CITR, are also new in the board.

Electrica is among the Bucharest Stock Exchange's underperformers this year, with a share price increase of only 7.9%, half of the BET index's 16.2% growth.

iulian@romania-insider.com

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Iulian Ernst
Senior Editor

Iulian studied physics at the University of Bucharest, and he sees himself as a physicist in the broadest sense of the word. He also studied economics at Charles University in Prague and Central European University in Budapest, after a master’s program in business administration at Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies. Since recently, he’s been exploring coding and data analysis for business and economics. As a freelancer, he worked for nearly two decades as an analyst for ISI Emerging Markets, Euromonitor International, Business New Europe, but also as a consultant for OMV Petrom and UkrAgroConsult. Iulian was part of the founding team of Ziarul Financiar. At Romania Insider, which he joined in 2018, he is reviewing the latest economic developments for the premium bulletins and newsletters. He would gladly discuss topics such as macroeconomics, emerging markets, Prague, energy sector including renewable, Led Zeppelin, financial services, as well as tech start-ups and innovative technologies. Email him at iulian@romania-insider.com. 

 

The Capital Markets News section is sponsored by the Bucharest Stock Exchange 

BVB
 

Romania’s Electrica elects new Board members and pays dividend at 5.4% yield

Romania's biggest electricity supply and distribution group, Electrica (EL), 49% controlled by the state, elected four new members in its seven-seat board.

The company's shareholders also voted the distribution of dividends from last year's profit corresponding to a 5.4% yield and approved a financing strategy to support the investments and "inorganic growth opportunities." The company will distribute as dividends RON 248 million (EUR 50 mln) from nearly RON 300 mln net profit reported in 2020.

Electrica estimates for 2021 a consolidated net profit of RON 202 mln (or some EUR 40 mln, down 48% year-on-year) and total revenues of RON 7.05 billion (EUR 1.4 bln, down 5.7% year-on-year), according to the budget voted by the shareholders.

The group's board members are Iulian Cristian Bosoancă, Gicu Iorga, Ion Cosmin Petrescu, Adrian Florin Lotrean, Radu Mircea Florescu, George Cristodorescu, and Dragoş Valentin Neacşu.

George Cristodorescu, former president of Hidroelectrica and former director of E.ON Romania, was nominated by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), a 5% shareholder of Electrica.

Another new board member is Cosmin Petrescu (43), director of the National Credit Guarantee Fund for SMEs (FNGCIMM). According to his CV, Petrescu is executive director of reporting, state aid, and IT, and chairman of the working group for the IMM Invest program.

Dragoş Neacşu, former executive director of Erste Asset Management and current member of the BVB board, and Adrian Florin Lotrean, a former member of the board of Electroplast, insolvency practitioner and former associate lawyer in CITR, are also new in the board.

Electrica is among the Bucharest Stock Exchange's underperformers this year, with a share price increase of only 7.9%, half of the BET index's 16.2% growth.

iulian@romania-insider.com

(Photo source: the company)

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