Statement re Derivative Action
HMS Hydraulic Machines & Systems Group plc
(the “Company”, and together with its subsidiaries, the “HMS Group”)
HMS Group’s Shareholder Launched Derivative Action
Moscow, Russia, HMS Hydraulic Machines & Systems Group Plc (the “Company”) (LSE: HMSG) announces that its shareholder, German A. Tsoy, and his holding company, Acura Global Limited (BVI), (the “Plaintiffs”) have launched a derivative action before the District Court of Nicosia, Cyprus, against Vladimir Vladimirovich Lukyanenko, Yury N. Skrynnik, and their holding company, Skye Commercial Corporation (BVI), as well as Artem V. Molchanov, Kirill V. Molchanov, and their holding company, Orion Production Limited (BVI), and also Vladimir Matveevich Lukyanenko (the “Defendants”).
The Plaintiffs, as minority shareholders of the Company and its majority shareholder, H.M.S. Technologies Limited (“HMST”), claim damages from the Defendants for losses allegedly sustained by the Company and HMST as result of the Defendants’ alleged actions.
No claims have been asserted against the Company and HMST because the Plaintiffs launched this litigation as a derivative action. The Company currently does not expect that this derivative action will adversely affect the day-to-day operations of the Company and subsidiaries of the Company.
HMS Group is the leading pump and compressor manufacturer, as well as provider of flow control solutions and related services to the oil and gas, nuclear and thermal power generation and water utilities sectors in Russia and the CIS. HMS Group’s products are mission-critical elements of projects across a diverse range of industries. It has participated in a number of large-scale infrastructure projects in Russia, including providing pumps and modular equipment to the Vankor oil field and pumping stations on recent trunk pipelines projects linking Russia’s core oil producing areas to export ports on the Pacific Ocean and Baltic Sea. HMS Group’s global depositary receipts (“GDRs”) are listed under the symbol “HMSG” on the London Stock Exchange.
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