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November 14, 2012

Elena Kim joins Integra’s Board of Directors

Integra Group (LSE: INTE) announces that Elena Kim, Integra’s Chief Financial Officer, has been elected a member of the Group’s Board of Directors effective from 13 November. She has filled the vacancy created by the resignation of Mr. Kennedy effective yesterday. 

The Board’s appointment of Mrs. Kim to the Board of Directors will be subject to re-election at the shareholders’ meeting in 2014 when Mr. Kennedy would have been re-elected.

Mrs. Kim has been Integra’s Chief Financial Officer since April 2012.  Previously she was Integra’s Vice President for Reporting and Taxation since 2006. Prior to joining Integra, Mrs. Kim worked for TNK-BP where she held the position of Audit Manager of the Corporate Audit Department.

Commenting on Mrs. Kim’s election and Mr. Kennedy’s resignation, Integra’s Board Chairman John Fitzgibbons said:

“We are pleased to welcome Elena to the Board.  Her extensive experience at Integra in various executive roles will make her a valuable addition to Integra’s board of directors. We are grateful to John Kennedy for his contribution to the Board since 2005 and wish him success in his future endeavors.”

Note to editors

Biography of Elena Kim:
Elena Kim, 35, was appointed Integra’s Chief Financial Officer in April 2012. Previously she held a position of Vice President for Reporting and Taxation at Integra since 2006. Before joining Integra, from 2005 to 2006, Elena was an Audit Manager of the Corporate Audit Department at TNK-BP. Between 2001-2005, she held a senior position in the International Accounting Department at RUSAL Group. Mrs. Kim began her professional career at Arthur Anderson in 1998.
Elena Kim graduated from The Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics in Moscow with a MSc degree (Honors) in Finance and holds a Degree of Master of Business Administration (Honors) from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She successfully passed ACCA exam in 2004.

About Integra Group:
Integra Group is a diversified oilfield services provider and is also a manufacturer of specialized equipment used in the exploration, development and production of oil and gas. Integra operates in all major oil and gas producing regions in Russia and in many other CIS countries, where its customer base includes major domestic and international oil and gas companies. Since establishment in 2004, Integra Group has, through 18 strategic acquisitions, become one of the leading companies in the oilfield services and equipment manufacturing sectors of the Russian and CIS market. Integra Group owns a 36% stake in IGSS – a land seismic operator, with a leading position in the Russian and CIS markets. Integra Group employs nearly 10,000 people. Since February 27, 2007 Integra Group has been traded on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: INTE). 


Integra Group  
Andrey Machanskis 
Head of Investor Relations 
Tel. +7 495 933 0621

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