The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (“Saudi Aramco”) invites its shareholders to attend the Extraordinary General Assembly Meeting which includes the increase of the Company’s capital (First Meeting)

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Introduction Saudi Aramco’s Board of Directors is pleased to invite its shareholders to attend and vote at its 2022 Extraordinary General Assembly meeting (First Meeting) at 18:30 on Thursday May 12, 2022, corresponding to 11 Shawwal 1443H (based on the Umm Ul Qura calendar), to be held virtually via modern technology means.
City and Location of the Extraordinary General Assembly's Meeting Saudi Aramco Headquarter in Dhahran, virtual attendance only.
URL for the Meeting Location
Date of the Extraordinary General Assembly's Meeting 2022-05-12 Corresponding to 1443-10-11
Time of the Extraordinary General Assembly's Meeting 18:30
Attendance Eligibility Shareholders registered on the Saudi Aramco’s shareholders register at the Securities Depository Center Company (Edaa), as of the end of the trading session on the day of the Extraordinary General Assembly meeting, are eligible to participate and vote electronically during the meeting in accordance with the relevant rules and regulations.
Quorum for Convening the General Assembly's Meeting The extraordinary general assembly meeting shall be valid if one or more shareholders representing at least one half of the ordinary shares are in attendance, provided that the State is represented therein. If the required quorum is not satisfied, a second meeting shall be held one hour after the expiration of the designated period for convening the first meeting. The second meeting shall be valid if one or more shareholders representing at least one quarter of the ordinary shares are in attendance, provided that the State is represented therein.
Meeting Agenda 1.Voting on the Board of Directors Report for the Financial Year ended December 31, 2021.

2.Voting on the Board of Director’s recommendation to increase the Company’s capital by way of granting bonus shares through the capitalization of 15,000,000,000 Saudi Riyals from the Company’s retained earnings in the following manner:

-The increase in capital will be made by capitalizing an amount of SAR 15,000,000,000 from the Company’s retained earnings. The shareholders will be given one (1) share for every ten (10) shares owned in Saudi Aramco.

-The share capital of the Company before the increase is sixty billion Saudi Riyals (SAR 60,000,000,000), and if the increase is approved, it will be seventy-five billion Saudi Riyals (SAR 75,000,000,000). The percentage increase of the share capital is: 25%.

-The number of shares before the increase is two hundred billion (200,000,000,000), and after the increase it will become two hundred and twenty billion (220,000,000,000) shares.

-By increasing its capital, the Company aims to maximize total returns for its shareholders through the distribution of sustainable and progressive dividends, in line with future prospects, underlying growth in free cash flow, and long-term value creation through investments in available opportunities.

-In case there are any fractional shares as a result of the capital increase, the fraction shares will be grouped into a single portfolio on behalf of all of the Company’s shareholders who would otherwise have been entitled to receive such fractional shares, and sold at the market price and subsequently distribute the net cash proceeds to their respective fractional entitlements within 30 days from the date of determining the shares due to each shareholder.

-The shareholders registered in the Company's shareholders' register with the Securities Depository Center Company (Edaa) by the end of the second trading day following the date of the extraordinary general assembly meeting, will be eligible for the bonus shares.

-Amending Article (6) of the Saudi Aramco’s Bylaws relating to the capital (attached).

Proxy Form
E-Vote Shareholders who are registered in the Tadawulaty system may vote electronically on the general assembly meeting’s agenda through Tadawulaty’s website

Voting and registration in the Tadawulaty system are provided free of charge to all shareholders.

Electronic voting will start at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 corresponding to 9 Shawwal 1443H (based on the Umm Ul Qura calendar), and will continue until the general assembly meeting is concluded.

Eligibility for Attendance Registration and Voting Registration to attend the Extraordinary General Assembly meeting will close at the meeting start time. Eligibility to vote on agenda items ends once the counting of votes has been concluded.
Method of Communication For general inquiries and more information, contact the Investor Relations Department using the following link:

Specific inquiries from shareholders relating to the agenda items for the extraordinary general assembly meeting can be sent using the following online form, which will be made available starting from the time of this announcement. Any questions submitted using the form will be addressed during the meeting.

Additional Information Saudi Aramco encourages all its shareholders to review General Assembly Procedures, which are attached to this invitation and available through the following link:

The Annual Report, which contains the Audit Committee Report and Board of Directors Report for the financial year ended December 31, 2021, can be viewed through the following link:

Attached Documents     

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