HOUSTON, Feb. 11 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network — YUKOS Oil Company today sued Gazprom,
Gazpromneft, Baikal Finance Group and Rosneft for in excess of $20 billion for
their role in expropriating Yuganskneftgaz in December 2004, in violation of
the automatic stay in the YUKOS Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.
YUKOS also continued to sue agent bank, Deutsche Bank, to enjoin it from
violating the automatic stay in YUKOS’ Chapter 11 case. YUKOS did not sue
Deutsche Bank for damages today, as it did with these other four defendants.
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Accordingly, our actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what
we have expressed or forecasted in the forward-looking statements. We do not
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