UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 6-K

 

Report of Foreign Private Issuer

Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

March 28, 2016

 

YANDEX N.V.

 

Schiphol Boulevard 165

1118 BG Schiphol

Netherlands

+31 (0)20 206 6970

(Address, Including ZIP Code, and Telephone Number,

Including Area Code, of Registrant’s Principal Executive Offices)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

 

Form 20-F  x Form 40-F o

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1): o

 

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Furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Report on Form 6-K is a press release of Yandex N.V. dated March 28, 2016 announcing the passing of Alfred Fenaughty, Chairman of the Board, and the appointment of John Boynton as successor Chairman.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

YANDEX N.V.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: March 28, 2016

By:

/S/ GREG ABOVSKY

 

Greg Abovsky

 

Chief Financial Officer

 

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INDEX TO EXHIBITS

 

Number

 

Description

 

 

 

99.1

 

Furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Report on Form 6-K is a press release of Yandex N.V. dated March 28, 2016 announcing the passing of Alfred Fenaughty, Chairman of the Board, and the appointment of John Boynton as successor Chairman.

 

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Exhibit 99.1

 

Yandex Announces Passing of Alfred Fenaughty, Director and Chairman

 

MOSCOW, Russia and AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, March 28, 2016 - Yandex (Nasdaq:YNDX), one of Europe’s largest internet companies and the leading search provider in Russia, today announced that the company’s Chairman Alfred Fenaughty passed away on Saturday at the age of 90.

 

“We are deeply saddened by Al’s passing,” said Arkady Volozh, CEO of Yandex. “Al was a brilliant man who brought tremendous leadership, energy, and passion to our company.  His immense wisdom and insight will be missed. Our deepest sympathies are with Al’s wife, Rica, and the Fenaughty family at this difficult time.”

 

Mr. Fenaughty, a founding director of Yandex, was elected Chairman of the Board in 2008. He had a long and storied career in computer technology prior to his involvement with Yandex, most notably serving as CEO of Information International Inc. (Triple-I), a pioneer in optical character recognition, LISP programming, and computer animation that was famous for its electronic pre-press systems.

 

Yandex’s Board of Directors has appointed John Boynton, a current non-executive director, to serve as interim Chairman of the Board. Mr. Boynton, age 50, is currently Chairman of the Nominating and Compensation committees and serves on the Audit committee. He was co-founder and President of CompTek International, the company that incubated Yandex, from 1990-1995 and has been a member of the Yandex board since its inception.  He is president of Firehouse Capital Inc., a privately held investment company, and a graduate of Harvard College.