March 17 (Reuters) – The board of Russia’s largest lender, state-owned Sberbank, has recommended paying dividends of 25 roubles ($0.3260) per share and a total payout of a record 565 billion roubles, CEO German Gref told reporters on Friday.

Sberbank, in common with other major Russian companies, did not pay a 2021 dividend last year on the recommendation of the central bank and government. ($1 = 76.6900 roubles) (Reporting by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)