Sonera Holding B.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Telia Company, has placed 38.5 million ordinary shares, representing approximately 6.2% in the share capital of the Company, through the accelerated book building at a price of RUB 585 per ordinary share (the “Placing”). The transaction is expected to settle on 5 October 2017.
BofA Merrill Lynch, Citi and Morgan Stanley acted as Joint Bookrunners for the Placing. Telia Company has undertaken to the Joint Bookrunners not to sell any further shares owned by Telia Company in the 90 days upon the closing of this placement.
Following the completion of the Placing, the position of Sonera Holding B.V. in MegaFon has reduced from 25.2% to approximately 19%, while free float has increased from 14.6% to 20.8%.
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MegaFon PJSC is a leading Russian integrated telecommunication service provider, operating in all segments of the telecommunications markets in Russia, and in the Republics of Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Tajikistan. MegaFon is a recognized market leader in the provision of mobile data services, was the first operator in Russia to launch commercial operation of a third generation (3G) network and was the first operator in the world to launch commercial operation of an LTE Advanced (4G) data network. MegaFon is traded on the Moscow Exchange and the London Stock Exchange under the symbol MFON. Additional information about MegaFon and the products and services provided by MegaFon can be found at http://www.megafon.ru.
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