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29 August 2018

Notification and public disclosure of transactions by persons discharging managerial responsibilities and persons closely associated with them

Moscow, Russian Federation (29 August 2018) — Public Joint Stock Company “MegaFon” (LSE: MFON), a pan-Russian operator of digital opportunities (“MegaFon” or the “Company”), in accordance with the requirements of the EU Market Abuse Regulation announces that Mr Sergey V. Soldatenkov, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board of the Company, and Mr. Gevork A. Vermishyan, Executive Director of MegaFon, have sold ordinary shares, including those in the form of Global Depositary Receipts (“GDRs”), outside the trading venue.

The securities were sold into the tender offer carried out by MegaFon Investment (Cyprus) Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, to purchase for cash issued and outstanding ordinary shares, of RUB 0.1 nominal value per share, of MegaFon and Regulation S and Rule 144A GDRs, each representing one ordinary share (for more details please see:
https://corp.megafon.com/investors/news/capital_market_releases/20180823-1301.html).

Following these transactions, the interest held in the Company by Messrs. Soldatenkov and Vermishyan have decreased and currently represents 0.00%.

The information set out below in accordance with the requirements of the EU Market Abuse Regulation. (Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014), provides further information on transactions made:

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a) Name Sergey V Soldatenkov
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Chief Executive Officer
b) Initial notification/ Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Public Joint Stock Company MegaFon
b) LEI 213800HE6VDVJWT85874
4 Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument Global Depositary Receipt
Identification code ISIN US58517T2096
b) Nature of the transaction Sale
c) Price(s) and volume(s)
Price(s)
USD 9.75
Volume(s)
255,506
d) Aggregated information
  • Price
  • Volume
  • Total
  • USD 9.75
  • 255,506
  • USD 2,491,183.5
e) Date of the transaction 24 August 2018
f) Place of the transaction Outside a trading venue

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated
a) Name Gevork Vermishyan
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Executive Director
b) Initial notification/ Amendment Initial notification
3 Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Public Joint Stock Company MegaFon
b) LEI 213800HE6VDVJWT85874
4 Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
a) Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument Ordinary Shares
Identification code ISIN RU000A0JS942
b) Nature of the transaction Sale
c) Price(s) and volume(s)
Price(s)
RUB 659.26
Volume(s)
6,000
d) Aggregated information
  • Price
  • Volume
  • Total
  • RUB 659.26
  • 6,000
  • RUB 3,955,560
e) Date of the transaction 27 August 2018
f) Place of the transaction Outside a trading venue

For More Information:

PJSC MegaFon
Investors: Dmitry Kononov
Director for Investor Relations and M&A
Tel: +7 926 200 6490 dkononov@megafon.ru
Media: Alexander Boreyko
Director for Public Relations
Tel: +7 925 708 9816 a.boreyko@MegaFon.ru

Notes to Editors

MegaFon PJSC is a pan-Russian operator of digital opportunities, 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.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements

Some of the information in this document may contain or refer to projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of the Company. You can identify forward looking statements by terms such as “expect”, “believe”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “forecast”, “intend”, “will”, “could”, “may”, or “might” the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. The Company wishes to caution you that these statements are only predictions, and are based upon various assumptions which are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond our control. We may not achieve or accomplish these plans or predictions. The Company does not necessarily intend to update these statements to reflect events and circumstances occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Many factors could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in projections or forward-looking statements of the Company, including, among others, general economic conditions, the competitive environment, risks associated with operating in Russia, rapid technological and market change in the industries in which the Company operates, as well as many other risks specifically related to the Company and its business and operations.

Statement Regarding Inside Information

This announcement contains inside information. The subject matter, the identity of the issuer, the identity of the persons making the notification and their titles, and the date and time of the notification are all as set forth above.

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