MegaFon would like to reassure shareholders, investors and other interested parties that reports and media speculations published today in Russian business daily Vedomosti on the possible resignation of the Company’s CEO are inaccurate. Sergey Soldatenkov has the full support of the Board of directors, who have been encouraged by a number of improvements in performance and look forward to Mr. Soldatenkov leading the Company forward in implementation of its 2020 development strategy.
Mr. Streshinsky, Chairman of the Board of directors at MegaFon commented: “Shareholders are satisfied with the Company’s development and support the management and specifically Mr. Sergey Soldatenkov. Competent implementation by the Company’s management of the new strategy made it possible to turn around negative sector trends in 2Q 2017, and the situation in the Company’s business and on the market has shown the first signs of improvement.”
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NOTES TO EDITORS
MegaFon PJSC is a leading Russian provider of integrated digital services, 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. In February 2017, MegaFon acquired a 15.2% equity interest (which represented 63.8% of the voting shares) in Mail. Ru, a leading company in the Russian-speaking internet market. MegaFon is traded on the Moscow Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange under the symbol MFON. Mail. Ru is traded on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol MAIL. Additional information about MegaFon and the products and services provided by the telecom segment can be found at http://www.megafon.ru and information related solely to Mail. Ru can be found at http://www.mail.ru.
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