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19 September 2017

MegaFon’s foreign currency rating upgraded above sovereign level by S&P Global

Moscow, Russian Federation (19 September 2017) — Public Joint Stock Company “MegaFon” (LSE: MFON), a leading Russian provider of integrated digital services (“MegaFon” or the “Company”), announces that its foreign currency credit rating has been upgraded one notch above sovereign to “BBB-” level with a “Stable” outlook by S&P Global rating agency (“S&P” or the “Agency”).

The rating action mirrors the raising of the Agency’s transfer and convertibility assessment for Russia to “BBB-” from “BB+” following its confirmation of the Russia sovereign foreign currency rating at the “BB+” level. According to S&P, MegaFon’s rating can exceed the sovereign level because MegaFon would be able to meet its obligations in a sovereign foreign currency stress scenario.

The Agency has also confirmed the Company’s local currency rating at the “BBB-” level with a “Stable” outlook reflecting MegaFon’s solid competitive position in mobile data stemming from its superior 3G network quality and competitive advantage in 4G, its improving operational profile and its conservative financial policy.

Gevork Vermishyan, Chief Financial Officer of MegaFon, commented on the S&P announcement as follows: “We are very pleased with the Agency’s decision to upgrade the Company’s rating to the highest level among the Russian telecoms and one of the highest in a broader corporate universe. We believe that this action reflects among other things MegaFon’s first successful steps in the implementation of its new strategy which the Company adopted earlier this year, as well as our commitment to strict financial discipline and a solid corporate governance profile, carried out by the Board of Directors”.

For More Information:

PJSC MegaFon
Investors: Dmitry Kononov
Director for Investor Relations and M&A
Tel: +7 926 200 6490 dkononov@megafon.ru
Media: Yulia Dorokhina
Head of Media Relations
Tel: +7 926 200 6854 ydorokhina@megafon.ru


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


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.


Some of the information in this document may be 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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12 December 2018

MegaFon Finance LLC cancelled the global depositary receipts held by it and submitted a mandatory tender offer to acquire PJSC MegaFon shares to the Central Bank of Russia for review

Moscow, Russian Federation (12 December 2018) — Public Joint Stock Company “MegaFon” (MoEx: MFON), a pan-Russian operator of digital opportunities (“MegaFon” or the “Company”), announces that MegaFon Finance LLC (“MegaFon Finance”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of MegaFon, cancelled the global depositary receipts representing ordinary shares of the Company (“GDRs”) that were held by it and submitted a mandatory tender offer to acquire the Company’s shares to the Central Bank of Russia for review.
15 November 2018

Resolutions taken by the Board of Directors

Moscow, Russian Federation (15 November 2018) — Public Joint Stock Company “MegaFon” (MoEx: MFON), a pan-Russian operator of digital opportunities (“MegaFon” or the “Company”), announces that MegaFon’s Board of Directors during its meeting held on 14 November 2018 adopted the following resolutions:
14 November 2018

MegaFon announces election of Gevork Vermishyan as CEO

Moscow, Russian Federation (14 November 2018) — Public Joint Stock Company “MegaFon” (MoEx: MFON), a pan-Russian operator of digital opportunities (“MegaFon” or the “Company”), announces that at a General Shareholders Meeting held on 13 November 2018, the shareholders of MegaFon approved the recommendation of the Board of Directors that Gevork Vermishyan be appointed as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. The appointment is for a three-year term.