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5 April 2018

MegaFon and Mail.RU Group invest into on-line taxi market

Moscow, Russian Federation (05 April 2018) — Public Joint Stock Company “MegaFon” (LSE: MFON), a pan-Russian provider of digital opportunities (“MegaFon” or the “Company”), announces its intention to enter the Moscow online taxi market. MegaLabs, the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary and the developer of MegaFon’s value added and digital services, is acquiring a minority stake in “CITY-MOBIL” LLC, a Moscow-based ride-hailing company (“City-Mobil”) and participating in the investment round.

City-Mobil, a taxi aggregator, is closing an investment round in the total amount of US$ 35 million. Along with other investors, including Mail.Ru Group Limited, MegaFon will participate in this round through the purchase of shares from existing shareholders, as well as acquisition of new shares. MegaFon’s total investment in this project will amount to approximately US$ 14 million with the resulting ownership of up to 31%. MegaFon will not consolidate this stake.

CityMobil started as an off-line conventional Moscow taxi operator. Recently the company re-shaped its business model and moved online with over 65% of rides now being booked through a proprietary app.

Gevork Vermishyan, the Executive Director of MegaFon, commented: “We believe that this investment is a promising opportunity both financially and strategically. The ride-hailing market is developing very rapidly, and is ripe for a new wave of disruption by fast moving players with interesting ideas in technology and marketing. As a further step in the implementation of the Company’s digital strategy, we aim to expand the ecosystem of our digital services and products, and to create opportunities for our subscribers to explore new customer experiences. We believe that our subscribers will enjoy the convenience of using convenience of using this popular service, and that this new addition to our product offering will improve loyalty and increase the LTV of our subscribers. And at the same time this investment may provide additional ways to monetise our data traffic”.

Aram Arakelyan, founder and CEO of City-Mobil: “We are excited with the entry of such investors and very motivated by this trust. Vast expertise in online marketing, client service, operations and many other areas that our new investors may bring will give us a lot of support in our quest for building a new big national player”.

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16 July 2018

Megafon’s Board of Directors approves tender offer by its subsidiary for its ordinary shares and GDRs and delisting of its GDRs

Public Joint Stock Company “MegaFon” (LSE: MFON), a pan-Russian operator of digital opportunities (“MegaFon” or the “Company”), hereby announces that the Board of Directors of MegaFon at its meeting on 15 July 2018, having evaluated the benefits of the Company remaining a public company with the global depositary receipts (“GDRs”) listed on the London Stock Exchange and ordinary shares listed on the Moscow Exchange (“MOEX”), determined that remaining a public company is not a strategic priority for the Company and approved a programme to purchase ordinary shares and GDRs of the Company and the cancellation of the listing of GDRs on the London Stock Exchange (“LSE”).
5 July 2018

Maximum acceleration: New route between Moscow and Frankfurt

5 July, 2018, Moscow. In cooperation with other telecommunication operators, MegaFon has launched a new overland route between Moscow and Frankfurt via Belarus. It has a length of 3,200 km and an initial throughput capacity of 1.7 Tbit/s.
2 July 2018

Resolutions adopted at MegaFon’s AGM

Public Joint Stock Company “MegaFon” (LSE: MFON), a pan-Russian operator of digital opportunities (“MegaFon” or the “Company”), announces that the following resolutions were adopted at the Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) of shareholders held on 29 June 2018 in Moscow: