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9 February 2017

MegaFon completes acquisition of 63.8% voting stake in Mail.Ru Group

Moscow, Russian Federation (09 February 2017) — Public Joint Stock Company “MegaFon” (LSE: MFON), a leading Russian telecommunications operator (“MegaFon” or the “Company”), announces the completion of the acquisition (the “Acquisition”) of 11.5 mln Class A shares and 21.9 mln ordinary shares, representing an approximately 15.2% economic or 63.8% voting stake in Mail.Ru Group Limited (LSE: MAIL) (“Mail.Ru”), from subsidiaries of USM Holdings, MegaFon’s controlling shareholder.

Pursuant to the decision taken at the Company’s Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders1 on 20 January 2017, MegaFon has completed the Acquisition of a 11,500,100 Class A Shares and 21,940,148 Ordinary Shares, representing an approximately 15.2% of the charter capital and 63.8% voting stake in Mail.Ru Group Limited from New Media and Technology Investment LP, New Media Technologies Capital Partners Limited and Ardoe Finance Limited, subsidiaries of USM Holdings.

The total consideration for the Acquisition was US$ 740 million. The Company paid US$ 640 million in cash at closing (the “Closing”) earlier today, while the remaining consideration in the amount of US$ 100 million will be paid on a deferred basis in one year after the Closing.

Additional information related to the Acquisition, is available on the Company’s website at http://corp.megafon.com/ai/document/9674/file/Acquisition_of_stake_in_Mail.Ru_Group_Eng.pdf and http://corp.megafon.com/investors/news/capital_market_releases/20161223-1000.html

1 Given that the Acquisition is an interested party transaction under Russian law, affiliates of USM Holdings, the Company’s controlling shareholder, who hold MegaFon shares, did not vote on the Acquisition.

For More Information:

PJSC MegaFon
Investors: Dmitry Kononov
Director for Investor Relations and M&A
Tel: +7 926 200–64–90 dkononov@megafon.ru
Media: Peter Lidov
Director for Public Relations
Tel: +7 926 200–66–99 plidov@megafon.ru

Notes to Editors

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

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.

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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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14 May 2019

Notice of First quarter 2019 results

Moscow, Russian Federation (14 May 2019) — Public Joint Stock Company «MegaFon» (MOEX: MFON), a pan-Russian operator of digital opportunities («MegaFon» or the «Company»), will announce its operating and financial results for the first quarter ended 31 March 2019 on Thursday, 30 May 2019 at 07.00 (London) / 09.00 (Moscow).
17 April 2019

Squeeze-out request made by MegaFon Finance in respect of ordinary shares of PJSC MegaFon

Moscow, Russian Federation (17 April 2019) — Public Joint Stock Company “MegaFon” (MoEx: MFON), a pan-Russian operator of digital opportunities (“MegaFon” or the “Company”), announces that on 17 April 2019, following preliminary notice to the Bank of Russia, the Company received from “MegaFon Finance” LLC (“MegaFon Finance”) a squeeze-out request requiring the shareholders of the Company, other than MegaFon Finance and its affiliates, to sell all of their ordinary shares of MegaFon to MegaFon Finance (“Squeeze-out Request” and “Squeeze-out”, accordingly).
5 April 2019

MegaFon successfully places bonds

Moscow, Russian Federation (05 April 2019) — Public Joint Stock Company “MegaFon” (MoEx: MFON), a pan-Russian operator of digital opportunities (“MegaFon” or the “Company”), announces that it has successfully closed the order book for its BO-002P-02 series exchange bonds (the “Bonds”) with a coupon of 8.90% per annum.