As a result of this transaction, the total interest in the share capital of USM Telecom LLC in MegaFon has increased to 43.68%, while the position of MegaFon Finance in the Company has been reduced from 29.68% to 0.0% of the Company’s share capital.
USM Telecom LLC is the sole shareholder of AF Telecom Holding LLC (“AF Telecom”), which in turn is the controlling shareholder of the Company, holding 349 170 620 ordinary shares of the Company, representing a 56.32% interest in the share capital of MegaFon. Both USM Telecom and AF Telecom are affiliated through common ownership with the USM Group holding in aggregate 100% of MegaFon’s charter capital.
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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 recognised 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. Additional information about MegaFon and the products and services provided by MegaFon can be found at: http://www.megafon.ru.
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