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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.

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11 October 2018

MegaFon announces that Sergey Soldatenkov will be stepping down as CEO of MegaFon, to be replaced by Gevork Vermishyan

Moscow, Russian Federation (11 October 2018) — Public Joint Stock Company “MegaFon” (MoEx: MFON), a pan-Russian operator of digital opportunities(“MegaFon” or the “Company”), announces that its General Director and CEO, Sergey Soldatenkov has decided to leave the Company before the expiration of his contract in 2019, and that its Board of Directors has determined to recommend to the shareholders that Gevork Vermishian, currently its Executive Director, be appointed as General Director and CEO in his place. A General Shareholders Meeting is being convened on 13 November 2018 to approve this appointment, as required by the Company’s constituent documents.
8 October 2018

MegaFon is awarded the Fastest Mobile Provider in Russia

MegaFon was granted the Ookla Speedtest Awards as “the mobile provider offering the fastest data upload and transfer rates”. This is confirmed by more than 7 900 000 speed measurement tests taken by Russian users on their mobile devices via the Speedtest® app in Q1—Q2 2018.
4 October 2018

Delisting of MegaFon GDRs from the London Stock Exchange

Moscow, Russian Federation (04 October 2018) — Public Joint Stock Company “MegaFon” (LSE: MFON), a pan-Russian operator of digital solutions, (“MegaFon” or the “Company”), announces that following the application to the United Kingdom Listing Authority and the London Stock Exchange (“LSE”), as earlier reported at: https://corp.megafon.com/investors/news/capital_market_releases/20180906-1909.html, the listing and admission to trading of its Regulation S and Rule 144A Global Depositary Receipts (“GDRs”) (CUSIP: 58517T209 and 58517T100, respectively, ISIN: US58517T2096 and US58517T1007, respectively, SEDOL: B8PQQ77 and B832YZ1, respectively), each representing one ordinary share of the Company (each, a “Share”), on the LSE has been cancelled with effect from start of trading on October 5, 2018.