RTI ACQUIRES 36.411% OF SITRONICS' SHARES PURSUANT TO VOLUNTARY TENDER OFFER
Moscow, Russia – June 8, 2012 – JSC SITRONICS (“SITRONICS” or the “Company”) (LSE: SITR), the leading provider of telecommunications, IT and microelectronic solutions in Russia and the CIS, announces that, pursuant to its Voluntary Tender Offer, OJSC RTI (“RTI”) completed and fully paid for the acquisition of 3,476,219,122 of the Company’s ordinary shares, including shares underlying the Company’s Depositary Receipts, comprising approximately 36.411% of Company’s share capital. RTI’s Voluntary Tender Offer to acquire up to 36.926% of SITRONICS’ ordinary shares from minority shareholders was received by the Company on March 13, 2012, and expired on May 22, 2012.
This brings RTI’s total ownership stake in SITRONICS to 99.485% of SITRONICS’ share capital.
Further, RTI intends to initiate shortly a statutory squeeze-out procedure under Russian law to acquire the remaining 0.515% of SITRONICS’ ordinary shares.
RTI also intends to discuss with SITRONICS the start of delisting procedures with respect to the SITRONICS' shares and Depositary Receipts from the Russian stock exchanges and the London Stock Exchange, respectively. Further information on the squeeze-out procedures and the delisting will be announced in due course.
For further information, please visit www.sitronics.com or contact:
Vice President, Corporate Communications
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Investor Relations Director
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SITRONICS is a leading provider of telecommunication solutions, including software, equipment and systems integration, IT solutions and microelectronic solutions in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States with a strong presence in Central and Eastern Europe and a growing presence in the Middle East and Africa.
SITRONICS serves over 3,500 clients, maintains offices in 30 countries and exports its products and services to more than 60 countries.
SITRONICS’ key Telecommunication Solutions operations are based in Moscow (Russia), Prague (Czech Republic) and Athens (Greece), while the company’s IT Solutions and Microelectronics divisions are based in Kiev (Ukraine) and Zelenograd (Russia), respectively.
SITRONICS generated revenues of US$ 1,475.1 million for the full year of 2011 and had US$ 1,863.2 million of assets at the year end. SITRONICS is majority owned by OJSC RTI, which is the subsidiary of Sistema, the largest public diversified corporation in Russia and the CIS.
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