SISTEMA TRANSFERS 2.3% OF BASHNEFT CHARTER CAPITAL TO STATE OWNERSHIP
Moscow, Russia – December 29, 2014 – Sistema JSFC (“Sistema”) (LSE: SSA) announces that, in line with the decision of the Arbitrazh (Commercial) Court of the City of Moscow dated November 7, 2014 (case №А40-155494/2014), and following the request of the Federal Property Management Agency (Rosimuschestvo), it has transferred its 4,107,996 ordinary shares and 87,831 preferred shares in OJSC Bashneft, representing 2.3% of the company’s charter capital, to state ownership. Sistema therefore settled all demands of the Russian Federation in respect of the Bashneft shares.
For further information, please visit www.sistema.com or contact:
|Investor Relations||Public Relations|
|Evgeniy Chuikov||Sergey Kopytov|
|Tel: +7 (495) 692 11 00||Tel.: +7 (495) 228 15 27|
Sistema is the publicly-traded diversified holding company in Russia and the CIS, which invests in and is a major shareholder of companies serving over 100 million customers in the sectors of telecommunications, high technology, energy, radars and aerospace, banking, retail, mass-media, tourism and healthcare services. Founded in 1993, the Company reported revenues of US$ 8.9 billion for the third quarter of 2014, and total assets of US$ 40.0 billion as at September 30, 2014. Sistema’s global depository receipts are listed under the symbol “SSA” on the London Stock Exchange. Sistema’s ordinary shares are listed under the symbol “AFKS” on the Moscow Exchange. Sistema was ranked number 308 in the 2013 edition of the Fortune Global 500 list. Website: www.sistema.com
The Company is not an investment company, and is not and will not be registered as such, under the U.S. Investment Company Act of 1940.
Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of Sistema. You can identify forward looking statements by terms such as “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “will,” “could,” “may” or “might” the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially. In addition, there is no assurance that the new contracts entered into by our subsidiaries referenced above will be completed on the terms contained therein or at all. We do not 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 our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, general economic conditions, our competitive environment, risks associated with operating in Russia, rapid technological and market change in our industries, as well as many other risks specifically related to Sistema and its operations.