ROSTELECOM PJSC (RKMD)
Rostelecom Shareholders vote to place additional shares as part of the transaction to consolidate 100% of Tele2 Russia
Moscow, Russia - December 19, 2019 - Rostelecom PJSC (MOEX - RTS: RTKM, RTKMP; OTCQX: ROSYY), Russia's national telecommunications operator, today announces that on December 18, 2019, its Extraordinary General Meeting (the "EGM") has approved in favour of increasing Rostelecom's charter capital by placing additional shares. The placement of additional shares is an integral part of the complex transaction to consolidate 100% of Tele2 Russia.
The additional shares will be issued through a private placement offering to VTB Bank (Public Joint-Stock Company). The issue price, including the price of shares offered to holders of preemptive rights to acquire them, amounts to RUB 93.21 per share.
The number of additionally issued ordinary shares will not exceed 1,200,000,000 (including the shares acquired in line with the preemptive right).
Further information is available at https://www.company.rt.ru/en/ir/news_calendar/.
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PJSC Rostelecom is the largest digital service provider, operating in all segments of the telecommunications market in Russia, it serves millions of households, the state and private enterprises across the country.
Rostelecom is Russia's undisputed market leader, providing high-speed Internet access to over 13.1 million users and pay-TV services to more than 10.3 million clients, over 5.5 million of which are subscribed to Rostelecom's IPTV services on a national level.
In the nine months of 2019, the Group generated RUB 242.6 billion of revenues, RUB 81.4 billion of OIBDA (33.6% of revenue) and RUB 16.4 billion of net income.
The Group is the leading provider of telecommunications services to government bodies and corporates of all levels.
Rostelecom is a key strategic innovator that provides solutions in the following fields: E-Government, cybersecurity, data-centers and cloud computing, biometry, healthcare, education and housing & utility services.
The Group's stable financial position is confirmed by its credit ratings. Rostelecom has been assigned 'BBB-' and 'BB+' international credit ratings by Fitch Ratings and Standard&Poor's respectively, and AA(RU) by ACRA.
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Those forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to:
Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and other factors include:
Many of these factors are beyond the Company's ability to control or predict. Given these and other uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any of the forward-looking statements contained herein or otherwise. The Company does not undertake any obligation to release publicly any revisions to these forward-looking statements (which are made as of the date hereof) to reflect events or circumstances upon the annual report publication or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as may be required under applicable laws.
 In line with the Decree of the President of Russia #480 as of 03.10.2019 and the Board of Directors decision as of 13.11.2019, Minutes #6
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