SSA: JSFC Sistema: Acquisition
UK Regulatory Announcement & ATHENS, Greece
June, 22, 2006
Sitronics and Intracom Holdings
Announce That They Have Reached a Final Agreement
Moscow, Russia and Athens, Greece - June, 22, 2006 - Following their joint announcement of February, 13, 2006, SISTEMA (LSE:SSA) and INTRACOM HOLDINGS SA (ASE:INTRK), Concern SITRONICS, the technology arm of SISTEMA and INTRACOM HOLDINGS announce that today they have reached a final agreement for the acquisition by Concern SITRONICS of a 51% stake in INTRACOM TELECOM for EUR 120 million. The stocks transfer is expected to take place by June 30, 2006.
INTRACOM TELECOM is a fully owned subsidiary of INTRACOM HOLDINGS providing complete telecommunications solutions and services in the EEMEA (Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa) region. INTRACOM TELECOM, through its R&D activity, has developed and manufactured a full portfolio of advanced technological products in the areas of broadband fixed and wireless access and transmission systems, as well as content delivery systems (IPTV, triple-play).
Concern SITRONICS will integrate the company into its Telecom Solutions Division, whose primary focus is currently on switching equipment, billing systems and NGN, aiming to achieve full scale synergies from INTRACOM TELECOM's complementary product lines, system integration capabilities and customer base.
For further information, please visit www.sistema.com, www.sitronics.com, www.intracom.com or contact: SITRONICS Public Relations SISTEMA Investor Relations Shared Value Limited Elena Sanarova Alexei Kurach Matthew Hooper Tel: +7 495 225 0030 Tel: +7 495 629 2741 Tel. +44 (0) 20 7321 5023 firstname.lastname@example.org@email@example.com
INTRACOM HOLDINGS INTRACOM HOLDINGS INTRACOM HOLDINGS Dimitris Klonis Manolis Terrovitis Ioannis Mantzaris General Manager, Finance Department Investor Relations Executive Member BoD Tel:+30-210-667 1991 Tel: +30-210-667 1081 Tel: +30-210-667 9902 firstname.lastname@example.org@email@example.com
INTRACOM HOLDINGS INTRACOM HOLDINGS Christina Geronicola Vivian Tsamadou Communications Director Media Relations Manager Tel: +30-210-667 4747 Tel: +30-210-667-7121 firstname.lastname@example.org@intracom.com
Sistema is the largest private sector consumer services company in Russia and the CIS, with over 60 million customers. Sistema portfolio includes market-leading businesses in selected service-based industries, including telecommunications, technology, insurance, banking, real estate, retail and media. Founded in 1993, the company reported in 2005 revenues of US$ 7.6 billion and total assets of US$ 13 billion. Sistema's shares are listed under the symbol "SSA" on the London Stock Exchange, under the symbol "AFKS" on the Russian Trading System (RTS), and under the symbol "SIST" on the Moscow Stock Exchange (MSE).
About CONCERN SITRONICS
Concern SITRONICS, headquartered in Moscow, Russia is the technology arm of Sistema active in four core segments: Telecom equipment manufacturing & software development (Telecom Solutions), Information Technologies, Microelectronic Components, Consumer Electronics. Founded in 1997, the company reported in 2005 reveneus $954,9 mln and total assets $567,8 mln. SITRONICS has production facilities in Moscow, Kiev, Prague and several other East European cities. Sitronics has 6 700 emploees. Its products are sold in Western and Easter Europe, Russia and CIS, North America, Middle East and South-East Asia.
About INTRACOM HOLDINGS
INTRACOM SA was founded in 1977, has been listed on the Athens Stock Exchange since 1990, and is included in the FTSE/ASE-20 LargeCap index. On December 2005, the Group reorganized, creating INTRACOM HOLDINGS, one of the largest Greek multinational holding Groups, active in telecommunications, e-government, banking and enterprise, defense electronic systems, and construction. The Group's major subsidiaries are: INTRACOM TELECOM, INTRACOM DEFENSE ELECTRONICS, INTRACOM IT SERVICES, INTRAKAT and H.O.L. INTRACOM HOLDINGS Group has 5,700 employees, exports to 60 countries, and operates subsidiaries in 19 countries.
About INTRACOM TELECOM
INTRACOM TELECOM is a subsidiary of INTRACOM HOLDINGS. The company is a leading telecommunications equipment vendor and solutions provider for fixed and mobile operators. The company delivers end-to-end future proof solutions, implements large-scale turn-key projects and provides a wide range of professional and outsourcing services to telecommunications operators. INTRACOM TELECOM operates subsidiaries in 12 countries and, together with them, is active in more than 50 countries, strategically aiming to the area of South Eastern Europe, Middle East and North Africa.
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. 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.
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