OJSC MAGNIT: Material Fact

Press-release 
Krasnodar 
December 28, 2012 
OJSC "Magnit" announces the disposal of shares by the entity under the issuer's
control 
Krasnodar, December 28, 2012: OJSC "Magnit" (the "Company", the "Issuer", MICEX
and LSE: MGNT) announces the disposal of shares by the entity which is under
the Issuer's control. 
Full company name and      joint-stock company "Tander"                        
address:                                                                        
                       185, Levanevskogo street, Krasnodar, Russia          
                                                                           
Taxpayer Id Number:        2310031475                                           
                                                                           
Principal State            1022301598549                                       
Registration Number:                                                            
                                                                           
Object of disposal:        voting shares of the Issuer                          
Amount of disposed shares: 500 shares (0.0005% of the total equity)              
                                                                           
Basis for disposal:        Securities Purchase Agreements executed in the       
                       trading of MICEX Stock Exchange                      
                                                                           
Amount of votes before     190,663 votes (0.2016% of the total number of votes)  
disposal:                                                                       
                                                                           
Amount of votes after      190,163 votes (0.2011% of the total number of votes)  
disposal:                                                                       
                                                                           
Date of disposal:          December 26, 2012                                     
For further information, please contact: 
Oleg Goncharov                          Director, Investor Relations            


                                                                               
                                        e-mail: Goncharov@gw.tander.ru         
                                                                               
                                        Tel. in Krasnodar +7 (861) 277-45-54,  
                                        210-98-10 ext. 5100                    
                                                                               
                                        Mob.: +7 (903) 411-40-35               
                                                                               
                                        Direct line for investors only: +7     
                                        (861) 277-45-62                        


                                                                           
Dina Svishcheva                         Manager, Investor Relations             


                                                                               
                                        e-mail: Chistyak@gw.tander.ru          
                                                                               
                                        Tel. in Krasnodar +7 (861) 277-45-54,  
                                        210-98-10 ext. 5101                    
                                                                               
                                        Mob.: +7-961-511-02-02                 
                                                                               
                                        Direct line for investors only: +7     
                                        (861) 277-45-62                        

Company description:

Headquartered in the southern Russia city of Krasnodar, Magnit (LSE and MICEX:
MGNT) is the holding company for a group of entities that operate in the retail
trade under the "Magnit" brand. The chain of "Magnit" stores is one of the
leading food retail networks in Russia. As of September 30, 2012 the chain
consisted of 5,523 convenience stores, 105 hypermarkets, 11 "Magnit Family"
stores and 480 cosmetics stores (drogerie) in 1,504 cities and towns throughout
the Russian Federation.

Approximately two-thirds of the Magnit's stores are located in cities with a
population of less than 500,000 inhabitants. Most of its stores are located in
the Southern, North-Caucasian, Central and Volga regions. The Company also
operates stores in the North-Western, Urals and Siberian regions.

As of September 30, 2012 Magnit operated an in-house logistics system
consisting of 17 distribution centers, employing automated stock replenishment
systems and a fleet of 4,082 vehicles.

In accordance with the reviewed IFRS consolidated financial statements for 1H
2012, the Magnit recorded consolidated revenues of approximately $6.7 billion
USD and a consolidated EBITDA of $671 million USD.



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