VimpelCom Annual General Meeting set for April 24, 2013

           VimpelCom Annual General Meeting set for April 24, 2013

PR Newswire

AMSTERDAM, March 5, 2013

AMSTERDAM, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "VimpelCom Ltd." ("VimpelCom",
"Company" or "Group") (NYSE: VIP), a leading global provider of
telecommunications services, announces that its Supervisory Board has set the
date for the Company's 2013 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (the
"Shareholders Meeting") for April 24, 2013. The record date for the
Shareholders Meeting has been set for March 22, 2013.

The agenda of the Shareholders Meeting is as follows:

1.For shareholders to receive audited financial statements for the financial
    year that ended on December 31, 2012
2.Proposal of individual directors for election to the Supervisory Board
3.Appointment of the Company auditor

Further details on the agenda, the slate of nominees to the Supervisory Board
and procedural matters related to the Shareholders Meeting will be made
available through an official notice to be distributed by VimpelCom to its
shareholders prior to the Shareholders Meeting.

About VimpelCom

VimpelCom is one of the world's largest integrated telecommunications services
operators providing voice and data services through a range of traditional and
broadband mobile and fixed technologies in Russia, Italy, Ukraine, Kazakhstan,
Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, Laos, Algeria,
Bangladesh, Pakistan, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Central African Republic and Canada.
VimpelCom's operations around the globe cover territory with a total
population of approximately 780 million people. VimpelCom provides services
under the "Beeline", "Kyivstar", "djuice", "Wind", "Infostrada" "Mobilink",
"Leo", "banglalink", "Telecel", and "Djezzy" brands. As of September 30, 2012
VimpelCom had 212 million mobile subscribers on a combined basis. VimpelCom is
traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol (VIP). For more
information visit:

SOURCE VimpelCom Ltd.

Contact: Investor Relations: Gerbrand Nijman, VimpelCom Ltd., +31 20 79 77 200
(Amsterdam),, or Media and Public Relations:
Bobby Leach, VimpelCom Ltd., +31 20 79 77 200 (Amsterdam),
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