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Press-release Krasnodar March 27, 2013 OJSC "Magnit" Announces the Commencing Date of Bonds Placement Krasnodar, March 27, 2013: OJSC «Magnit» (the "Company"; the "Issuer", MICEX and LSE: MGNT) announces the commencing date of exchange-traded bonds placement. Parameters of bonds placement: Typeofsecurities: Non-convertible interest-bearing certified e xchange-traded bonds to the bearer with the obligatory centralized custody of BO-08/BO-09series Maturity date: 1092ndday from the date of initiation of placement of the exchange-traded bonds of BO-08/BO-09series State registration 4B02-08-60525-P/4B02-09-60525-Pas of 10.08.2011 number of the issueand date of registration: Registration authority: Securities market maker which admitted the e xchange-traded bonds to trading within the course of placement - Close joint-stock company "MICEX Stock Exchange" Amount of securities to 5,000,000bonds/ 5,000,000bonds be placed: Nominal value: 1,000rubles each/ 1,000 rubles each Placement method: Open subscription Placement price: 1,000 rublesfor each exchange-traded bond (100 percent of the nominal value) Pre-emptive right: Not provided Placement April2, 2013 commencingdate: Placement completion April 2, 2013 date: Placement commencing date can be changed subject to the publication of the relevant information in the newswire and on the Company's website http:// www.e-disclosure.ru/portal/company.aspx?id=7671; www.magnit-info.ru not later than on April 1, 2013. Additionally, on March 27, 2013 sole executive body of the issuer (Chief Executive Officer) has determined the impossibility of advanced redemption of the non-convertible interest-bearing certified exchange-traded bonds to the bearer with the obligatory centralized custody of BO-08/BO-09 series (identification code 4B02-08-60525-P / 4B02-09-60525-P; admitted to trading on the stock exchange in the course of placement as of August 10, 2011) at the discretion of the Issuer according to paragraph 9.5.2. A). of the Resolution authorizing securities issue. For further information, please contact: Timothy Post Director, Investor Relations e-mail: Post@gw.tander.ru Tel. in Krasnodar +7 (861) 277-45-54, 210-98-10 ext. 7600 Mob.: +7 (961) 511-76-78 Direct line for investors only: +7 (861) 277-45-62 Dina Svishcheva Deputy Director, 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 December 31, 2012 the chain consisted of 6,046 convenience stores, 126 hypermarkets, 20 "Magnit Family" stores and 692 cosmetics stores (drogerie) in 1,605 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 December 31, 2012 Magnit operated an in-house logistics system consisting of 18 distribution centers, employing automated stock replenishment systems and a fleet of 4,401 vehicles. In accordance with the audited IFRS consolidated financial statements for 2012, Magnit recorded consolidated revenues of approximately $14,430 million USD and a consolidated EBITDA of $1,524 million USD. END -0- Mar/27/2013 09:37 GMT
OJSC MAGNIT: Commencing Date of Exchange-Traded Bonds Placement
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