OJSC MAGNIT: Increase of Reliability Rating by National Rating Agency Press-release Krasnodar April 4, 2013 OJSC "Magnit" Announces the Increase of its Reliability Rating by "National Rating Agency" Krasnodar, April 4, 2013: OJSC "Magnit" (the "Company"; RTS, MICEX and LSE: MGNT) announces the increase of its reliability rating to "AA+" level by "National Rating Agency". Please be informed that on April 4, 2013 "National Rating Agency" increased the reliability rating of OJSC "Magnit" from "AA" to "AA+" level - very high reliability first level. 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- Apr/04/2013 07:30 GMT
OJSC MAGNIT: Increase of Reliability Rating by National Rating Agency
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