Alfa Group establishes international oil and gas investment vehicle and appoints Advisory Board

   Alfa Group establishes international oil and gas investment vehicle and
                           appoints Advisory Board

PR Newswire

LONDON, June 17, 2013

LONDON, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --L1 Energy has been established as the
global oiland gas investment vehicle of Alfa Group, one of Russia's leading
privately held investment companies.

L1 Energy is part of LetterOne Group, Alfa Group's new international corporate
investment vehicle, which will also include the Group's telecommunications
assets as well as its financial assets resulting from the sale of its stake in

An L1 Energy international Advisory Board has been formed comprising:

  oLord Browne, Partner at Riverstone and previously Group Chief Executive of
    BP plc (1995 to 2007);
  oAndrew Gould, Chairman of BG Group and previously Chairman and Chief
    Executive Officer of Schlumberger (2003 to 2012);
  oJim Hackett, Partner at Riverstone, former Executive Chairman of Anadarko
    Petroleum Corporation and its former Chief Executive Officer (2003 to
  oStan Polovets, Chief Executive of the Alfa-Access-Renova Consortium (AAR),
    former 50% shareholder in TNK-BP.

The Board will advise on L1 Energy's overall strategy, potential investment
opportunities as well as review post-investment performance and governance.

On behalf of all the Advisory Board members Lord Browne said: "L1 Energy is
well positioned to capitalise on a wide variety of oil and gas opportunities
throughout the world. Its unique combination of value creation track record,
M&A expertise, permanent structure and access to capital makes L1 Energy a
highly attractive partner for ambitious management teams."

L1 Energy is headquartered in London with a mandate to identify, execute and
manage long-term significant investments in exploration & production, oilfield
services, infrastructure and other energy projects. It has access to a
permanent capital fund for full acquisitions or strategic shareholdings to
accelerate development through the provision of finances or deployment of its

The Chief Executive of L1 Energy will be German Khan who is in the process of
assembling a top-class international management team. He is a principal and
member of the Supervisory Board of Alfa Group and was the Executive Director
of TNK-BP from its inception in 2003 until March 2013.

Stan Polovets will serve as Lead member of the Advisory Board with
responsibility for managing the relationship between the Board, management and
shareholders. He will be based in New York City.

Alfa Group was a 50% shareholder in the AAR Consortium. In March 2013 the AAR
Consortium completed the sale of its 50% shareholding in TNK-BP to Rosneft for
a consideration of $28 billion, which represented fifteen years of exceptional
value creation.

German Khan, Chief Executive of L1 Energy, said: "Alfa Group has an
exceptional track record of value creation in the energy sector and we look
forward to working with management teams across the industry to replicate our
success internationally. We arepleased to have assembled a high-caliber
advisory board to be part of our team. They bring a vast breadth of experience
and will make an invaluable contribution to developing thebusiness."

SOURCE Alfa Group
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