Rostelecom OJSC: Rostelecom Temporarily Suspends Trading to Cater for Legal Requirements Associated with Its Reorganization

  Rostelecom OJSC: Rostelecom Temporarily Suspends Trading to Cater for Legal
  Requirements Associated with Its Reorganization

UK Regulatory Announcement

MOSCOW

   ROSTELECOM TEMPORARILY SUSPENDS TRADING TO CATER FOR LEGAL REQUIREMENTS
                      ASSOCIATED WITH ITS REORGANIZATION

Moscow, Russia – February 27, 2014 – Rostelecom OJSC (Moscow Exchange: RTKM,
RTKMP; OTCQX: ROSYY), Russia's national telecommunications operator
(“Rostelecom” or the “Company”), today notifies its shareholders, investors
and other stakeholders that register and depositary transactions and, thus,
trading in the Company’s ordinary and preferred shares on the Moscow Exchange
will be temporarily suspended in accordance with current legislation.

The suspension of trading is to accommodate Rostelecom’s on-going
reorganisation in the form of spinning off CJSC RT-Mobile. In accordance with
legislation, trading will be suspended the day after the incorporation
documents for CJSC RT-Mobile have been submitted to the tax authorities. The
planned start date for the suspension of trading is March 25, 2014.

Share ^ trading is expected to resume the day after receiving the state
registration for CJSC RT-Mobile or a refusal to register. This information
should be received within five working days following the submission of
documents for registration.

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For more information please visit http://www.rostelecom.ru/en/ir or contact:

“Rostelecom Investor Relations / Rostelecom IR” application is now available
to download for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play

Investor Relations Department
Tel. +7 (499) 995 97 80
ir@rt.ru

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Rostelecom (www.rostelecom.ru) is Russia’s largest national telecommunications
operator with presence in all Russian regions. The Group is a universal
operator and undisputable leader of broadband and pay-TV markets in Russia
with over 9.8 million fixed-line broadband subscribers and over 7.0 million
pay-TV subscribers. As Rostelecom develops its mobile data networks, its
position as a major mobile operator is growing with over 14.1 million
currently subscribed to Rostelecom’s mobile voice services. The Group is also
an important innovator that provides solutions in the field of medicine,
E-Government, cloud computing and education.

Rostelecom was assigned a ‘BBB-’ and ‘BB+’ international credit ratings by
Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor’s respectively, both with a ‘Stable’
outlook. The Group generated RUB 232.3 billion of consolidated revenues, RUB
87.1 billion of OIBDA (37.5% of revenues) and RUB 24.2 billion of net income
for the first nine months ended September 30, 2013.

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Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements within
the meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws and are intended to be covered
by the safe harbors created thereby.

Those forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to:

  *Management’s assessment of the Company’s future operating and financial
    results as well as forecasts of the present value of future cash flows and
    related factors;
  *the Company’s anticipated capital expenditures and plans to construct and
    modernize its network;
  *the Company’s expectations as to the growth in demand for its services,
    plans relating to the expansion of the range of its services and their
    pricing;
  *the Company’s plans with respect to improving its corporate governance
    practices;
  *the Company’s expectations as to its position in the telecommunications
    market and the development of the market segments within which the Company
    operates;
  *economic outlook and industry trends;
  *the Company’s expectations as to the regulation of the Russian
    telecommunications industry and assessment of impact of regulatory
    initiatives on the Company’s activity;
  *other statements regarding matters that are not historical facts.

Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other
factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those
expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These risks,
uncertainties and other factors include:

  *risks relating to changes in political, economic and social conditions in
    Russia as well as changes in global economic conditions;
  *risks relating to Russian legislation, regulation and taxation, including
    laws, regulations, decrees and decisions governing the Russian
    telecommunications industry, securities industry as well as currency and
    exchange controls relating to Russian entities and their official
    interpretation by regulatory bodies;
  *risks relating to the Company, including the achievement of the
    anticipated results, levels of profitability and growth, ability to create
    and meet demand for the Company’s services including their promotions, and
    the ability of the Company to remain competitive in a liberalized
    telecommunications market;
  *technological risks associated with the functioning and development of the
    telecommunications infrastructure, technological innovations as well as
    the convergence of technologies;
  *other risks and uncertainties. For a more detailed discussion of these and
    other factors, see the Company’s Annual Report and the Company’s other
    public filings.

Many of these factors are beyond the Company’s ability to control or predict.
Given these and other uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue
reliance on any of the forward-looking statements contained herein or
otherwise. The Company does not undertake any obligation to release publicly
any revisions to these forward-looking statements (which are made as of the
date hereof) to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to
reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as may be required
under applicable laws.

Contact:

Rostelecom OJSC
 
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