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MegaFon successfully places bonds
Moscow, Russian Federation (05 April 2019) - Public Joint Stock Company "MegaFon" (MoEx: MFON), a pan-Russian operator of digital opportunities ("MegaFon" or the "Company"), announces that it has successfully closed the order book for its BO-002P-02 series exchange bonds (the "Bonds") with a coupon of 8.90% per annum.
The total amount of Bonds placed was RUB 10 bn. The nominal value of a bond is RUB 1,000 and the placement price was 100% of the nominal value. The new bond issue has a term of 7 years with no embedded put options. The final interest rate for the Bonds was determined via the book building process and set at 8.90% per annum. Under the terms of the Bonds issue, interest will be paid semiannually.
The Bonds were offered under MegaFon's exchange bonds programme 4-00822-J-002P-02E which was admitted to trading on 28 June 2018, as previously announced on the Company's website: http://corp.megafon.com/investors/news/capital_market_releases/20180629-1000.html
The proceeds from the Bonds will be used for general corporate purposes, including refinancing of the Company's existing liabilities.
JSC VTB Capital was the lead arranger and will act as a placement agent. Transaction settlement is scheduled for 15 April 2019.
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Notes to Editors
MegaFon PJSC is a leading Russian integrated telecommunication service provider, operating in all segments of the telecommunications markets in Russia, and in the Republics of Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Tajikistan. MegaFon is a recognized market leader in the provision of mobile data services, was the first operator in Russia to launch commercial operation of a third generation (3G) network and was the first operator in the world to launch commercial operation of an LTE-Advanced (4G) data network. MegaFon is traded on the Moscow Exchange under the symbol MFON. Additional information about MegaFon and the products and services provided by MegaFon can be found at http://www.megafon.ru
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