Information on a transaction under the MTS share buyback programme
Moscow, 4 June 2021 - Sistema PJSFC ("Sistema" or "the Corporation") (LSE: SSA, MOEX: AFKS), a publicly traded Russian investment company, announces that Sistema and its wholly-owned subsidiary Sistema Finance S.A. have sold 6,847,936 shares of PJSC MTS (hereinafter, "MTS") and 1,216,644 shares of MTS in the form of American depository shares, respectively, to a wholly-owned subsidiary of MTS, LLC Bastion (the "Purchaser"), as part of MTS share buyback programme in the amount up to RUB 15 billion announced by MTS in March 2021 (the "Programme"). The amount of the transactions is approximately RUB 2,648 mln.
In accordance with the terms of the Programme and the agreement between Sistema PJSFC, Sistema Finance S.A., Sistema Telecom Assets LLC and the Purchaser, the number of MTS shares to be transferred by Sistema and Sistema Finance S.A. in these transactions was calculated based on the number of ordinary shares and American depositary shares of MTS purchased by the Purchaser from the third parties in May 2021 pro-rata to Sistema Group's effective equity stake in MTS. As a result of the transaction Sistema Group's effective stake in MTS amounted to 50.3023%.
Sistema PJSFC is a publicly traded Russian investment company with a diversified portfolio of assets serving over 150 million customers in the sectors of telecommunications, high technology, financial services, retail, paper and packaging, agriculture, real estate, tourism and medical services. The company was founded in 1993. Revenue in 2020 was RUB 691.6 billion; total assets equalled RUB 1.4 trillion as of 31 December 2020. Sistema's global depositary receipts are listed under the "SSA" ticker on the London Stock Exchange. Sistema's ordinary shares are listed under the "AFKS" ticker on the Moscow Exchange. Website: www.sistema.com.
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