PJSC "MegaFon" announces the obligation of Limited Liability Company "MegaFon Finance" to purchase ordinary shares under the Mandatory Tender Offer
Moscow, Russian Federation (11 March 2019) - Public Joint Stock Company "MegaFon" (MoEx: MFON), a pan-Russian operator of digital opportunities ("MegaFon" or the "Company"), announces that earlier today the Company received a notice from "MegaFon Finance" LLC ("MegaFon Finance") on conclusion of the agreement providing an obligation for the latter to purchase for cash 126,246,094 issued and outstanding ordinary shares, of RUB 0.1 nominal value per share, of MegaFon ("Ordinary Shares") under the Mandatory Tender Offer.
Pursuant to the terms of the Mandatory Tender Offer, as previously announced at: https://corp.megafon.com/investors/news/capital_market_releases/20181227-1030.html, MegaFon Finance offered to purchase up to 131,212,843 Ordinary Shares, representing 21.16% of the issued and outstanding ordinary shares of the Company, at a purchase price of RUB 659.26 per one Ordinary Share. The period for acceptance of the Mandatory Tender Offer was 70 days from 28 December 2018 until 7 March 2019, inclusive.
As notified by MegaFon Finance, as of the close of business on 7 March 2019, 126,246,094 (One hundred twenty six million two hundred forty six thousand ninety four) Ordinary Shares had been tendered by the Company's shareholders for sale pursuant to the Mandatory Tender Offer, representing 20.36% of MegaFon's share capital. Accordingly, MegaFon Finance has made the agreement to purchase the aforesaid amount of Ordinary shares, subject to applicable settlement procedures set out in the Mandatory Tender Offer documentation, as reported at: https://corp.megafon.com/investors/stock_and_capital/mandatory_tender_offer/?int_campaign=320&int_b=1424.
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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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