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Troika-Rostelecom successfully places 5-year series 18 bonds at 8.20% per annum
[January 25, 2013]

Troika-Rostelecom successfully places 5-year series 18 bonds at 8.20% per annum

(ENP Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ENP Newswire - 25 January 2013 Release date- 23012013 - Russia's national telecommunications operator, today announced that the coupon for its series 18 bonds has been set at 8.20% per annum, with a coupon period of 182 days.

The bonds, totaling a nominal value of RUB 10 billion, will have a maturity of 5 years from placement.

During the course of book-building, bids were placed by 52 investors for a total of RUB 22.7 billion. Given the current market situation and the level of investor demand for the bonds, Rostelecom chose to accept 43 of the 52 bids.

Rostelecom's series 18 bonds are expected to be placed on the MICEX-RTS Stock Exchange and settled on January 30, 2013.

Anton Khozyainov, Senior Vice President of Rostelecom, commented: 'Based on the strong investor appetite for Rostelecom's series 18 bonds, we have decided to open our order book for an additional RUB 5 bln issue of series 15 bonds. We will keep you updated on any progress with regards to this latest issue.' CJSC Sberbank CIB1, VTB Capital CJSC, Gazprombank OJSC and acted as the deal's organizers. RONIN LLC and REGION Broker Company LLC acted as its underwriters.

Information for Editors: OJSC Rostelecom ( - is a dynamically developing telecommunications group and the largest operator in Russia. The company offers its services in all segments of the market across the entire country.

The company occupies a leading position in the Russian market for broadband internet service and subscription-based television service, boasting over 9 mln broadband subscribers and over 6 mln subscription-based television users, of which 1.4 view the federal 'Interactive TV' product.

Rostelecom is the nation's leading mobile operator and is actively developing next-generation wireless networks. The company currently has over 13 million mobile service subscribers.

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