Moscow, Russia - December 19, 2007 - Sistema (LSE: SSA), the largest public diversified corporation in Russia and the CIS, which manages fast growing companies operating in the consumer services sector, today announced its decision to offer up to RUB 6 billion of unconvertible interest-bearing bonds with a par value of RUB 1,000, and to list the bonds on the Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange (MICEX).
Coupon payments will be made on a 182-day basis with the coupon to be determined at the end of the offering. The offer size will be determined by the issuer before the placement. The proceeds of the placement will be used to refinance Sistema's existing debt facilities and to finance the Company's investment activities.
VTB Bank and Joint Stock Commercial Bank "ROSBANK" have been appointed as the Underwriters of the issue.
For further information, please visit http://www.sistema.com/or contact:
Sistema Investor Relations Shared Value Limited
Laila Simanova Matthew Hooper
Tel: +7 495 730 66 00 Tel: +44 (0) 20 7321 5023
Head of International Press Office
Tel: +7 495 730 71 88