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Press Release


June 20, 2017

PJSC “Magnit” Announces the Execution of the Material Transaction

Krasnodar, Russia (June 20, 2017): Magnit PJSC, one of Russia’s leading retailers (the “Company”, the “Issuer”; MOEX and LSE: MGNT), announces the execution of the material transaction on June 20, 2017.

Type of transaction: material transaction which is not major.
Subject of transaction:

Provision by the Issuer of the guarantee under the General agreement No. 0052/2017/0074 on the opening of the revolving framework credit line with tiered interest rates as of June 7, 2017 (hereinafter – the “Agreement”) executed between Public Joint Stock Company “Sberbank of Russia” (hereinafter – the “Creditor”) and JSC “Tander” (hereinafter – the “Borrower”).
Content of transaction:

In accordance with the guarantee agreement the Guarantor shall be liable to the Creditor for the proper fulfillment by the Borrower of all obligations, both monetary and non-monetary, and obligations that may arise in the future under the Agreement concluded on the following conditions:

1. Under the Agreement the Creditor and the Borrower shall execute individual credit transactions (hereinafter – the Credit transactions) by signing confirmations containing the essentials of the Credit transaction;

2. The total credit limit amount shall not exceed 15,000,000,000 (Fifteen billion) rubles;

3. The deadline for the full credits repayment under the Credit transactions is June 6, 2022;

4. The interest rate for the credit use shall not exceed 30.0 (Thirty) percent per annum.

Other conditions, procedure of granting and repayment of the credit amounts, interest and other payments shall be determined by the Agreement.

The Guarantor’s total liability shall not exceed 20,000,000,000 (Twenty billion) rubles.

Deadline for fulfillment of obligations under the transaction:

The Guarantor’s liability (the guarantee) is effective starting from the date of signing of the Guarantee agreement until June 6, 2025 inclusive. Before the specified date the Guarantee agreement shall terminate after the fulfillment of all obligations by the Borrower under the Agreement and Credit transactions, or after the fulfillment of obligations by the Guarantor under the Agreement, or otherwise in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation.
Parties and beneficiaries under the transaction:

The Creditor - Public Joint Stock Company “Sberbank of Russia”;
The Guarantor - Public Joint Stock Company “Magnit”;
The Borrower (Beneficiary) – Joint Stock Company “Tander”.
The amount of the transaction in the monetary value and as a % of the asset value of the issuer:

The limit of the Guarantor’s total liability to the Creditor for the fulfillment of obligations by the Borrower under the Agreement and all Credit transactions shall not exceed 20,000,000,000 (Twenty billion) rubles, which amounts to 17.1889% of the balance sheet assets of the issuer.
Asset value of the issuer as of the closing date of the accounting period preceding the execution of the transaction:

116,354,189 thousand rubles
Date of the transaction execution: June 20, 2017

Information on the approval of the transaction:

The transaction was approved by the PJSC “Magnit” Board of Directors on March 28, 2017 (the minutes of the PJSC “Magnit” Board of Directors meeting w/o No. of March 28, 2017).

For further information, please contact:

Timothy Post Head of Investor Relations
Email: [email protected]
Office: +7-861-277-4554 x 17600
Direct Line: +7-861-277-4562
Investor Relations Office [email protected]
Direct Line: +7-861-277-4562
Media Inquiries Media Relations Department
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Company description:

Public Joint Stock Company “Magnit” is one of Russia's leading retailers. Founded in 1994, the company is headquartered in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar. As of March 31, 2017, Magnit operated 35 distribution centers and 14,089 stores (10,540 convenience, 427 hypermarkets and 3,122 drogerie stores) in 2,494 cities and towns throughout 7 federal regions of the Russian Federation.

In accordance with the audited IFRS results for 2016, Magnit had revenues of RUB 1,075 billion and an EBITDA of RUB 108 billion. Magnit's local shares are traded on the Moscow Exchange (MOEX: MGNT) and its GDRs on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: MGNT) and it has a credit rating from Standard & Poor's of BB+. Measured by market capitalization, Magnit is one of the largest retailers in Europe.