X5 OPENS 13,000TH STORE
Vladikavkaz, 29 May 2018 - X5 Retail Group ("X5" or the "Company"), a leading Russian food retailer (LSE and MOEX ticker: FIVE), announces the opening of its 13,000th store: a new Pyaterochka in Vladikavkaz, located at 223 Kosta Avenue.
The landmark store has a sales floor area exceeding 350 sq m. Locally produced items account for 16% of the fresh and ultra-fresh categories at Pyaterochka stores.
Pyaterochka entered the North Ossetia-Alania region in summer 2017. The new Pyaterochka is the seventh store in Vladikavkaz and the ninth in the region, where the chain has created more than 80 new jobs.
On the opening day of the 13,000th store, X5 Retail Group signed a cooperation agreement with the government of North Ossetia-Alania. The Company will work with the regional government to make the region more attractive for investors, support the retail industry in the region, promote Russian products and offer social support to low-income population groups.
Under the agreement, X5 plans to open 25 stores in North Ossetia-Alania by the end of 2019, creating at least 300 new jobs. By the end of 2018, Pyaterochka plans to increase the number of stores in the region to 15, with eight located in Vladikavkaz.
Note to Editors:
X5 Retail Group N.V. (LSE and MOEX: FIVE, Fitch - 'BB', Moody's - 'Ba2', S&P - 'BB', RAEX - 'ruAA') is a leading Russian food retailer. The Company operates several retail formats: the chain of proximity stores under the Pyaterochka brand, the supermarket chain under the Perekrestok brand, the hypermarket chain under the Karusel brand and Express convenience stores under various brands.
As of 31 March 2018, X5 had 12,701 Company-operated stores. It has the leading market position in both Moscow and St Petersburg and a significant presence in the European part of Russia. Its store base includes 11,797 Pyaterochka proximity stores, 674 Perekrestok supermarkets, 92 Karusel hypermarkets and 138 convenience stores. The Company operates 39 DCs and 3,038 Company-owned trucks across the Russian Federation.
For the full year 2017, revenue totalled RUB 1,295,008 mln (USD 22,193 mln), Adjusted EBITDA reached RUB 99,131 mln (USD 1,699 mln), and adjusted net profit for the period amounted to RUB 33,768 mln (USD 579 mln). In Q1 2018, revenue totalled RUB 351,518 mln (USD 6,180 mln), adjusted EBITDA reached RUB 22,234 mln (USD 391 mln), and net profit amounted to RUB 5,628 mln (USD 99 mln).
X5's Shareholder structure is as follows: CTF Holdings S.A. - 47.86%, Intertrust Trustees Ltd (Axon Trust) - 11.43%, X5 Directors - 0.06%, treasury shares - 0.01%, Shareholders with less than 3% - 40.63%.
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