Russia’s largest food retailer “Magnit” announces the opening of the new “Magnit Family” stores

Krasnodar, 2014-12-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — PJSC “Magnit”, Russia’s largest food retailer (the “Company”; MICEX and LSE: MGNT), is pleased to announce the opening of the new “Magnit Family” stores.

Please be informed that today the Company has opened its 81st and 82nd “Magnit Family” stores.

The 81st “Magnit Family” store is located at 90, Neftyanikov street, Otradny, Samara oblast, Volga federal region. Assortment of the store consists of more than 6,800 SKUs, out of which about 86% are food items. There are 13 cash desks installed in the sales area. The outlet is owned by the Company.

The hypermarket is open 7 days a week from 9 am to 10 pm.

The 82nd “Magnit Family” store is located at 1B, Vysokovoltnaya street (“Noviy rynok” shopping center), Skopin, Ryazan oblast, Central federal region. Assortment of the store consists of more than 4,500 SKUs, out of which about 77% are food items. There are 13 cash desks installed in the sales area.

The outlet is leased by the Company. The hypermarket is open 7 days a week from 9 am to 10 pm.

For further information, please contact:

Timothy Post Director, Investor Relations
Email: post@magnit.ru
Office: +7-861-277-4554 x 17600
Mobile: +7-961-511-7678
Direct Line: +7-861-277-4562

Dina Svishcheva Deputy Director, Investor Relations
Email: Chistyak@magnit.ru
Office: +7-861-277-45-54 x 15101
Mobile: +7-961-511-0202
Direct Line: +7-861-277-4562

Company description:
Magnit is Russia’s largest food retailer. Founded in 1994, the company is headquartered in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar. As of September 30, 2014, Magnit operated 25 distribution centers and over 9,020 stores (7,891 convenience, 243 hypermarkets, and 886 drogerie stores) in approximately 2,000 cities and towns throughout 7 federal regions of the Russian Federation.

In accordance with the reviewed IFRS consolidated financial statements for 1H 2014, Magnit had revenues of $9,979 million USD and an EBITDA of $1,045 million USD. Magnit’s local shares are traded on the Moscow Stock Exchange (MICEX: 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.