Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS, 2015-10-3 — /EPR Retail News/ — X5 Retail Group N.V. (“X5” or the “Company”), a leading Russian retailer (LSE ticker: “FIVE”), invites its shareholders and holders of global depository receipts (GDRs) to its Extraordinary general meeting of shareholders (the “EGM”) to be held at Parkstraat 20, 2514 JK The Hague, The Netherlands at 11.00 CET on 12 November 2015. The record date for the EGM is 15 October 2015.
The agenda items to be considered by shareholders and holders of GDRs at the EGM are:
- the appointment of Mr. Stephan DuCharme and Mr. Michael Kuchment as members of the Supervisory Board,
- the appointment of Mr. Igor Shekhterman as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Management Board, and
- the appointment of EY as the new external auditor of the Company starting 1 January 2016.
Explanatory notes to the EGM agenda are available at www.x5.ru.
For further details please contact
Head of Investor Relations
Tel.: +7 (495) 502-9783
Tel.: +7 (495) 792-3511
Note to Editors:
X5 Retail Group N.V. (LSE: FIVE, Fitch – ‘BB’, Moody’s – ‘Ba3’, S&P – ‘BB-’) 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 30 June 2015, X5 had 5,971 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 5,273 Pyaterochka proximity stores, 438 Perekrestok supermarkets, 83 Karusel hypermarkets and 177 convenience stores. The Company operates 35 DCs and 1,364 Company-owned trucks across the Russian Federation.
For the full year 2014, revenue totaled RUB 633,873 mln (USD 16,498 mln), EBITDA reached RUB 45,860 mln (USD 1,194 mln), and profit for the period amounted to RUB 12,691 mln (USD 330 mln). In H1 2015, revenue totaled RUB 382,608 mln (USD 6,666 mln), EBITDA reached RUB 27,518 mln (USD 479 mln), and net income amounted to RUB 7,942 mln (USD 138 mln).
X5’s Shareholder structure is as follows: Alfa Group – 47.86%, founders of Pyaterochka – 14.43%, X5 Directors – 0.05%, treasury shares – 0.01%, free float – 37.64%
Forward looking statements:
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By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to future events and circumstances, a number of which are beyond X5 Retail Group N.V.’s control. As a result, actual future results may differ materially from the plans, goals and expectations set out in these forward-looking statements.
Any forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of X5 Retail Group N.V. speak only as at the date of this announcement. Save as required by any applicable laws or regulations, X5 Retail Group N.V. undertakes no obligation publicly to release the results of any revisions to any forward-looking statements in this document that may occur due to any change in its expectations or to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this document.