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Friday 01 May, 2009

JSFC Sistema

Sistema Annual Report 2008

Sistema Annual Report 2008

JSFC Sistema

SISTEMA ANNUAL REPORT 2008

Sistema (the “Group”) (LSE:SSA), the largest diversified public corporation in Russia and the CIS, which manages companies operating in the telecommunications, high-tech, oil and energy, radio and aerospace, banking, real estate, retail, mass-media, tourism and healthcare sectors, today announced that its Annual Report for 2008 which includes the audited US GAAP financial statements for the financial year ended December 31, 2008 has been filed and is available on the Company’s website at www.sistema.com/company/reports/.

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For further information, please visit www.sistema.com or contact:

Sistema Investor Relations         Shared Value Limited
Pavel Kim Larisa Kogut-Millings
Tel: +7 495 692 22 88 Tel: +44 (0) 20 7321 5010

ir@sistema.ru

sistema@sharedvalue.net

Sistema is the largest public diversified financial corporation in Russia and the CIS, which manages companies serving over 100 million customers in the sectors of telecommunications, high-tech, oil and energy, radio and aerospace, banking, real estate, retail, mass-media, tourism and healthcare services. Founded in 1993, the company reported revenues of US$ 16.7 billion for the full year of 2008, and total assets of US$ 29.2 billion as at December 31, 2008. Sistema’s shares are listed under the symbol “SSA” on the London Stock Exchange, under the symbol “AFKS” on the Russian Trading System (RTS), under the symbol “AFKC” on the Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange (MICEX), and under the symbol “SIST” on the Moscow Stock Exchange (MSE).

Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of Sistema. You can identify forward looking statements by terms such as “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “will,” “could,” “may” or “might” the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially. In addition, there is no assurance that the new contracts entered into by our subsidiaries referenced above will be completed on the terms contained therein or at all. We do not intend to update these statements to reflect events and circumstances occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Many factors could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, general economic conditions, our competitive environment, risks associated with operating in Russia, rapid technological and market change in our industries, as well as many other risks specifically related to Sistema and its operations.