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Thursday 27 May, 2010

OJSC Magnit

Magnit has been included in M

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OJSC Magnit
27 May 2010





May 27, 2010


OJSC "Magnit" has been included in MSCI Index


Krasnodar, May 27, 2010: OJSC «Magnit» (the "Company"; RTS, MICEX and LSE: MGNT) has been included in MSCI Index.


MSCI Barra announced changes to the MSCI Equity Indices made as of the close of May 26, 2010. Magnit GDRs has been included in MSCI Russia and MSCI EM Indices. Weight of Magnit GDRs in MSCI Russia amounts to 2.30%. These changes result from the May 2010 Semi-Annual Index Review.


MSCI Index is the most widely used global equity benchmark by institutional investors, contributing to the investment process by serving as relevant performance benchmarks and effective research tools, and as the basis for various investment vehicles. A company's weight in the Index is based on the aggregate market value of its free-floating shares. Being a constituent of the rating is a sign of global recognition of the company and helps the issuer strengthen its positive image among large institutional investors who rely on these indices when buying the relative stock.



For further information, please contact:


Oleg Goncharov

Director, Investor Relations


Tel. in Krasnodar +7 (861) 277-45-54, 210-98-10 ext. 5100

Mob.: +7 (903) 411-40-35

Direct line for investors only: +7 (861) 277-45-62

Dina Svishcheva

Manager, Investor Relations


Tel. in Krasnodar +7 (861) 277-45-54, 210-98-10 ext. 5101

Mob.: +7-961-511-02-02

Direct line for investors only: +7 (861) 277-45-62


Company description:

Based in Krasnodar, in the Southern region of Russia, Open Joint Stock Company "Magnit" is the holding company for a group of entities that operate in the retail trade under the "Magnit" brand. The chain of "Magnit" stores is one of the leading food retail networks in Russia. As of December 31, 2009 the chain consisted of 3,204 convenience stores and 24 hypermarkets in 1,048 locations in the Russian Federation.


Approximately two-thirds of the Company's stores are located in cities with a population of less than 500,000 inhabitants. Most of its stores are located in the Southern, North-Caucasian, Central and Volga regions. The Company also operates stores in the North-Western and Urals regions.


As of December 31, 2009 the Company operated an in-house logistics system consisting of 9 distribution centers, employing automated stock replenishment systems and a fleet of 1,453 vehicles.


In accordance with the audited IFRS consolidated financial statements for the twelve months ended December 31, 2009, the Company recorded consolidated revenue of approximately US$5,354 million and consolidated EBITDA of around US$509 million.


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