19 April 2016

1Q2016 sales and operating results conference call

St-Petersburg, Russia; 19 April, 2016 – Lenta Ltd, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) (“Lenta”), one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce it will release its consolidated sales and operating results for the first quarter of 2016 on 27th April 2016. Lenta will also host an Analyst and Investor Conference Call on the same day to discuss the results.

Conference call details:

Date: Wednesday, 27th April 2016

Time: 17:00 (Moscow time), 15:00 (UK time), 10:00 (EST)


Jan Dunning, Chief Executive Officer
Jago Lemmens, Chief Financial Officer
Albert Avetikov, Director for Investor Relations

To participate in the conference call, please dial:

•    +7 495 213 0979
•    +44 20 7136 2050 (local access)
•    0800 279 5736 (toll free)
•    +1 718 354 1157 (local access)
•    1 877 280 2296  (toll free)

Conference ID: 7244724 or quote the conference call title: “Lenta Ltd. 1Q 2016 Operational results”

The consolidated sales and operating results and presentation for the first quarter ended 31 March 2016 will be published at 10:00am Moscow time (08:00am UK time) and will be available at: www.lentainvestor.com

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

Albert Avetikov
Director for Investor Relations
+7 812 363 28 44

International Media:
David Westover and Marina Zakharova
Тel: +44 207 282 2886
E-mail: lentateam@citigatedr.co.uk

FTI Consulting
Russian Media:
Anton Karpov and Victoria Afonina
Тel:+7 495 795 06 23
E-mail: lenta@FTIconsulting.com

About Lenta

Lenta is the largest hypermarket chain in Russia (in terms of selling space) and the country’s fifth largest retail chain (in terms of 2015 sales). The Company was founded in 1993 in St. Petersburg. Lenta operates 142 hypermarkets in 70 cities across Russia and 37 supermarkets in Moscow and St. Petersburg, with a total of approximately 895,464 sq.m of selling space. The average Lenta hypermarket store has selling space of approximately 6,100 sq.m. The average Lenta supermarket store has selling space of approximately 1,000 sq.m. The Company operates six owned hypermarket distribution centres.

The Company’s price-led hypermarket formats are differentiated in terms of their promotion and pricing strategies as well as their local product assortment. The Company employed approximately 38,414 people as of 31 December 2015.

The Company’s management team combines a mix of local knowledge and international expertise coupled with extensive operational experience in Russia. Lenta’s largest shareholders include TPG Capital, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, all of whom are committed to maintaining high standards of corporate governance. Lenta is listed on the London Stock Exchange and on the Moscow Exchange and trades under the ticker: ‘LNTA’.

A brief video summary on Lenta’s business and its Big Data initiative can be seen here.