26 January 2015

Analyst and investor conference call

Sales and operating results for the fourth quarter and full year 2014

Thursday, 29 January 2015

St-Petersburg, Russia; 26 January, 2015 – 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 fourth quarter and full 2014 year on 29 January 2014. Lenta will also host an Analyst and Investor Conference Call on the same day to discuss the results.

Conference call details:

Date: Thursday, 29th January 2015

Time: 17:00 (Moscow time), 14:00 (UK time), 09:00 (EST)

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

To participate in the conference call, please dial:

Russia

  • +7 495 705 9451

UK

  • +44 20 3427 1912 (local access)
  • 0800 279 4992 (toll free)

USA

  • +1 646 254 3363 (local access)
  • 1877 280 2296 (toll free)

Conference ID: 3120296 or quote the conference call title: “Lenta Ltd. 4Q and FY 2014 sales and operating results”

The consolidated sales and operating results for the fourth quarter ended 31 December 2014 will be published at 10:00am Moscow time (07:00am UK time) and will be available at: www.lentainvestor.com

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

Lenta
Albert Avetikov,
Director for Investor Relations
+7 812 363 28 44
Albert.Avetikov@lenta.com

Instinctif Partners
UK
Mark Walter & Tony Friend
+44 20 7457 2020
Mark.Walter@instinctif.com
Leonid Fink
+44 (0)20 7457 2015 Leonid.Fink@instinctif.com 

Russia
Anton Karpov
+7 495 660 05 91
Anton.Karpov@instinctif.com

About Lenta
Lenta is one of the largest retail chains in Russia and the country’s second largest hypermarket chain (in terms of 2013 sales). The Company was founded in 1993 in St. Petersburg. Lenta operates 108 hypermarkets in 60 cities across Russia and 24 supermarkets in Moscow and the Moscow region, with a total of approximately 701,150 sq.m. of selling space. The average Lenta hypermarket store has selling space of approximately 6,200 sq.m. The Company operates four 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. In 2014 Lenta employed approximately 27,200 full time employees.

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 and VTB Capital Private Equity, 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 can be seen here.