27 December 2017

Lenta opens two new hypermarkets in Kazan

St. Petersburg, Russia; 27 December 2017 – Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce the opening of its two new hypermarkets in Kazan.

The first Lenta “supercompact” format hypermarket in Kazan is located at 10 Zakieva street. The store has a total area of 5,270 sq.m with 2,890 sq.m of selling space. The store has 105 parking spaces and 18 cash registers including 4 self-checkout lanes.

The second “supercompact” format hypermarket is located at 32 Gabisheva street. The store has a total area of 5,244 sq.m with 2,896 sq.m of selling space. The store has 134 parking spaces and 18 cash registers including 4 self-checkout lanes.

Stores operate 24 hours, seven days a week. They offer a broad product assortment of 12,500 SKUs, which has been selected specifically for residents of Kazan and includes Lenta’s private labels and federal product ranges alongside local produce. The properties are owned by Lenta.

The new openings are Lenta’s thirty fifth and thirty sixth hypermarket launches in 2017 and bring the total number of Lenta stores to 227 hypermarkets in 82 cities across Russia and 85 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region.

About Lenta
Lenta is the largest hypermarket chain in Russia and the country’s fourth largest retail chain. The Company was founded in 1993 in St. Petersburg. Lenta operates 228 hypermarkets in 83 cities across Russia and 85 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region with a total of approximately 1,357,925 sq.m of selling space. The average Lenta hypermarket store has selling space of approximately 5,700 sq.m. The average Lenta supermarket store has selling space of approximately 900 sq.m. The Company operates seven owned 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 40,400 people as of 30 June 20171.

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 and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, both of which 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.

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

Lenta
E-mail: pr@lenta.com

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1 FTE (full-time equivalent). Average FTE for 1H 2017 was 40,197 employees