2 December 2019

Lenta opens its new hypermarket in Ufa

St. Petersburg, Russia; 1 December 2019 – Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce the opening of its fifth hypermarket in Ufa.

The new store is Lenta compact hypermarket located at 29 Ferina street. The store has a total area of 5,854 sq.m with 3,219 sq.m of selling space and is open from 7 am to 11 pm, 7 days a week. A broad assortment of products of 16,500 SKUs has been selected specifically for residents of Ufa. The store has 22 cash registers including 8 self-checkout lanes. The property is leased by Lenta.

Product assortment of the hypermarket includes Lenta’s private labels and federal product ranges alongside local produce.

The new opening is Lenta’s eights hypermarket launch in 2019 and brings the total number of Lenta stores to 249 hypermarkets in 88 cities across Russia and 131 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Siberia, Urals 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 249 hypermarkets in 88 cities across Russia and 131 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and the Siberia, Urals and Central regions, with a total of approximately 1,489,175 sq.m. of selling space. The average Lenta hypermarket store has selling space of approximately 5,500 sq.m. The average Lenta supermarket store has selling space of approximately 800 sq.m. The Company operates 12 distribution centers.

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 50,509 people as of 30 June 2019.

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 Severgroup, which is 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
Maria Filippova
Public Relations and Government Affairs Director
Tel.: +7 812 380-61-31 ext.: 1892
E-mail: maria.filippova@lenta.com

NW Advisors
Russian Media
Victoria Afonina
Тel:+7 495 795 06 23
E-mail: lenta@nwadvisors.com