29 June 2020

Lenta opens new supermarket in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, Russia; 29 June 2020 – Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce the opening of its supermarket in Saint-Petersburg.

The new store is Lenta supermarket located at 54 Krasnoselskoe highway, Leningrad region. The store has a total area of 1,145 sq.m with 679 sq.m of selling space and is open from 08.00 am to 11 pm, 7 days a week. A broad assortment of products of 8,000 SKUs has been selected specifically for residents of Saint-Petersburg. The store has 30 parking spaces and 6 cash registers. The property is leased by Lenta.

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

The supermarket is one of twelve stores previously operated by SPAR. Lenta reconstructed premises to meet different clients’ needs and fulfill various customer journeys. The layout design of the store is made to promote fresh fruits and berries as well as healthy food. New equipment allows making shopping more convenient and ensuring perfect representation of food.

Lenta undertook explicit measures to ensure safe environment for its customers and employees during the pandemic of coronavirus. All Lenta stores are equipped with sanitizing stations and protective screens at checkouts and own production areas to minimize health related risks. The personnel is provided with high quality respirators and gloves and goes through body temperature control procedure daily. All the equipment and premises are cleaned with disinfectants several times a day.

The new opening in Saint-Petersburg is Lenta’s third supermarket launches in 2020 and brings the total number of Lenta stores to 248 hypermarkets in 88 cities across Russia and 134 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Siberia, the Urals and the Central region.

About Lenta
Lenta is the largest hypermarket chain in Russia and the country’s third largest retail chain. The Company was founded in 1993 in St. Petersburg. Lenta operates 248 hypermarkets in 88 cities across Russia and 134 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Siberia, the Urals and the Central region with a total of approximately 1,483,655 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 twelve 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 48,391 people as of 31 December 20191.

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:

Maria Filippova
Head of Public Relations and Government Affairs
Tel.: +7 812 380-61-31 ext.: 1892
E-mail: maria.filippova@lenta.com

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

1 FTE (full-time equivalent). Average FTE for 2019 was 51,908 employees