14 December 2020

Lenta opens its new supermarket in Saint-Petersburg

St. Petersburg, Russia; 14 December 2020 – Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, is pleased to announce the opening of its new supermarket in Kirishi, Leningrad region.

The new store is Lenta supermarket located at 33 Georyev street. The store has a total area of 1,367 sq.m with 943 sq.m of selling space and is open from 8.00 am to 11 pm, 7 days a week. A broad assortment of products of 10,700 SKUs has been selected specifically for residents of the city. The store has 7 cash registers and 200 parking spaces. The property is leased by Lenta.

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

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 are 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 is Lenta’s tenth supermarket launch in 2020 and brings the total number of Lenta stores to 253 hypermarkets in 88 cities across Russia and 140 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 third largest retail chain. The Company was founded in 1993 in St. Petersburg. Lenta operates 253 hypermarkets in 88 cities across Russia and 140 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg and the Central region with a total of approximately 1.5 mn 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’

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

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

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