17 March 2021

Lenta to hold Capital Markets Day

St. Petersburg, Russia, 18 March 2021: Lenta IPJSC (MOEX & LSE: LNTA), one of the largest retail chains in Russia, will today announce its updated strategy for the period through 2025 as part of the company’s Capital Markets Day.

Lenta’s Chairman and its senior management team will set out the core pillars of the company’s updated strategy, followed by a Q&A session.

Presenting for Lenta will be:

  • Alexey Mordashov (Chairman)
  • Vladimir Sorokin (Chief Executive Officer)
  • Rud Pedersen (Chief Financial Officer)
  • Anastasia Volokhova (Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer)

The Capital Markets Day begins at 16:00 Moscow time (13:00 in London and 09:00 in New York) and will take place online. Please find below the direct links to the EQS webcast platform:

The Capital Markets Day presentation will be published shortly on the Lenta investor website at: http://www.lentainvestor.com/en/investors/company-presentations

A replay of the Capital Markets Day will be made available after the event at https://www.lentacmd.com/

The updated Strategy 2025 aims to transform Lenta into a food retail champion during the next stage of the Russian food retail sector. It builds on the company’s existing strengths as Russia’s fourth largest and most profitable major food retailer with a nationwide presence, a leading and widely recognized brand, and a highly loyal customer base.

Lenta seeks to achieve the following four goals:

  • Growth – to double revenues to RUB 1 trillion by 2025
  • Profitability – to remain the most profitable Russian food retailer
  • Competitiveness – to be the #1 or #2 player in those geographies or segments where Lenta chooses to compete
  • Returns – to generate a sector-leading TSR by 2025

Vladimir Sorokin, CEO of Lenta, said:

“The Russian food retail market has undergone a large transformation over recent years and continues to evolve at a rapid pace. We believe that Lenta’s core strengths position it perfectly to capitalize on future growth opportunities. The updated strategy we are unveiling today sets out ambitious and achievable goals that will enable Lenta to become a new champion amongst Russian food retailers.”

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

Mariya Filippova
Head of Public Relations and Government Affairs

Timothy Post
Investor Relations Officer

EM (International Media Inquiries)

About Lenta
Lenta is the largest hypermarket chain in the Russian Federation and the fourth largest food retailer. The Company was founded in 1993 in St. Petersburg and as of December 31, 2020, operated a nationwide chain of 254 hypermarkets and 139 supermarkets across Russia with more than 1.5 million square meters of Selling Space. The average Lenta hypermarket has approximately 5,500 square meters of selling space, while the Lenta supermarket averages 800 square meters. The company operates 13 distribution centers throughout Russia. Lenta is listed on both the London Stock Exchange and Moscow Exchange, trading under the ticker: “LNTA”.

Forward-Looking Statements
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