28 August 2019

Appointment of Director 

Lenta announces appointment of Tomas Korganas as non-executive director of Lenta Ltd.

St. Petersburg, Russia; 28 August, 2019 – Lenta, (LSE, MOEX: LNTA) one of the largest retail chains in Russia, announces that Tomas Korganas has been appointed as non-executive director of the Board of Directors of Lenta Ltd. with an immediate effect.

Appointing Tomas Korganas as a non-executive director of Lenta Ltd. the Board used its authority to fill the vacant seat with the nominee of Severgroup, Lenta’s major shareholder.

Tomas Korganas started his career at BCG and Goldman Sachs, after that he worked in and led Corporate M&A at GE, Rusal and Vympelkom for the next 10 years. In 2012, Tomas joined Severstal as Head of Corporate Development and soon after he was asked to assume same role at SeverGroup. Since 2018, Tomas is also heading the Strategy of Severgroup.

Tomas graduated with B.Sc. in Engineering from Kaunas University of Technology in 1993, M.Sc. in International Strategy from Helsinki University of Technology in 1996, and MBA from Sloan School of Management, MIT in 2000.

Lenta’s Chairman, Alexey Mordashov, commented:
“On behalf of Lenta’s Board I would like to welcome Tomas as a new member of the Board. I believe, his deep experience in Strategy and M&A will be very beneficial for the Company in the current stage of development”.

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 245 hypermarkets in 88 cities across Russia and 129 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and the Siberia, Urals and Central regions, with a total of approximately 1,468,639 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 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:

Lenta
Mariya Filippova
Head of PR&GR
Tel: +7 812 380-61-31 ext.: 1892
E-mail: maria.filippova@lenta.com

Russian Media:
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E-mail: lenta@nwadvisors.com

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1 FTE (full-time equivalent). Average FTE for 1H2019 was 51,470 employees