RNS Number : 1675L
X5 Retail Group N.V.
08 September 2021


Moscow, 8 September 2021 - X5 Retail Group N.V. ("X5" or the "Company"), a leading Russian food retailer that operates the Pyaterochka, Perekrestok and Karusel chains (LSE and MOEX ticker: "FIVE"), has successfully completed its 002P-01 series rouble-denominated bond offering in the amount of RUB 10 bln, issued by LLC X5 Finance.

The coupon rate for the bonds, which have a 3-year put option, was set at 7.6% p.a. The Company plans to use the proceeds to finance current expenses, including debt refinancing to improve the structure of its debt portfolio.

The offering was arranged by Sberbank CIB, Raiffeisenbank, Otkritie Bank and Gazprombank. 




Note to Editors:

X5 Retail Group N.V. (LSE and MOEX: FIVE, Fitch - 'BB+', Moody's - 'Ba1', S&P - 'BB+', RAEX - 'ruAA+') is a leading Russian food retailer. The Company operates proximity stores under the Pyaterochka brand, Perekrestok supermarkets and Karusel hypermarkets. X5 provides an omnichannel experience to its customers, integrating retail stores and e-commerce through its businesses Vprok.ru Perekrestok, 5Post and Okolo.

As of 30 June 2021, X5 had 18,295 Company-operated stores. It has the leading market position in both Moscow and St Petersburg and a significant presence in the European part of Russia. Its store base includes 17,268 Pyaterochka proximity stores, 968 Perekrestok supermarkets and 40 Karusel hypermarkets. The Company operates 43 DCs and 4,128 Company-owned trucks across the Russian Federation.

X5 is one of the largest employers in Russia. The Company employs over 339 thousand people.

For the full year 2020, revenue totalled RUB 1,978,026 mln (USD 27,417 mln), EBITDA pre-IFRS 16 reached RUB 145,137 mln (USD 2,012 mln), and net profit pre-IFRS 16 for the period amounted to RUB 39,180 mln (USD 543 mln). In H1 2021, revenue totalled RUB 1,053,703 mln (USD 14,186 mln), adjusted EBITDA pre-IFRS 16 reached RUB 80,899 mln (USD 1,089 mln), and net profit pre-IFRS 16 amounted to RUB 25,296 mln (USD 341 mln).

X5's Shareholder structure is as follows: CTF Holdings S.A. - 47.86%, Intertrust Trustees Ltd (Axon Trust) - 11.43%, X5 Directors - 0.10%, treasury shares - 0.01%, Shareholders with less than 3% - 40.60%.

Forward looking statements:

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By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to future events and circumstances, a number of which are beyond X5 Retail Group N.V.'s control. As a result, actual future results may differ materially from the plans, goals and expectations set out in these forward-looking statements.

Any forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of X5 Retail Group N.V. speak only as of the date of this announcement. Save as required by any applicable laws or regulations, X5 Retail Group N.V. undertakes no obligation publicly to release the results of any revisions to any forward-looking statements in this document that may occur due to any change in its expectations or to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this document.

For further details please contact:

Natalia Zagvozdina

Head of Corporate Finance and IR

Tel.: +7 (495) 662-88-88 ext. 27-300

e-mail: Natalia.Zagvozdina@x5.ru

Maria Yazeva

Investor Relations Officer

Tel.: +7 (495) 662-88-88 ext. 13-147

e-mail: Maria.Yazeva@x5.ru


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