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VimpelCom listing on NASDAQ

September 10, 2013. TAG: Telecommunications

Amsterdam (September 10, 2013), “VimpelCom Ltd.” (“VimpelCom”, “Company” or “Group”) (NASDAQ:VIP), a leading global provider of telecommunications services, announces that its American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”) will begin trading today on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “VIP”.

VimpelCom’s Chief Executive Officer, Jo Lunder, will preside over The NASDAQ Opening Bell Ceremony to celebrate this milestone. The Opening Bell Ceremony will take place at 9:30 am EDT (3:30 pm CEST) at the NASDAQ MarketSite in the heart of Times Square in New York City and will be broadcast live on the seven-story NASDAQ tower.

Jo Lunder commented: “We are delighted to join NASDAQ and ring the Opening Bell and celebrate the listing of VimpelCom. NASDAQ is a natural home for TMT and innovative growth companies and will provide an ideal trading platform for VimpelCom, while offering an expanded and cost effective set of listing and corporate services. We look forward to partnering with NASDAQ as we continue to focus on consistent delivery and execution of our strategy.”

"As one of the world’s largest integrated telecommunications services operators and one with a strong track record of innovation, we see VimpelCom as a tremendous partner to NASDAQ, joining a family of companies that share a commitment to global innovation,” said Bob Greifeld, CEO of NASDAQ OMX. “We are pleased to welcome VimpelCom to the NASDAQ family.”

The Opening Bell is available from 9:15 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. EDT. To access a webcast of the Opening Bell Ceremony and photos of the event, please visit the Hot topics section. It is recommended viewers tune in to the webcam at 9:15 a.m. EDT so there is time to troubleshoot in the event of technical difficulties. Prior to 9:20 a.m. EDT, the webcam will show the Tower; at 9:20 a.m. EDT the router will be switched on.

VimpelCom Ltd.

Altimo, a leading private equity group, operating on some of the world’s most desirable and potentially lucrative mobile telecommunications markets, was created in 2005 from Alfa Telecom, which itself was established in 2004 to hold the telecoms investments of the Alfa Group Consortium (VimpelCom Ltd. and Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S.). Those assets are in Russia, the CIS and other promising emerging markets.

VimpelCom Ltd. provides voice and data services through a range of wireless, fixed and broadband technologies. VimpelCom Ltd. is headquartered in Amsterdam and has operations in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Georgia, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Algeria, Bangladesh, Canada, Italy, Pakistan, Burundi, Zimbabwe and Central African Republic covering territory with a total population of about 753 million with 214 mln subscribers. VimpelCom Ltd. operating companies provide services under the “Beeline”, “Kyivstar”, “Djuice”, “Wind”, “Infostrada”, “Mobilink”, “Leo”, “Banglalink”, “Telecel” and “Djezzy” brands. VimpelCom Ltd. is traded on NASDAQ under the symbol “VIP”. As of 18 April 2013, Altimo owned 47.85% of the voting shares of VimpelCom Ltd., economic interest is 56.2%.

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