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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Moscow, Russian Federation – Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (“MTS” or the “Company” – NYSE: MBT; MOEX: MTSS), the leading telecommunications provider in Russia, announces that MTS President Andrey Dubovskov has been elected to the Board of the GSM Association (GSMA).

The Board of the GSMA consists of 25 representatives from the world’s largest telecommunications operators, as well as the Director General of the GSMA. Board representatives include the top managers of leading telecom operators such as AT&T, China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, Orange Group, Verizon, TURKCELL and many others.

“We are pleased to welcome Mr. Dubovskov as part of the GSMA Board. We look forward to working with Mr. Dubovoskov and our other Board members to promote the strategic priorities of the global telecom community and to find answers to the global challenges presented by the digital market." - commented GSMA Director General Mats Granryd.

“Serving on the Board of the GSMA is a great honor, and I look forward to representing both MTS and the markets, in which we operate. We have long believed that Russia and our neighboring markets have been at the forefront of innovation in telecommunications, whether it is the technical development of our networks, the regulatory environment in which we operate or the core relationship between customer and operator. As this relationship further evolves, we believe that our markets will present ample opportunities to benefit the GSMA and the overall work of our fellow operators.” - commented Andrey Dubovskov, President and Chief Executive Officer of MTS.

The GSMA represents the interests of telecom operators worldwide and combines around 800 operators, as well as nearly 300 companies that participate in the telecom market, including manufacturers of mobile devices and software, equipment suppliers, and companies in related industries.

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Thursday, October 09, 2014

Andrei Dubovskov, President and CEO of MTS, has been ranked 33rd in the 2014 annual ranking of the most powerful managers in the global telecom industry, up from 59th place in the 2013 ranking. According to the report, “Under his leadership, MTS refocused its marketing activities on increasing customer loyalty and reducing costs of subscriber additions, enabling the company to reduce churn by 6% in 2013. During his tenure Dubovskov has further strengthened MTS’ position in the industry having set in place and implemented a number of initiatives including the enhancement of 3G networks and rolling out 4G networks throughout Russia and the ongoing deployment of GPON in Moscow.” Andrei is the only Russian manager included in the 2014 ranking.

September-October issue of the Global Telecoms Business features an interview with Andrei Dubovskov recorded in mid-September, Andrei talks about ongoing modernization of the mobile networks in Russia and the Company’s success in GPON deployment in Moscow. In the same issue Alexey Kornya, MTS Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, comments on how new accounting rules under US GAAP and IFRS may impact the Company’s reporting.

You can access the full text of the issue online 

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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

At the St. Petersbgurg International Economic Forum in June 2013, MTS President and CEO Andrei Dubovskov spoke with Bloomberg about Company's focus on boosting data usage through sales of smartphones, including Windows phones and cheaper MTS-branded Androids. Click here to read the Bloomberg article. 


Previously, Andrei Dubovskov met with Craig Mellow from Insitutional Investor. They talked about MTS's investments in 3G and 4G networks, outlook for growth, challenges facing MTS and recent move into banking. The interview is available at the website.

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Earlier this week PwC launched its 16th Annual Global CEO Survey at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The annual survey of over 1,300 CEOs worldwide sheds light on the key opportunities and challenges facing businesses today. Andrei Dubovskov, MTS President and CEO, was one of the 30 CEOs who was interviewed for this project. You can watch an excerpt from this interview at the PwC website.

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Monday, January 21, 2013

On December 3, 2012, MTS sponsored “Russia Day” at the New York Stock Exchange, an annual gathering of Russian and American business leaders designed to promote Russian companies among international investors. With the rapid maturation of Russia's largest companies, Russia Day has become an opportunity for both sides to review the past year's milestones in trade, regulation and market development.


Across multiple forums, MTS's CEO Andrei Duboskov came bearing a single message:  the NYSE should be more actively communicating to the Russian business elite that the liquidity benefits of being listed on the NYSE will maximize asset value while expanding opportunities for growth and development.  At the same time, Russian companies should embrace the stronger management and governance standards espoused by the Exchange.  This level of partnership will in turn greatly improve many of the misperceptions about Russia and the Russian economy held by a wide range of market participants.


Photos and videos of the event, which featured 200 U.S.-based institutional investors, executives, advisers, global media and government officials in attendance, can be found at the NYSE website. Speakers included: Vladimir Dmitriev (Chairman, Vnesheconombank), Igor Zyuzin (Chairman, Mechel), Kirill Dmitriev (CEO, Russian Direct Investment Fund), Mattias Westman (Founding Partner, Prosperity Capital), and Gokhan Saygi (President Russia and Central Asia, Schlumberger). The event concluded with its principal attendees at the closing bell ceremony


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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

MTS President and CEO Andrei Dubovskov was interviewed by Alan Burkitt-Gray from Global Telecoms Business. Andrei spoke about Company's strategy and GPON roll-out in Moscow that will make Russia's capital one of the best wired cities in the world. Click here to read the article

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