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MTS WINS TWO PRESTIGIOUS IR AWARDS

пятница, июля 14, 2017

MTS received two prestigious IR awards at the IR Magazine Russia & CIS Awards 2017 ceremony, achieving recognition in both a corporate and a personal category.

MTS was named the winner in the key corporate nomination of Grand Prix for the Best Overall Investor Relations for mid cap companies. Josh Tulgan, Director, Corporate Finance & Investor Relations, MTS, received a  personal award of the Best Investor Relations Officer in Telecommunications Services.

Josh has been running Investor Relations at MTS since 2007. Under his leadership, the company achieved numerous professional awards. On receiving the award, he commented: “This recognition is really a testament to the entire team, from our colleagues in management to the agencies and brokerages that have aided us, and of course the entire IR team. I am grateful that our considerable activities over the past year, which included buybacks of both bonds and our equities and a successful Investor Day, were recognized by the greater investor community.” 

Award winners are selected by Thomson Reuters Extel, IR Magazine Russia & CIS’s research partner, as part of their independent and comprehensive Russia Investor Relations Survey.

The Annual IR Magazine Russia & CIS Awards Ceremony is recognized as the premier industry event in the IR calendar honoring Investor Relations excellence and leadership in the Russian corporate space. The 2017 ceremony took place on July 13 at the Marriott Grand Hotel in Moscow.

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MTS CELEBRATES 10 YEARS ON THE NYSE

вторник, июля 06, 2010


Last week we have celebrated the 10th anniversary of listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). MTS’ management went to New York to ring the NYSE closing bell and meet with partners of the Company based in the city. Click here to watch the video of the closing bell.

This anniversary offered us the opportunity to reflect on the progress MTS has made during the past ten years. In the year 2000, when we listed here in New York, we were a Moscow-based operator servicing just around 3 million mobile users. Ten years later, MTS has over 100 million customers across Russia and five neighboring countries. We have offered basic voice services back in 2000, and now we have expanded our offering to mobile and fixed voice and broadband, pay TV as well as content and entertainment services. We have also been recognized among the strongest global brands in the BRANDZ survey published by the Financial Times that has listed MTS as the most valuable brand in Russia and among the top 100 globally (LINK), and we continue to be the premiere blue-chip Russian company.

To make the occasion more memorable, we decided to bring a bit of Russia to the financial center of New York. We placed a huge banner inspired by the Soviet poster art on the façade of the NYSE and gave out Russian food to around 2,000 employees of the NYSE. Following the closing bell, MTS management and the CEO of NYSE Euronext hosted a cocktail reception at the NYSE to commemorate the anniversary.

More photos from the event can be viewed here.

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BEST CORPORATE WEBSITE IN RUSSIA

четверг, января 28, 2010


Our English-language corporate website has recently been named the best in Russia in 2009 by H&H Webranking. H&H Webranking conducts surveys of capital market participants such as the financial analysts, investors, business journalists and jobseekers, so as to review such aspects as availability of information, ease of access and frequency of updates of corporate websites.
 
“Mobile TeleSystems took a huge step forward from last year’s 20th position. Climbing 20 positions in one year... to the company in Russia that best fulfils the demands from the international capital market is very impressive,” says Marcus Eriksson, head of H&H Webranking.

During last year, we have made a number of improvements to our website, including the launch of the IR Blog, the redesign of the home page and the stock performance page as well as publishing an Excel sheet with summary financial and operating results. We are also constantly updating internal pages of the website, such as the list of upcoming events, our strategy and history of the Company. Last but not least, in 2009 for the second year in a row we have published an online-only Annual Review.

H&H Webranking is the established international Yardstick for companies wishing to benchmark their website's performance in relation to other companies in general and companies of their type of business in particular. Over 800 European companies in over 28 industries are included in the various H&H Webranking survey. Findings of the survey are widely published in business dailies throughout Europe, including The Financial Times, Handelsblatt and Corriere della Sera.

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DATE FOR Q4 AND FY 2009 FINANCIAL RESULTS

вторник, января 19, 2010
We have set the tentative date for our Q4 and FY 2009 financial results on April 1, 2010. We will confirm the date closer to the event.

You can view the latest information on our upcoming events here.

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MIKHAIL SHAMOLIN'S INTERVIEW

понедельник, декабря 14, 2009
President and CEO of MTS, Mikhail Shamolin, recently gave an interview on TheStreet.com. In the interview, Mr. Shamolin provides his views on the Company's stock performance vis-a-vis investors' perception of Russian companies as well as answers a few questions on the latest developments in the Russian telecommunications market.

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ISO 9001:2008 CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMITY

четверг, декабря 03, 2009

Earlier this week MTS became the only Russian telecommunications company to obtain the ISO 9001:2008 certificate of conformity for its Quality Management System that covers all of our locations in Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. The certification audit was conducted by SGS, the global leader in inspection, verification, testing and certification services.

“Implementing the certification audit of the MTS Group allowed us to make sure that the Company’s activities and its internal quality management processes comply with the highest international standards. Obtaining the certificate of conformity helps to strengthen the Company’s reputation as an operator with a high service quality. I am convinced that getting the ISO certificate will bring MTS even more trust on behalf of its clients, investors and partners as well as will boost its further effective and successful business development,” said Peter Marriott, Vice-President of SGS S.A.

“The certification audit confirms the high level of service standards and the effectiveness of the process management system maintained by MTS throughout its markets of operation. The certification provides an additional incentive for our Company to further standardize requirements and approaches towards quality management in order to create better conditions for managing the processes of the integrated management system in the framework of the MTS Group,” noted Mikhail Shamolin, President and CEO of MTS.

In the future, along with the annual surveillance audits we intend to extend the geographical scope of the certification to all of our markets of operation.

From left to right: Alexander Gamov – Director of the Quality Assurance Department at MTS, Peter Marriott – Vice-President of SGS SA, Konstantin Timoshechkin – Manager in charge of business development at SGS S.A. (Eastern Europe).

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DR. MICHAEL HECKER'S INTERVIEW ON SKY NEWS

четверг, ноября 26, 2009

On Thursday, November 19, 2009, Dr. Michael Hecker gave an interview on Sky News. In the clip below, Dr. Hecker shares his thoughts on the current trends in the telecommunications industry including our recent acquisition of a controlling stake of Comstar-UTS by MTS.


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RECOGNITION OF MTS IR DEPARTMENT

пятница, октября 30, 2009


On October 27, IR Magazine Russia & CIS held its annual award ceremony, where we were honored with the grand prix for the best overall IR.

An article in the IR Magazine talks about the award:

“Investor relations in Russia can be tough. The country’s stock market is still in its infancy and remains far more volatile than other major country’s bourses. One consistent performer amid these conditions is Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), which this week picked up another award for its IR department.

The mobile phone operator won the grand prix for best overall IR at the IR magazine Russia & CIS awards in Moscow on Tuesday. Joshua Tulgan, the company’s director of IR, was present to accept the award. With this prize, MTS builds on its success last year, when it picked up best IR by a Russian company at the IR Magazine Continental Europe Awards.”

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PHOTOS AND AUDIO FROM THE ANALYST AND INVESTOR DAY

вторник, октября 27, 2009

Following the 2009 Analyst and Investor Day in Moscow, we have posted audio recordings of each session on our website.

Below you can find a few photos from the event.


Mikhail Shamolin, President and CEO of MTS, opening the first session, "Corporate Strategy 2009+"


Alexey Kornya, acting Chief Financial Officer, presenting during the second session, "Group Financial Overview"


Session 3, "Overview of the Russian Market"
From left to right: Aleksander Popovskiy, Head of MTS Russia; Andrei Ushatskiy, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer; Pavel Roytberg, Director of Product Development; Garrett Johnston, Director of Strategic Marketing

Additional photos are available here: http://picasaweb.google.com/ir.mtsgsm/MTSAnalystAndInvestorDay2009

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MTS ANALYST AND INVESTOR DAY 2009

вторник, октября 20, 2009
Yesterday, we held the 2009 Analyst and Investor Day in Moscow with participation of close to 100 members of the investment community both foreign and local. The interactive format of the event provided an opportunity for those in attendance to closely interact with MTS’ top management. A range of important topics was discussed including the Company’s new 3i Strategy, integration of Comstar, financial management and guidance for 2009, as well as the developments in our markets of operation.

For those unable to join us at the event, presentations were made available on our website. Later this week, we will be posting audio recordings of the sessions and a few photos from the event.

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