Mobile TeleSystems’ Level III American Depositary Receipts (ADR) were successfully placed during the Company's initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange on June 30, 2000 under the ticker symbol MBT. The current ADR to ordinary share ratio is 1:2. J.P. Morgan Chase Bank is the depositary bank for the Company’s ADR program.
MTS ordinary shares have been traded on the Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange (MICEX) since October 2003 under the ticker symbol MTSI. As of October 2010, the shares were moved from the MICEX quotation list "B" to quotation list "A1".
As of June 30, 2013, a total of 2,066,413,562 common shares have been issued with a par value of 0.1 RUR.