MTS Newshttp://www.mtsgsm.com/news/rss/MTS Newsen-US©2017 Mobile TeleSystems OJSC. All rights reserved.60Report on Shares Acquired From Sistema Financehttp://www.mtsgsm.com/news/rss/2017-12-08-1161962017-12-08T00:00:00Moscow, Russian Federation – MTS PJSC (“MTS” – NYSE: MBT; MOEX: MTSS), the leading telecommunications provider in Russia and the CIS, announces that Stream Digital LLC, the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, purchased 590,094 shares of common stock from Sistema Finance S.A. (“Sistema Finance”), a Luxembourg-based subsidiary of the Company’s majority shareholder Sistema PJSFC. The shares represent 0.03% of share capital issued by MTS. The amount of the transaction totaled RUB 168.7 mln.116196Stream Digital LLC acquired the shares of common stock from Sistema Finance under a sale and purchase agrément concluded prior to the launch of MTS’s Repurchase Plan under Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Rule 10b-18 of the Exchange Act. The agreement stipulates that Stream Digital acquire a number of shares from Sistema Finance proportional to the number of MTS shares of common stock (including shares of common stock represented by ADSs) Stream Digital acquires through the open market repurchase, such that Sistema’s (together with its affiliated entities) aggregate percentage ownership and voting power in the Company remained substantially equal to its ownership as at the date of the commencement of the Repurchase Plan on September 6, 2017.

Under Russian legislation, MTS is required to disclose any own shares acquired by the Company or any of its subsidiaries. MTS will fully disclose the aggregate number of shares acquired during the period, what this represents in MTS’ share capital, as well as price paid, during its next quarterly disclosure.

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For further information, please contact in Moscow:

Joshua B. Tulgan
Director, Department of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations
Mobile TeleSystems PJSC
Tel: +7 495 223 2025
E-mail: ir@mts.ru

Learn more about MTS. Visit the official blog of the Investor Relations Department at www.mtsgsm.com/blog/

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Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (“MTS” - NYSE:MBT; MOEX:MTSS), the leading telecommunications group in Russia and the CIS, provides a range of mobile and fixed-line communications services. We serve over 100 million mobile subscribers in Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Turkmenistan, and Belarus, and about 9 million customers of fixed-line services, including fixed voice, broadband internet, and pay-TV. To keep pace with evolving customer demand, MTS is redefining what telecommunications services are by offering innovative products beyond its core network-related businesses in various tech segments, including Big Data, financial and banking services, internet of things, OTT, cloud computing, systems integration and e-commerce. We leverage our market-leading retail network as a platform for customer services and sales of devices and accessories. For more information, please visit: www.mtsgsm.com.

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Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of MTS, as defined in the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify forward looking statements by terms such as “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “will,” “could,” “may” or “might,” and the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially. We do not undertake or intend to update these statements to reflect events and circumstances occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. We refer you to the documents MTS files from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the Company’s most recent Form 20-F. These documents contain and identify important factors, including those contained in the section captioned “Risk Factors” that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, the severity and duration of current economic and financial conditions, including volatility in interest and exchange rates, commodity and equity prices and the value of financial assets; the impact of Russian, U.S. and other foreign government programs to restore liquidity and stimulate national and global economies, our ability to maintain our current credit rating and the impact on our funding costs and competitive position if we do not do so, strategic actions, including acquisitions and dispositions and our success in integrating acquired businesses, potential fluctuations in quarterly results, our competitive environment, dependence on new service development and tariff structures, rapid technological and market change, acquisition strategy, risks associated with telecommunications infrastructure, governmental regulation of the telecommunications industries and other risks associated with operating in Russia and the CIS, volatility of stock price, financial risk management and future growth subject to risks.

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MTS PJSC Issued RUB 10 bln Exchange-traded Series 001P-04 Bondshttp://www.mtsgsm.com/news/rss/2017-11-28-1161762017-11-28T00:00:00Moscow, Russian Federation – MTS PJSC (“MTS” – NYSE: MBT; MOEX: MTSS), the leading telecommunications provider in Russia and the CIS, announces that it successfully issued RUB 10 bln exchange-traded bonds with a maturity of 1 year and 7.70% coupon on the Moscow Exchange (MOEX). The nominal price of the bonds is set at RUB 1,000, the coupon period - 182 days, the price of placement – 100% of nominal value.116176The initial range for the coupon was set at 7.80-7.95%. Due to strong demand for the issue among investors, MTS was able to set the rate for the first coupon at 7.70%. The technical placement of bonds will be held on December 5, 2017 on the MOEX.

Lead arrangers of bonds are Sberbank CIB, Raiffeisen and Rosbank.

MTS intends to use the funds to further optimize its debt portfolio and general corporate purposes.

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For further information, please contact in Moscow:

Joshua B. Tulgan
Director, Department of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations
Mobile TeleSystems PJSC
Tel: +7 495 223 2025
E-mail: ir@mts.ru

Learn more about MTS. Visit the official blog of the Investor Relations Department at www.mtsgsm.com/blog/

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Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (“MTS” - NYSE:MBT; MOEX:MTSS), the leading telecommunications group in Russia and the CIS, provides a range of mobile and fixed-line communications services. We serve over 100 million mobile subscribers in Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Turkmenistan, and Belarus, and about 9 million customers of fixed-line services, including fixed voice, broadband internet, and pay-TV. To keep pace with evolving customer demand, MTS is redefining what telecommunications services are by offering innovative products beyond its core network-related businesses in various tech segments, including Big Data, financial and banking services, internet of things, OTT, cloud computing, systems integration and e-commerce. We leverage our market-leading retail network as a platform for customer services and sales of devices and accessories. For more information, please visit: www.mtsgsm.com.

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Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of MTS, as defined in the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify forward looking statements by terms such as “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “will,” “could,” “may” or “might,” and the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially. We do not undertake or intend to update these statements to reflect events and circumstances occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. We refer you to the documents MTS files from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the Company’s most recent Form 20-F. These documents contain and identify important factors, including those contained in the section captioned “Risk Factors” that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, the severity and duration of current economic and financial conditions, including volatility in interest and exchange rates, commodity and equity prices and the value of financial assets; the impact of Russian, U.S. and other foreign government programs to restore liquidity and stimulate national and global economies, our ability to maintain our current credit rating and the impact on our funding costs and competitive position if we do not do so, strategic actions, including acquisitions and dispositions and our success in integrating acquired businesses, potential fluctuations in quarterly results, our competitive environment, dependence on new service development and tariff structures, rapid technological and market change, acquisition strategy, risks associated with telecommunications infrastructure, governmental regulation of the telecommunications industries and other risks associated with operating in Russia and the CIS, volatility of stock price, financial risk management and future growth subject to risks.

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Ad-Hoc Noticehttp://www.mtsgsm.com/news/rss/2017-11-20-1161672017-11-20T00:00:00Moscow, Russian Federation – MTS PJSC (“MTS” – NYSE: MBT; MOEX: MTSS), the leading telecommunications provider in Russia and the CIS, announces that it has paid semi-annual dividends based on H1 2017 financial results.116167The dividend for H1 2017 amounted to RUB 20.8 bln or RUB 10.4 per ordinary MTS share (RUB 20.8 per ADR). MTS paid the dividends based on H1 2017 financial results in the amount of RUB 14.2 bln. Dividends were not paid to Sistema PJSFC in the amount of RUB 6.6 bln due to the suspension of its rights to receive income on the arrested securities of MTS PJSC based on the Enforcement Ordinance in relation to Sistema PJSFC dated from June 26, 2017.

The total amount of dividends reached RUB 52.0 bln, or RUB 26 per share, for 2017 calendar year. As a result, MTS has fulfilled the target of RUB 25.0-26.0 per ordinary share (RUB 50.0-52.0 per ADR) that was set under the dividend policy in April 2016.

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For further information, please contact in Moscow:

Joshua B. Tulgan
Director, Department of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations
Mobile TeleSystems PJSC
Tel: +7 495 223 2025
E-mail: ir@mts.ru

Learn more about MTS. Visit the official blog of the Investor Relations Department at www.mtsgsm.com/blog/

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Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (“MTS” - NYSE:MBT; MOEX:MTSS), the leading telecommunications group in Russia and the CIS, provides a range of mobile and fixed-line communications services. We serve over 100 million mobile subscribers in Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Turkmenistan, and Belarus, and about 9 million customers of fixed-line services, including fixed voice, broadband internet, and pay-TV. To keep pace with evolving customer demand, MTS is redefining what telecommunications services are by offering innovative products beyond its core network-related businesses in various tech segments, including Big Data, financial and banking services, internet of things, OTT, cloud computing, systems integration and e-commerce. We leverage our market-leading retail network as a platform for customer services and sales of devices and accessories. For more information, please visit: www.mtsgsm.com.

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Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of MTS, as defined in the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify forward looking statements by terms such as “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “will,” “could,” “may” or “might,” and the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially. We do not undertake or intend to update these statements to reflect events and circumstances occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. We refer you to the documents MTS files from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the Company’s most recent Form 20-F. These documents contain and identify important factors, including those contained in the section captioned “Risk Factors” that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, the severity and duration of current economic and financial conditions, including volatility in interest and exchange rates, commodity and equity prices and the value of financial assets; the impact of Russian, U.S. and other foreign government programs to restore liquidity and stimulate national and global economies, our ability to maintain our current credit rating and the impact on our funding costs and competitive position if we do not do so, strategic actions, including acquisitions and dispositions and our success in integrating acquired businesses, potential fluctuations in quarterly results, our competitive environment, dependence on new service development and tariff structures, rapid technological and market change, acquisition strategy, risks associated with telecommunications infrastructure, governmental regulation of the telecommunications industries and other risks associated with operating in Russia and the CIS, volatility of stock price, financial risk management and future growth subject to risks.

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Mobile TeleSystems Announces Financial Results for the Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2017http://www.mtsgsm.com/news/rss/2017-11-14-1161532017-11-14T00:00:00Moscow, Russian Federation – MTS PJSC (“MTS” - NYSE: MBT; MOEX: MTSS), the leading telecommunications provider in Russia and the CIS, today announces its unaudited IFRS financial results for the three months ended September 30, 2017.116153

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Report on Shares Acquired From Sistema Financehttp://www.mtsgsm.com/news/rss/2017-11-10-1161472017-11-10T00:00:00Moscow, Russian Federation – MTS PJSC (“MTS” – NYSE: MBT; MOEX: MTSS), the leading telecommunications provider in Russia and the CIS, announces that Stream Digital LLC, the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, purchased 8,138,237 shares of common stock from Sistema Finance S.A. (“Sistema Finance”), a Luxembourg-based subsidiary of the Company’s majority shareholder Sistema PJSFC. The shares represent 0.41% of share capital issued by MTS. The amount of the transaction totaled RUB 2,298.4 mln.116147Stream Digital LLC acquired the shares of common stock from Sistema Finance under a sale and purchase agrément concluded prior to the launch of MTS’s Repurchase Plan under Rule 10b5-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Rule 10b-18 of the Exchange Act. The agreement stipulates that Stream Digital acquire a number of shares from Sistema Finance proportional to the number of MTS shares of common stock (including shares of common stock represented by ADSs) Stream Digital acquires through the open market repurchase, such that Sistema’s (together with its affiliated entities) aggregate percentage ownership and voting power in the Company remained substantially equal to its ownership as at the date of the commencement of the Repurchase Plan on September 6, 2017.

Under Russian legislation, MTS is required to disclose any own shares acquired by the Company or any of its subsidiaries. MTS will fully disclose the aggregate number of shares acquired during the period, what this represents in MTS’ share capital, as well as price paid, during its next quarterly disclosure.

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For further information, please contact in Moscow:

Joshua B. Tulgan
Director, Department of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations
Mobile TeleSystems PJSC
Tel: +7 495 223 2025
E-mail: ir@mts.ru

Learn more about MTS. Visit the official blog of the Investor Relations Department at www.mtsgsm.com/blog/

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Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (“MTS” - NYSE:MBT; MOEX:MTSS), the leading telecommunications group in Russia and the CIS, provides a range of mobile and fixed-line communications services. We serve over 100 million mobile subscribers in Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Turkmenistan, and Belarus, and about 9 million customers of fixed-line services, including fixed voice, broadband internet, and pay-TV. To keep pace with evolving customer demand, MTS is redefining what telecommunications services are by offering innovative products beyond its core network-related businesses in various tech segments, including Big Data, financial and banking services, internet of things, OTT, cloud computing, systems integration and e-commerce. We leverage our market-leading retail network as a platform for customer services and sales of devices and accessories. For more information, please visit: www.mtsgsm.com.

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Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of MTS, as defined in the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify forward looking statements by terms such as “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “will,” “could,” “may” or “might,” and the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially. We do not undertake or intend to update these statements to reflect events and circumstances occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. We refer you to the documents MTS files from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the Company’s most recent Form 20-F. These documents contain and identify important factors, including those contained in the section captioned “Risk Factors” that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, the severity and duration of current economic and financial conditions, including volatility in interest and exchange rates, commodity and equity prices and the value of financial assets; the impact of Russian, U.S. and other foreign government programs to restore liquidity and stimulate national and global economies, our ability to maintain our current credit rating and the impact on our funding costs and competitive position if we do not do so, strategic actions, including acquisitions and dispositions and our success in integrating acquired businesses, potential fluctuations in quarterly results, our competitive environment, dependence on new service development and tariff structures, rapid technological and market change, acquisition strategy, risks associated with telecommunications infrastructure, governmental regulation of the telecommunications industries and other risks associated with operating in Russia and the CIS, volatility of stock price, financial risk management and future growth subject to risks.

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Report on Series 08 Bond Repurchasehttp://www.mtsgsm.com/news/rss/2017-11-09-1161462017-11-09T00:00:00Moscow, Russian Federation – MTS PJSC (“MTS” – NYSE: MBT; MOEX: MTSS), the leading telecommunications provider in Russia and the CIS, announces the repurchase of 1,399,626 series 08 ruble-denominated bond ("the bond") in the amount of RUB 1.4 bln. MTS set a new 7.5% coupon rate for the coupon payments to be made in November, 2018.116146The RUB 15 billion series 08 ruble-denominated bond was issued in 2010. The coupon was to be paid at the rate of 8.15% in 5 years. On November 12, 2015 MTS set a new coupon rate at 10.75% with a one-year put option. On November 10, 2016 MTS changed the coupon rate to 9.25% coupon rate with a one-year put option.

Gazprombank, one of the Lead Arrangers of the bond, acted as the Repurchase Agent.

The bond is included in the 1st level quotation list on the Moscow Exchange.

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For further information, please contact in Moscow:

Joshua B. Tulgan
Director, Department of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations
Mobile TeleSystems PJSC
Tel: +7 495 223 2025
E-mail: ir@mts.ru

Learn more about MTS. Visit the official blog of the Investor Relations Department at www.mtsgsm.com/blog/

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Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (“MTS” - NYSE:MBT; MOEX:MTSS), the leading telecommunications group in Russia and the CIS, provides a range of mobile and fixed-line communications services. We serve over 100 million mobile subscribers in Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Turkmenistan, and Belarus, and about 9 million customers of fixed-line services, including fixed voice, broadband internet, and pay-TV. To keep pace with evolving customer demand, MTS is redefining what telecommunications services are by offering innovative products beyond its core network-related businesses in various tech segments, including Big Data, financial and banking services, internet of things, OTT, cloud computing, systems integration and e-commerce. We leverage our market-leading retail network as a platform for customer services and sales of devices and accessories. For more information, please visit: www.mtsgsm.com.

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Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of MTS, as defined in the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify forward looking statements by terms such as “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “will,” “could,” “may” or “might,” and the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially. We do not undertake or intend to update these statements to reflect events and circumstances occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. We refer you to the documents MTS files from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the Company’s most recent Form 20-F. These documents contain and identify important factors, including those contained in the section captioned “Risk Factors” that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, the severity and duration of current economic and financial conditions, including volatility in interest and exchange rates, commodity and equity prices and the value of financial assets; the impact of Russian, U.S. and other foreign government programs to restore liquidity and stimulate national and global economies, our ability to maintain our current credit rating and the impact on our funding costs and competitive position if we do not do so, strategic actions, including acquisitions and dispositions and our success in integrating acquired businesses, potential fluctuations in quarterly results, our competitive environment, dependence on new service development and tariff structures, rapid technological and market change, acquisition strategy, risks associated with telecommunications infrastructure, governmental regulation of the telecommunications industries and other risks associated with operating in Russia and the CIS, volatility of stock price, financial risk management and future growth subject to risks.

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Report on Shares Acquired under Share Repurchase Planhttp://www.mtsgsm.com/news/rss/2017-11-08-1161432017-11-08T00:00:00Moscow, Russian Federation – MTS PJSC (“MTS” – NYSE: MBT; MOEX: MTSS), the leading telecommunications provider in Russia and the CIS, announces that Stream Digital, LLC, the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, recently acquired 1,398,180 MTS shares of Common Stock (including shares of Common Stock represented by ADSs) representing 0.07% of share capital issued by MTS. Stream Digital, LLC purchased MTS shares of Common Stock (including shares of Common Stock represented by ADSs) under the Repurchase Plan announced on September 6, 2017.116143Under Russian legislation, MTS is required to disclose any shares acquired by the Company or any of its subsidiaries. MTS will fully disclose the aggregate number of shares acquired during the period, what this represents in MTS’ share capital, as well as price paid, during its next quarterly disclosure.

Since the launch of the Repurchase Plan on September 6, 2017, Stream Digital has acquired 25,639,087 shares of Common Stock (including shares of Common Stock represented by ADSs) representing 1.28% of share capital issued by MTS. This includes shares of Common Stock acquired from Sistema Finance under a sale and purchase agreement concluded prior to the launch of the Repurchase Plan.

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For further information, please contact in Moscow:

Joshua B. Tulgan
Director, Department of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations
Mobile TeleSystems PJSC
Tel: +7 495 223 2025
E-mail: ir@mts.ru

Learn more about MTS. Visit the official blog of the Investor Relations Department at www.mtsgsm.com/blog/

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Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (“MTS” - NYSE:MBT; MOEX:MTSS), the leading telecommunications group in Russia and the CIS, provides a range of mobile and fixed-line communications services. We serve over 100 million mobile subscribers in Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Turkmenistan, and Belarus, and about 9 million customers of fixed-line services, including fixed voice, broadband internet, and pay-TV. To keep pace with evolving customer demand, MTS is redefining what telecommunications services are by offering innovative products beyond its core network-related businesses in various tech segments, including Big Data, financial and banking services, internet of things, OTT, cloud computing, systems integration and e-commerce. We leverage our market-leading retail network as a platform for customer services and sales of devices and accessories. For more information, please visit: www.mtsgsm.com.

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Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of MTS, as defined in the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify forward looking statements by terms such as “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “will,” “could,” “may” or “might,” and the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially. We do not undertake or intend to update these statements to reflect events and circumstances occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. We refer you to the documents MTS files from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the Company’s most recent Form 20-F. These documents contain and identify important factors, including those contained in the section captioned “Risk Factors” that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, the severity and duration of current economic and financial conditions, including volatility in interest and exchange rates, commodity and equity prices and the value of financial assets; the impact of Russian, U.S. and other foreign government programs to restore liquidity and stimulate national and global economies, our ability to maintain our current credit rating and the impact on our funding costs and competitive position if we do not do so, strategic actions, including acquisitions and dispositions and our success in integrating acquired businesses, potential fluctuations in quarterly results, our competitive environment, dependence on new service development and tariff structures, rapid technological and market change, acquisition strategy, risks associated with telecommunications infrastructure, governmental regulation of the telecommunications industries and other risks associated with operating in Russia and the CIS, volatility of stock price, financial risk management and future growth subject to risks.

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Third Quarter 2017 Financial and Operating Results Announcement and Conference Callhttp://www.mtsgsm.com/news/rss/2017-11-02-1161302017-11-02T00:00:00The management of MTS will be holding a conference call to discuss the Company’s Third Quarter 2017 Financial and Operating Results on November 14, 2017.116130The conference call will start at:

18:00 MSK (Moscow)
15:00 GMT (London)
10:00 EST (New York)

To take part in the conference call, please dial one of the following telephone numbers and quote the confirmation code: 20474780#

From Russia: +7 495 221 6523 (Local access)
8-10-8002-0414011 (Toll free)

From the UK: +44 203 0432 440 (Local access)
0 800 358 6377 (Toll free)

From the US: + 1 877 887 4163

The conference call will also be available at: http://www.audio-webcast.com/cgi-bin/visitors.ssp?fn=visitor&id=5089

The earnings release will be posted at approximately 15:00 MSK/13:00 GMT at: http://www.mtsgsm.com/news/reports/.

A replay of the conference call will be available for ten days on the above-mentioned telephone numbers.

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For further information, please contact in Moscow:

Joshua B. Tulgan
Director, Department of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations
Mobile TeleSystems PJSC
Tel: +7 495 223 2025
E-mail: ir@mts.ru

Learn more about MTS. Visit the official blog of the Investor Relations Department at www.mtsgsm.com/blog/

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Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (“MTS” - NYSE:MBT; MOEX:MTSS), the leading telecommunications group in Russia and the CIS, provides a range of mobile and fixed-line communications services. We serve about 110 million mobile subscribers in Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Turkmenistan, and Belarus, and about 9 million customers of fixed-line services, that include fixed voice, broadband internet, and pay-TV. To keep pace with evolving customer demand, MTS is redefining what telecommunications services are by offering innovative products beyond its core network-related businesses in various tech segments, including Big Data, financial and banking services, internet of things, OTT, cloud computing, systems integration and e-commerce. We leverage our market-leading retail network as a platform for customer services and sales of devices and accessories. For more information, please visit: www.mtsgsm.com.

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Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of MTS, as defined in the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify forward looking statements by terms such as “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “will,” “could,” “may” or “might,” and the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially. We do not undertake or intend to update these statements to reflect events and circumstances occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. We refer you to the documents MTS files from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the Company’s most recent Form 20-F. These documents contain and identify important factors, including those contained in the section captioned “Risk Factors” that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, the severity and duration of current economic and financial conditions, including volatility in interest and exchange rates, commodity and equity prices and the value of financial assets; the impact of Russian, U.S. and other foreign government programs to restore liquidity and stimulate national and global economies, our ability to maintain our current credit rating and the impact on our funding costs and competitive position if we do not do so, strategic actions, including acquisitions and dispositions and our success in integrating acquired businesses, potential fluctuations in quarterly results, our competitive environment, dependence on new service development and tariff structures, rapid technological and market change, acquisition strategy, risks associated with telecommunications infrastructure, governmental regulation of the telecommunications industries and other risks associated with operating in Russia and the CIS, volatility of stock price, financial risk management and future growth subject to risks.

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MTS PJSC Issued RUB 15 bln Exchange-traded Series 001P-03 Bondshttp://www.mtsgsm.com/news/rss/2017-11-01-1161292017-11-01T00:00:00Moscow, Russian Federation – MTS PJSC (“MTS” – NYSE: MBT; MOEX: MTSS), the leading telecommunications provider in Russia and the CIS, announces that it successfully issued RUB 15 bln exchange-traded bonds with a maturity of 5 years and 7.70% coupon on the Moscow Exchange (MOEX). The nominal price of the bonds is set at RUB 1,000, the coupon period - 182 days, the price of placement – 100% of nominal value.116129The initial range for the coupon was set at 7.85-8.00%. Due to strong demand for the issue among investors, MTS was able to set the rate for the first coupon at 7.70%. Book-building took place on November 1, 2017. The technical placement of bonds will be held on November 9, 2017 on the MOEX.

Lead arrangers of bonds are Gazprombank and Sberbank CIB.

MTS intends to use the funds to further optimize its debt portfolio and general corporate purposes.

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For further information, please contact in Moscow:

Joshua B. Tulgan
Director, Department of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations
Mobile TeleSystems PJSC
Tel: +7 495 223 2025
E-mail: ir@mts.ru

Learn more about MTS. Visit the official blog of the Investor Relations Department at www.mtsgsm.com/blog/

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Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (“MTS” - NYSE:MBT; MOEX:MTSS), the leading telecommunications group in Russia and the CIS, provides a range of mobile and fixed-line communications services. We serve over 100 million mobile subscribers in Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Turkmenistan, and Belarus, and about 9 million customers of fixed-line services, including fixed voice, broadband internet, and pay-TV. To keep pace with evolving customer demand, MTS is redefining what telecommunications services are by offering innovative products beyond its core network-related businesses in various tech segments, including Big Data, financial and banking services, internet of things, OTT, cloud computing, systems integration and e-commerce. We leverage our market-leading retail network as a platform for customer services and sales of devices and accessories. For more information, please visit: www.mtsgsm.com.

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Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of MTS, as defined in the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify forward looking statements by terms such as “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “will,” “could,” “may” or “might,” and the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially. We do not undertake or intend to update these statements to reflect events and circumstances occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. We refer you to the documents MTS files from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the Company’s most recent Form 20-F. These documents contain and identify important factors, including those contained in the section captioned “Risk Factors” that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, the severity and duration of current economic and financial conditions, including volatility in interest and exchange rates, commodity and equity prices and the value of financial assets; the impact of Russian, U.S. and other foreign government programs to restore liquidity and stimulate national and global economies, our ability to maintain our current credit rating and the impact on our funding costs and competitive position if we do not do so, strategic actions, including acquisitions and dispositions and our success in integrating acquired businesses, potential fluctuations in quarterly results, our competitive environment, dependence on new service development and tariff structures, rapid technological and market change, acquisition strategy, risks associated with telecommunications infrastructure, governmental regulation of the telecommunications industries and other risks associated with operating in Russia and the CIS, volatility of stock price, financial risk management and future growth subject to risks.

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Report on Shares Acquired under Share Repurchase Planhttp://www.mtsgsm.com/news/rss/2017-11-01-1161282017-11-01T00:00:00Moscow, Russian Federation – MTS PJSC (“MTS” – NYSE: MBT; MOEX: MTSS), the leading telecommunications provider in Russia and the CIS, announces that Stream Digital, LLC, the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary, recently acquired 1,772,750 MTS shares of Common Stock (including shares of Common Stock represented by ADSs) representing 0.09% of share capital issued by MTS. Stream Digital, LLC purchased MTS shares of Common Stock (including shares of Common Stock represented by ADSs) under the Repurchase Plan announced on September 6, 2017.116128Under Russian legislation, MTS is required to disclose any shares acquired by the Company or any of its subsidiaries. MTS will fully disclose the aggregate number of shares acquired during the period, what this represents in MTS’ share capital, as well as price paid, during its next quarterly disclosure.

Since the launch of the Repurchase Plan on September 6, 2017, Stream Digital has acquired 24,240,907 shares of Common Stock (including shares of Common Stock represented by ADSs) representing 1.21% of share capital issued by MTS. This includes shares of Common Stock acquired from Sistema Finance under a sale and purchase agreement concluded prior to the launch of the Repurchase Plan.

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For further information, please contact in Moscow:

Joshua B. Tulgan
Director, Department of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations
Mobile TeleSystems PJSC
Tel: +7 495 223 2025
E-mail: ir@mts.ru

Learn more about MTS. Visit the official blog of the Investor Relations Department at www.mtsgsm.com/blog/

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Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (“MTS” - NYSE:MBT; MOEX:MTSS), the leading telecommunications group in Russia and the CIS, provides a range of mobile and fixed-line communications services. We serve over 100 million mobile subscribers in Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Turkmenistan, and Belarus, and about 9 million customers of fixed-line services, including fixed voice, broadband internet, and pay-TV. To keep pace with evolving customer demand, MTS is redefining what telecommunications services are by offering innovative products beyond its core network-related businesses in various tech segments, including Big Data, financial and banking services, internet of things, OTT, cloud computing, systems integration and e-commerce. We leverage our market-leading retail network as a platform for customer services and sales of devices and accessories. For more information, please visit: www.mtsgsm.com.

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Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of MTS, as defined in the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify forward looking statements by terms such as “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “will,” “could,” “may” or “might,” and the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially. We do not undertake or intend to update these statements to reflect events and circumstances occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. We refer you to the documents MTS files from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the Company’s most recent Form 20-F. These documents contain and identify important factors, including those contained in the section captioned “Risk Factors” that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, the severity and duration of current economic and financial conditions, including volatility in interest and exchange rates, commodity and equity prices and the value of financial assets; the impact of Russian, U.S. and other foreign government programs to restore liquidity and stimulate national and global economies, our ability to maintain our current credit rating and the impact on our funding costs and competitive position if we do not do so, strategic actions, including acquisitions and dispositions and our success in integrating acquired businesses, potential fluctuations in quarterly results, our competitive environment, dependence on new service development and tariff structures, rapid technological and market change, acquisition strategy, risks associated with telecommunications infrastructure, governmental regulation of the telecommunications industries and other risks associated with operating in Russia and the CIS, volatility of stock price, financial risk management and future growth subject to risks.

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Announcement of Final Results Of Tender Offerhttp://www.mtsgsm.com/news/rss/2016-12-15-1051362016-12-15T00:00:00105136Mobile TeleSystems Public Joint Stock Company (the “Company”)

Announcement of Final Results Of Tender Offer

NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN OR INTO AUSTRALIA, CANADA OR JAPAN

On October 31, 2016, the Company announced details of a tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) to return cash of up to RUB 4,934,527,300/US$78,276,131 to its Holders of shares of Common Stock and ADS Holders (“Shareholders”) and that an Offer to Purchase (the “Offer to Purchase”), containing the terms and Conditions of the Tender Offer, was being published on October 31, 2016, as amended by announcement on November 14, 2016. The Company announced today the final results of the Tender Offer, which expired at 10:00 a.m. (Moscow time) on December 1, 2016 for Common Stock and at 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on November 30, 2016 for ADSs.

Based on the final count by the Common Stock Tender Agent and the ADS Tender Agent, respectively, a total of 1,509,914 shares of Common Stock (including shares of Common Stock represented by ADSs) were properly tendered and not withdrawn by Shareholders. In accordance with the terms and Conditions of the Tender Offer and based on the final count by the Common Stock Tender Agent and the ADS Tender Agent, respectively, the Offeror accepted for purchase a total of 1,509,914 shares of Common Stock (including shares of Common Stock represented by ADSs) at a price per share of Common Stock (referred to as the “Strike Price”) of RUB 229.0 per share of Common Stock, for a total cost of RUB 345,770,306. These shares of Common Stock (including shares of Common Stock represented by ADSs) represented approximately 0.08% of the Company’s Issued Share Capital as of September 30, 2016. Since the Tender Offer was not fully subscribed, no proration was required and all shares of Common Stock (including shares of Common Stock represented by ADSs) properly tendered and not withdrawn were accepted for purchase at the Strike Price.

As described in the Offer to Purchase, in connection with the Tender Offer, the Offeror and Sistema (the Company's majority shareholder) entered into the Sistema Purchase Agreement pursuant to which Sistema agreed not to tender and sell any shares in the Tender Offer and instead agreed to sell to the Offeror, following completion of the Tender
Offer, a pro rata number of shares of Common Stock based on the number of shares tendered in the Tender Offer, such that Sistema's (together with its affiliated entities') aggregate percentage ownership and voting power in the Company after the Tender Offer would be substantially equal to Sistema's ownership and voting power as at the date of the commencement of the Tender Offer. Based on the initial amount of the shares of Common Stock (including shares of Common Stock represented by ADSs) tendered in the Tender Offer, the Offeror will purchase 1,550,495 shares of Common Stock from Sistema under the Sistema Purchase Agreement for an aggregate purchase price of RUB 355,063,355. As such, the Offeror will purchase a total of 3,060,409 shares of Common Stock through the Tender Offer and under the Sistema Purchase Agreement at the Strike Price of RUB 229.0 per share, for a total cost of RUB 700,833,661. These shares of Common Stock (including shares of Common Stock represented by ADSs) represented approximately 0.15% of the Company’s Issued Share Capital as of September 30, 2016. The closing of the purchase under the Sistema Purchase Agreement is subject to customary conditions and will occur no earlier than on the eleventh business day and no later than the twenty-first business day following the expiration of the Tender Offer.

Capitalised terms used in this announcement shall have the same meaning ascribed to them in the Offer to Purchase published by the Company on October 31, 2016.

Cautionary Statement

This announcement contains (or may contain) certain forward-looking statements with respect to the Company’s current expectations and projections about future events. These statements, which sometimes use, but are not limited to, words such as ‘anticipate’, ‘believe’, ‘intend’, ‘estimate’, ‘expect’ and words of similar meaning, reflect the directors’ beliefs and expectations and involve a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results and performance to differ materially from any expected future results or performance expressed or implied by the forward-looking statement. Statements contained in this announcement regarding past trends or activities should not be taken as a representation that such trends or activities will continue in the future. The information contained in this announcement is subject to change without notice and, except as required by applicable law, neither the Company, the Offeror, nor Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC assumes any responsibility or obligation to update publicly or review any of the forward-looking statements contained herein. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this announcement.

This announcement is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell shares of Common Stock (including shares of Common Stock represented by ADSs). The Tender Offer is made only pursuant to the Offer to Purchase, the related Common Stock Letter of Transmittal with respect to the shares of Common Stock and the related ADS Letter of Transmittal with respect to the ADSs. The Tender Offer is not being made, directly or indirectly, in or into, or by use of the mails of, or by other means (including, without limitation, facsimile transmission, email, telex and telephone), or via any facilities of a national securities exchange of Australia, Canada, Japan or any other jurisdiction where the making of the Tender Offer into or inside such jurisdiction would constitute violation of the laws of such jurisdiction.

Neither the SEC nor any US state securities commission has approved or disapproved of this transaction or passed upon the merits of fairness of such transaction or passed upon the adequacy of the information contained in this announcement or in the Offer to Purchase. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offence.

The information contained in this notice and in the Offer to Purchase is addressed exclusively to the Shareholders. Neither this notice, nor the Offer to Purchase nor the Tender Offer described therein nor any information contained herein constitute an offer (“Offerta”) pursuant to Russian law, or an advertisement, or an offer of securities to an unlimited number of persons within or outside the territory of the Russian Federation, or voluntary tender offer or mandatory tender offer under Russian law. Neither this notice, nor the Offer to Purchase, nor the Tender Offer described therein constitute or are intended for placement or public circulation or securities of foreign issuers in the Russian Federation. Furthermore neither this notice, nor the Offer to Purchase constitute an auction under the Laws of the Russian Federation and provisions of articles 447 — 449 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation do not apply to the Tender Offer. ADSs, to which the Tender Offer relates, are neither registered in the Russian Federation not admitted to placement, public placement or public circulation in the Russian Federation in accordance with Article 51 of the Russian Federal law No. 39-FZ “On the Securities Market”, dated April 22, 1996 (as amended) (the “Securities Market Law”). The Tender and purchase of ADSs will be carried our exclusively in accordance with the procedures set for the in the Offer to Purchase. Any information in the Offer to Purchase and related documents in respect of ADSs is addressed in the Russian Federation solely to persons who are “qualified investors’ as defined in the Securities Market Law.

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For further information, please contact in Moscow:

Joshua B. Tulgan
Director, Department of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations
Mobile TeleSystems PJSC
Tel: +7 495 223 2025
E-mail: ir@mts.ru

Learn more about MTS. Visit the official blog of the Investor Relations Department at www.mtsgsm.com/blog/

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Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (“MTS” - NYSE:MBT; MOEX:MTSS) is the leading telecommunications group in Russia and the CIS. We provide wireless Internet access and fixed voice, broadband and pay-TV to over 100 million customers who value high quality of service at a competitive price. Our wireless and fixed-line networks deliver best-in-class speeds and coverage throughout Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Belarus. To keep pace with evolving customer demand, we continue to grow through innovative products, investments in our market-leading retail platform, mobile payment services, e-commerce and IT solutions. For more information, please visit: www.mtsgsm.com.

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Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of MTS, as defined in the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify forward looking statements by terms such as “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “will,” “could,” “may” or “might,” and the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially. We do not undertake or intend to update these statements to reflect events and circumstances occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. We refer you to the documents MTS files from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the Company’s most recent Form 20-F. These documents contain and identify important factors, including those contained in the section captioned “Risk Factors” that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, the severity and duration of current economic and financial conditions, including volatility in interest and exchange rates, commodity and equity prices and the value of financial assets; the impact of Russian, U.S. and other foreign government programs to restore liquidity and stimulate national and global economies, our ability to maintain our current credit rating and the impact on our funding costs and competitive position if we do not do so, strategic actions, including acquisitions and dispositions and our success in integrating acquired businesses, potential fluctuations in quarterly results, our competitive environment, dependence on new service development and tariff structures, rapid technological and market change, acquisition strategy, risks associated with telecommunications infrastructure, governmental regulation of the telecommunications industries and other risks associated with operating in Russia and the CIS, volatility of stock price, financial risk management and future growth subject to risks.

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Announcement of Preliminary Results of Tender Offerhttp://www.mtsgsm.com/news/rss/2016-12-01-1051182016-12-01T00:00:00105118Mobile TeleSystems Public Joint Stock Company (the “Company”)

ANNOUNCEMENT OF PRELIMINARY RESULTS OF TENDER OFFER

NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN OR INTO AUSTRALIA, CANADA OR JAPAN

On October 31, 2016, the Company announced details of a tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) to return cash of up to RUB 4,934,527,300/US$78,276,131 to its Holders of shares of Common Stock and ADS Holders (“Shareholders”) and that an Offer to Purchase (the “Offer to Purchase”), containing the terms and Conditions of the Tender Offer, was being published on October 31, 2016, as amended by announcement on November 14, 2016. The Company announced today the preliminary results of the Tender Offer, which expired at 10:00 a.m. (Moscow time) on December 1, 2016 for Common Stock and at 5:00 p.m. (New York City time) on November 30, 2016 for ADSs.

Based on the preliminary count by the Common Stock Tender Agent and the ADS Tender Agent, respectively, a total of 1,510,414 shares of Common Stock (including shares of Common Stock represented by ADSs) were properly tendered and not withdrawn by Shareholders. The Tender Offer was not fully subscribed. In accordance with the terms and Conditions of the Tender Offer and based on the preliminary count by the Common Stock Tender Agent and the ADS Tender Agent, respectively, the Offeror expects to accept for purchase a total of 1,510,414 shares of Common Stock (including shares of Common Stock represented by ADSs) at a price per share of Common Stock (referred to as the “Strike Price”) of RUB 229.0 per share of Common Stock, for a total cost of RUB 345,884,806. These shares of Common Stock (including shares of Common Stock represented by ADSs) represented approximately 0.08% of the Company’s Issued Share Capital as of September 30, 2016.

As described in the Offer to Purchase, in connection with the Tender Offer, the Offeror and Sistema (the Company's majority shareholder) entered into the Sistema Purchase Agreement pursuant to which Sistema agreed not to tender and sell any shares in the Tender Offer and instead agreed to sell to the Offeror, following completion of the Tender

Offer, a pro rata number of shares of Common Stock based on the number of shares that the Offeror purchases in the Tender Offer, such that Sistema's (together with its affiliated entities') aggregate percentage ownership and voting power in the Company after the Tender Offer would be substantially equal to Sistema's ownership and voting power as at the date of the commencement of the Tender Offer. Based on the 1,510,414 shares of Common Stock (including shares of Common Stock represented by ADSs) the Offeror expects to purchase in the Tender Offer, the Offeror expects to purchase 1,550,495 shares of Common Stock from Sistema under the Sistema Purchase Agreement for an aggregate purchase price of RUB 355,063,355. As such, the Offeror expects to purchase a total of 3,060,909 shares of Common Stock through the Tender Offer and under the Sistema Purchase Agreement at the Strike Price of RUB 229.0 per share, for a total cost of RUB 700,948,161. These shares of Common Stock (including shares of Common Stock represented by ADSs) represented approximately 0.15% of the Company’s Issued Share Capital as of September 30, 2016.

The number of shares of Common Stock (including shares of Common Stock represented by ADSs) expected to be purchased in the Tender Offer and under the Sistema Purchase Agreement and the Strike Price are preliminary and subject to change. The preliminary information contained in this announcement is subject to final confirmation by the Common Stock Tender Agent and the ADS Tender Agent and is based on the assumption that all shares of Common Stock tendered will be delivered within the settlement period as set out in the Offer to Purchase. The final number of shares of Common Stock (including shares of Common Stock represented by ADSs) to be purchased in the Tender Offer, the final Strike Price per share and the number of shares of Common Stock expected to be purchased under the Sistema Purchase Agreement will be announced following the expiration of the settlement period as described in the Offer to Purchase and completion by the Common Stock Tender Agent and the ADS Tender Agent of their respective confirmation process. Payment for the shares of Common Stock (including shares of Common Stock represented by ADSs) accepted for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offer, and the return of all other shares of Common Stock (including shares of Common Stock represented by ADSs) tendered and not purchased, will occur thereafter as set out in the Offer to Purchase. The closing of the purchase under the Sistema Purchase Agreement is subject to customary conditions and will occur no earlier than on the eleventh business day and no later than the twenty-first business day following the expiration of the Tender Offer.

Capitalised terms used in this announcement shall have the same meaning ascribed to them in the Offer to Purchase published by the Company on October 31, 2016.

Cautionary Statement

This announcement contains (or may contain) certain forward-looking statements with respect to the Company’s current expectations and projections about future events. These statements, which sometimes use, but are not limited to, words such as ‘anticipate’, ‘believe’, ‘intend’, ‘estimate’, ‘expect’ and words of similar meaning, reflect the directors’ beliefs and expectations and involve a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results and performance to differ materially from any expected future results or performance expressed or implied by the forward-looking statement. Statements contained in this announcement regarding past trends or activities should not be taken as a representation that such trends or activities will continue in the future. The information contained in this announcement is subject to change without notice and, except as required by applicable law, neither the Company, the Offeror, nor Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC assumes any responsibility or obligation to update publicly or review any of the forward-looking statements contained herein. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this announcement.

This announcement is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell shares of Common Stock (including shares of Common Stock represented by ADSs). The Tender Offer is made only pursuant to the Offer to Purchase, the related Common Stock Letter of Transmittal with respect to the shares of Common Stock and the related ADS Letter of Transmittal with respect to the ADSs. The Tender Offer is not being made, directly or indirectly, in or into, or by use of the mails of, or by other means (including, without limitation, facsimile transmission, email, telex and telephone), or via any facilities of a national securities exchange of Australia, Canada, Japan or any other jurisdiction where the making of the Tender Offer into or inside such jurisdiction would constitute violation of the laws of such jurisdiction.

Neither the SEC nor any US state securities commission has approved or disapproved of this transaction or passed upon the merits of fairness of such transaction or passed upon the adequacy of the information contained in this announcement or in the Offer to Purchase. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offence.

The information contained in this notice and in the Offer to Purchase is addressed exclusively to the Shareholders. Neither this notice, nor the Offer to Purchase nor the Tender Offer described therein nor any information contained herein constitute an offer (“Offerta”) pursuant to Russian law, or an advertisement, or an offer of securities to an unlimited number of persons within or outside the territory of the Russian Federation, or voluntary tender offer or mandatory tender offer under Russian law. Neither this notice, nor the Offer to Purchase, nor the Tender Offer described therein constitute or are intended for placement or public circulation or securities of foreign issuers in the Russian Federation. Furthermore neither this notice, nor the Offer to Purchase constitute an auction under the Laws of the Russian Federation and provisions of articles 447 — 449 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation do not apply to the Tender Offer. ADSs, to which the Tender Offer relates, are neither registered in the Russian Federation not admitted to placement, public placement or public circulation in the Russian Federation in accordance with Article 51 of the Russian Federal law No. 39-FZ “On the Securities Market”, dated April 22, 1996 (as amended) (the “Securities Market Law”). The Tender and purchase of ADSs will be carried our exclusively in accordance with the procedures set for the in the Offer to Purchase. Any information in the Offer to Purchase and related documents in respect of ADSs is addressed in the Russian Federation solely to persons who are “qualified investors’ as defined in the Securities Market Law.

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For further information, please contact in Moscow:

Joshua B. Tulgan
Director, Department of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations
Mobile TeleSystems PJSC
Tel: +7 495 223 2025
E-mail: ir@mts.ru

Learn more about MTS. Visit the official blog of the Investor Relations Department at www.mtsgsm.com/blog/

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Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (“MTS” - NYSE:MBT; MOEX:MTSS) is the leading telecommunications group in Russia and the CIS. We provide wireless Internet access and fixed voice, broadband and pay-TV to over 100 million customers who value high quality of service at a competitive price. Our wireless and fixed-line networks deliver best-in-class speeds and coverage throughout Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Belarus. To keep pace with evolving customer demand, we continue to grow through innovative products, investments in our market-leading retail platform, mobile payment services, e-commerce and IT solutions. For more information, please visit: www.mtsgsm.com.

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Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of MTS, as defined in the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify forward looking statements by terms such as “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “will,” “could,” “may” or “might,” and the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially. We do not undertake or intend to update these statements to reflect events and circumstances occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. We refer you to the documents MTS files from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the Company’s most recent Form 20-F. These documents contain and identify important factors, including those contained in the section captioned “Risk Factors” that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, the severity and duration of current economic and financial conditions, including volatility in interest and exchange rates, commodity and equity prices and the value of financial assets; the impact of Russian, U.S. and other foreign government programs to restore liquidity and stimulate national and global economies, our ability to maintain our current credit rating and the impact on our funding costs and competitive position if we do not do so, strategic actions, including acquisitions and dispositions and our success in integrating acquired businesses, potential fluctuations in quarterly results, our competitive environment, dependence on new service development and tariff structures, rapid technological and market change, acquisition strategy, risks associated with telecommunications infrastructure, governmental regulation of the telecommunications industries and other risks associated with operating in Russia and the CIS, volatility of stock price, financial risk management and future growth subject to risks.

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Ad-Hoc Noticehttp://www.mtsgsm.com/news/rss/2016-11-21-1050892016-11-21T00:00:00Moscow, Russian Federation – Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (“MTS” or the “Company” – NYSE: MBT; MOEX: MTSS), the leading telecommunications provider in Russia and the CIS, announces the completion of its dividend payments for the H1 2016 financial results.105089The dividend for H1 2016 amounted to RUB 24.0 bln or RUB 11.99 per ordinary MTS share (RUB 23.98 per ADR). In August 2016, MTS completed the payment of dividends based on FY 2015 financial results in the amount of RUB 28.0 bln or RUB 14.01 per ordinary MTS share (RUB 28.02 per ADR). The total amount of dividends paid out in 2016 calendar year reached RUB 52.0 bln, thus fulfilling the target payout of RUB 25.0-26.0 per ordinary share (RUB 50.0-52.0 per ADR) that was set under the new dividend policy in April 2016.

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For further information, please contact in Moscow:

Joshua B. Tulgan
Director, Department of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations
Mobile TeleSystems PJSC
Tel: +7 495 223 2025
E-mail: ir@mts.ru

Learn more about MTS. Visit the official blog of the Investor Relations Department at www.mtsgsm.com/blog/

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Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (“MTS” - NYSE:MBT; MOEX:MTSS) is the leading telecommunications group in Russia and the CIS. We provide wireless Internet access and fixed voice, broadband and pay-TV to over 100 million customers who value high quality of service at a competitive price. Our wireless and fixed-line networks deliver best-in-class speeds and coverage throughout Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Belarus. To keep pace with evolving customer demand, we continue to grow through innovative products, investments in our market-leading retail platform, mobile payment services, e-commerce and IT solutions. For more information, please visit: www.mtsgsm.com.

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Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of MTS, as defined in the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify forward looking statements by terms such as “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “will,” “could,” “may” or “might,” and the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially. We do not undertake or intend to update these statements to reflect events and circumstances occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. We refer you to the documents MTS files from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the Company’s most recent Form 20-F. These documents contain and identify important factors, including those contained in the section captioned “Risk Factors” that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, the severity and duration of current economic and financial conditions, including volatility in interest and exchange rates, commodity and equity prices and the value of financial assets; the impact of Russian, U.S. and other foreign government programs to restore liquidity and stimulate national and global economies, our ability to maintain our current credit rating and the impact on our funding costs and competitive position if we do not do so, strategic actions, including acquisitions and dispositions and our success in integrating acquired businesses, potential fluctuations in quarterly results, our competitive environment, dependence on new service development and tariff structures, rapid technological and market change, acquisition strategy, risks associated with telecommunications infrastructure, governmental regulation of the telecommunications industries and other risks associated with operating in Russia and the CIS, volatility of stock price, financial risk management and future growth subject to risks.

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Mobile TeleSystems Announces Financial Results for the Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2016http://www.mtsgsm.com/news/rss/2016-11-17-1050802016-11-17T00:00:00Moscow, Russian Federation – Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (“MTS” - NYSE: MBT), the leading telecommunications provider in Russia and the CIS, today announces its unaudited IFRS financial results for the three months ended September 30, 2016.105080

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MTS terminates rating relationship with Moody’shttp://www.mtsgsm.com/news/rss/2016-11-15-1050752016-11-15T00:00:00Moscow, Russian Federation – Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (“MTS” or the “Company” – NYSE: MBT; MOEX: MTSS), the leading telecommunications provider in Russia and the CIS, announces the termination of its current rating relationship with Moody’s Investors Service Ltd.105075MTS has concluded that engagement with two international ratings agencies is sufficient to meet our long-term business and financial goals.

MTS is currently rated BB+ with a stable outlook by both Fitch and Standard & Poor’s. Any future ratings provided by Moody’s of MTS or its outstanding bond issues should be considered unsolicited. Such ratings will be based solely on publicly available information.

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For further information, please contact in Moscow:

Joshua B. Tulgan
Director, Department of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations
Mobile TeleSystems PJSC
Tel: +7 495 223 2025
E-mail: ir@mts.ru

Learn more about MTS. Visit the official blog of the Investor Relations Department at www.mtsgsm.com/blog/

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Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (“MTS” - NYSE:MBT; MOEX:MTSS) is the leading telecommunications group in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe. We provide wireless Internet access and fixed voice, broadband and pay-TV to over 100 million customers who value high quality of service at a competitive price. Our wireless and fixed-line networks deliver best-in-class speeds and coverage throughout Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Turkmenistan and Belarus. To keep pace with evolving customer demand, we continue to grow through innovative products, investments in our market-leading retail platform, mobile payment services, e-commerce and IT solutions. For more information, please visit: www.mtsgsm.com.

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Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of MTS, as defined in the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify forward looking statements by terms such as “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “will,” “could,” “may” or “might,” and the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially. We do not undertake or intend to update these statements to reflect events and circumstances occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. We refer you to the documents MTS files from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the Company’s most recent Form 20-F. These documents contain and identify important factors, including those contained in the section captioned “Risk Factors” that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, the severity and duration of current economic and financial conditions, including volatility in interest and exchange rates, commodity and equity prices and the value of financial assets; the impact of Russian, U.S. and other foreign government programs to restore liquidity and stimulate national and global economies, our ability to maintain our current credit rating and the impact on our funding costs and competitive position if we do not do so, strategic actions, including acquisitions and dispositions and our success in integrating acquired businesses, potential fluctuations in quarterly results, our competitive environment, dependence on new service development and tariff structures, rapid technological and market change, acquisition strategy, risks associated with telecommunications infrastructure, governmental regulation of the telecommunications industries and other risks associated with operating in Russia and the CIS, volatility of stock price, financial risk management and future growth subject to risks.

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MTS and Samsung Launch Wi-Fi callinghttp://www.mtsgsm.com/news/rss/2016-11-15-1050732016-11-15T00:00:00Moscow, Russian Federation – Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (“MTS” or "the Company" – NYSE: MBT; MOEX: MTSS), the leading telecommunications provider in Russia and the CIS, and Samsung Electronics, the global consumer electronics and IT company, announce the launch of Wi-Fi calling in Russia enabling subscribers to make voice calls wherever there is a Wi-Fi connection (Voice over Wi-Fi).105073Voice calls using the Wi-Fi calling technology do not require customers to install any applications. Once customers enable the Wi-Fi calling option on their smartphone, voice calls will be automatically redirected to the Voice over Wi-Fi format, with the Wi-Fi connection acting as a base station for the customer. The key difference from existing OTT services is that a voice call is still processed using a mobile operator’s network and for the subscriber it appears as an ordinary call from one mobile number to another.

Wi-Fi Calling technology enables users to make calls from locations that may be less well served by traditional cellular networks but where there is a stable Wi-Fi connection. The service is priced under current tariff plans as an ordinary call.

The service will launch in Moscow and the Moscow Region first and will be available initially to Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge users. The service will then be rolled out over wider geographical coverage and an increasing range of devices over the course of 2017.

Commenting on the launch of Wi-Fi Calling, MTS Vice President for Strategy and Marketing, Vasyl Latsanych, said: “Wi-Fi Calling represents a new step in the development of telecoms infrastructure. This is one of the most promising technological solutions aimed at enhancing network quality and expanding the coverage of mobile services for subscribers. The technology means that every Wi-Fi connection point can act as one of our base stations. It enables us to provide our clients with high-quality services even in places without access to a cellular network, without costly investments in improving indoor coverage. MTS is pleased to be the first operator to launch Wi-Fi Calling in Russia and the timing is not accidental. We have closely examined the roll-out of Wi-Fi calling by our foreign partners, and as one of the most innovative global companies, we strived to be the first to provide this kind of service for our clients in Russia. Samsung was deliberately chosen as our partner to introduce Wi-Fi Calling as Samsung smartphones are traditionally among the most popular in Russia, so we are confident that this new service will be in high demand.”

“Samsung Electronics’ mission is to create advanced products and services. We welcome the launch of innovative Wi-Fi Calling technology by our long-standing partner – MTS. Through this service, users of our flagship devices, Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, will be able to appreciate the high quality of the Wi-Fi modules installed in their smartphones for yet another purpose. In fact, it utilizes the same high-speed internet access but is aimed at solving a different problem – providing voice services in places where a traditional cellular network is not accessible for a variety of reasons,” – commented the Head of Samsung Mobile in Russia, Arkady Graf.

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For further information, please contact in Moscow:

Joshua B. Tulgan
Director, Department of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations
Mobile TeleSystems PJSC
Tel: +7 495 223 2025
E-mail: ir@mts.ru

Learn more about MTS. Visit the official blog of the Investor Relations Department at www.mtsgsm.com/blog/

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Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (“MTS” - NYSE:MBT; MOEX:MTSS) is the leading telecommunications group in Russia and the CIS. We provide wireless Internet access and fixed voice, broadband and pay-TV to over 100 million customers who value high quality of service at a competitive price. Our wireless and fixed-line networks deliver best-in-class speeds and coverage throughout Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Turkmenistan and Belarus. To keep pace with evolving customer demand, we continue to grow through innovative products, investments in our market-leading retail platform, mobile payment services, e-commerce and IT solutions. For more information, please visit: www.mtsgsm.com.

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Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of MTS, as defined in the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify forward looking statements by terms such as “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “will,” “could,” “may” or “might,” and the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially. We do not undertake or intend to update these statements to reflect events and circumstances occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. We refer you to the documents MTS files from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the Company’s most recent Form 20-F. These documents contain and identify important factors, including those contained in the section captioned “Risk Factors” that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, the severity and duration of current economic and financial conditions, including volatility in interest and exchange rates, commodity and equity prices and the value of financial assets; the impact of Russian, U.S. and other foreign government programs to restore liquidity and stimulate national and global economies, our ability to maintain our current credit rating and the impact on our funding costs and competitive position if we do not do so, strategic actions, including acquisitions and dispositions and our success in integrating acquired businesses, potential fluctuations in quarterly results, our competitive environment, dependence on new service development and tariff structures, rapid technological and market change, acquisition strategy, risks associated with telecommunications infrastructure, governmental regulation of the telecommunications industries and other risks associated with operating in Russia and the CIS, volatility of stock price, financial risk management and future growth subject to risks.

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Third Quarter 2016 Financial and Operating Results Announcement and Conference Callhttp://www.mtsgsm.com/news/rss/2016-11-15-1050722016-11-15T00:00:00The management of Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) will be holding a conference call to discuss the Company’s Third Quarter 2016 Financial and Operating Results on November 17, 2016.105072The conference call will start at:
18:00 hrs (Moscow time)
15:00 hrs (London time)
10:00 hrs (US Eastern time)

To take part in the conference call, please dial one of the following telephone numbers and quote the confirmation code, 8926555

From Russia: + 7 495 213 1767
From the UK: + 44(0)20 3043 2002
From the US: + 1 719 325 2229

The conference call will also be available at: http://www.mtsgsm.com/news/reports/ via audio webcast.

The earnings release and the management’s slide presentation will be posted at approximately 15.00 (Moscow) at: http://www.mtsgsm.com/news/reports/.

A replay of the conference call will be available for seven days on the following telephone numbers:

From Russia: 810 800 2702 1012 PIN 8926555
From the US: +1 719 457 0820 PIN 8926555
From the UK: +44(0)20 7660 0134 PIN 8926555

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For further information, please contact in Moscow:

Joshua B. Tulgan
Director, Department of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations
Mobile TeleSystems PJSC
Tel: +7 495 223 2025
E-mail: ir@mts.ru

Learn more about MTS. Visit the official blog of the Investor Relations Department at www.mtsgsm.com/blog/

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Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (“MTS” - NYSE:MBT; MOEX:MTSS) is the leading telecommunications group in Russia and the CIS. We provide wireless Internet access and fixed voice, broadband and pay-TV to over 100 million customers who value high quality of service at a competitive price. Our wireless and fixed-line networks deliver best-in-class speeds and coverage throughout Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Belarus. To keep pace with evolving customer demand, we continue to grow through innovative products, investments in our market-leading retail platform, mobile payment services, e-commerce and IT solutions. For more information, please visit: www.mtsgsm.com.

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Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of MTS, as defined in the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify forward looking statements by terms such as “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “will,” “could,” “may” or “might,” and the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially. We do not undertake or intend to update these statements to reflect events and circumstances occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. We refer you to the documents MTS files from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the Company’s most recent Form 20-F. These documents contain and identify important factors, including those contained in the section captioned “Risk Factors” that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, the severity and duration of current economic and financial conditions, including volatility in interest and exchange rates, commodity and equity prices and the value of financial assets; the impact of Russian, U.S. and other foreign government programs to restore liquidity and stimulate national and global economies, our ability to maintain our current credit rating and the impact on our funding costs and competitive position if we do not do so, strategic actions, including acquisitions and dispositions and our success in integrating acquired businesses, potential fluctuations in quarterly results, our competitive environment, dependence on new service development and tariff structures, rapid technological and market change, acquisition strategy, risks associated with telecommunications infrastructure, governmental regulation of the telecommunications industries and other risks associated with operating in Russia and the CIS, volatility of stock price, financial risk management and future growth subject to risks.

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MTS Participates in Additional Shares Issue of MTS Bankhttp://www.mtsgsm.com/news/rss/2016-11-08-1050572016-11-08T00:00:00Moscow, Russian Federation – Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (“MTS” or "the Company" – NYSE: MBT; MOEX: MTSS), the leading telecommunications provider in Russia and the CIS, announces that it has signed a binding agreement with MTS Bank PJSC (“MTS Bank”) to acquire 2,637,310 ordinary shares of the Bank's additional shares issuance for RUB 2.8 billion.105057MTS is participating in the additional share issuance of MTS bank in proportion to its current direct ownership stake. Upon completion of the transaction, MTS’s ownership stake in the bank will remain 26.4%.

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For further information, please contact in Moscow:

Joshua B. Tulgan
Director, Department of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations
Mobile TeleSystems PJSC
Tel: +7 495 223 2025
E-mail: ir@mts.ru

Learn more about MTS. Visit the official blog of the Investor Relations Department at www.mtsgsm.com/blog/

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Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (“MTS” - NYSE:MBT; MOEX:MTSS) is the leading telecommunications group in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe. We provide wireless Internet access and fixed voice, broadband and pay-TV to over 100 million customers who value high quality of service at a competitive price. Our wireless and fixed-line networks deliver best-in-class speeds and coverage throughout Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Turkmenistan and Belarus. To keep pace with evolving customer demand, we continue to grow through innovative products, investments in our market-leading retail platform, mobile payment services, e-commerce and IT solutions. For more information, please visit: www.mtsgsm.com.

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Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of MTS, as defined in the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify forward looking statements by terms such as “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “will,” “could,” “may” or “might,” and the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially. We do not undertake or intend to update these statements to reflect events and circumstances occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. We refer you to the documents MTS files from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the Company’s most recent Form 20-F. These documents contain and identify important factors, including those contained in the section captioned “Risk Factors” that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, the severity and duration of current economic and financial conditions, including volatility in interest and exchange rates, commodity and equity prices and the value of financial assets; the impact of Russian, U.S. and other foreign government programs to restore liquidity and stimulate national and global economies, our ability to maintain our current credit rating and the impact on our funding costs and competitive position if we do not do so, strategic actions, including acquisitions and dispositions and our success in integrating acquired businesses, potential fluctuations in quarterly results, our competitive environment, dependence on new service development and tariff structures, rapid technological and market change, acquisition strategy, risks associated with telecommunications infrastructure, governmental regulation of the telecommunications industries and other risks associated with operating in Russia and the CIS, volatility of stock price, financial risk management and future growth subject to risks.

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MTS Sets New Coupon Rate on Series 08 Ruble Bondhttp://www.mtsgsm.com/news/rss/2016-10-31-1050532016-10-31T00:00:00Moscow, Russian Federation – Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (“MTS” or "the Company" – NYSE: MBT; MOEX: MTSS), the leading telecommunications provider in Russia, announces a change in the coupon rate of the series 08 ruble-denominated bond ("the bond") from an annual rate of 10.75% to 9.25% for 13-14 coupon periods in accordance with the put option.105053As the bond carries a one-year put option, bondholders are entitled to a repurchase of their respective securities by the Company. Delivery instructions can be submitted from November 1, 2016 until November 8, 2016. The settlement is scheduled for November 10, 2016. A new put option is set for 15th coupon period.

Gazprombank, the Lead Arranger of the bond, will act as the Repurchase Agent.

The RUB 15 billion series 08 ruble-denominated bond with semi-annual payments and maturity on November 03, 2020. Gazprombank, VTB Capital, Sberbank, Bank of Moscow acted as Lead Arrangers of the bond. The bond was included in the "Level 1" quotation list on the Moscow Exchange.

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For further information, please contact in Moscow:

Joshua B. Tulgan
Director, Department of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations
Mobile TeleSystems PJSC
Tel: +7 495 223 2025
E-mail: ir@mts.ru

Learn more about MTS. Visit the official blog of the Investor Relations Department at www.mtsgsm.com/blog/

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Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (“MTS” - NYSE:MBT; MOEX:MTSS) is the leading telecommunications group in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe. We provide wireless Internet access and fixed voice, broadband and pay-TV to over 100 million customers who value high quality of service at a competitive price. Our wireless and fixed-line networks deliver best-in-class speeds and coverage throughout Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Turkmenistan and Belarus. To keep pace with evolving customer demand, we continue to grow through innovative products, investments in our market-leading retail platform, mobile payment services, e-commerce and IT solutions. For more information, please visit: www.mtsgsm.com.

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Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of MTS, as defined in the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify forward looking statements by terms such as “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “will,” “could,” “may” or “might,” and the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially. We do not undertake or intend to update these statements to reflect events and circumstances occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. We refer you to the documents MTS files from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the Company’s most recent Form 20-F. These documents contain and identify important factors, including those contained in the section captioned “Risk Factors” that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, the severity and duration of current economic and financial conditions, including volatility in interest and exchange rates, commodity and equity prices and the value of financial assets; the impact of Russian, U.S. and other foreign government programs to restore liquidity and stimulate national and global economies, our ability to maintain our current credit rating and the impact on our funding costs and competitive position if we do not do so, strategic actions, including acquisitions and dispositions and our success in integrating acquired businesses, potential fluctuations in quarterly results, our competitive environment, dependence on new service development and tariff structures, rapid technological and market change, acquisition strategy, risks associated with telecommunications infrastructure, governmental regulation of the telecommunications industries and other risks associated with operating in Russia and the CIS, volatility of stock price, financial risk management and future growth subject to risks.

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MTS Announces the Results of the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholdershttp://www.mtsgsm.com/news/rss/2016-10-03-1050062016-10-03T00:00:00Moscow, Russian Federation – Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (“MTS” or the “Company” – NYSE: MBT; MOEX: MTSS), the leading telecommunications provider in Russia and the CIS, announces the decisions reached at the Company’s Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (the “EGM”) held on September 30, 2016.105006At the meeting, the following resolutions were adopted:

  • To approve semi-annual dividends of RUB 11.99 per ordinary MTS share (RUB 23.98 per ADR), or a total of RUB 23.961 billion (RUB 23,960,595,084.25) on the basis of the Company’s H1 2016 financial and operating results;
  • To set the record date for the Company’s shareholders and ADR-holders entitled to receive dividends for October 14, 2016.

The dividend payment will be completed before November 21, 2016.

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For further information, please contact in Moscow:

Joshua B. Tulgan
Director, Department of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations
Mobile TeleSystems PJSC
Tel: +7 495 223 2025
E-mail: ir@mts.ru

Learn more about MTS. Visit the official blog of the Investor Relations Department at www.mtsgsm.com/blog/

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Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (“MTS” - NYSE:MBT; MOEX:MTSS) is the leading telecommunications group in Russia, Central and Eastern Europe. We provide wireless Internet access and fixed voice, broadband and pay-TV to over 100 million customers who value high quality of service at a competitive price. Our wireless and fixed-line networks deliver best-in-class speeds and coverage throughout Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Turkmenistan and Belarus. To keep pace with evolving customer demand, we continue to grow through innovative products, investments in our market-leading retail platform, mobile payment services, e-commerce and IT solutions. For more information, please visit: www.mtsgsm.com.

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Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of MTS, as defined in the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify forward looking statements by terms such as “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “will,” “could,” “may” or “might,” and the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially. We do not undertake or intend to update these statements to reflect events and circumstances occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. We refer you to the documents MTS files from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the Company’s most recent Form 20-F. These documents contain and identify important factors, including those contained in the section captioned “Risk Factors” that could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, the severity and duration of current economic and financial conditions, including volatility in interest and exchange rates, commodity and equity prices and the value of financial assets; the impact of Russian, U.S. and other foreign government programs to restore liquidity and stimulate national and global economies, our ability to maintain our current credit rating and the impact on our funding costs and competitive position if we do not do so, strategic actions, including acquisitions and dispositions and our success in integrating acquired businesses, potential fluctuations in quarterly results, our competitive environment, dependence on new service development and tariff structures, rapid technological and market change, acquisition strategy, risks associated with telecommunications infrastructure, governmental regulation of the telecommunications industries and other risks associated with operating in Russia and the CIS, volatility of stock price, financial risk management and future growth subject to risks.

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