MTS Newshttp://www.mtsgsm.com/news/rss/MTS Newsen-US©2017 Mobile TeleSystems OJSC. All rights reserved.60Ad-Hoc Noticehttp://www.mtsgsm.com/news/rss/2017-04-26-1055232017-04-26T19:00:00Moscow, Russian Federation – Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (“MTS” or the “Company” – NYSE: MBT; MOEX: MTSS), the leading telecommunications operator in Russia and the CIS, announces the acquisition of 763,182 ordinary shares of MTS PJSC (0.0382% of MTS PJSC registered capital) from “Bastion” LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of MTS.105523The shares were acquired for the purpose of an option-based remuneration program based on ordinary shares for the management of MTS.

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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, 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/2017-04-26-1055242017-04-26T17:30:00Moscow, Russian Federation – Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (“MTS” or the “Company” – NYSE: MBT; MOEX: MTSS), the leading telecommunications operator in Russia and the CIS, announces the share ownership of the company’s current directors and executive officers under share-based reward program approved by the Board of Directors in 2013.105524 Name Number of ordinary shares % of ordinary shares Andrei A. Dubovskov, Executive Director, President and CEO 467,805 0.02341% Alexey V. Kornya, Vice President— Finance, Investments and M&A 148,624 0.00744% Ruslan S. Ibragimov, Vice President—Corporate and Legal Affairs 113,877 0.0057% Andrei E. Ushatsky, Vice President—Chief Technology and Information Officer 111,239 0.00557% Kirill A. Dmitriev, Vice President—Sales and Customer Service 58,449 0.00292% Vasyl I. Latsanych, Vice President— Strategy and Marketing 55,385 0.00277% Valery V. Shorzhin, Vice-President—Procurement Management and Administration 89,776 0.00449% Mikhail A. Arkhipov, Vice President—Human Resources 78,783 0.00394% Igor A. Yegorov, Head of Moscow region 51,935   0.0026% Ron Sommer, Chairman of the Board, Non-Executive Director 129,770 0.00649% Andrei G. Smelkov, Vice President-Foreign Subsidiaries 34,487 0.00173%

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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, 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/2017-04-21-1055122017-04-21T16:30:00Moscow, 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 filed its annual report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.105512The document can also be found at http://www.mtsgsm.com/resources/annual_reports/ of the Investor Relations section. Hard copies of the document with the Company’s complete audited financial statements will be available free of charge to shareholders upon request.

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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, 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 Announces Decisions of its Board of Directorshttp://www.mtsgsm.com/news/rss/2017-04-12-1054972017-04-12T17:30:00Moscow, Russian Federation – PJSC MTS (NYSE: MBT, MOEX: MTSS), the leading telecommunications operator in Russia and the CIS, announces the decisions reached at the meeting of the Board of Directors (“BoD” or “the Board”) held on April 12, 2017.105497At the meeting, the Board set the date for the Company’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (“the AGM”) for June 29, 2017. The record date for the Company’s shareholders and ADR-holders entitled to participate in the AGM has been set for May 26, 2017. At the meeting, the Board took the following decisions:

The Board recommended that the AGM approves annual dividends of RUB 15.6 per ordinary MTS share (RUB 31.2 per ADR), or a total of RUB 31.17 billion (RUB 31,174,752,570), based on the full-year 2016 financial results.

The Board recommended that the AGM sets the record date for shareholders and ADR-holders entitled to receive dividends for the 2016 fiscal year for July 10, 2017.

In addition, issues entered into the AGM agenda by the Company’s Board include:

  • Procedure for conducting the AGM;
  • Approval of MTS PJSC Annual Report; MTS PJSC Annual Financial Statements, including MTS PJSC Profit & Loss Statement; distribution of profits and losses of MTS PJSC based on 2016 FY results (including payment of dividends);
  • Election of members of Board of Directors of MTS PJSC;
  • Election of members of Revision Commission of MTS PJSC;
  • Approval of the auditor for MTS PJSC;
  • Approval of the Company Charter as amended and restated;
  • Approval of MTS Regulations on the Board of Directors as amended and restated;
  • Approval of the reorganization of MTS PJSC through the consolidation of subsidiaries with MTS PJSC; and
  • Ammendments to Charter of MTS PJSC.

The following candidates have been nominated for the election to the Company’s Board:

  • Mr. Alexander Gorbunov, Executive Vice-President, Sistema JSFC;
  • Mr. Andrei Dubovskov, President and Chief Executive Officer, MTS PJSC;
  • Mr. Ron Sommer, Chairman of the Board of Directors, MTS PJSC;
  • Mr. Artyom Zasursky, Vice President, Head of Strategy, Sistema JSFC;
  • Mr. Michel Combes, independent director;
  • Mr. Stanley Miller, independent director1 ;
  • Mr. Vsevolod Rozanov, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Management Board, Sistema JSFC;
  • Ms. Regina von Flemming, independent director;
  • Mr. Thomas Holtrop, independent director.

1 Taking into consideration the recommendation of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee, the Board of Directors of MTS PJSC determined the status of Mr. Stanley Miller as independent candidate, notwithstanding his overall term served on the Board of Directors of MTS PJSC, including his unique expertise and actual independence from MTS management. The Board of Directors will decide to determine the status of Mr. Stanley Miller as independent member of the Board of Directors of MTS PJSC at the meeting in June, 2017 based on the election of the members of the Board of Directors of MTS PJSC at the AGM of MTS PJSC.

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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, 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 Announces the Agenda for the Next Board of Directorshttp://www.mtsgsm.com/news/rss/2017-04-05-1054772017-04-05T11:40:00Moscow, Russian Federation – Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (“MTS” or the “Company” – NYSE: MBT; MOEX: MTSS), the leading telecommunications provider in Russia and the CIS, announces the agenda for the Board of Directors which is to take place on April 12, 2017.105477
  • Fulfillment of MTS PJSC Board of Directors resolutions.
  • Report on MTS Group Budget and CAPEX execution for 2016 as well as current forecast of budget performance for 2017.
  • Report on the evaluation of fulfillment of the key performance indicators and individual tasks of MTS PJSC Management Board members for 2016.
  • Approval of the fulfillment of conditions of the long-term incentive program for MTS PJSC employees for 2016.
  • Report of the Audit committee on the activity of MTS PJSC internal audit, control and compliance divisions, including report on MTS PJSC risk management system efficiency for the 2016.
  • Report on MTS PJSC subsidiaries
  • On Board of Directors recommendations on MTS PJSC dividend payment.
  • On shareholders’ suggestions on questions to be included in the agenda of the Annual General meeting of MTS PJSC Shareholders.
  • On inclusion of the candidates nominated by shareholders in the list of the candidates for voting on election in Board of Directors of MTS PJSC and the Revision Committee of MTS PJSC on the Annual General meeting of Shareholders.
  • On determining the status of candidates to the Board of Directors of MTS PJSC.
  • On the merger of subsidiaries with MTS PJSC in 2017.
  • On convocation of the Annual General meeting of MTS PJSC Shareholders.
  • On determining MTS PJSC position regarding participation of MTS PJSC representatives in voting on agenda issues of governing bodies of MTS PJSC subsidiaries and affiliated companies
  • On MTS PJSC participation in other organizations.
  • Approval of related-party transactions, the value of which is in excess of USD 100 mln.
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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, 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/2017-03-30-1054672017-03-30T18:30:00Moscow, Russian Federation – Mobile TeleSystems OJSC (“MTS” – NYSE: MBT), the leading telecommunications operator in Russia and the CIS, announces that it has received the notification of the sale of an economic interest in 100,000 MTS American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”) by virtue of the CFD (contracts for difference) transaction from Mr. Andrei Dubovskov, President and CEO of MTS.105467The transaction was made on March  29,  2017 at price USD 1,137,372.42.

    As a matter of record, persons deemed insiders by the Company are restricted to transactions involving the Company’s securities during pre-determined ‘open periods’ as defined by internal company policies. Following the publication of Q4 and FY 2016 financial and operating results on March  21, 2017, Mr. Dubovskov and other insiders were informed of the duration of the next open period, which began on March  24 and closed on March  31,  2017.

    Mr. Dubovskov now directly owns 350,718 MTS shares, his voting rights is 0.01755% in the Company.

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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 PJSC Placed RUB 10 bln Exchange-traded Series 001P-02 Bondshttp://www.mtsgsm.com/news/rss/2017-03-30-1054652017-03-30T15:40:00Moscow, 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 successfully issued a RUB 10 bln exchange-traded bonds with a maturity of 4 years and 8.85% coupon on Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange (MICEX). The nominal price of the bonds is set at RUB 1,000 with the price of placement – 100% of nominal value.105465The initial range for the first coupon was set at 9.00-9.20%. Due to strong demand for the issue among investors, MTS was able to set the rate for the first coupon at 8.85%. Book-building took place on March, 22.

    Lead arrangers of bond are Sberbank CIB and Unicredit.

    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) 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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    Mobile TeleSystems Announces Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016http://www.mtsgsm.com/news/rss/2017-03-21-1054462017-03-21T15:00:00Moscow, Russian Federation – Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (“MTS” - NYSE: MBT), the leading telecommunications provider in Russia and the CIS, today announces its IFRS financial results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016.105446

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    Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Financial and Operating Results Announcement and Conference Callhttp://www.mtsgsm.com/news/rss/2017-03-17-1054442017-03-17T17:04:00The management of Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (MTS) will be holding an Investor Day to discuss the Company’s Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2016 Financial and Operating Results on March 21, 2017, and strategic outlook.105444The event will start at:

    18:00 MSK (Moscow)
    15:00 GMT (London)
    11:00 EST (New York)

    To take part in the conference call, please access the event by dialing one of the following numbers and referencing the conference code - 435552

    From Russia: + 7 495 213 1765
    From the UK: + 44 (0) 330 336 9401
    From the US: + 1 719 325 2340

    The event will also be webcast live from the Science Museum in London. Please register for the webcast at http://mtswebcast.com/ir-2017 at the day of the event.

    For those interested, members of the investment community are also welcome to attend our live disclosure, which will be held at the Science Museum, London, UK. The venue will open at 14:15 GMT. The event will conclude by 17:30, and a cocktail reception will follow. MTS requests that all attendees register beforehand at: http://www.mtsgsm.com/investor2017

    The financial results and supporting materials will be posted on our web site and distributed at approximately 15:00 MSK/12:00 GMT at: http://www.mtsgsm.com/news/reports/.

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

    From the US: +1 719 457 0820 PIN 4139373
    From the UK: +44 (0) 20 7660 0134 PIN 4139373
    From Russia: 810 800 2702 1012 PIN 4139373

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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.

    * * *

    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/2017-03-07-1054352017-03-07T15:00:00105435Mobile 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 January 17, 2017, the Company announced details of a tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) to return cash of up to RUB 4,647,186,170/US$77,343,404 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 January 17, 2017, as amended by announcement on February 1, 2017. The Company announced today the final results of the Tender Offer, which expired at 10:00 a.m. (Moscow time) on February 15, 2017 for Common Stock and at 11:59 p.m. (New York City time) on February 14, 2017 for ADSs.

    Based on the final count by the Common Stock Tender Agent and the ADS Tender Agent, respectively, a total of 20,378,203 shares of Common Stock (including shares of Common Stock represented by ADSs) were properly tendered and not withdrawn by Shareholders which exceeded the maximum amount of shares of Common Stock which may be purchased and a proration factor of approximately 0.7863 was applied. 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 16,022,364 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 290.00 per share of Common Stock, for a total cost of RUB 4,646,485,560. These shares of Common Stock (including shares of Common Stock represented by ADSs) represented approximately 0.80% of the Company’s Issued Share Capital as of January 13, 2017.

    As described in the Offer to Purchase, in connection with the Tender Offer, the Offeror and Sistema Finance S.A. (“Sistema Finance”), a subsidiary of the Company's majority shareholder Sistema Public Joint Stock Financial Corporation (“Sistema”), entered into the Sistema Purchase Agreement pursuant to which Sistema Finance agreed not to tender and sell any shares in the Tender Offer (and to procure that none of its affiliates will tender or 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 and such affiliates' ownership and voting power as at the date of the commencement of the Tender Offer. Based on the 16,022,364 shares of Common Stock (including shares of Common Stock represented by ADSs) the Offeror purchased in the Tender Offer, the Offeror will purchase 16,038,892 shares of Common Stock from Sistema Finance under the Sistema Purchase Agreement for an aggregate purchase price of RUB 4,651,278,680. As such, the Offeror will purchase a total of 32,061,256 shares of Common Stock through the Tender Offer and under the Sistema Purchase Agreement at the Strike Price of RUB 290.00 per share, for a total cost of RUB 9,297,764,240. These shares of Common Stock (including shares of Common Stock represented by ADSs) represented approximately 1.60% of the Company’s Issued Share Capital as of January 13, 2017. 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 following the expiration of the Tender Offer but during the period from the second to fourth business day following announcement of the final Tender Offer results.

    Capitalised terms used in this announcement shall have the same meaning ascribed to them in the Offer to Purchase published by the Company on January 17, 2017, as amended on February 1, 2017.

    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.

    * * *

    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/

    * * *

    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.

    * * *

    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.

    * * *

    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/

    * * *

    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.

    * * *

    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.

    * * *

    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/

    * * *

    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.

    * * *

    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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