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Russia's MTS says acquires Smarts Yoshkar-Ola for 41 million rbls
Tuesday, 20 Sep 2016 10:23am EDT 

Russia's MTS says: Says acquires 100 percent of regional mobile operator Smarts Yoshkar Ola's shares for 41 million roubles ($632,000) . The deal includes net debt of 27.7 million roubles Further company coverage: [MTSS.MM] ($1 = 64.8725 roubles) (Reporting By Moscow Newsroom) ((vladimir.soldatkin@thomsonreuters.com;)).  Full Article

Russia's MTS retires 68 mln treasury shares
Friday, 19 Aug 2016 10:36am EDT 

Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) : Announces the reduction of its authorized capital to 199.8 million roubles, which consists of 1,998,381,575 ordinary registered shares, from 206.6 million roubles, or 2,066,413,562 shares. . Says the cancellation of 68,031,987 treasury shares will take place before the end of August, 2016. .MTS held 67,995,335 of treasury shares subject to cancellation after the liquidation of its 100-percent subsidiary Mobile TeleSystems Bermuda Limited. The remaining 36,652 of treasuries belonged to MTS as a result of previous reorganization procedures..  Full Article

Russia's MTS says Q2 net profit almost halves, cuts fcast
Thursday, 18 Aug 2016 08:07am EDT 

Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) says: Q2 net profit fell 47 percent year on year to 9.1 billion roubles ($142.3 million); . Q2 adjusted OIBDA down 4.3 percent year on year to 40.9 billion roubles; . Q2 OIBDA margin at 37.8 percent versus 41.6 percent in Q2 2015; . Q2 revenue up 5.3 percent year on year to 108.1 billion roubles; . Cuts FY 2016 revenue growth forecast to 2-3 pct from more than 4 pct; . Lowers FY 2016 adjusted OIBDA outlook, sees it falling 4 pct (previous forecast: -2 pct to +1 pct). Further company coverage: [MBT.N] ($1 = 63.9650 roubles) (Reporting by Moscow Newsroom) ((maria.kiselyova@thomsonreuters.com)).  Full Article

Russia's MTS says sold its 50 pct stake in Uzbekistan's UMS
Friday, 5 Aug 2016 12:00pm EDT 

Russia's biggest mobile phone operator MTS : Says has sold its 50.01 percent stake in the telecommunications operator Universal Mobile Systems (UMS) in Uzbekistan; . Says has sold the stake to the State Unitary Enterprise Centre of Radio Communication, Radio Broadcasting and Television of the Ministry of Development of Information Technologies and Communications of the Republic of Uzbekistan; . Says decided to sell the stake "due to a variety of business reasons and other circumstances"; .Says due to the stake sale, MTS expects to record a write-off in respect of assets of approximately 3 billion roubles ($46 million) in the third quarter..  Full Article

Russia's MTS recommends H1 dividend of 11.99 roubles per share
Monday, 1 Aug 2016 05:41am EDT 

Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) says: The board of directors has recommended an interim dividend of 11.99 roubles ($0.1808) per share (23.98 roubles per ADR) on H1 2016 results. . Based on the recommendations, the total interim dividend payout may amount to 23.96 billion roubles. . Shareholders of record on the company's books as of Oct. 14, 2016, are entitled to the dividend. Further company coverage: [MBT.N] ($1 = 66.3000 roubles) (Reporting by Moscow Newsroom) ((maria.kiselyova@thomsonreuters.com)).  Full Article

Russia's MTS says repurchases $267.4 mln of Eurobonds
Friday, 24 Jun 2016 06:15am EDT 

Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) says: The company will repurchase $267.44 million worth of Eurobonds due in 2020 as a result of a tender offer announced on June 15. [nRSU8601Ba] Further company coverage: [MBT.N] (Reporting by Moscow Newsroom) ((moscow.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)).  Full Article

Russia's MTS signs software supply agreement with Ericsson
Thursday, 16 Jun 2016 03:15am EDT 

Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) says: Signed agreement with telecoms equipment maker Ericsson for supplies of software to modernise MTS network until 2019; . Extends existing contract with Ericsson by 3 years, MTS purchases of Ericsson equipment and services could total 1.82 bln euros in 2008-2019. (Reporting by Moscow Newsroom) ((jack.stubbs@thomsonreuters.com; +44 2075 427 477; Reuters Messaging: jack.stubbs.thomsonreuters.com@thomsonreuters.net)).  Full Article

Russia's MTS posts 33 pct rise in Q1 net profit
Thursday, 19 May 2016 08:00am EDT 

Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) says: Q1 net income at 14.5 billion roubles ($218.3 million), up 33.3 percent year-on-year; . Q1 revenues at 108.1 billion roubles, up 7.9 percent year-on-year; . Q1 adjusted OIBDA at 41.3 billion roubles, flat year-on-year; . Q1 OIBDA margin at 38.2 percent vs 41.2 percent in Q1 2015; . Free cash flow at 20.5 billion roubles, up 37 percent year-on-year; . Confirms 2016 forecast for revenue growth in excess of 4 percent, change in adjusted OIBDA of -2 percent to +1 percent, capital expenditures of 85 billion roubles; . The board of directors has approved a three-year share buyback programme for up to 30 billion roubles. Further company coverage: [MBT.N] ($1 = 66.4305 roubles) (Reporting by Moscow Newsroom) ((moscow.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)).  Full Article

Moody's confirms Mobile TeleSystems OAO ratings, outlook negative
Tuesday, 26 Apr 2016 07:10am EDT 

Mobile TeleSystems OAO:Moody's confirms Mobile TeleSystems OAO Ba1 corporate family ratings (CFRs), the Ba1-PD probability of default ratings (PDRs), gives negative outlook.  Full Article

Mobile TeleSystems recommends FY 2015 dividend, approves new dividend policy
Monday, 11 Apr 2016 07:45am EDT 

Mobile TeleSystems:Says that under the new dividend policy, management sets a target payout of 25.0 - 26.0 roubles per ordinary MTS share (50.0 - 52.0 roubles per ADR) per calendar year.The policy guarantees a minimum payout of 20.0 roubles per ordinary MTS share (or 40.0 per ADR roubles ).The new policy will cover 2016 - 2018.Recommends that an annual general meeting of shareholders (AGM) approve annual dividends of 14.01 roubles per ordinary MTS share (28.02 per ADR) or a total of 28.0 billion roubles based on the full-year 2015 financial results.In accordance with the new dividend policy, the board will review proposals for an interim dividend in fall 2016.  Full Article