St. Petersburg, Russia; 30 April 2019– Lenta Ltd (“Lenta” or the “Company”), one of the largest retail chains in Russia, in accordance with FCA Listing Rule 14.3.17R(1), today announces a change in its capital structure. The Company has today issued 77,667 ordinary shares in the capital of the Company pursuant to the Company’s long-term incentive plan. These shares represent approximately 0.080% of the Company’s issued share capital prior to the issuance. Following the issuance, the Company has 97,585,932 issued ordinary shares.
Lenta is the largest hypermarket chain in Russia and the country’s third largest retail chain. The Company was founded in 1993 in St. Petersburg. Lenta operates 244 hypermarkets in 88 cities across Russia and 132 supermarkets in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and the Siberia, Urals and Central regions, with a total of approximately 1,465,426 sq.m. of selling space. The average Lenta hypermarket store has selling space of approximately 5,500 sq.m. The average Lenta supermarket store has selling space of approximately 800 sq.m. The Company operates 12 owned distribution centers.
The Company’s price-led hypermarket formats are differentiated in terms of their promotion and pricing strategies as well as their local product assortment. The Company employed approximately 45,759 people as of 31 December 20181.
The Company’s management team combines a mix of local knowledge and international expertise coupled with extensive operational experience in Russia. Lenta’s largest shareholders include Severgroup LLC, which is committed to maintaining high standards of corporate governance. Lenta is listed on the London Stock Exchange and on the Moscow Exchange and trades under the ticker: ‘LNTA’.
A brief video summary on Lenta’s business and its Big Data initiative can be seen here.
For further information please visit www.lentainvestor.com, or contact:
PR and GR manager
Tel: +7 812 380-61-31 ext.: 1892
Anton Karpov & Victoria Afonina
Ňel:+7 495 795 06 23
1FTE (full-time equivalent). Average FTE for 1H2018 was 49,643 employees