Sistema Arranges Price for Stakes in Bashkir Oil, Energy Group

Sistema has signed supplemental agreements with Agidel-Invest LLC, Ural-Invest LLC, Inzer-Invest LLC and Yuryuzan-Invest LLC to fix in roubles the total acquisition price of a controlling stake in Bashkir Oil and Energy Group, including ANK Bashneft JSC, Ufaneftechim JSC, Novoil JSC, Ufaorgsintez JSC, Ufimskiy NPZ JSC and Bashkirnefteproduct JSC.

According to the terms of supplemental agreements, the total price already paid for this transaction is RUB 66.8 billion with no further payments being affected.

Sistema now owns a 76.52% stake in ANK Bashneft JSC, a 65.78% stake in Ufaneftechim JSC, a 87.23% stake in Novoil JSC, a 73.02% stake in Ufaorgsintez JSC, a 78.49% stake in Ufimskiy NPZ JSC and a 73.33% stake in Bashkirnefteproduct JSC.

Bashkir Oil and Energy Group is a top ten oil production company in Russia (with 11.7 million tons produced in 2008), the fifth largest oil processing Russian company (with 21 million tons processed in 2008) and the fourth largest company by oil reserves (over 310 million tons). The Group's revenues amounted to RUB 161.3 billion for the first nine months of 2008 RAS.