MTS Issues RUB 25 bn in Floating-Rate Bonds

October 20, 2023
MOSCOW, Russia – Mobile TeleSystems Public Joint Stock Company (“MTS” or “the Company”) (MOEX: MTSS), a leading provider of digital and media services and Russia’s largest mobile operator, announces that it has completed the book building of its RUB 25 bn in exchange-traded series 002P-01 bonds with a maturity of four years and a floating coupon rate of RUONIA + 1.25% p.a. The technical placement of the bonds is planned for October 31, 2023, on Moscow Exchange (MOEX).

The nominal value of the bonds is set at RUB 1,000, the coupon period at 91 days, and the price of placement at 100% of the nominal value.

The book building held on October 20, 2023 saw robust demand and, as a result, the spread to RUONIA was reduced three times, dropping from an initial rate of 1.5% to 1.25% p.a. Almost double oversubscription allowed the placement volume to be increased to RUB 25 bn from the initially announced RUB 15 bn.

Alexander Smirnov, Corporate Finance & Treasury Director, commented: “The results of placement of the first MTS issue with a floating coupon showed that there is keen interest in the new instrument among the investment community. The final coupon (spread), as well as the final placement volume, once again confirmed the high credit quality and, in general, increased demand among market participants for MTS bonds”.

The bonds are to be included in MOEX’s Level III Quotation List, with a credit rating expected from the Expert RA and NCR (National Credit Ratings) agencies. BC Region, BCS Global Markets, Bank GPB (JSC), DOM.RF Bank, Sinara Investment Bank, and JSC Rosselkhozbank served as arrangers and BC Region as the placement agent.

MTS intends to use the funds for general corporate purposes and optimization of its debt portfolio.
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For further information, please contact in Moscow:
Investor Relations Department
Mobile TeleSystems Public Joint Stock Company
Tel: +7 495 223 2025
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Mobile TeleSystems Public Joint Stock Company (“MTS” – MOEX: MTSS) is Russia’s ecosystem providing network-native digital services and largest mobile operator. The company offers a full range of solutions for consumers and business customers across wireless and wireline connectivity; over-the-top, linear, and satellite television; digital-first banking and financial services; as well as unified communications, cloud computing and IoT. There are more than 88 million mobile subscribers using MTS services across the company’s operations in Russia, Armenia, and Belarus, including more than 80 million subscribers in Russia alone. In addition, MTS has a nationwide network of more than 4,700 owned and franchised retail outlets in Russia, and provides nearly 10 million clients with broadband, TV, and/or fixed-line telephone connectivity, over 11.7 million users – with OTT and pay TV services. The number of ecosystem clients exceeds 14 million. MTS’s shares are listed on the Moscow Exchange under the ticker MTSS. For more information, please visit the company’s Investor Relations website at
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