Interim Report January-March 2014

Almaty, 16 April 2014 - Kcell Joint Stock Company (“Kcell” or the "Company") (LSE, KASE: KCEL), the leading provider of mobile telecommunications services in Kazakhstan by market share in terms of revenue and subscribers, will announce its interim results for January – March 2014 on 23 April 2014.

Kcell will host an analyst conference call on 23 April 2014 at 10:30 UK time / 15:30 Almaty / 13:30 Moscow. The conference will be held in English, audio webcast will be available at http://www.audio-webcast.com/cgi-bin/visitors.ssp?fn=visitor&id=2242

Dial in details are as follows:

UK Free Call Dial In:

Standard International Dial-in:

Russia Local Call number:

USA Free Call Dial-in:

0800 358 5263

+44 207 190 1596

+7 495 662 57 93

+1 877 941 6013

USA Dial-In:

 

Conference ID

+1 480 629 9822

 

4679741

 

A presentation will be available on the Company website shortly before the conference call on www.investors.kcell.kz./en

A replay will be available at: http://kcell230414-live.audio-webcast.com

 

Enquiries:

Kcell

 

Investor Relations

 

Irina Shol

Tel: +7 727 2582755 ext. 1205

Investor_relations@kcell.kz

 

Media

Natalya Eskova

 

Теl: +7 727 2582755

Pressa@kcell.kz

 

 

International Media

 

Instinctif Partners

Tel: +44 207 457 2020

Leonid Fink, Tony Friend, Kay Larsen

 

 

Company Overview

Kcell is the leading provider of mobile telecommunications services in Kazakhstan by market share in terms of revenue and the number of subscribers. It has operated since 1998, and as at 31 December 2013 it had approximately 14.3 million subscribers, representing a market share of 46.2%, as estimated by the Company. Its estimated market share in terms of revenue was 54% for the year ended 31 December 2013.

Kcell provides mobile voice telecommunications services, value-added services such as short message services, multimedia messaging services and mobile content services, as well as data transmission services including internet access. It has two brands: the Kcell brand, which is targeted primarily at corporate subscribers (including government subscribers), and the Activ brand, which is targeted primarily at mass market subscribers. The Company offers its services through its extensive, high quality network which covers substantially all of the populated territory of Kazakhstan.

In December 2012, Kcell successfully completed its offering of GDR’s on the London Stock Exchange and common shares on KASE. The price was set at USD 10.50 per GDR and KZT 1,578.68 per share with each GDR representing one share.  The offering consisted of a sale by TeliaSonera of 50 million shares, including shares representing 25 percent of Kcell’s share capital. TeliaSonera holds directly and indirectly 61.9% of the Company’s common shares.

Kcell plans to benefit from the significant growth potential for mobile data services in Kazakhstan. The Company intends to continue to invest in the deployment of its 3G network to expand coverage. Kcell aims to maintain its market leadership in terms of revenue and the number of subscribers by offering its products and services at competitive prices, expanding its offering of products and services, maintaining the high quality of its network and enhancing its brand value.