Kcell receives award in recognition of high level of transparency


Almaty, 23 May 2016 - Kcell Joint Stock Company (LSE, KASE: KCEL) (“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, is delighted to announce that it has received an award for its high level of transparency and disclosure from the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE).

Four companies, including Kcell, of the 130 companies listed in Kazakhstan received the KASE’s “Striving towards greater transparency” award in 2016.

Arti Ots, CEO of Kcell, said:

“We are delighted to receive this award from the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange. We strive to maintain the highest standards of transparency and disclosure in all our operations.

Kcell’s management team remains committed to establishing strong leadership and corporate governance to ensure that the business is well placed to maximize all opportunities to drive value creation.”



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Company Overview

Kcell provides mobile voice telecommunications services, messaging services, value-added services such as multimedia 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, which represent 25 percent of Kcell’s share capital.

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 and to introduce high quality 4G services in due course. 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.