Kcell JSC announces coupon payment to bondholders

Almaty, 23 January 2020 - Kcell Joint Stock Company (“Kcell” or the "Company") (LSE, KASE: KCEL), the leading provider of mobile telecommunications services in Kazakhstan, announces that on 20 January 2020, it made a coupon payment on bonds NIN KZP01Y03F725 (ISIN KZ2C00004208, KASE official list, “Main” platform, category "Bonds", KCELb1).

On the record date of 15 January 2020, 21,754 thousand bonds with a face value of KZT 1 thousand each were placed with a coupon rate of 11.5 percent. The total amount of the coupon payment amounted to KZT 1,250,855 thousand.

The payment was made in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Company's Prospectus for the Bond Issue Programme.




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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 50 million shares, which represent 25 percent of Kcell’s share capital.

On 21 December 2018, Kazakhtelecom JSC acquired the 75 percent stake in Kcell held by Telia Company and Fintur Holdings B.V.

Kcell plans to continue investing in the deployment of its 3G/4G network to expand coverage and to introduce high quality services. Kcell aims to provide high quality services at competitive prices, expand its offering of products and services, while maintaining the high quality of its network and enhancing its brand value.