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06/24/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/24/2021 04:05

MTS CEO Vyacheslav Nikolaev elected to GSMA Board (Form 6-K)

MTS CEO Vyacheslav Nikolaev elected to GSMA Board

June 24, 2021

MOSCOW, Russia - Mobile TeleSystems PJSC ('MTS' or 'the Company') (NYSE: MBT, MOEX: MTSS), Russia's largest mobile operator and a leading provider of media and digital services, announces the appointment of MTS CEO Vyacheslav Nikolaev as a member of the Board of the international GSM Association (GSMA) for 2021-2023.

The GSMA Board consists of 25 representatives of leading telecommunications companies from around the world as well as GSMA Director General Mats Granryd. Other members with seats on the board include AT&T, China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, Orange Group, TURKCELL, and Verizon.

'We welcome the entry of Mr. Nikolaev to the GSMA Board. MTS is one of the leaders of the telecommunications industry in Russia and Vyacheslav's extensive experience and strategic vision in ecosystem development will benefit the global telecom community,' commented Mats Granryd, General Director, GSMA.

'It's a great honor for MTS to participate in the work of the GSMA, a highly respected organization that promotes the interests of telecom operators at a global level. We are committed to sharing best practices with the world's leading telecom and IT industry players around developing advanced technologies as well as supporting a favorable regulatory environment. I also hope that MTS's achievements in creating a digital product ecosystem beyond connectivity will be of interest to our colleagues,' said Vyacheslav Nikolaev, President & CEO, MTS.

About GSMA

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators and nearly 400 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors.

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Investor Relations Department

Mobile TeleSystems PJSC

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Mobile TeleSystems PJSC ('MTS' - NYSE: MBT; MOEX: MTSS) is Russia's largest mobile operator and a leading provider of network-native digital services. 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 cloud computing and IoT. By early 2021, there were more than 86 million mobile subscribers using MTS services across the company's operations in Russia, Armenia, and Belarus, including around 78 million subscribers in Russia alone. In addition, MTS has a nationwide network of more than 5,000 owned and franchised retail outlets in Russia, and provides nearly 10 million households with broadband, TV, and/or fixed-line telephone connectivity. MTS is majority-owned by Sistema PJSFC, a publicly-traded Russian investment company. MTS's depositary receipts are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker MBT and its shares on the Moscow Exchange under the ticker MTSS. For more information, please visit the company's Investor Relations website at

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