1 October 2008

Nomination of Mr. Stephan DuCharme as independent member of X5 Retail Group Supervisory Board

Amsterdam, 1 October 2008

X5 Retail Group N.V. (the “Company”), Russia’s largest retailer in terms of sales, invites its shareholders/holders of global depository receipts (“GDRs”) to its Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders to be held at Parkstraat 20, 2514 JK The Hague, The Netherlands at 11.00 am CET on 29 October 2008 (hereinafter: the "EGM"). The record date for the EGM is 01 October 2008.