27 March 2008

Syndication of USD 1.1 billion 3-year loan completed

Amsterdam, 27 March 2008

X5 Retail Group N.V. (the ‘Company’ or the ‘Group’), Russia’s largest food retailer in terms of sales (LSE ticker: “FIVE”), announced today that syndication for the USD 1,100,000,000 3 year Term Loan Facility (the ‘Facility’) was successfully completed on terms announced prior to the launch.