25 January 2008

Syndication of USD 1.1 billion 3-year loan launched

Amsterdam, 25 January 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’) for the Company has been launched by BNP Paribas, CALYON, HSBC Bank plc, ING Bank N.V. and Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG (RZB) (each a “Bookrunner”). The Facility was fully pre-funded by the Bookrunners. There will be a bank meeting held in London on January 29, 2008.