30 September 2008

X5 buys GDRs

Amsterdam, 30 September 2008

X5 Retail Group N.V., Russia’s largest retailer in terms of sales (LSE ticker: “FIVE”), announces today that during the period of time from 9 September through 11 September 2008 its wholly owned subsidiary Perekrestok Holdings Limited purchased the aggregate amount of 49,600 Global Depositary Receipts (“GDRs”) representing shares in the capital of its parent company X5 Retail Group N.V., at an average market price of USD 20.657 per GDR in order to fund its Employee Stock Option Plan.