28 October 2009

X5 receives unconditional anti-monopoly service consent

Amsterdam, 28 October 2009

X5 Retail Group N.V., Russia’s largest retailer in terms of sales (LSE ticker: “FIVE”), today announced that it has received an unconditional consent from the Russian Federal Anti-Monopoly Service with regard to a potential transaction to acquire Paterson supermarket chain. This regulatory approval was an important prerequisite to proceeding with more advanced negotiations between the parties.