26 July 2007

X5 RETAIL GROUP announces new participants in syndicated loan

Amsterdam, 26 July 2007

X5 Retail Group N.V. (LSE ticker: "FIVE"), Russia’s largest retailer in terms of sales, today announces that the syndication of its latest loan facility has been successfully closed with a further six financial institutions joining the transaction as Mandated Lead Arrangers. The facility, which was announced on June 27, is for $1 billion with a final maturity of one year. The initial mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners of the facility are Goldman Sachs International and Citigroup Global Markets Limited, each participating in the facility post syndication.