4 December 2009

X5 Retail Group completes acquisition of Paterson supermarket chain

Amsterdam, 4 December 2009

X5 Retail Group N.V., Russia’s largest food retailer in terms of sales (LSE ticker: “FIVE”), announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Paterson supermarket chain. X5 received all necessary approvals for the transaction, including approval of the Company’s Supervisory Board and an unconditional consent from the Russian Federal Anti-Monopoly Service (FAS).