RU
05 March 2008

X5 RETAIL GROUP to launch new hypermarket concept under the MERCADO SUPERCENTER brand

Moscow, March 5, 2008

X5 Retail Group N.V., Russia’s largest food retailer in terms of sales (LSE ticker: “FIVE”), today announced the launch of the Group’s new hypermarket concept under the Mercado Supercenter brand and detailed its plans to open the first Mercado store in June 2008.