RDIF attracts new international investors to the Moscow Exchange and increases its stake in the Company

Press release, 02.07.2014

Moscow, 2 July, 2014 – The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) together with a consortium of leading international institutional investors from China, Singapore, UAE, Qatar, USA, UK and Germany have announced investment in the equity capital of the Moscow Exchange (ticker “MOEX”). This consortium will purchase a part of the Moscow Exchange stake being offered by the Central Bank of Russia.
 
RDIF has been a shareholder in the Moscow Exchange since early 2012. The Fund initially purchased shares in the Company prior to its IPO through a series of co-investment transactions with blue-chip investors exceeding $1bn. These included the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Cartesian Capital, BlackRock, China Investment Corporation and Kuwait Investment Authority. RDIF was a cornerstone investor in the Moscow Exchange’s IPO when it co-invested with additional international institutional investors. Since the IPO, the Fund has been supporting the Company in its governance through its presence on the Moscow Exchange Supervisory Board and key Board committees. 
 
Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of RDIF, said:
“We are delighted that RDIF managed to attract our partners as co-investors from China, Singapore, Qatar, UAE, USA, UK and Germany. As the basis of the financial infrastructure in Russia, we believe that the Moscow Exchange has considerable capitalization growth potential.”
 
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Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) was established in 2011 to make equity co-investments primarily in Russia alongside reputable international financial and strategic investors. Based in Moscow, RDIF’s management company is a 100% subsidiary of Vnesheconombank. Further information at www.rdif.ru.
 
Media contacts: 
Maria Medvedeva 
Russian Direct Investment Fund 
Director, Media Relations Department 
Tel: +7 495 644 34 14, ext. 2141 
Mobile: +7 964 726 17 73 
E-mail: mm@rdif.ru
 
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