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21.09.2017

Person Discharging Managerial Responsibilities ("PDMR") Shareholding and Person Closely Associated ("PCA") Shareholding

Mail.Ru Group Limited (LSE: MAIL, hereinafter referred as the "Company" or the "Group") announces that it was notified

1)   that on 19 September 2017 Matthew Hammond, Managing Director of the Company and PDMR, acquired 50,000 and 49,487 Global Depositary Receipts ("GDRs") representing the Company's ordinary shares admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange (ISIN US5603172082, Common Code: 055222126) under the Company's 2015 Restricted Stock Unit Plan and 2010 Option Plan respectively; and

2)   that on 20 September 2017 Denholma Limited, a PCA of Dmitry Grishin (a Chairman of the Board of Directors and PDMR), acquired 772,879 Global Depositary Receipts ("GDRs") representing the Company's ordinary shares admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange (ISIN US5603172082, Common Code: 055222126) under the Company's 2010 Option Plan.

The notifications below, made in accordance with the requirements of the EU Market Abuse Regulation, provide further detail.

Notification and public disclosure of a transaction by PDMR:

1.

Details of PDMR/PCA

a)

Name

Matthew Hammond.

b)

Position / status

Managing Director.

c)

Initial notification / amendment

Initial notification.

2.

Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

a)

Description of the financial instrument

Global Depositary Receipts representing the Company's ordinary shares.

b)

Nature of the transaction

Acquisition of 50,000 Regulation S Global Depositary Receipts (ISIN: US5603172082, Common Code: 055222126) under the Company's 2015 Restricted Stock Unit Plan

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

Nil consideration

50,000

 

d)

Aggregated information

- Aggregated volume

- Price

N.A.

e)

Date of the transaction

2017-09-19 UTC.

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue.

3.

Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

a)

Description of the financial instrument

Global Depositary Receipts representing the Company's ordinary shares.

b)

Nature of the transaction

Acquisition of 49,487 Regulation S Global Depositary Receipts (ISIN: US5603172082, Common Code: 055222126) under the Company's 2010 Option Plan.

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

Nil consideration

49,487

 

d)

Aggregated information

-  Aggregated volume

- Price

N.A.

e)

Date of the transaction

2017-09-19 UTC.

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue.

Notification and public disclosure of a transaction by PCA:

1.

Details of PDMR/PCA

a)

Name

Denholma Limited.

b)

Position / status

PCA of Dmitry Grishin, Chairman of the Board of Directors.

c)

Initial notification / amendment

Initial notification.

2.

Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted

a)

Description of the financial instrument

Global Depositary Receipts representing the Company's ordinary shares.

b)

Nature of the transaction

Acquisition of 772,879 Regulation S Global Depositary Receipts (ISIN: US5603172082, Common Code: 055222126) under the Company's 2010 Option Plan.

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

Price(s)

Volume(s)

Nil consideration

 772,879

 

d)

Aggregated information

- Aggregated volume

- Price

N.A.

e)

Date of the transaction

2017-09-20 UTC.

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue.  


For Further Information Please Contact:

Investors
Matthew Hammond
E-mail: hammond@corp.mail.ru 

Press
George Lobushkin
E-mail: g.lobushkin@corp.mail.ru 

About Mail.Ru Group

Mail.Ru Group, international brand My.com (MAIL:LI, listed since November 5, 2010) is the largest internet business in Russia, based on mobile daily audience (TNS Mobile Index, population aged 12-64 in the cities 700 000+, June 2017, Russia). 

In line with the communitainment (communication plus entertainment) strategy, the company is developing an integrated communications and entertainment platform. The company owns Russia's leading email service and one of Russia's largest internet portals, Mail.Ru. The company operates three of the major Russian language social networks, VKontakte (VK), Odnoklassniki (OK) and Moi Mir (My World), and Russia's largest online games, including such gaming titles as Warface, Armored Warfare, Skyforge and Perfect World. The сompany's portfolio also includes a leading OpenStreetMap-based offline mobile maps and navigation service MAPS.ME, auto classifieds service Am.ru, instant messaging services ICQ, Agent Mail.Ru and TamTam, a mobile location based marketplace Youla, and a ride-sharing service BeepCar. 

The Company owns 100% of mobile games developer Pixonic, and 100% of Delivery Club and ZakaZaka, two largest food delivery companies in Russia. Mail.Ru Group also holds equity stakes in a number of small venture capital investments in various Internet companies in Russia, Ukraine and Israel.