Etalon Group Changes Audit Committee Makeup

15 February 2018

 

ETALON GROUP PLC (“Etalon Group” or the “Company”), one of Russia’s largest and longest-established development and construction companies, announces that the Board of Directors has approved the new composition of the Company’s Audit Committee.

The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of Etalon Group now consists of:

-          Martin Cocker, Committee Chairman, independent non-executive director<br/> -          Boris Svetlichny, independent non-executive director<br/> -          Gabbas Kazhimuratov, Chief Financial Officer at Baring Vostok funds

More information about the members of the Audit Committee can be found on the Etalon Group website:  <br/>www.etalongroup.com/about-us/corporate-governance/audit-committee/members-of-the-audit-committee<br/>

This and other recent announcements are available on the Etalon Group website: <br/> www.etalongroup.com/investors/news/

Etalon Group IR Team

T: +44 20 8123 1328<br/> E: info@etalongroup.com

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Sam VanDerlip<br/> T: +44 7554 993 032<br/> T: +7 499 918 3134<br/> E: vanderlip@em-comms.com

 

About Etalon Group

Founded in 1987 by Viacheslav Zarenkov, Etalon Group has become one of Russia's largest development and construction corporations. The Company focuses on middle class residential real estate in the Moscow and St Petersburg metropolitan areas, where it operates through Etalon Invest and Etalon LenSpetsSMU subsidiaries. With a 30-year history, Etalon Group has one of the longest and most successful track records in the Russian real estate industry - since its inception, Etalon Group has commissioned 5.8 million sqm.

Etalon Group's strong reputation among consumers supports its pre-sales business model, which helps the Company to minimise external financing needs for on-going projects while maintaining a secure liquidity position: net debt as of 31 December 2016 was RUB 7.8 billion.

The Company is vertically integrated, which helps it to control costs, quality and timing, as well as to demonstrate best-in-class profitability. Etalon Group employs 5 thousand people, and its nationwide sales and marketing network covers 52 Russian cities.

As of 31 December 2016, Etalon Group's portfolio comprised 35 projects, with a total of 2.82 million sqm of unsold net sellable area. JLL valued this portfolio at RUB 115,818 million.

For the year ended 31 December 2017, Etalon Group's new contract sales totalled 512 ths sqm, or RUB 50,240 million. Deliveries in 2017 amounted to 423 ths sqm.

Etalon Group’s GDRs have been traded on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange since 20 April 2011.

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16 February 2018