Amsterdam, 16 April 2020 – VEON Holdings B.V., a subsidiary of VEON Ltd. (NASDAQ, Euronext Amsterdam: VEON), announces the establishment of a Global Medium Term Note programme for the issuance of bonds (the "MTN Programme"), with a programme limit of US$6.5 billion or the equivalent thereof in other currencies.

In connection with the establishment of the MTN Programme, VEON has also prepared a base offering memorandum, which today has been approved by the Luxembourg Stock Exchange, in order to enable bonds issued under the MTN Programme to be admitted to listing on the Official List of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange and to trading on the Euro MTF market of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. The general terms and conditions of the MTN Programme are found in their entirety in the base offering memorandum.

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