Amsterdam, 13 November 2020 – VEON Ltd.(NASDAQ: VEON, Euronext Amsterdam: VEON) notes recent press stories regarding its subsidiary in Pakistan (PMCL operating as Jazz) and tax disputes relating to FY2017. Jazz continues to dispute a 25bn PKR assessment and surcharge by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and has filed a challenge to the FBR position in the Islamabad High Court.

On 12 November,  Jazz was granted a stay on the FBR’s demand and, in connection with the stay, deposited PKR 5 billion as a pre-payment against any amounts finally determined to be due by the Pakistani courts.  The next hearing in the matter is scheduled for 2 December 2020.

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