Moscow and New York (April 8, 2010) — Open Joint Stock Company "Vimpel-Communications" ("VimpelCom" or the "Company") (NYSE: VIP), today filed its Annual Report on Form 20-F for its fiscal year ended December 31, 2009 (the “Form 20-F”) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The report will be available at tomorrow, April 9, 2010.
Shareholders may request a hard copy of the Form 20-F, including VimpelCom’s complete audited financial statements for its fiscal year ended December 31, 2009, free of charge by contacting VimpelCom’s Investor Relations at

The VimpelCom Group consists of telecommunications operators providing voice and data services through a range of wireless, fixed and broadband technologies. The Group includes companies operating in Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Georgia and Armenia, as well as in Vietnam and Cambodia. The VimpelCom Group has licenses to operate in territories with a total population of about 340 million. The Group companies provide services under the "Beeline" brand. VimpelCom was the first Russian company to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE"). VimpelCom's ADRs are listed on the NYSE under the symbol "VIP".


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Alexey Subbotin 
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