30 Mar 2017

Shareholders approve renaming to VEON

Amsterdam (30 March 2017) - VEON announced it has secured shareholder approval to change its name from VimpelCom Ltd. to VEON Ltd. and to amend and restate the company’s bye-laws, as a result of the Special General Meeting of Shareholders, which was held in Amsterdam today. From March 31, 2017, the company’s American Depositary Shares will trade on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “VEON.”

The company’s intention to change its name to VEON, subject to shareholder approval, was announced at Mobile World Congress on 27 February 2017 as part of the company’s repositioning from a mobile telecom operator to a global tech player. VEON intends to continue to build on its local brands’ strong awareness and focus on maintaining its strong market positions. VEON is the new name of the company and a new personal internet platform that integrates powerful data analytics and artificial intelligence, with a fresh take on messaging capabilities, enabling users and communities to connect by voice, text, picture and video through a beautifully designed interface.

In addition to effecting the renaming, the amendments to the company’s bye-laws will improve the efficiency of decision-making at VEON, whilst continuing to ensure there is a proper level of Supervisory Board oversight.

About VEON

VEON, a NASDAQ-listed global provider of communications services, formerly known as VimpelCom, aspires to lead the personal internet revolution for more than 235 million customers it serves today, and many others in the years to come.

Follow us on Twitter @veondigital or visit our website www.veon.com.


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Contact information

Investor Relations

Bart Morselt
Tel: +31 20 79 77 200 (Amsterdam)

Media and Public Relations

Ben Novick
Tel: +44 207 487 25 83

Frank Jansen
Tel: +31 20 575 40 24

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