18 Nov 2013

VimpelCom’s new corporate website receives two prestigious awards

Amsterdam (October 15, 2013), “VimpelCom Ltd.” (“VimpelCom”, “Company” or “Group”) (NASDAQ:VIP), a leading global provider of telecommunications services, announces that the Company’s corporate website (www.vimpelcom.com) was awarded the ‘Investor Relations Standard of Excellence’ in the Web Marketing Association's 2013 WebAwards and the Gold Award in the telecommunications category at the 2013 Stevie International Business Awards.

“We are delighted to receive these prestigious international awards as recognition for our innovative corporate website,” said Gerbrand Nijman, VimpelCom’s Group Director and Head of Investor Relations. “Our stakeholders rely on vimpelcom.com for important and timely information on the Company and the new website underscores our commitment to continuously enhancing our communications with all of our stakeholders. We have focused on delivering greater functionality, personalization, and enhanced navigation features for the user. Incorporating responsive website technology, the site is viewable on all desktop, tablet and mobile devices.”

VimpelCom’s new corporate website (www.vimpelcom.com) was launched in May 2013. The website utilises responsive design, ensuring the site layout adjusts for all screen sizes – from desktop to tablet to smartphone. Along with a specially developed corporate App for iPad, VimpelCom ensures that company information is optimised for all visitors on any device they choose.

Download the VimpelCom corporate App at: itunes.apple.com/en/app/vimpelcom-corporate/id661183232.

The Web Marketing Association was founded in 1997 to help set a high standard for Internet marketing and development of the best websites on the World Wide Web. Now in its 17th year, the WebAward program is the longest running annual website award competition dedicated to naming the best Web sites in 96 industries while setting the standard of excellence for all website development. For more information on the WebAwards: www.webaward.org.

The Stevie International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. The 2013 IBAs received entries from more than 50 nations and territories. For more information on the Stevie Awards: www.stevieawards.com/IBA.

About VimpelCom

VimpelCom is one of the world’s largest integrated telecommunications services operators providing voice and data services through a range of traditional and broadband mobile and fixed technologies in Russia, Italy, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Algeria, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Central African Republic and Canada. VimpelCom’s operations around the globe cover territory with a total population of approximately 753 million people. VimpelCom provides services under the "Beeline", "Kyivstar", "djuice", “WIND”, "Infostrada" “Mobilink”, “Leo”, “banglalink”, “Telecel”, and “Djezzy” brands. As of June 30, 2013 VimpelCom had 215 million mobile subscribers on a combined basis. VimpelCom is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol (VIP). For more information visit:  http://www.vimpelcom.com

Contact information

Investor Relations
VimpelCom Ltd.
Gerbrand Nijman
Tel: +31 20 79 77 200 (Amsterdam)

Media and Public Relations
VimpelCom Ltd.
Bobby Leach/Artem Minaev
Tel: +31 20 79 77 200 (Amsterdam)

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