09.05.2012

Purchase of the Company’s GDRs by its controlling shareholder

HMS Group (LSE: HMSG)(the “Group”), the leading pump manufacturer and provider of flow control solutions and related services in Russia and the CIS, today announces that following a single privately negotiated transaction (the “Transaction”), executed over the counter on May 8, 2012, H.M.S. Technologies Ltd, the controlling shareholder of the Company, has acquired 9,755,000 GDRs of the Company, representing 8.3% of the Company’s issued share capital. The transaction was executed at prevailing market prices.

As a result of the Transaction H.M.S. Technologies Ltd increased its stake in HMS Group up to 71.5% while the members of the Board of Directors of the Company listed below have increased their indirect interest in the Company’s issued share capital up to the following percentages (all figures are rounded to one decimal):

Director
Interest in the share
capital of the Company
as of December 31st, 2011
Interest in the share
capital of the Company
as of May 9th,2012
Vladimir V. Lukyanenko
24.2%
27.4%
German A. Tsoy
17.5%
19.8%
Nikolai N. Yamburenko
5.5%
6.2%
Artem V. Molchanov
5.4%
6.1%
Yury N. Skrynnik
2.7%
3.0%
Kirill V. Molchanov
1.6%
1.8%
Other management
6.4%
7.2%

The other 28.5% of the Company’s issued share capital is a free-float of its GDRs available for purchase in the public equity markets by investors.


The HMS Group is the leading pump manufacturer and provider of flow control solutions and related services to the oil and gas, nuclear and thermal power generation and water utilities sectors in Russia and the CIS. The HMS Group’s products are mission-critical elements of projects across a diverse range of industries. It has participated in a number of large-scale infrastructure projects in Russia, including providing pumps and modular equipment to the Vankor oil field and pumping stations on recent trunk pipelines projects linking Russia’s core oil producing areas to export ports on the Pacific Ocean and Baltic Sea. The Group reported revenues of RUB 27.5 billion, adjusted EBITDA of RUB 5.5 billion and profit for the period of RUB 3.4 billion for the twelve month ended December 31, 2011. The HMS Group’s global depositary receipts (“GDRs”) are listed under the symbol “HMSG” on the London Stock Exchange.


For further information, please contact:

Sergey Klinkov
Head of IR 
Tel: +7 (495) 730-66-01, ext. 1302
klinkov@hms.ru

 

Nozima Karimova
Head of Press Service
Tel: +7 (495) 730-66-10
karimova@hms.ru


DISCLAIMER

THIS COMMUNICATION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER OF, OR THE SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO BUY OR SUBSCRIBE FOR, GDRs OR OTHER SECURITIES TO ANY PERSON IN ANY JURISDICTION TO WHOM OR IN WHICH SUCH OFFER OR SOLICITATION IS UNLAWFUL AND, IN PARTICULAR, IS NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, JAPAN OR THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT AN OFFER FOR SALE OF ANY SECURITIES IN THE UNITED STATES. SECURITIES MAY NOT BE OFFERED OR SOLD IN THE UNITED STATES ABSENT REGISTRATION OR AN EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION UNDER THE US SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (THE “SECURITIES ACT”). THE HMS GROUP HAS NOT REGISTERED AND DOES NOT INTEND TO REGISTER ANY PORTION OF ANY OFFERING IN THE UNITED STATES OR TO CONDUCT A PUBLIC OFFERING OF ANY SECURITIES IN THE UNITED STATES.

THIS COMMUNICATION IS ONLY BEING DISTRIBUTED TO AND IS DIRECTED ONLY AT (I) PERSONS WHO ARE OUTSIDE THE UNITED KINGDOM OR (II) INVESTMENT PROFESSIONALS FALLING WITHIN ARTICLE 19(5) OF THE FINANCIAL SERVICES AND MARKETS ACT 2000 (FINANCIAL PROMOTION) ORDER 2005 (THE “ORDER”) AND (III) HIGH NET WORTH ENTITIES, AND OTHER PERSONS TO WHOM IT MAY LAWFULLY BE COMMUNICATED, FALLING WITHIN ARTICLE 49(2) OF THE ORDER (ALL SUCH PERSONS TOGETHER BEING REFERRED TO AS “RELEVANT PERSONS”). THE SECURITIES REFERRED TO IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT ARE ONLY AVAILABLE TO, AND ANY INVITATION, OFFER OR AGREEMENT TO SUBSCRIBE, PURCHASE OR OTHERWISE ACQUIRE SUCH SECURITIES WILL BE ENGAGED IN ONLY WITH, RELEVANT PERSONS. ANY PERSON WHO IS NOT A RELEVANT PERSON SHOULD NOT ACT OR RELY ON THIS DOCUMENT OR ANY OF ITS CONTENTS.