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FAS approval and Closing of UMA

Released 17:00 01-Mar-2019

RNS Number : 6362R Group Limited
01 March 2019






1 March 2019                                                                                              For immediate release






FAS approval and Closing of UMA



MAIL.RU GROUP LIMITED (" Group" or the "Company") today announces that following its announcement in December on the signing of its option to acquire 80% of UMA that it has subsequently received all relevant approvals and that the transaction closed on 1st March. 




For further information please contact:




Matthew Hammond

Mail.Ru Group

Phone: +971 505 56 1315





Olga Zyryaeva

Phone: +7 909 974 5996



About Mail.Ru Group

Mail.Ru Group, international brand (MAIL.IL, listed since November 5, 2010) is the largest internet business in Russia in terms of total daily audience (Mediascope Web Index, Russia, population aged 12-64 in the cities 100,000+, October 2018).

In line with the communitainment strategy, the Company is developing an integrated communications and entertainment platform. The Company owns Russia's leading email service and one of Russia's largest internet portals, Mail.Ru; the two largest Russian language social networks, VKontakte (VK) and Odnoklassniki (OK); Russia's largest MMO games, such as Warface, Skyforge and Perfect World, and global mobile games, such as War Robots and Hustle Castle; and instant messaging services ICQ, Agent Mail.Ru and TamTam.

The Company operates two largest food delivery businesses in Russia, Delivery Club and ZakaZaka, and a location-based mobile marketplace Youla.

The Company owns Pixonic, a mobile games developer, and ESforce, one of the largest eSports businesses globally. The Company's portfolio also includes a leading OpenStreetMap-based offline mobile maps and navigation service MAPS.ME and a controlling stake in GeekBrains, an online education platform for developers. In addition, Mail.Ru Group holds equity stakes in a number of small venture capital investments in various Internet companies in Russia, other CIS countries and Israel.

Mail.Ru Group is actively involved in IT education in Russia and has a number of education centers in partnership with major Russian universities. Mail.Ru Group also holds Russia's most important programming contests.

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