DIXY Group sings a partnership agreement with leading chain of

Moscow, Russian Federation, 19 March 2015
DIXY Group has signed, for an indefinite term, a partnership agreement with leading pharmacy
operator 36.6 and A.v.e on the provision of a priority right to be represented on the leased premises.
Pharmacy sections under the brands “Gorzdrav Pharmacies,” “Stary Lekar” and “03 Pharmacies” that form
part of the 36.6 and A.v.е Group are already located in nineteen DIXY stores in the Moscow region. The
newly signed agreement will enable the company to open pharmacies in DIXY “neighborhood” stores and
Victoria supermarkets based on the rights of a priority sublessee. Depending on the format of the store and its
location, pharmacies may also be subsequently opened under the 36.6 brand.
Within the medium term, the plans are to open pharmacy sections in the stores of Moscow and Moscow
region, yet the parties cannot rule out expansion of their cooperation to other regions of DIXY Group
“Thanks to our cooperation with a major pharmacy operator, our neighbors will be able to purchase not only
foodstuffs but also essential medicines next door. In addition, we will no longer have to choose from a
multitude of pharmacy operators. Having identified our partner, we can be sure of its pricing policy and the
quality of the services it offers,” says Ekaterina Kumanina, Public relations and government affairs
director of DIXY Group.
“Now we can significantly increase the rate at which new ‘neighborhood’ pharmacies are opened. The signing
of the agreement enables us to ‘move closer’ to the numerous customers of one of the leading retail chains in
Russia and thus provide them with additional comfort of the services they are offered,” says Vladimir
Kintsurashvili, general director of PAO 36.6 chain of pharmacies.
It is important to note that against the background of an unstable exchange rate and in order to prevent price
hikes, the chains of pharmacies forming part of the 36.6 and A.v.e Group have frozen the prices of a number
of vitally important medicines.
DIXY chooses its sublessees with attention and care. In order to offer integrated services to its customers,
deployed on the premises of its neighborhood stores are pharmacy sections, ATMs, payment terminals and
daily service points. Gaming and gambling machines are strictly off limits.
OJSC DIXY Group (MOEX: DIXY) is one of Russia’s leading retailers of foods and everyday products.
The first DIXY store was opened in Moscow in 1999, and after that the Company has been experiencing the period of the
intensive organic development, followed by the major acquisition of Victoria Group in June 2011. As of February 28,
2015, the Company operated 2,256 stores, including 2,126 DIXY neighborhood stores, 94 Victoria stores, 1 CASH store,
and 35 compact hypermarkets MegaMart and MiniMart.
The Company operates in Central, Northwestern, Volga and Urals federal districts of Russia, and in Kaliningrad and
Kaliningrad region.
As of February 28, 2015, the Company had a total of 764,839 square meters of selling space.
In 2014, the Company’s total revenue amounted to RUR 229 bln (USD 6.0 bln).
The Company is the third largest national food retailer by revenue, selling area, and number of stores.
The Company employs over 50,000 people.
In May 2007, the Company raised USD 360 mln in its IPO on the RTS and MICEX. A controlling stake of 54.4% in
OJSC DIXY Group is owned by Mercury Group of Companies, a diversified holding company.
The Russian business magazine Expert rates DIXY Group as one of the Top-100 largest Russian companies.
For further enquiries, please, contact:
Anastasia Orlova
PR Director
DIXY Group of Companies
Tel.: +7 495 933 1450 ext. 2132
Fax: +7 495 933 0259
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