CTC Media provides update on anticipated timing of transaction

CTC Media provides update on anticipated timing of transaction

March 29, 2016
15.40 CEST
MTG notes the announcement today by CTC Media, Inc., Russia’s leading independent media company of which MTG owns 38%, that the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Treasury Department has issued a license authorizing CTC Media to proceed with the previously announced merger transaction. The CTC Media Board of Directors is currently finalizing preparations for the merger, including awaiting the receipt of a tax refund from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, and currently anticipates that the merger will be completed early in the second quarter of 2016. 

CTC Media’s full announcement can be found at http://www.ctcmedia.ru/press-center/releases. CTC Media’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “CTCM”.


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