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27 Nov 2013

Preliminary approval for the transfer of Russian Railways' interest in TransContainer to United Transportation and Logistics Company

RNS Number : 0968U

OJSC Transcontainer

27 November 2013

JSC TransContainer



Preliminary approval for the transfer of Russian Railways' interest in TransContainer to United Transportation and The process of organising a chain of delivery, and managing that chain in the broadest sense. This chain may encompass both deliveries of raw materials needed for production and management of material resources at an enterprise, delivery to warehouses and distribution centres, sorting, handling, and final distribution at the points of consumption. In the context of transportation services, the main service is that of delivering cargo across a delivery route.


Further to the RNS announcement of 21 June 2013 JSC TransContainer ("TransContainer" or the "Company") announces that on 22 November 2013 the Board of Directors of JSC Russian Railways ("Russian Railways"), the majority shareholder of TransContainer, preliminarily approved the establishment of United Transportation and Logistics Company ("UTLC") and the contribution of Russian Railways' full shareholding of 50%+2 shares in TransContainer to the share capital of UTLC, along with 100%-1 shares in JSC RZD Logistics. JSC Kazakhstan Temir Zholy ("Kazakhstan Railways") and Belarusian Railways will also be shareholders of UTLC. This decision is subject to the further approval of the Government of the Russian Federation and the final approval of the Board of Directors of Russian Railways.


The share capital of UTLC will be distributed amongst the founding shareholders in accordance with the market value of assets contributed by a respective shareholder. In the future the three founding shareholders may have equal shareholdings in the target shareholding structure of UTLC.


Prior to the establishment of UTLC the founding shareholders are expected to enter into the shareholders' agreement governing their relations and the management of UTLC.


The Company will keep the market informed about any further developments.


27 November 2013




Andrey Zhemchugov, Director,
Capital Markets and Investor Relations

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About TransContainer


TransContainer (LSE ticker: TRCN) is the leading intermodal Transportation equipment for shipping cargo via various means of transport. Containers are durable enough for repeated use and can be stacked. Containers are divided into medium-duty (three- and five-tonne), which conform to former Soviet Union standards and are still used for shipments in Russia and the CIS, and ISO (20- and 40-foot) containers, which are used for Russian and international shipments. The universal standard unit TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) was introduced to measure transport flow volumes.
transportation company in Russia. It is the market leader in Russia by A specialised type of rolling stock designed to carry ISO containers.
fleet size, container transportation by rail and rail-side A place equipped for the trans-shipment and storage of containers. A container terminal
typically includes one or more container yards. Rail-based container terminals are equipped with spur tracks for loading and unloading containers to/from railroad platforms (cars).
container terminal
throughput. As of 30 September 2013 it operated more than 25,600 flatcars and approximately 61,000 containers. It owns a network of 46 rail-side container terminals in Russia, 18 rail-side terminals in Kazakhstan (through its subsidiary KedenTransService) and operates one terminal in Slovakia. Company's sales network comprises approximately 140 sales offices across Russia as well as presence in the CIS, Europe and Asia. TransContainer is listed at Moscow Exchange and LSE. Company's major shareholder is JSC Russian Railways with 50%+2 shares.

This information is provided by RNS

The company news service from the London Stock Exchange


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