Moscow and New York (May 27, 2005) - Open Joint Stock Company "Vimpel-Communications" ("VimpelCom" or the "Company") (NYSE: VIP) announced today that it will webcast its conference call on its first quarter 2005 financial and operating results on Thursday, June 2, 2005, at 6:30 p.m. Moscow time (10:30 a.m. EDT). The conference call will be hosted by Alexander Izosimov, Chief Executive Officer. He will be joined by Elena Shmatova, Chief Financial Officer, Nikolai Pryanishnikov, Executive Vice President and General Director - Regions, Jere Calmes, Executive Vice President - General Director, Moscow and Valery Goldin, Vice President of International and Investor Relations. The press release announcing the Company's first quarter 2005 financial results will be available on the Company's web site, located at http://www.vimpelcom.com, prior to the conference call.
The Company's management will discuss its first quarter 2005 results during a conference call and slide presentation. The call and slide presentation may be accessed via webcast at the following URL address http://www.vimpelcom.com. For those who will be unable to listen to the live slide presentation webcast, it will be archived on the Company's web site until July 4, 2005.
VimpelCom is a leading international provider of telecommunications services, operating under the "Beeline" brand in Russia and Kazakhstan. In addition, VimpelCom is continuing to use the "K-mobile" and "EXCESS" brands in Kazakhstan. The VimpelCom Group's license portfolio covers approximately 94% of Russia's population (136 million people), including the City of Moscow, the Moscow Region and the City of St. Petersburg, as well as the entire territory of Kazakhstan. VimpelCom was the first Russian company to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE"). VimpelCom's shares are listed on the NYSE under the symbol "VIP".
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