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HSCI Plans Roadshow to Attract Institutional Investor

Moscow – 30 April 2013. The Human Stem Cells Institute (“HSCI”, MICEX: ISKJ), one of Russia’s leading biotech companies specializing in cell-based, gene and post-genome technologies, announced its plans for a roadshow for the purpose of attracting an institutional investor. A series of meetings will be held with investment companies and funds in May and June of this year. Potential investors will be offered a 10% stake in the company. The stake consists of treasury shares contributed to the charter capital of HSCI’s subsidiary NextGen in the fourth quarter of 2012 (3 million shares or 4% of HSCI’s share capital) as well as HSCI shares currently held by a private investor with whom a preliminary agreement has been reached on the conditions of the sale (4.5 million shares or 6% of HSCI share capital). The proposed price will be announced at the start of the roadshow.

The roadshow is a part of the company’s IR efforts to increase its investment appeal and the proposed sale does not entail the additional issuing of shares. HSCI expects that the offer will generate interest among Russian institutional investors. HSCI’s General Director Artur Isaev commented: “We are taking this step above all else with the aim of familiarizing institutional investors with our company. Investors will be able to learn about the results achieved by the company in the past three years following our IPO, what are plans are for the future, and also have the opportunity to get a full picture of the promising outlook for investment in HSCI. We are confident that the company’s current situation and the results of our projects will allow us to count on interest on the part of investment funds. The money received by HSCI’s subsidiary – in the case that an institutional investor is attracted – will go toward developing the company’s portfolio of products and services.”

The plans to hold the roadshow were announced during a public presentation of HSCI’s strategy and business plan for 2013 – 2017 held on April 24, 2013, as a part of outreach events for the investment community and press at the Moscow Exchange.

The complete presentation HSCI Results and Strategy for the Next 5 Years: Outlook to 2017 can be found on HSCI’s website (in Russian): http://hsci.ru/content/files/HSCI_BP_MICEX_April_2013_FINAL.pdf.



30 April 2013