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VimpelCom Delivers Solid Profitable Organic Growth In 2Q12

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

VimpelCom Delivers Solid Profitable Organic Growth In 2Q1201:00 EDT Wednesday, August 15, 2012AMSTERDAM, Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KEY RESULTS AND DEVELOPMENTS IN 2Q12*Revenues of USD 5.7 billion, with organic1 growth of 4% YoY EBITDA of USD 2.5 billion, up 8% organically YoY; double digit growth in Russia, Africa & Asia and CIS Results negatively impacted by USD appreciation against operating currencies Total mobile subscriber base increased 8% YoY2 to 208 million Positive operational development continues in Business Unit Russia Net income increased 83% YoY to USD 488 million"VimpelCom Ltd." ("VimpelCom", "Company" or "Group") (NYSE: VIP), a leading global provider of telecommunications services, today announces operating and financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2012.JO LUNDER, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, COMMENTS:"VimpelCom has made further progress in the second quarter of 2012, with year-on-year organic revenue growth of 4% and organic EBITDA growth of 8%.In Russia, the positive performance trends are continuing with revenues increasing 8% and EBITDA up 12%. Mobile data revenues grew by 35% and we are ahead of schedule to deliver RUB 5 billion in annualized cost savings. Italy again outperformed its competitors, increasing revenue and subscriber market share. EBITDA was stable, despite a decline in revenue due to termination rate cuts and an expected decline in fixed line revenue, which were offset by strong growth in mobile data revenue. Africa & Asia delivered excellent organic revenue growth of 8% and EBITDA growth of 13%, mainly due to further expansion of the subscriber base and revenues from value added services in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Algeria. Year-on-year the EBITDA margin increased by 6.0 percentage points, highlighting the progress made on operational excellence initiatives. In Ukraine, total revenue declined by 1%. This was mainly caused by our investment in moving to bundled tariffs with a consequent impact on revenues and margins. We have maintained our number one market position and implemented a number of initiatives to improve performance, which we expect to have a positive impact in 2013. The CIS business unit delivered organic revenue growth of 10% and organic EBITDA growth of 11%, with mobile subscriber numbers up 17%.Whilst the results have been impacted by adverse currency movements, this organic performance highlights further solid execution of our strategy in our business units." CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL AND OPERATING HIGHLIGHTS USD mlnPro formaActual2Q122Q11YoY 2Q122Q11YoY Total operating revenues5,7456,011-4%5,7455,5364%EBITDA2,4812,4412%2,4812,25310%EBITDA margin43.2%40.6%43.2%40.7%EBIT1,19298221%1,19293727%Net income48826783%488235108%EPS, basic (USD)0.300.1776%0.300.15100%Capital expenditures1,0281,0270%1,0289676%Net cash from operating activities1,351--1,3511,3173%Net debt / LTM EBITDA2.4--2.4--Total mobile subscribers (millions)22081938%2081938%*) Comparative figures are Pro forma - for pro forma definition see next page. For all other definitions see Attachment E.1) Organic revenue and EBITDA growth are non-GAAP financial measures that exclude the effect of foreign currency movements and certain items like liquidations and disposals. A reconciliation of organic to reported Revenue and EBITDA growth can be found in Attachment C. For more information please see the definition of Organic growth Revenue and EBITDA in Attachment E.2) Following the sale of Vietnam the subscriber numbers for 2Q11 and 2Q12 exclude Vietnam subscribers. CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL AND OPERATING HIGHLIGHTSUSD mlnPro formaActual1H121H11YoY 1H121H11YoY Total operating revenues11,36411,492-1%11,3648,27637%EBITDA4,7924,7261%4,7923,45639%EBITDA margin42.2%41.1%42.2%41.8%EBIT2,2071,88517%2,2071,56441%Net income80671712%80673510%EPS, basic (USD)0.500.4414%0.500.51-2%Capital expenditures1,6601,756-5%1,6601,42317%Net cash from operating activities2,958--2,9582,33427%Net debt / LTM EBITDA2.4--2.4--Total mobile subscribers (millions)22081938%2081938% PRESENTATION OF FINANCIAL RESULTS The Company believes pro forma comparisons provide the most meaningful comparison of financial performance and, unless otherwise stated, all comparisons in this press release are on a pro forma basis. The pro forma information presented in this press release reflects what the Company's results of operations would have looked like had the Company's transaction with Wind Telecom occurred on January 1, 2011. For further details about the adjustments and assumptions of the pro forma results, please refer to VimpelCom's press releases issued on August 18, 2011 and May 14, 2012 and available on the Company's website. VimpelCom Ltd. results presented in this earnings release are based on IFRS.  Certain amounts and percentages that appear in this earnings release have been subject to rounding adjustments. As a result, certain numerical figures shown as totals, including in tables, may not be exact arithmetic aggregations of the figures that precede or follow them. The actual 2Q12 financial results in this earnings release have not been audited. STRATEGIC UPDATE AND MAIN EVENTSLTE license in Russia awarded Global initiatives launched to improve customer experience Global cooperation with leading telecom operations for fast growing M2M business Postponed dividend payment decision and announced that AGM will be held in DecemberIn 2Q12 VimpelCom continued to deliver on its strategic priorities as defined by the Company's Value Agenda for 2012-2014. In the quarter, the Company announced cooperation agreements with Opera Mini mobile and Google Play which are aimed at improving the customer experience. In addition, VimpelCom announced that it will be part of an alliance with NTT Docomo, Rogers, SingTel, Telefonica and KPN which will collaborate on M2M business. The initiative is also open to other operators.In April, VimpelCom sold its controlling 49% interest in GTEL Mobile in Vietnam. The Company continues its strategic portfolio analysis, focused on allocating capital to those markets where the Company sees the best opportunities to generate shareholder value.In July, VimpelCom was awarded an LTE license in Russia, allowing the Company to render services using radio-electronic devices in the territory of the Russian Federation. The license allows VimpelCom to provide services via networks that use the LTE standard and its further modifications within the frequency band of 791-862 MHz. VimpelCom will start providing services by June 1, 2013 in compliance with the terms of the license. The roll-out of the LTE network will need to occur with a phased approach based on a predefined schedule and must be fully completed by the end of 2019. A further condition of the license award is that VimpelCom will invest at least RUB 15 billion annually until its federal LTE network is built.As previously announced, in April and May, a Russian court issued injunctions in relation to the claims by the Russian Federal Anti-Monopoly Service ("FAS") against Telenor East Holding II AS ("Telenor") and Weather Investments II S.a.r.l. ("Weather II"). The injunctions prohibited, among other things, the payment of dividends by VimpelCom's wholly owned Russian subsidiary OJSC "Vimpel-Communications". In May, VimpelCom announced that in light of these injunctions:The Supervisory Board of the Company considers it prudent and in the best interests of VimpelCom to postpone the payment and cancel the June 1, 2012 record date of the previously announced final dividend relating to the Company's 2011 results.  The Supervisory Board of the Company will make a decision whether to pay the final 2011 dividend at a later date and will set a new record date as appropriate. The Company plans to hold its annual general shareholders meeting in December 2012, with the exact date to be notified by the Supervisory Board.VIMPELCOM GROUP ? FINANCIAL AND OPERATING RESULTS 2Q12Revenues of USD 5.7 billion with organic growth of 4% YoY EBITDA of USD 2.5 billion, up 8% organically YoY; double digit organic growth in Russia, Africa & Asia, CIS Total mobile subscriber base increased 8% YoY to 208 million Net cash from operating activities USD 1.35 billion, impacted by one-off  tax payments of USD 200 million Capex of USD 1.0 billion; LTM Capex / Revenues of 21% Net debt / LTM EBITDA at 2.4xOPERATING PERFORMANCE OVERVIEWThe reported results in USD in 2Q12 were significantly impacted by the appreciation of the USD against the local currencies in almost all of VimpelCom's operating businesses. The organic development is highlighted below. The total mobile subscriber base increased 8% YoY to 208 million at the end of the second quarter. The largest absolute contribution came from accelerated growth in subscribers in the Africa & Asia Business Unit, but the Company also achieved strong growth in fixed and mobile broadband subscribers in Russia, Italy and Ukraine.In Russia, the Company continued the positive trend seen in the first quarter, delivering an organic revenue growth of 8% YoY.  Mobile broadband subscribers in Russia increased 5% YoY to 2.5 million, while the fixed broadband subscriber base reached 2.3 million, up 35% YoY. The Company's Italian business continued to outperform the broader Italian telecom market in the second quarter. VimpelCom strengthened its market position in Italy in both mobile and fixed-line, increasing its revenue share in both segments. Fixed broadband revenues were up 4% YoY, while Mobile internet revenues increased 50% YoY.In the Africa & Asia Business Unit, the Company achieved strong subscriber growth across all countries of operation, exceeding 84 million in total. Performance was strong across the main operations, Algeria, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The Ukraine Business Unit continued to invest in its market position in the mobile segment through ongoing transition to bundled tariff plans, which caused mobile revenues to decline by 2% YoY. Mobile subscribers increased by 2% YoY to 25.1 million. Fixed-line revenues increased by 10% YoY, mainly due to an 81% increase in fixed residential broadband revenues. The CIS Business Unit delivered double digit organic revenue growth and was able to maintain high quality subscriber growth despite an increasingly competitive environment. OPERATING FINANCIALS PER BUSINESS UNIT (PRO FORMA)Pro formaUSD mln2Q122Q11Reported YoYOrganic YoYTotal operating revenues5,7456,011-4%4%of which:BU Russia2,2672,329-3%8%BU Europe & North America1,7742,015-12%-1%BU Africa & Asia9539490%8%BU Ukraine406412-1%-1%BU CIS4113896%10%other(66)(83)--EBITDA2,4812,4412%8%of which:BU Russia9779681%12%BU Europe & North America672757-11%0%BU Africa & Asia46640714%13%BU Ukraine204227-10%-10%BU CIS1821754%11%other(20)(93)--EBITDA margin43.2%40.6%Capital expenditures1,0281,0270%-* See definitions in Attachment E.FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE OVERVIEWPRO FORMA 2Q12Total operating revenues in the second quarter 2012 decreased by 4% YoY impacted by unfavorable currency movements. Overall organic revenue growth was 4%, with a strong performance across most business units.EBITDA increased 2% YoY, impacted by unfavorable currency movements. Excluding these forex effects, EBITDA increased 8% compared to the same period last year. Double digit organic EBITDA growth YoY was seen in the markets of the business units of Russia, Africa & Asia and CIS, up 12%, 13% and 11%, respectively. Overall growth was partly offset by the YoY organic EBITDA decline of 10% in Ukraine due to the ongoing transition to bundles.EBIT grew by 21% YoY positively affected, as reported previously, by the declining amortization pattern applied to intangible assets associated with customer relationships as part of the Wind Telecom acquisition where amortization of later periods is lower than amortization in the year of acquisition. Profit before tax increased by 68% YoY due to the higher EBIT, higher gain from the investment in Euroset and the negative fair value adjustment on the investment in Vietnam recorded in 2Q11. In 2Q11 the net foreign exchange loss was USD 6 million, while in 2Q12 there was a gain of USD 1 million.Net income grew by 83% YoY as a result of the increase in Profit before tax and lower effective tax rate, due to certain net operating losses incurred in 2Q11, but not recognized for tax purposes.Capex was USD 1.0 billion, excluding licenses, with investments in the further roll out of the mobile networks in Russia, Bangladesh and the CIS. In Italy, Wind continued to invest in the roll-out of HSDPA and in backbone capacity to support the growth in data. ACTUAL 2Q12On an actual basis, revenues increased 4% YoY and EBITDA and EBIT increased by 10% and 27% YoY respectively as a result of the combination with Wind Telecom on April 15, 2011. Profit before tax grew by 72% YoY due to the increase in EBIT and the negative fair value adjustment on the investment in Vietnam recorded in 2Q11, but offset by 16% higher financing costs as a result of the Wind Telecom acquisition. In 2Q11 the foreign exchange loss was USD 33 million, while in 2Q12 there was a gain of USD 1 million.USD mlnPro formaActual2Q122Q11YoY 2Q122Q11YoY Total operating revenues5,7456,011-4%5,7455,5364%EBITDA2,4812,4412%2,4812,25310%EBITDA margin43.2%40.6%43.2%40.7%EBIT1,19298221%1,19293727%Financial income and expenses(476)(470)1%(476)(425)12%Net foreign exchange (loss)/gain and others13(77)n.m.13(89)n.m.Profit before tax72943568%72942372%Income tax expense(247)(176)40%(247)(166)49%Profit for the period48225986%48225788%Net income48826783%488235108%Capital expenditures1,0281,0270%1,0289676% STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION & CASH FLOW (ACTUAL)USD mln 2Q121Q12QoQTotal assets 52,54356,121-6%Shareholders' equity13,94214,343-3%Gross debt26,55928,591-7%Net debt23,06724,339-5%2Q122Q11YoYNet cash from operating activities1,3511,3173%Net cash used (in)/from investing activities(1,441)(997)45%Net cash used (in)/provided from financing activities (922)947n.m.Total assets decreased by 6% in the quarter to USD 52.5 billion, primarily as a result of the depreciation of RUB and EUR against USD. Gross debt decreased in the quarter from USD 28.6 billion to USD 26.6 billion, mainly due to foreign exchange movements and repayments of Ruble bank loans and Euro bank loans, partially refinanced by issued Euro bonds. Net debt decreased to USD 23.1 billion, leading to a net debt to LTM EBITDA of 2.4x on a pro forma basis at the end of the second quarter.Net cash from operating activities of USD 1.35 billion at the Group level was positively impacted by higher EBITDA, offset by higher interest and tax payments. The higher tax payments were mainly related to one-off tax payments by OTH of approximately USD 200 million, mainly related to its sale of Tunisiana in 2011. Net cash used in investing activities was mainly impacted by a substantial movement from cash to deposits in 2012, partially offset by the higher investments in property, equipment and intangible assets in 2012 resulting from the consolidation of Wind Telecom. Net cash used in financing activities in 2Q12 was mainly the result of the net repayment of debt.Net cash from operation activities 1H12 is USD 3.0 billion, or 27% higher than in 1H11.BUSINESS UNITS PERFORMANCE IN 2Q12Russia Europe & North America Africa & Asia Ukraine CISBUSINESS UNIT RUSSIA ? FINANCIAL AND OPERATING RESULTSPositive operational development continued in 2Q12 Solid revenue increase of 8% YoY; strong growth in data EBITDA increase of 12% YoY and EBITDA margin growth of 1.6 p.p. to 43.1%, the highest margin in 5 quarters Operational excellence program of RUB 5 billion in annualized savings ahead of schedule LTE license awarded with services expected to launch in 2013In 2Q12 the Russian Business Unit continued to deliver profitable growth, in line with the Company's overall corporate Value Agenda.The Russian Business Unit posted a solid revenue performance and strong EBITDA growth, continuing the positive turnaround trend witnessed in 1Q12. EBITDA margin in 2Q12 reached 43.1%, an increase of over 1.6 p.p. both QoQ and YoY, and the highest EBITDA margin the Company has achieved in the last 5 quarters. The effect of YoY forex moves in 2Q12 on the business was negative, impacting EBITDA margin by 0.3 p.p. during the quarter. During 2Q12, VimpelCom continued to promote mobile data services through bundled offerings and targeted tariffs with the main focus on small and medium screens, ensuring that mobile data continues to be one of the fastest growing revenue streams. The 8% growth in total revenues was supported by a 35% increase in mobile data revenue.The Russian Business Unit continued to implement a number of Operational Excellence initiatives, including the optimization of business processes and of the organizational structure, to meet the Company's goals.  As part of this program, the Company is reducing HR costs and controlling operational costs.  One of the projects currently being implemented is the rationalization of the regional reporting structure. In addition, the Company will create a Shared Service Center in Yaroslavl which will be responsible for the Business Unit's back office functions and processes starting in early 2013. By concentrating these business processes together in one location, the Company expects to improve productivity, and reduce operating expenses. At the same time VimpelCom continues to improve the operational efficiency of its networks and to this end has already signed agreements with other telecom operators and service providers for joint use, maintenance and development of network infrastructure. In addition, the Company is divesting certain non-core activities. The Operational Excellence program, with a target of RUB 5 billion in annualized savings, is ahead of schedule. In 2Q12 VimpelCom continued its efforts to optimize subscriber acquisition costs and activities with the objective of reducing churn rates; initiatives in this program are focused on improving the quality of services and increasing customer loyalty. The results are increasingly visible with churn having decreased from more than 17% in 1Q12 to 15% in 2Q12. However, further improvements are required and targeted. On July 12, 2012 VimpelCom was awarded a license to provide services over the LTE standard within the radio frequency band of 813.5-821/854.5-862MHz across the Russian territory. VimpelCom has already commenced modernizing its network and making it LTE-compatible. The Company expects to offer up-to-date and customized services with high-speed Internet access to its customers on cutting-edge 4G technology. LTE is expected to improve the mobile internet experience, contributing to the growing popularity of mobile data services. KEY DEVELOPMENTS 2Q12 Total revenue in Russia grew by 8% YoY to RUB 70.3 billion mainly driven by the increase in mobile revenues. Mobile revenues increased 7% YoY mainly as a result of growing usage,  VAS and equipment revenues. Mobile data traffic grew 86% YoY in 2Q12, leading to revenues totaling RUB 6 billion, a revenue increase of 35% from 2Q11. Fixed-line revenues increased 14% YoY due to continuing growth in fixed broadband revenues, up 41% YoY. EBITDA increased by 12% YoY as a result of the increase in revenues and cost control initiatives. EBITDA margin was 43.1%, an increase of 1.6 p.p. compared to 2Q11, driven by the Operational Excellence projects mentioned above. Mobile subscriber base grew 1% YoY to 55.7 million; mobile broadband subscribers increased 5% YoY to 2.5 million. The fixed broadband subscriber base exceeded 2 million, up 35% YoY. Capex/Revenues was 13% in 2Q12, in line with the network construction schedule. Capex/Revenues LTM stood at 21%. The Company will continue to invest in its 3G network development and aims to match its main competitors in terms of population coverage in the main cities in the 43 key regions by 2013. Following the receipt of its LTE license this quarter, the Company is finalizing its LTE investment plan. RUSSIA KEY INDICATORS RUB mln2Q122Q11YoYTotal operating revenues70,25865,1798%Total operating expenditures39,99238,1035%EBITDA30,26627,07612%EBITDA margin43.1%41.5%Capex9,19511,348-19%Capex / Revenues13%17%MobileMobile total operating revenues57,92554,3607%- of which mobile data5,5744,11835%Mobile subscribers ('000)55,73955,2511%- of which mobile broadband ('000)2,4722,3625%Mobile ARPU (RUB)3363273%MOU27924414%FixedFixed-line total operating revenues12,33310,81814%Fixed Broadband revenues2,8852,05341%Fixed Broadband subscribers ('000)2,2551,67135%Fixed Broadband ARPU (RUB)4274133% BUSINESS UNIT EUROPE & NA - FINANCIAL AND OPERATING RESULTS ITALYContinuing relative outperformance of market Revenues down 1% YoY but revenues excl. MTR impact grew 2% Strong data revenue performance: Mobile Internet revenue accelerating over 1Q12 to 50% YoY,  messaging revenues up 10%, fixed broadband revenues up 4% with LLU Broadband revenues up 12% EBITDA stable YoY and increase in EBITDA margin to 37.9% Solid subscriber growth momentum: mobile subscribers up 3% with 75% share of MNO net adds and fixed broadband subscribers up 7%In Italy, WIND continued to outperform the market and delivered a solid second quarter of 2012.  In a highly competitive market with a challenging macroeconomic and regulatory environment, the Company further strengthened its market share, both in terms of revenues and subscribers. Total revenues declined 1% as a result of a decline in service revenues, driven by a 26% cut in MTR, partially offset by certain business related positive settlements with other operators and certain non-recurring items with a total net positive impact of approximately EUR 17 million compared to 2Q11. Excluding the MTR impact, revenues grew 2% YoY. Mobile service revenues, excluding the MTR impact, increased 2% driven by strong performance in mobile data revenues. Fixed-line service revenues decreased by 5% as a result of the strategic shift in focus to the higher margin direct subscriber segment and a decrease in pay per use prices and usage. This strategic decision is intended to increase the profitability of the fixed-line business. Despite the decline in total revenues and the unfavorable impact of higher energy related operating expenditures and higher bad debt in fixed-line, the Company was able to deliver stable EBITDA in 2Q12 over the previous year and an increase in EBITDA margin.From a commercial perspective the second quarter was particularly strong in mobile where WIND, thanks to a highly successful summer campaign, achieved 75% share of net additions by MNO's in the market. The impressive performance in gross additions, more than offset the MNP churn impact and was achieved with a reduction in acquisition costs in the period. It is worth noting that despite the challenging economic environment in 2Q12 WIND's customers continued to increase their voice and SMS usage. In the second quarter WIND continued to deliver strong results in the core data market with growth in mobile Internet revenues of 50% YoY, messaging revenues up 10% and fixed broadband revenues up 4% (+12% in core LLU BB segment). The further cut in MTRs from 5.2 Eurocent to 2.5 Eurocent effective from July 1, 2012 is expected to increase pressure on the top-line in the second half of the year. Early evidence from July confirms this negative impact on revenues.KEY DEVELOPMENTS 2Q12 Total revenues declined 1% YoY to EUR 1,383 million with an underlying growth (excl. MTR cut) of 2%. EBITDA in 2Q12 was stable at EUR 524 million, delivering an increase in overall margin to 37.9%. Capex in 2Q12, excluding LTE spectrum, was EUR 217 million mainly invested in expanding coverage and capacity on the HSDPA mobile network and increasing the backhauling capacity to support the strong growth in data. In the quarter WIND continued its site sharing initiatives. Mobile subscriber growth remained strong in 2Q12 driven by the success of WIND's summer campaign, with a 3% increase in subscriber base to over 21.2 million. Mobile broadband also delivered a strong performance in the period with consumer subscribers increasing by more than 10% YoY. Mobile churn remained high, mainly driven by the continued market focus on MNP promotions to acquire new subscribers.  Mobile data ARPU grew over 15% YoY to EUR 3.8 representing 26% of the total ARPU of EUR 15.0. Voice ARPU declined over the previous year mainly as a result of the reduction in incoming revenues, driven by the MTR cut, the ongoing success of WIND's data only SIM card offerings for tablets, PCs and dongles which do not generate voice revenues and competitive intensity. In fixed-line the focus on the direct market was increasingly visible with voice subscribers growing 2% to 3.19 million, driven by a 6% increase in higher value direct voice subscribers, to over 2.5 million, only partially offset by the decrease in indirect customers.  The broadband segment continued to perform strongly with subscribers growing by over 7% to 2.24 million, driven by a 10% increase in LLU Broadband customers, in line with the Company's strategy. Dual-play subscribers grew over 10% YoY to 1.86 million. Fixed-line ARPU decreased by 7% to EUR 31.2 in 2Q12 driven by the above-mentioned decline of pay per use traffic and prices, coupled with promotional activity resulting from competitive pressure. Broadband ARPU declined marginally to EUR 18.5.ITALY KEY INDICATORS* Euro mln2Q122Q11YoYTotal operating revenues1,3831,399-1%Total operating expenditures859873-2%EBITDA5245260%EBITDA margin37.9%37.6%Capex2432344%Capex / revenues18%17%MobileTotal revenues 1,0151,029-1%Subscribers ('000)21,22520,5593%- of which mobile broadband ('000) (1)4,4444,03010%ARPU (?)15.016.0-6%MOU2091985%FixedTotal revenues 368370-1%Total voice subscribers ('000)3,1893,1282%Total fixed-line ARPU (?)31.233.4-7%Broadband subscribers ('000)2,2362,0827%Broadband ARPU (?)18.519.2-4%Dual-play subscribers ('000)1,8621,68910% (1) Mobile broadband includes consumer customers that have performed at least one mobile Internet event in the previous month on 2.5G/3G/3.5GCANADAIn 2Q12, Wind Mobile continued its "Value Plus" strategy execution, adding primarily postpaid subscribers while carefully managing prepaid economics for both voice and mobile broadband customers. Wind Mobile continues to grow its market share on a normalized basis for its coverage by adding 42 thousand subscribers during the second quarter, growing its active subscriber base to 457 thousand, an increase of 44% YoY. The company maintained a special focus on handsets, continuing to target the needs of its "Value Plus" customer segment. Wind Mobile focused on raising awareness with the "WINDimonial" mixed media advertising campaign, shining a spotlight on over 450,000 customers by featuring real customer testimonials.  The company continued to expand its network by launching in the city of Barrie and paid special focus on improving its quality in existing markets, increasing its on Air site count to more than 1,200 sites.The Telecom Act was amended effective June 29, 2012 to remove foreign investment restrictions for telecom companies that hold less than a 10% share of the total Canadian telecom market.  Companies that are successful in growing their market share to greater than 10% organically (i.e., other than by way of merger or acquisitions) will continue to be exempt from the restrictions.CANADA KEY INDICATORS 2Q122Q11YoYSubscribers ('000)45731744%ARPU (CAD)27.727.80% BUSINESS UNIT AFRICA & ASIA - FINANCIAL AND OPERATING RESULTSRevenues of USD 953 million with organic growth of 8% YoY   EBITDA of USD 466 million with organic growth of 13% YoY EBITDA margin up 6.0 p.p. YoY to 48.9%, mainly resulting from cost savings Subscriber base increased by 15% YoY to more than 84 millionRevenues in the Africa & Asia Business Unit had organic growth of 8% YoY and were adversely impacted by local currency devaluation against the USD in the main operating units, leading to stable reported revenues YoY. Organic growth in revenues was driven by strong subscriber growth and an increase in data and VAS uptake in our key subsidiaries in Algeria, Pakistan and Bangladesh. EBITDA amounted to USD 466 million, achieving organic growth of 13%, as a result of cost savings in our major subsidiaries, mainly driven by Pakistan. ALGERIA ("DJEZZY") Djezzy grew its subscriber base by 11% YoY, driven by strong subscriber acquisitions coupled with the "Imtiyaz" loyalty program aimed at customer retention. Despite the challenging operating and regulatory environment, revenues increased by 4% in local currency terms, mostly due to higher subscriber growth in 1Q12 coupled with ongoing customer retention programs. EBITDA increased 6% YoY in local currency terms, as a result of continued cost savings. Capex remained low due to the on-going ban on foreign currency transfers preventing the payment of essential suppliers and importation of equipment critical to network maintenance and necessary expansion. Nevertheless, Djezzy maintained its leadership position with a 57% subscriber market share.PAKISTAN ("MOBILINK")Mobilink increased its subscriber base despite intense competition in the market, by 8% YoY. However, during 2Q12, growth in the Pakistani market was capped due to regulatory developments following the implementation of a new regime for registering and activating new SIM cards. Revenues grew 9% YoY in local currency terms as a result of increased data and VAS uptake as well as tariff adjustments. Consequently,  ARPU remained stable YoY in local currency terms. EBITDA exhibited an increase of 19% in local currency terms, due to improved cost control measures for cost of sales and tariff optimization. As a result, EBITDA margin improved by 3.9 p.p. YoY, a testament to strong operational excellence initiatives across the board, leading to profitable growth, a pillar of the Value Agenda. The slowdown in capacity roll-out for the network in anticipation of the network modernization, led to a decline of 41% in Capex.BANGLADESH ("BANGLALINK")banglalink's subscriber base increased by more than 26% YoY, surpassing the 25 million mark. Revenues achieved a remarkable growth of 24% in local currency terms, driven by a larger subscriber base, in addition to a higher level of VAS and data adoption. ARPU remained relatively stable in local currency terms and was preserved through a particular focus on VAS and data offerings. EBITDA increased 11% in local currency terms, mostly attributable to higher revenues for the quarter. In order to accommodate banglalink's growing subscriber base, Capex increased by 143%.SUB SAHARAN AFRICA ("TELECEL GLOBE")Telecel Globe subscribers grew by 34% compared to 2Q11, mostly driven by additions to the subscriber base in Zimbabwe and supported by market leadership positions in Burundi and CAR. Capex decreased by 43% for 2Q12, as part of the efforts exerted to optimize the capital investment as a pillar of the Value Agenda, namely capital efficiency, when compared with the aggressive 3G roll-out and network expansion investments implemented during 2011.SOUTH EAST ASIASubscribers in the South East Asia cluster increased 45% YoY on a comparative basis after the exclusion of Vietnam subscribers from 2011. In Laos, market seasonality had an adverse impact on usage for the quarter, while in Cambodia subscriber acquisition and VAS activity was on the rise despite a general market slowdown during 2Q12.AFRICA & ASIA* KEY INDICATORSUSD mln 2Q12  2Q11 YoYTotal operating revenues9539490%Total operating expenditures487542-10%EBITDA46640714%EBITDA margin48.9%42.9%Capex86102-16%Capex / revenues9%11%Mobile Subscribers ('000)84,43273,37015%*Africa & Asia operations include operations in Algeria, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sub-Saharan Africa andSouth East Asia. For details per country unit please see Attachment BAFRICA & ASIA BUSINESS UNIT: COUNTRY DETAILALGERIADZD bln 2Q12  2Q11 YoYTotal operating revenues35.834.44%EBITDA21.620.46%EBITDA margin60.3%59.2%PAKISTANPKR bln 2Q12  2Q11 YoYTotal operating revenues27.224.99%EBITDA12.010.019%EBITDA margin44.1%40.2% BANGLADESHBDT bln 2Q12  2Q11 YoYTotal operating revenues11.69.424%EBITDA4.44.011%EBITDA margin38.0%42.8% BUSINESS UNIT UKRAINE ? FINANCIAL AND OPERATING RESULTSRevenues declined 1% YoY to UAH 3.2 billion, materially impacted by transition to bundled tariff plans Growth in fixed-line revenue continued with 10% YoY growth; mobile revenue declined 2% YoY EBITDA declined by 10% YoY to UAH 1.6 billion; EBITDA margin at 50.2% Mobile subscriber base up 2% YoY to 25.1 million Fixed residential broadband subscriber base grew 71% YoY to 501 thousandThe Ukraine Business Unit continued to invest in its market position in the mobile segment through the continued transition to bundles. VimpelCom has been successful in maintaining its market share. The Company expects the migration to bundles to have a temporary negative effect on ARPU and margins. The negative effects of this transition have been  partly offset by accelerating fixed-line revenue growth. This overall negative effect is expected to persist for the remainder of 2012, although with an improving trend towards the end of the year. Total revenues declined 1% YoY to UAH 3.2 billion due to a 2% decline in mobile revenues, partly offset by 10% growth in fixed-line revenues. Mobile revenues were down 2% YoY mainly due to the declining ARPU as a result of the transition to bundles. VimpelCom has been able to maintain its market position in 2Q12 and increased its active mobile subscriber base by 2% YoY to 25.1 million. The churn reduction program is showing good results with churn declining QoQ. Fixed-line revenues increased by 10% YoY, mainly due to an 81% increase in fixed residential broadband revenue driven by a significant increase in the fixed residential broadband subscriber base of 71% YoY to 501 thousand, resulting from increased buildings coverage and active sales in already connected buildings.  EBITDA declined 10% YoY to UAH 1.6 billion, primarily due to lower mobile service revenues and higher interconnect costs caused by the growth of outgoing off-net mobile traffic, as well as increased operational costs, mainly related to network and IT, affected by network development and inflation. EBITDA margin decreased by 4.6 p.p. YoY to 50.2%, with lower margin fixed-line revenue also impacting the overall EBITDA margin. Capex was at the same level as 2Q11 and in line with the infrastructure optimization program in the framework of the Value Agenda. VimpelCom is taking actions to improve sales and margins in the coming 12 months. The Company has started accelerated pricing initiatives to improve service mobile revenue trends from 4Q12 onwards. Initiatives are  focused on up-selling low and medium ARPU customers after they have transitioned to bundles. The Company has also launched sales excellence programs with regional differentiation in dealer commissions and tariffs. In addition to these measures, VimpelCom continues to focus on optimizing its cost base in order to control operational costs and maintain efficiency. With the aforementioned measures the Company expects that the operating performance of the business in the Ukraine will improve substantially in 2013. UKRAINE KEY INDICATORS UAH mln 2Q12  2Q11 YoYTotal operating revenues3,2473,287-1%Total operating expenditures1,6161,4859%EBITDA1,6301,802-10%EBITDA margin50.2%54.8%Capex4624630%Capex / revenues14%14%MobileMobile total operating revenues2,9773,042-2%Mobile subscribers ('000)25,13224,6952%Mobile ARPU (UAH)39.041.0-5%MOU4934744%Fixed-lineFixed-line total operating revenues26924510%Fixed-line broadband revenues653681%Fixed-line broadband subscribers ('000)50129371%Fixed-line broadband ARPU (UAH)45.146.2-2%BUSINESS UNIT CIS ? FINANCIAL AND OPERATING RESULTSRevenue reached USD 411 million with organic growth of 10% YoY Mobile data revenue growth of 57% YoY to USD 28 million EBITDA of USD 182 million with organic growth of 11% YoY; EBITDA margin of 44.3% Mobile subscribers up 17% to 20.5 million Mobile broadband subscribers up 30% to 9.7 million Fixed broadband subscribers almost doubled to 256 thousandThe CIS markets delivered double digit organic growth in revenue and EBITDA in 2Q12. EBITDA margin declined slightly YoY, but improved over 1Q12 as result of the operational excellence program. In the CIS, in particular in Kazakhstan, competition is increasing, but the Company has been able to strengthen its market position in its key markets in 2Q12 by improving the quality of its subscriber base. The subscriber base and traffic are growing as a result of increasing penetration and strong data growth is outpacing the slowdown in voice growth. The fixed-line broadband subscriber base nearly doubled YoY and is another pillar of the strong organic revenue growth for this quarter. In 2Q12, total revenues grew 10% organically YoY, with main contributions coming from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Reported revenues increased 6% YoY to USD 411 million mainly due to currency movements. Total mobile revenue increased organically by 11% YoY in 2Q12 supported by significant data growth resulting from increasing data services consumption which more than offset the slowdown in voice growth and decline in revenue from sales of devices. Total fixed-line revenue decreased 5% YoY in 2Q12, impacted mainly by voice and wholesale revenue declines in Armenia and Tajikistan. EBITDA reached USD 182 million growing 11% YoY on an organic basis and 4% on a reported basis, driven by strong growth in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. EBITDA margin of 44.3% in 2Q12 was 0.7 p.p. lower than 2Q11, primarily impacted by intensified competition in key markets, but control of operational costs provided evident improvements QoQ. Capex decreased by 20% YoY in 2Q12 in line with investment plans. The Company's main investment projects, focused on continued data development, are on schedule and network expansion continues to support both traffic and revenue growth.KAZAKHSTAN Kazakhstan, the largest market in the CIS, achieved organic revenue growth of 4% YoY in 2Q12. Growth was affected by the competitive environment and a limitation on tariffs introduced by the regulator, which resulted in an APPM decline. VimpelCom protected its market position by focusing on the quality of subscribers and on mobile broadband subscriber growth improving ARPU QoQ and increasing data revenue YoY and QoQ. Mobile subscribers grew 9% YoY and mobile broadband subscribers increased by 15% YoY. EBITDA margin declined by 1.8 p.p. YoY, however EBITDA in local currency grew by 0.3% YoY to 47.0%, improving from the YoY decline in 1Q12. UZBEKISTAN In Uzbekistan, the subscriber base continued to grow strongly, up 31% YoY, with record mobile internet user growth of 53% YoY. Revenue was up 35% YoY in 2Q12, supported by 121% YoY mobile data revenue growth. EBITDA margin was 50.6%, a sharp increase YoY, as a result of a change in tariff terms in the market and implementation of a cost efficiency program. ARMENIARevenues in Armenia declined organically by 8% YoY in 2Q12, as a result of macro-economic conditions, stagnating voice revenues and a lower level of terminated traffic in the fixed-line segment. The 9% decrease in mobile revenues was mainly attributable to lower sales of handsets and to the slowdown of interconnect revenues. Fixed and mobile data services, however, demonstrated strong growth both in revenue and subscribers. EBITDA declined by 9% YoY and EBITDA margin was down 0.4 p.p. YoY to 37.9%. KYRGYZSTAN Kyrgyzstan continued to show positive dynamics in revenue and EBITDA growth. Organic revenue grew 18%, supported by strong subscriber base growth of 13%, and EBITDA grew organically by 24% YoY, resulting in an increasing EBITDA margin in local currency of 55.4%, the highest among CIS countries. ARPU was flat YoY in 2Q12. Mobile broadband subscriber growth of 47% YoY coupled with the increase in mobile data usage resulted in a significant mobile data revenue growth, up 121% YoY. TAJIKISTAN In Tajikistan, revenues increased by 2% YoY for 2Q12, while EBITDA declined by 3% YoY due to a slowdown in international interconnect traffic leading to a 2.3 p.p. decline in EBITDA margin to 49.6%. The Company's market position has improved in 2Q12. Data revenue grew by 154% supported by an increase in mobile broadband subscribers of 33% and an increase in average revenue per data user, in line with increasing usage of data servicesGEORGIA Georgia delivered strong results in 2Q12, with subscriber base growth of 26%, organic revenue growth of 19% and a 47% increase in EBITDA YoY in 2Q12, despite APPM erosion due to the competitive environment. EBITDA margin increased 5 p.p. YoY to 27.1%.CIS* KEY INDICATORSUSD mln2Q122Q11YoYTotal operating revenues4113896%Total operating expenditures2282147%EBITDA1821754%EBITDA margin44.3%45.0%Capex105132-20%Capex / revenues26%34%MobileMobile subscribers ('000)20,52217,59417%- of which mobile broadband ('000)9,6777,44130%FixedFixed-line broadband subscribers ('000)25613294%Fixed-line broadband revenues11757%* CIS operations include operations in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Georgia.For details per country unit please see Attachment B  CIS BUSINESS UNIT: COUNTRY DETAILKAZAKHSTANKZT mln2Q122Q11YoYTotal operating revenues30,74629,5294%EBITDA14,45614,4140%EBITDA margin47.0%48.8%UZBEKISTANUSD mln2Q122Q11YoYTotal operating revenues896635%EBITDA452861%EBITDA margin50.6%42.9%CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATIONOn August 15, 2012, the Company will host an analyst & investor conference call on its second quarter 2012 results. The call and slide presentation may be accessed at 2:00 pm CET investor and analyst conference callUS call-in number: +1 (877) 616-4476International call-in number: +1 (402) 875-4763The conference calls replay and the slide presentation webcasts will be available until August 29, 2012. The slide presentations will also be available for download on the Company's website.Investor and analyst call replayUS Replay number:  +1 (855) 859-2056Confirmation code : 15408629International replay: + 1 (402) 875-4763Confirmation code : 15408629 DISCLAIMERThis press release contains "forward-looking statements", as the phrase is defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements relate to the Company's financial performance objectives, development plans and anticipated performance, particularly in the Ukraine. The forward-looking statements included in this release are based on management's best assessment of the Company's strategic and financial position and of future market conditions and trends. These discussions involve risks and uncertainties. The actual outcome may differ materially from these statements as a result of continued volatility in the economies in our markets, unforeseen developments from competition, governmental regulation of the telecommunications industries, general political uncertainties in our markets and/or litigation with third parties. In addition, there are risks related to the combination with Wind Telecom, including the possibility that the anticipated benefits of the combination may not materialize as expected, that we are unable to realize the synergies anticipated from the transaction and other risks and uncertainties that are beyond the Company's control. There can be no assurance that such risks and uncertainties will not have a material adverse effect on the Company. Certain factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in any forward-looking statements include the risk factors described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2011 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and other public filings made by the Company with the SEC, which risk factors are incorporated herein by reference. The Company disclaims any obligation to update developments of these risk factors or to announce publicly any revision to any of the forward-looking statements contained in this release, or to make corrections to reflect future events or developments.ABOUT VIMPELCOM LTDVimpelCom is one of the world's largest integrated telecommunications services operators providing voice and data services through a range of traditional and broadband mobile and fixed technologies in Russia, Italy, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, Laos, Algeria, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Central African Republic and Canada. VimpelCom's operations around the globe cover territory with a total population of approximately 782 million people. VimpelCom provides services under the "Beeline", "Kyivstar", "djuice", "Wind", "Infostrada" "Mobilink", "Leo", "banglalink", "Telecel", and "Djezzy" brands. As of June 30, 2012 VimpelCom had 208 million mobile subscribers on a combined basis. VimpelCom is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol (VIP). For more information visit: CONTENT OF THE ATTACHMENT TABLESAttachment A         VimpelCom Ltd Interim Financial Statements    21Attachment B           Country units key indicators CIS and Africa & Asia    24Attachment C            Reconciliation TablesAverage Rates of Functional Currencies to USD27Attachment D         WIND Telecomunicazioni group condensed financial statement of income29Attachment E                 Definitions30 For more information on financial and operating data for specific countries, please refer to the supplementary file Factbook2Q2012.xls on our website at  ATTACHMENT A: VIMPELCOM LTD INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTSVIMPELCOM LTD UNAUDITED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (ACTUAL)(In millions of USD, except per share amounts)2Q122Q111H121H11Service revenues5,5345,40110,9708,073Sale of equipment and accessories143134276200Other revenues6811183Total operating revenues5,7455,53611,3648,276Operating expensesService costs1,1921,3802,4182,004Cost of equipment and accessories 145146280228Selling, general and administrative expenses1,9271,7573,8742,588Depreciation7207171,4471,140Amortization5225851,054728Impairment loss6---Loss on disposals of non-current assets41148424Total operating expenses4,5534,5999,1576,712Operating profit1,1929372,2071,564Finance costs5164451,000586Finance income(40)(20)(81)(35)Other non-operating losses/(gains)(24)37231Shares of loss/(profit) of associates and joint ventures accounted for using the equity method121928(25)Net foreign exchange (gain)/loss(1)33(64)(65)Profit before tax7294231,3221,072Income tax expense247166486295Profit for the period482257836777Attributable to:The owners of the parent488235806735Non-controlling interest(6)223042482257836777Earnings per shareBasic, profit for the period attributable to ordinary equity holders of the parent$0.30$0.15$0.50$0.51Diluted, profit for the period attributable to ordinary equity holders of the parent$0.30$0.15$0.50$0.51 ATTACHMENT A: VIMPELCOM LTD INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTSVIMPELCOM LTD UNAUDITED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION (ACTUAL) (In millions of USD)30 June 2012, unaudited31 December 2011, auditedAssetsNon-current assetsProperty and equipment14,69915,165Intangible assets10,87411,825Goodwill16,42216,776Investments in associates and joint ventures421388Deferred tax asset399386Financial assets1,7611,536Other non-financial assets3092Total non-current assets44,60646,168Current assetsInventories172227Other non-financial assets1,3561,320Trade and other receivables2,5512,711Current income tax asset222293Other financial assets749345Cash and cash equivalents2,8832,325Total current assets7,9337,221Assets classified as held for sale4650Total assets52,54354,039Equity and liabilitiesEquityEquity attributable to equity owners of the parent13,94214,037Non-controlling interests703865Total equity14,64514,902Non-current liabilitiesFinancial liabilities25,74625,724Provisions516402Other non-financial liabilities446442Deferred tax liability1,5481,624Total non-current liabilities28,25628,192Current liabilitiesTrade and other payables3,7794,566Dividend payables554-Other non-financial liabilities2,1862,030Other financial liabilities2,8653,118Current income tax payable199399Provisions59182Total current liabilities9,64210,295Liabilities associated with assets held for sale-650Total equity and liabilities52,54354,039  ATTACHMENT A: VIMPELCOM LTD INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTSVIMPELCOM LTD UNAUDITED INTERIM CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (ACTUAL)(In millions of USD)2Q121H121H11Operating activitiesProfit after tax482836777Tax expense247486295Profit/(loss) from discontinued operations---Profit before tax7291,3221,072Non-cash adjustment to reconcile profit before tax to net cash flows:Depreciation7201,4471,140Amortization5221,054728Impairment loss/(gain)6--Loss on disposals of non-current assets418424Finance income(40)(81)(35)Finance costs5161,000586Other non-operating losses(24)231Net foreign exchange gain (income)(1)(64)(65)Share of loss / (profit) of associate1228(25)Movements in provisions and pensions713-Cash from operations2,4884,8053,456Working capital adjustments:Change in trade and other receivables and prepayments32(110)3Change in inventories1111179Change in trade and other payables(37)(132)(480)Interest paid(651)(1,059)(518)Interest received1110735Income tax paid(503)(664)(341)Net cash flows from operating activities1,3512,9582,334Investing activitiesProceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets81558Purchase of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets(908)(1,780)(1,523)Payments of loans granted(28)(78)-Receipts/(payments) from deposits and loans granted(434)(433)151Receipts from/(investments in) associates3313Proceeds from sales of share in subsidiaries, net of cash(82)(82)-Acquisition of subsidiaries, net of cash acquired-(1)(1,003)Net cash flows used in investing activities(1,441)(2,356)(2,304)Financing activitiesNet proceeds from exercise of share options---Acquisition of non-controlling interest-(9)-Proceeds from borrowings net of fees paid7832,1958,390Repayment of borrowings(1,707)(2,170)(5,807)Purchase of treasury shares--(4)Proceeds from sale of treasury stock23-Dividends paid to equity holders of the parent--(500)Dividends paid to non-controlling interests---Net cash flows used in financing activities(922)192,079Net increase in cash and cash equivalents(1,012)6212,109Net foreign exchange difference(138)(63)51Cash and cash equivalents re-classified as held for sale--145Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period4,0332,325885Cash and cash equivalents at end of period2,8832,8833,190 ATTACHMENT B: COUNTRY UNITS KEY INDICATORSAFRICA & ASIA BUSINESS UNIT: COUNTRY DETAILALGERIADZD bln 2Q12  2Q11 YoYTotal operating revenues35.834.44%EBITDA21.620.46%EBITDA margin60.3%59.2%Capex (USD)10102%Capex / revenues (USD)29%29%MobileSubscribers ('000)17,74815,96411%ARPU660711-7%MOU267290-8% PAKISTANPKR bln 2Q12  2Q11 YoYTotal operating revenues27.224.99%EBITDA12.010.019%EBITDA margin44.1%40.2%Capex (USD)3152-41%Capex / revenues (USD)113%209%MobileSubscribers ('000)35,95333,378-8%ARPU246247-1%MOU2142102% BANGLADESHBDT bln 2Q12  2Q11 YoYTotal operating revenues11.69.424%EBITDA4.44.011%EBITDA margin38.0%42.8%Capex (USD)3514143%Capex / revenues (USD)297%150%MobileSubscribers ('000)25,49120,20326%ARPU151153-1%MOU23120811% SUB SAHARAN AFRICA (TELECEL GLOBE)USD mln 2Q12  2Q11 YoYTotal operating revenues22.923.9-4%EBITDA9.31.8411%EBITDA margin40.5%7.5%MobileSubscribers ('000)3,7362,78934% SEA (CONSOLIDATED)USD mln 2Q12  2Q11 YoYTotal operating revenues13.117.8-26%EBITDA(3)(37)n.m. EBITDA margin-22%-210%MobileSubscribers ('000)1,5041,03745% CIS BUSINESS UNIT: COUNTRY DETAILKAZAKHSTANKZT mln2Q122Q11YoYTotal operating revenues30,74629,5294%EBITDA14,45614,4140%EBITDA margin47.0%48.8%Capex (USD)4568-34%Capex / revenues (USD)22%34%MobileSubscribers ('000)8,4977,8319%ARPU (KZT)1,1371,249-9%MOU21114447%ARMENIAAMD mln2Q122Q11YoYTotal operating revenues16,02117,490-8%EBITDA6,0656,699-9%EBITDA margin37.9%38.3%Capex (USD)46-33%Capex / revenues (USD)11%13%MobileSubscribers ('000)7717335%ARPU (AMD)2,7413,089-11%MOU2792626% UZBEKISTANUSD mln2Q122Q11YoYTotal operating revenues896635%EBITDA452861%EBITDA margin50.6%42.9%Capex (USD)362733%Capex / revenues (USD)41%40%MobileSubscribers ('000)7,0315,34731%ARPU (USD)440%MOU4334135% TAJIKISTANUSD mln2Q122Q11YoYTotal operating revenues26262%EBITDA1314-3%EBITDA margin49.6%51.9%Capex (USD)770%Capex / revenues (USD)27%28%MobileSubscribers ('000)95787010%ARPU (USD)990%MOU2462345% GEORGIAGEL mln2Q122Q11YoYTotal operating revenues302519%EBITDA8647%EBITDA margin27.1%22.1%Capex (USD)49-56%Capex / revenues (USD)24%56%MobileSubscribers ('000)89971226%ARPU (GEL)11110%MOU2342244% KYRGYZSTANKGS mln2Q122Q11YoYTotal operating revenues1,8961,60318%EBITDA1,05084724%EBITDA margin55.4%52.8%Capex (USD)815-47%Capex / revenues (USD)19%43%MobileSubscribers ('000)2,3682,10213%ARPU (KGS)2642611%MOU289319-9% ATTACHMENT C: RECONCILIATION TABLESRECONCILIATION OF CONSOLIDATED EBITDA OF VIMPELCOM* (PRO FORMA)USD mln2Q12 2Q11 1H12 1H11Unaudited pro formaEBITDA2,4812,4414,7924,726Depreciation(720)(778)(1,447)(1,508)Amortization(522)(667)(1,054)(1,332)Impairment (loss)/gain(6)--23Loss on disposals of non-current assets(41)(14)(84)(24)EBIT1,1929822,2071,885Financial Income and Expenses(476)(470)(919)(934) - including finance income40398175 - including finance costs(516)(509)(1,000)(1,009)Net foreign exchange (loss)/gain and others13(77)34107 - including Other non-operating (losses)/gains24(47)(2)(47) - including Shares of (loss)/profit of associates and joint ventures   accounted for using the equity method(12)(24)(28)(8) - including Net foreign exchange (loss)/gain1(6)64162Profit before tax7294351,3221,058Income tax expense(247)(176)(486)(361)Profit for the period482259836697Profit for the period attributable to non-controlling interest68(30)20Net income488267806717* See also the supplementary file Factbook2Q2012.xls on our website at                                                                                 ATTACHMENT C: RECONCILIATION TABLESRECONCILIATION OF CONSOLIDATED EBITDA OF VIMPELCOM* (ACTUAL)USD mln2Q12 2Q11 1H12 1H11Unaudited EBITDA2,4812,2534,7923,456Depreciation(720)(717)(1,447)(1,140)Amortization(522)(585)(1,054)(728)Impairment (loss)/gain(6)---Loss on disposals of non-current assets(41)(14)(84)(24)EBIT1,1929372,2071,564Financial Income and Expenses(476)(425)(919)(551) - including finance income40208135 - including finance costs(516)(445)(1,000)(586)Net foreign exchange (loss)/gain and others13(89)3459 - including Other non-operating (losses)/gains24(37)(2)(31) - including Shares of (loss)/profit of associates and joint ventures accounted for using the equity method(12)(19)(28)25 - including Net foreign exchange (loss)/gain1(33)6465Profit before tax7294231,3221,072Income tax expense(247)(166)(486)(295)Profit for the period482257836777Profit for the period attributable to non-controlling interest6(22)(30)(42)Profit for the period attributable to the owners of the parent488235806735* See also the supplementary file Factbook2Q2012.xls on our website at ORGANIC GROWTH REVENUE AND EBITDA (PRO FORMA)2Q12 versus 2Q11RevenueEBITDABusiness Units OrganicFX and othersReportedOrganicFX and othersReportedRussia 8%-11%-3%12%-11%1%Europe & NA -1%-11%-12%0%-11%-11%Ukraine -1%0%-1%-10%0%-10%Africa & Asia 8%-8%0%13%1%14%CIS 10%-4%6%11%-7%4%Total 4%-8%-4%8%-6%2% ATTACHMENT C: RECONCILIATION TABLESRECONCILIATION OF VIMPELCOM CONSOLIDATED NET DEBT (ACTUAL)USD mln2Q121Q12Net debt23,06724,339Cash and cash equivalents 2,8834,033Long - term and short-term deposits609219Gross debt26,55928,591Interest accrued related to financial liabilities558450Fair value adjustment 228148Discounts, unamortized fees related to financial liabilities(147)(103)Unamortised fair value adjustment under acquisition method of accounting841909Derivatives not designated as hedges415403Derivatives designated as hedges157173Total other financial liabilities28,61130,570 AVERAGE RATES OF FUNCTIONAL CURRENCIES TO USD*Average ratesClosing ratesYTD12YTD11YoYYTD12FY2011DeltaRussian Ruble30.6428.62-6.6%32.8232.20-1.9%Euro0.770.71-7.4%0.790.77-2.5%Algerian Dinar75.5672.47-4.1%79.0375.33-4.7%Pakistan Rupee91.3785.40-6.5%94.5889.95-4.9%Bangladeshi Taka82.3072.37-12.1%81.8281.830.0%Ukrainian Hryvnia7.997.96-0.4%7.997.990.0%Kazakh Tenge148.15146.00-1.5%149.42148.40-0.7%Armenian Dram394.78370.09-6.3%418.01385.77-7.7%Kyrgyz Som46.8746.79-0.2%47.2446.48-1.6%* Functional currencies in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Cambodia are USD. ATTACHMENT D: WIND TELECOMUNICAZIONI GROUP CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF INCOMEEUR mln1H121H11ChangeTotal operating revenues2,7292,750-0.7%EBITDA1,0121,023-1%D&A(550)(508)8%EBIT462514-10%Financial Income and expenses(456)(406)12%EBT6109-94%Income Tax(84)(88)-5%Profit/(Loss) from discontinued operations-6n.m.Net income(78)26n.m. ATTACHMENT E: DEFINITIONSEBITDA and EBITDA Margin are non-GAAP financial measures. VimpelCom calculates EBITDA as profit for the period before depreciation, amortization, impairment loss, finance costs, income tax expense and the other line items reflected in the reconciliation table above. Our Russia Business Unit excludes certain expenses from their EBITDA. EBITDA margin is calculated as EBITDA divided by total operating revenues. EBITDA and EBITDA margin should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analyses of the results as reported under IFRS. Our management uses EBITDA and EBITDA margin as supplemental performance measures and believes that EBITDA and EBITDA margin provide useful information to investors because they are indicators of the strength and performance of the company's business operations, including its ability to fund discretionary spending, such as capital expenditures, acquisitions and other investments, as well as indicating its ability to incur and service debt. In addition, the components of EBITDA and EBITDA margin include the key revenue and expense items for which the company's operating managers are responsible and upon which their performance is evaluated. EBITDA and EBITDA margin also assist management and investors by increasing the comparability of the company's performance against the performance of other telecommunications companies that provide EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) or OIBDA (operating income before depreciation and amortization) information. This increased comparability is achieved by excluding the potentially inconsistent effects between periods or companies of depreciation, amortization and impairment losses, which items may significantly affect operating profit between periods. However, our EBITDA results may not be directly comparable to other companies' reported EBITDA or OIBDA results due to variances and adjustments in the components of EBITDA (including our calculation of EBITDA) or calculation measures. Additionally, a limitation of EBITDA's or EBITDA's use as a performance measure is that it does not reflect the periodic costs of certain capitalized tangible and intangible assets used in generating revenues or the need to replace capital equipment over time. Reconciliation of EBITDA to profit for the period, the most directly comparable IFRS financial measure, is presented in Attachment C. EBIT is a non-GAAP measure and is calculated as EBITDA plus depreciation, amortization, impairment loss and loss on disposals of non-current assets. Our management uses EBIT as a supplemental performance measure and believes that it provides useful information of earnings of the Company before making accruals for financial income and costs and Net foreign exchange (loss)/gain and others. Reconciliation of EBIT to profit for the period, the most directly comparable IFRS financial measure, is presented in Attachment C. EBIT equals operating profit.Net foreign exchange (loss)/gain and others represents the sum of Net foreign exchange loss, Shares of loss/(profit) of associates and joint ventures accounted for using the equity method, and Other non-operating losses/(gains). Our management uses Net foreign exchange (loss)/gain and others as a supplemental performance measure and believes that it provides useful information about the impact of our debt denominated in foreign currencies on our results of operations due to fluctuations in exchange rates, the performance of our equity investees and other losses and gains the Company needs to manage to run the business.Net income equals profit for the period attributable to the owners of the parent.ARPU (Monthly Average Revenue per User) is calculated by dividing service revenue during the relevant period, including revenue from voice-, roaming-, interconnect-, and value added services (including mobile data, SMS, MMS), but excluding revenue from connection fees, sales of handsets and accessories and other non-service revenue, by the average number of subscribers during the period and dividing by the number of months in that period. For business unit Africa & Asia (except SEA) visitors roaming revenue is excluded from service revenues.APPM (Average Price Per Minute) is a measure used by management to assess the average price our mobile subscribers pay for using our mobile services.MTR (Mobile Termination Rate) is a rate a mobile operator receives from other operators for terminating calls on its mobile network.MNP (Mobile Number Portability) is an option for mobile subscribers to retain their mobile phone number when switching from one mobile operator to another.Broadband subscribers are the customer contracts that served as a basis for revenue generating activity in the three months prior to the measurement date, as a result of activities including monthly internet access using FTTB and xDSL technologies as well as mobile internet access via WiFi and USB modems using 3G/HSDPA technologies. Italian subsidiary measures broadband subscribers based on the number of active contracts signed. Russian business unit includes IPTV activities.Capital expenditures (Capex), purchases of new equipment, new construction, upgrades, software, other long lived assets and related reasonable costs incurred prior to intended use of the non-current asset, accounted at the earliest event of advance payment or delivery. Long-lived assets acquired in business combinations are not included in capital expenditures.Households passed are households located within buildings, in which indoor installation of all the FTTB equipment necessary to install terminal residential equipment has been completed.Mobile subscribers are SIM-cards registered in the system as of a measurement date, users of which generated revenue at any time during the three months prior to the measurement date. This includes revenue coming from any incoming and outgoing calls, subscription fee accruals, debits related to service, outgoing SMS, Multimedia Messaging Service (referred to as MMS), data transmission and receipt sessions, but does not include incoming SMS and MMS sent by VimpelCom or abandoned calls. VimpelCom's total number of mobile subscribers also includes SIM-cards for use of mobile Internet service via USB modems and subscribers for WiFi. The number for Italy is based on SIM-cards, users of which generated revenue at any time during the twelve months prior to the measurement date. For the purpose of this earnings release, we include all subscribers of Zimbabwe, which is accounted for as investment at cost, into business unit Africa & Asia and subscribers of all our Canada equity investee into business unit Europe and North America, both of which are included into total subscribers of VimpelCom.MOU (Monthly Average Minutes of Use per User) is calculated by dividing the total number of minutes of usage for incoming and outgoing calls during the relevant period (excluding guest roamers) by the average number of mobile subscribers during the period and dividing by the number of months in that period.Net debt is a non GAAP financial measure and is calculated as gross debt represented by principal amounts of interest bearing loans, bonds, equipment financing and loans from others minus cash and cash equivalents, as well as long-term and short-term deposits. The Company believes that net debt provides useful information to investors because it shows the amount of debt outstanding to be paid after using available cash and cash equivalent and long-term and short-term deposits. Net debt should not be considered in isolation or as an alternative to other financial liabilities, or any other measure of the company financial position. Reconciliation of net debt to other financial liabilities, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, is presented in Attachment C.Reportable segments, the Company identified Russia, Europe and North America, Africa & Asia, CIS and Ukraine based on the business activities in different geographical areas. Although Georgia is no longer a member of the CIS, consistent with VimpelCom's historic reporting practice VimpelCom continues to include Georgia in its CIS reporting segment. Intersegment revenues are eliminated in consolidation.Organic growth Revenue and EBITDA are non-GAAP financial measures that reflect changes in Revenue and EBITDA excluding foreign currency movements and other factors, such as business under liquidation, disposals, mergers and acquisitions. We believe investors should consider these measures as they are more indicative of our ongoing performance and management uses these measures to evaluate the Company's operational results and trends. Reconciliation of organic growth of revenue and EBITDA to reported growth of revenue and EBITDA is presented in Attachment C.SOURCE VimpelCom Ltd.For further information: INVESTOR RELATIONS, Gerbrand Nijman,, +31-20-79-77-200 (Amsterdam), or Remco Vergeer,, +31-20-79-77-200 (Amsterdam); or Stefano Songini,, +39-06-83111 (Rome); or Mamdouh Abd Elwahab,, +202-2461-5050 / 51 (Cairo); or MEDIA AND PUBLIC RELATIONS, Bobby Leach, +31-20-79-77-200 (Amsterdam)