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Three BNS brands will be presented at LETO shopping centre

Moscow, March 19, 2010 - Sistema-Hals (HALS), a leading diversified company in the Russian and CIS real estate market, and Apsys Group, one of the leading European companies engaged in development and management of retail real estate assets, announce of the attracting of BNS fashion retailer to LETO shopping center (Saint Petersburg).
Such famous stores as Top Shop, Top Man and Miss Selfridges will be hosted in LETO. The leasing area will be 800 sq m.

«The stable interest to LETO shopping center results high level of the project, well-judged marketing concept and professional project team. These factors influence on forming group of loyal customers as well as comfort and positive atmosphere in the shopping center», - says Alexandra Kart, Director of Retail Real Estate Department of Sistema-Hals Сompany.

Sistema-Hals and Apsys are building shopping center LETO with approximately 114,000 sqm GBA (about 80,000 sq. m.GLA) in Saint Petersburg.
70% of GLA of the shopping center has already been leased. The key anchor retailers of LETO are also Auchan on circa 11,600 sq. m, Media Markt on circa 6,000 sq. m, H&M on circa 1,700 sq, as well as New Yorker, Reserved and other leading international tenants.

Exclusive marketing and leasing agent for LETO is Apsys Rus in partnership with Jones Lang LaSalle.

Sistema-Hals ("the Company") is one of the leading diversified companies in the Russian and CIS real estate market.
The Company was the first Russian property developer to list its shares on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. The Company's shares are also listed on the Moscow Interbank Currency Exchange and the Moscow Stock Exchange and the Russian Trading System Stock Exchange.
Main shareholders of Sistema-Hals are Bank VTB (51.24%) and AFK “Sistema” (27.6%); free float is about 18%.
Starting operations in 1994, Sistema-Hals has successfully completed about 40 projects with a total area over 450,000 square metres, including several residential complexes in Kuntsevo, the headquarters of the DaimlerChrysler company, the Hals Tower office building, the headquarters of the Trubnaya Metallurgical Company, the hotel for the MaMaison chain (Orco Property Group).
Sistema-Hals implements the development of the Leningradsky Towers complex in Moscow; carries out the complex program of redeveloping the facilites of the Moscow City Telephone networks; reconstructs the building of the Central “Detsky Mir” on Lubyanka and fulfils several other projects.
Sistema-Hals has assembled a balanced and diversified portfolio of assets in fast-growing sectors of the market. The Company's strategy is focused on building Class A and B office space, multifunctional retail and office complexes, business-class residential buildings.

Apsys is a global retail real estate operator with a long term investment portfolio with the shopping centers that it develops. The core business of Apsys and its affiliates is the development, the letting and the management of shopping centers. The Apsys group has been created in 1996 by its President Maurice Bansay and Foncière Euris, a Paris listed group dedicated to retail (FMCG et sport) and real estate. Apsys has first developed its activities in Poland, where it is now the leader in the shopping center industry, and in France since 2002. The group has completed over 450,000 sq.m. retail development, among which the landmark Manufaktura retail and entertainment center in the Center of Lodz, Poland's second largest city, a 150,000 sq.m. development in an 19th century textile factory. Manufaktura has been awarded by many international prizes, such as the ULI Award for Excellence - World 2007 by the Urban Land Institute.

Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a financial and professional services firm specialising in real estate. The firm offers integrated services delivered by expert teams worldwide to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying or investing in real estate. With 2009 global revenue of $2.5 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle serves clients in 60 countries from 750 locations worldwide, including 180 corporate offices.  The firm is an industry leader in property and corporate facility management services, with a portfolio of approximately 130 million square metres worldwide. LaSalle Investment Management, the company’s investment management business, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse in real estate with more than $40 billion of assets under management.
In Russia and CIS Jones Lang LaSalle have offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kiev and Almaty. Jones Lang LaSalle, Russia was voted Consultant of the Year in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 at the Commercial Real Estate Awards, Moscow and Consultant of the Year at the Commercial Real Estate Awards 2009, St. Petersburg. For further information, please visit our Web site