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Sistema’s Indian Unit Receives 12.8 Billion Rupee Loan

January 12, 2012

(Sistema corrects statement to remove reference to loan being guaranteed by bank in second paragraph.)

Jan. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Sistema Shyam TeleServices Ltd., an Indian unit of Russian billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov’s AFK Sistema, received a 12.8 billion rupee ($247 million) loan organized by Deutsche Bank AG.

The loan was provided in the form of nonconvertible bonds and is for eight years, Moscow-based Sistema said in an e-mailed statement today. It didn’t disclose the interest rate.

--Editor: Scott Rose

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