6-K

 

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 6-K

 

 

REPORT OF A FOREIGN ISSUER

PURSUANT TO RULE 13A-16 OR 15D-16

OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For June 17, 2014

 

 

QIWI plc

 

 

Severnoe Chertanovo Microdistrict, 1A, building 1

Moscow, 117648

The Russian Federation

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

Form 20-F   x             Form 40-F   ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Yes   ¨             No   x

If ‘‘Yes’’ is marked, indicate below the file number assigned to the registrant in connection with Rule 12g3-2(b):

 

 

 


This Form 6-K is incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement on Form F-3 of QIWI plc (No. 333-196626) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on June 9, 2014, and shall be deemed to be a part thereof from the date on which this report is furnished to the SEC. It contains as an exhibit the following document:

Exhibits

 

Exhibit

Number

  

Description of Document

1.1    Underwriting Agreement, dated June 16, 2014, among QIWI plc, Palmway Holdings Limited, Antana International Corporation, Dargle International Limited, Bralvo Limited, E1 Limited, Mail.ru Group Limited and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, as representative of the several underwriters listed on Schedule 1 thereto.

 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

    QIWI PLC (Registrant)
Date: June 17, 2014     By:  

/s/ Alexander Karavaev

      Alexander Karavaev
      Chief Financial Officer

 

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EX-1.1

Exhibit 1.1

QIWI plc

7,973,330 American Depositary Shares

Representing

Class B Shares, par value €0.0005 per share

Underwriting Agreement

June 16, 2014

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC

11 Madison Avenue

New York, New York 10010

As Representative of the

several Underwriters listed

in Schedule 1 hereto

Ladies and Gentlemen:

QIWI plc, a company incorporated under the laws of the Republic of Cyprus (the “Company”) proposes to issue and sell to the several Underwriters listed in Schedule 1 hereto (the “Underwriters”), for whom you are acting as representative (the “Representative”), an aggregate of 1,993,330 American Depositary Shares (the “Company Underwritten ADSs”), representing Class B shares, par value €0.0005 per share, of the Company (the “Ordinary Shares”); and the shareholders named in Schedule 2 hereto (the “Selling Shareholders”) of the Company propose to sell to the Underwriters an aggregate of 5,980,000 American Depositary Shares (the “Selling Shareholder Underwritten ADSs” and together with the Company Underwritten ADS, the “Underwritten ADSs”), representing Ordinary Shares. In addition, the Company and the Selling Shareholders propose to sell, at the option of the Underwriters, up to an additional 1,196,000 American Depositary Shares, representing Ordinary Shares (collectively, the “Option ADSs”). The Underwritten ADSs and the Option ADSs are herein referred to as the “ADSs.” The Ordinary Shares represented by the ADSs are herein referred to as the “Shares.” Each reference to the Underwritten ADSs, the Option ADSs or the ADSs herein, unless the context otherwise requires, also include the Shares.

Certain Underwritten ADSs will be sold to investors in the Russian Federation by Atonline Limited and GPB-Financial Services Ltd. (the “Russian Offering” and such ADSs, the “Russian ADSs”). Once sold pursuant to the Russian Offering, it is understood that the Russian ADSs will be immediately tradable on the Joint Stock Company “MICEX Stock Exchange” (“MICEX”). For the avoidance of doubt, any reference in this Agreement to ADSs includes the Russian ADSs unless the Russian ADSs are specifically excluded from such reference.


The ADSs shall be evidenced by American Depositary Receipts (“ADRs”) issued pursuant to a deposit agreement, dated as of May 2, 2013 (the “Deposit Agreement”) among the Company, The Bank of New York Mellon, as depositary (the “Depositary”), and all owners and holders of ADSs issued thereunder.

The Company and the Selling Shareholders hereby confirm their agreement with the several Underwriters concerning the purchase and sale of the ADSs, as follows:

1. Registration Statement. The Company has prepared and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder (collectively, the “Securities Act”), a registration statement on Form F-3 (File No. 333-196626), including a prospectus, relating to the ADSs. Such registration statement, as amended at the time it became effective, including the information, if any, deemed pursuant to Rule 430A, 430B or 430C under the Securities Act to be part of the registration statement at the time of its effectiveness (“Rule 430 Information”), is referred to herein as the “Registration Statement”; and as used herein, the term “Preliminary Prospectus” means each prospectus included in such registration statement (and any amendments thereto) before effectiveness, any prospectus filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(a) under the Securities Act and the prospectus included in the Registration Statement at the time of its effectiveness that omits Rule 430 Information, and the term “Prospectus” means the prospectus in the form first used (or made available upon request of purchasers pursuant to Rule 173 under the Securities Act) in connection with confirmation of sales of the ADSs. If the Company has filed an abbreviated registration statement pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act (the “Rule 462 Registration Statement”), then any reference herein to the term “Registration Statement” shall be deemed to include such Rule 462 Registration Statement. Capitalized terms used but not defined herein shall have the meanings given to such terms in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus. Any reference herein to the Registration Statement, any Preliminary Prospectus or to the Prospectus or to any amendment or supplement to any of the foregoing documents shall be deemed to refer to and include any documents incorporated by reference therein, and, in the case of any reference herein to the Prospectus, also shall be deemed to include any documents incorporated by reference therein, and any supplements or amendments thereto, filed with the Commission after the date of filing of the Prospectus under Rule 424(b) under the Act, and prior to the termination of the offering of the Shares by the Underwriters.

At or prior to the Applicable Time (as defined below), the Company had prepared the following information: (1) a Preliminary Prospectus dated June 9, 2014 and each “free-writing prospectus” (as defined pursuant to Rule 405 under the Securities Act) listed on Annex B hereto, and (together, the “Pricing Disclosure Package”), and (2) a Cypriot Prospectus (as defined below).

“Applicable Time” means 6:00 P.M., New York City time, on June 16, 2014.

The Company has prepared and filed with the Commission under the Securities Act a registration statement on Form F-6. As used in this Agreement, “F-6 Registration Statement” means such registration statement on Form F-6, as amended at the time it became effective under the Securities Act, including all exhibits thereto.

 

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The Company has prepared a prospectus pursuant to the requirements of section 39 of the Cyprus Companies Law, Cap. 113 (the “Companies Law”) containing information required under Schedule Four of the Companies Law (the “Cypriot Prospectus”).

2. Purchase of the ADSs by the Underwriters.

(a) The Company agrees to issue and sell, and each of the Selling Shareholders agrees, severally and not jointly, to sell, the Underwritten ADSs to the several Underwriters as provided in this Agreement, and each Underwriter, on the basis of the representations, warranties and agreements set forth herein and subject to the conditions set forth herein, agrees, severally and not jointly, to purchase at a price per ADS of $38.80 (the “Purchase Price”) from the Company the respective number of Company Underwritten ADSs (to be adjusted by you so as to eliminate fractional ADSs) determined by multiplying the aggregate number of Company Underwritten ADSs by a fraction, the numerator of which is the aggregate number of Underwritten ADSs to be purchased by such Underwriter as set forth opposite the name of such Underwriter in Schedule 1 hereto (or such number increased as set forth in Section 11 hereof) and the denominator of which is the aggregate number of Underwritten ADSs to be purchased by all the Underwriters hereunder and from each of the Selling Shareholders the number of Selling Shareholder Underwritten ADSs (to be adjusted by you so as to eliminate fractional ADSs) determined by multiplying the aggregate number of Selling Shareholder Underwritten ADSs to be sold by each of the Selling Shareholders as set forth opposite their respective names in Schedule 2 hereto by a fraction, the numerator of which is the aggregate number of Underwritten ADSs to be purchased by such Underwriter as set forth opposite the name of such Underwriter in Schedule 1 hereto and the denominator of which is the aggregate number of Underwritten ADSs to be purchased by all the Underwriters hereunder.

In addition, the Company agrees to issue and sell, and each of the Selling Shareholders agrees, severally and not jointly, as and to the extent indicated in Schedule 2 hereto, to sell, the Option ADSs to the several Underwriters as provided in this Agreement, and the Underwriters, on the basis of the representations, warranties and agreements set forth herein and subject to the conditions set forth herein, shall have the option to purchase, severally and not jointly, from the Company and each Selling Shareholder the Option ADSs at the Purchase Price less an amount per ADS equal to any dividends or distributions declared by the Company and payable on the Underwritten ADSs but not payable on the Option ADSs. If any Option ADSs are to be purchased, the number of Option ADSs to be purchased by each Underwriter shall be the number of Option ADSs which bears the same ratio to the aggregate number of Option ADSs being purchased as the number of Underwritten ADSs set forth opposite the name of such Underwriter in Schedule 1 hereto (or such number increased as set forth in Section 11 hereof) bears to the aggregate number of Underwritten ADSs being purchased by the several Underwriters, subject, however, to such adjustments to eliminate any fractional ADSs as the Representative in its sole discretion shall make. Any such election to purchase Option ADSs shall be made in proportion to the maximum number of Option ADSs to be sold by the Company and each of the Selling Shareholders as set forth in Schedule 2 hereto.

The Underwriters may exercise the option to purchase Option ADSs at any time in whole, or from time to time in part, on or before the thirtieth day following the date of the Prospectus,

 

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by written notice from the Representative to the Attorneys-in-Fact (as defined below). Such notice shall set forth the aggregate number of Option ADSs as to which the option is being exercised and the date and time when the Option ADSs are to be delivered and paid for, which may be the same date and time as the Closing Date (as hereinafter defined) but shall not be earlier than the Closing Date or later than the tenth full business day (as hereinafter defined) after the date of such notice (unless such time and date are postponed in accordance with the provisions of Section 11 hereof). Any such notice shall be given at least two business days prior to the date and time of delivery specified therein.

(b) The Company and the Selling Shareholders understand that the Underwriters intend to make a public offering of the ADSs as soon after the effectiveness of this Agreement as in the judgment of the Representative is advisable, and to offer the ADSs on the terms set forth in the Prospectus. The Company and the Selling Shareholders acknowledge and agree that the Underwriters may offer and sell ADSs to or through any affiliate of an Underwriter.

(c) Payment for the ADSs shall be made by wire transfer in immediately available funds to the accounts specified by the Company and the Attorneys-in-Fact or any of them (with regard to payment to the Selling Shareholders), to the Representative in the case of the Underwritten ADSs, at the offices of White & Case LLP, 1155 Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York 10036, at 9:00 A.M., New York City time, on June 20, 2014, or at such other time or place on the same or such other date, not later than the fifth business day thereafter, as the Representative, the Company and the Attorneys-in-Fact may agree upon in writing or, in the case of the Option ADSs, on the date and at the time and place specified by the Representative in the written notice of the Underwriters’ election to purchase such Option ADSs. The time and date of such payment for the Underwritten ADSs is referred to herein as the “Closing Date,” and the time and date for such payment for the Option ADSs, if other than the Closing Date, is herein referred to as the “Additional Closing Date.”

Payment for the ADSs to be purchased on the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, shall be made against delivery to the Representative for the respective accounts of the several Underwriters of the ADSs to be purchased on such date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, with any transfer taxes payable in connection with the sale of such ADSs duly paid by the Company and the Selling Shareholders, as applicable. Delivery of the ADSs shall be made through the facilities of The Depository Trust Company (“DTC”) unless the Representative shall otherwise instruct. The specimen of the ADRs evidencing the ADSs will be made available for inspection and packaging by the Representative at the office of DTC or its designated custodian not later than 1:00 P.M., New York City time, on the business day prior to the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be.

(d) Each of the Company and each Selling Shareholder acknowledges and agrees that the Underwriters are acting solely in the capacity of an arm’s length contractual counterparty to the Company and the Selling Shareholders with respect to the offering of ADSs contemplated hereby (including in connection with determining the terms of the offering) and not as a financial advisor or a fiduciary to, or an agent of, the Company, the Selling Shareholders or any other person. Additionally, neither the Representative nor any other Underwriter is advising the Company, the Selling Shareholders or any other person as to any legal, tax, investment,

 

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accounting or regulatory matters in any jurisdiction. The Company and the Selling Shareholders shall consult with their own advisors concerning such matters and shall be responsible for making its own independent investigation and appraisal of the transactions contemplated hereby, and the Underwriters shall have no responsibility or liability to the Company or the Selling Shareholders with respect thereto. Any review by the Underwriters of the Company, the transactions contemplated hereby or other matters relating to such transactions will be performed solely for the benefit of the Underwriters and shall not be on behalf of the Company or the Selling Shareholders.

3. Representations and Warranties of the Company. The Company represents and warrants to each Underwriter that:

(a) Preliminary Prospectus. No order preventing or suspending the use of any Preliminary Prospectus has been issued by the Commission, and each Preliminary Prospectus included in the Pricing Disclosure Package, at the time of filing thereof, complied in all material respects with the Securities Act, and no Preliminary Prospectus, at the time of filing thereof, contained any untrue statement of a material fact or omitted to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; provided that the Company makes no representation and warranty with respect to any statements or omissions made in reliance upon and in conformity with information relating to any Underwriter furnished to the Company in writing by such Underwriter through the Representative expressly for use in any Preliminary Prospectus, it being understood and agreed that the only such information furnished by any Underwriter consists of the information described as such in Section 9(c) hereof.

(b) Pricing Disclosure Package. The Pricing Disclosure Package as of (i) the Applicable Time did not, and (ii) the Closing Date and as of the Additional Closing Date, in the case of clause (ii), as amended or supplemented by the Company prior to either such date, as the case may be, will not, contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; provided that the Company makes no representation and warranty with respect to any statements or omissions made in reliance upon and in conformity with information relating to any Underwriter furnished to the Company in writing by such Underwriter through the Representative expressly for use in such Pricing Disclosure Package, it being understood and agreed that the only such information furnished by any Underwriter consists of the information described as such in Section 9(c) hereof.

(c) Issuer Free Writing Prospectus. Other than the Registration Statement, the Preliminary Prospectus, the Prospectus and the Cypriot Prospectus, the Company (including its agents and representatives, other than the Underwriters in their capacity as such) has not prepared, used, authorized, approved or referred to and will not prepare, use, authorize, approve or refer to any “written communication” (as defined in Rule 405 under the Securities Act) that constitutes an offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to buy the ADSs (each such communication by the Company or its agents and representatives (other than a communication referred to in clause (i) below) an “Issuer Free Writing Prospectus”) other than (i) any document not constituting a prospectus pursuant to Section 2(a)(10)(a) of the Securities Act or Rule 134 under the

 

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Securities Act or (ii) the documents listed on Annex B hereto, each electronic road show and any other written communications approved in writing in advance by the Representative. Each such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus complied in all material respects with the Securities Act, has been or will be (within the time period specified in Rule 433) filed in accordance with the Securities Act (to the extent required thereby) and, when taken together with the Preliminary Prospectus accompanying, or delivered prior to delivery of, such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, did not, and as of the Closing Date and as of the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, will not, contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; provided that the Company makes no representation and warranty with respect to any statements or omissions made in each such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus or Preliminary Prospectus in reliance upon and in conformity with information relating to any Underwriter furnished to the Company in writing by such Underwriter through the Representative expressly for use in such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus or Preliminary Prospectus, it being understood and agreed that the only such information furnished by any Underwriter consists of the information described as such in Section 9(c) hereof.

(d) Emerging Growth Company, Foreign Private Issuer. From the time of initial filing of the Registration Statement with the Commission (or, if earlier, the first date on which the Company engaged directly or through any person authorized to act on its behalf in any Testing-the-Waters Communication) through the date hereof, the Company has been and is an “emerging growth company,” as defined in Section 2(a) of the Securities Act (an “Emerging Growth Company”). “Testing-the-Waters Communication” means any oral or written communication with potential investors undertaken in reliance on Section 5(d) of the Securities Act. The Company is a “foreign private issuer” within the meaning of Rule 405 of the Securities Act (a “Foreign Private Issuer”).

(e) Testing-the-Waters Materials. The Company (i) has not alone engaged in any Testing-the-Waters Communications and (ii) has not authorized anyone other than the Representative to engage in Testing-the-Waters Communications. The Company confirms that the Representative has been authorized to act on its behalf in undertaking Testing-the-Waters Communications. The Company has not distributed or approved for distribution any Written Testing-the-Waters Communications. “Written Testing-the-Waters Communication” means any Testing-the-Waters Communication that is a written communication within the meaning of Rule 405 under the Securities Act. Any individual Written Testing-the-Waters Communication does not conflict with the information contained in the Registration Statement or the Pricing Disclosure Package, complied in all material respects with the Securities Act, and when taken together with the Pricing Disclosure Package as of the Applicable Time, did not, and as of the Closing Date and as of the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, will not, contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading.

(f) Registration Statement, F-6 Registration Statement and Prospectus. The Registration Statement is an “automatic shelf registration statement” as defined under Rule 405 of the Securities Act that has been filed with the Commission not earlier than three years prior to the

 

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date hereof; and no notice of objection of the Commission to the use of such registration statement or any post-effective amendment thereto pursuant to Rule 401(g)(2) of the Securities Act has been received by the Company. If immediately prior to the third anniversary of the initial effective time of the Registration Statement (the “Renewal Deadline”), any of the ADSs remain unsold by the Underwriters, the Company will prior to the Renewal Deadline file, if it has not already done so and is eligible to do so, a new automatic shelf registration statement relating to the ADSs, in a form satisfactory to the Representative. If at any time during the Prospectus Delivery Period the Company receives from the Commission a notice pursuant to Rule 401(g)(2) or otherwise ceases to be eligible to use the automatic shelf registration statement form, the Company will (i) promptly notify the Representative, (ii) promptly file a new registration statement or post-effective amendment on the proper form relating to the ADSs, in a form satisfactory to the Representative, (iii) use its best efforts to cause such registration statement or post-effective amendment to be declared effective as soon as practicable, and (iv) promptly notify the Representative of such effectiveness. The Company will take all other action necessary or appropriate to permit the public offering and sale of the ADSs to continue as contemplated in the registration statement that was the subject of the Rule 401(g)(2) notice or for which the Company has otherwise become ineligible. References herein to the Registration Statement shall include such new registration statement or post-effective amendment, as the case may be. The Company has paid or shall pay the required Commission filing fees relating to the ADSs within the time required by Rule 456(b)(1) of the Securities Act without regard to the proviso therein and otherwise in accordance with Rules 456(b) and 457(r) of the Securities Act. The F-6 Registration Statement has been declared effective by the Commission. No order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement or the F-6 Registration Statement has been issued by the Commission, and no proceeding for that purpose or pursuant to Section 8A of the Securities Act against the Company or related to the offering of the ADSs has been initiated or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened by the Commission; as of the applicable effective date of each of the Registration Statement, the F-6 Registration Statement and any post-effective amendment thereto, the Registration Statement, the F-6 Registration Statement and any such post-effective amendment complied and will comply in all material respects with the Securities Act, and did not and will not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein not misleading; and as of the date of the Prospectus and any amendment or supplement thereto and as of the Closing Date and as of the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, the Prospectus will not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; provided that the Company makes no representation and warranty with respect to any statements or omissions made in reliance upon and in conformity with information relating to any Underwriter furnished to the Company in writing by such Underwriter through the Representative expressly for use in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus and any amendment or supplement thereto, it being understood and agreed that the only such information furnished by any Underwriter consists of the information described as such in Section 9(c) hereof.

(g) Financial Statements. The financial statements (including the related notes thereto) of the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries included or incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus comply in all

 

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material respects with the applicable requirements of the Securities Act and the Exchange Act, as applicable, and present fairly the financial position of the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries as of the dates indicated and the results of their operations and the changes in their cash flows for the periods specified; such financial statements have been prepared in conformity with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (the “IASB”) applied on a consistent basis throughout the periods covered thereby, and any supporting schedules included or incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement present fairly the information required to be stated therein; and the other financial information included or incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus has been derived from the accounting records of the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries and presents fairly the information shown thereby. All disclosures contained in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus regarding “non-GAAP financial measures” (as such term is defined by the rules and regulations of the Commission) comply with Regulation G of the Exchange Act and Item 10 of Regulation S-K of the Securities Act, to the extent applicable. There are no financial statements (historical or pro forma) that are required to be included in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package or the Prospectus that are not included as required.

(h) No Material Adverse Change. Since the date of the most recent financial statements of the Company included or incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, (i) there has not been any change in the share capital (other than the issuance of Ordinary Shares upon exercise of stock options and warrants described as outstanding in, and the grant of options and awards under existing equity incentive plans described in, the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus), short-term debt or long-term debt of the Company or any of its subsidiaries, or any dividend or distribution of any kind declared, set aside for payment, paid or made by the Company on any class of share capital, or any material adverse change, or any development involving a prospective material adverse change, in or affecting the business, properties, management, financial position, shareholders’ equity, results of operations or prospects of the Company and its subsidiaries taken as a whole; (ii) neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries has entered into any transaction or agreement (whether or not in the ordinary course of business) that is material to the Company and its subsidiaries taken as a whole or incurred any liability or obligation, direct or contingent, that is material to the Company and its subsidiaries taken as a whole; and (iii) neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries has sustained any loss or interference with its business that is material to the Company and its subsidiaries taken as a whole and that is either from fire, explosion, flood or other calamity, whether or not covered by insurance, or from any labor disturbance or dispute or any action, order or decree of any court or arbitrator or governmental or regulatory authority, except, in the case of each of clauses (i), (ii) and (iii) above, as otherwise disclosed in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus.

(i) Organization and Good Standing. The Company and each of its Significant Subsidiaries have been duly organized and are validly existing and in good standing under the laws of their respective jurisdictions of organization, are duly qualified to do business and are in good standing in each jurisdiction in which their respective ownership or lease of property or the conduct of their respective businesses requires such qualification, and have all corporate

 

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power and authority necessary to own or hold their respective properties and to conduct the businesses in which they are engaged, except where the failure to be so qualified or in good standing or have such power or authority would not, individually or in the aggregate, have a material adverse effect on the business, properties, management, financial position, shareholders’ equity, results of operations or prospects of the Company and its subsidiaries taken as a whole or on the performance by the Company of its obligations under this Agreement and the Deposit Agreement (a “Material Adverse Effect”). The Company does not own or control, directly or indirectly, any corporation, association or other entity other than the subsidiaries listed in Exhibit 8.1 to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2013. The subsidiaries listed in Schedule 3 to this Agreement are the only significant subsidiaries of the Company (“Significant Subsidiaries”).

(j) Capitalization.

(i) The Company has an authorized capitalization as set forth in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus under the heading “Capitalization”; all the outstanding share capital of the Company (including the Shares represented by the ADSs to be sold by the Selling Shareholders) has been duly and validly authorized and issued and is fully paid and non-assessable and is not subject to any pre-emptive or similar rights; except as disclosed in or expressly contemplated by the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, there are no outstanding rights (including, without limitation, pre-emptive rights), warrants or options to acquire, or instruments convertible into or exchangeable for, any share capital or other equity interest in the Company or any of its subsidiaries, or any contract, commitment, agreement, understanding or arrangement of any kind relating to the issuance of any share capital of the Company or any such subsidiary, any such convertible or exchangeable securities or any such rights, warrants or options; the share capital of the Company conforms in all material respects to the description thereof contained in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus; and all the outstanding share capital or other equity interests of each subsidiary owned, directly or indirectly, by the Company has been duly and validly authorized and issued, are fully paid (except for any non-payment that would not, individually in the aggregate have a Material Adverse Effect) and non-assessable (except, in the case of any non-United States subsidiary, for directors’ qualifying shares and except as otherwise described in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus,) and is owned directly or indirectly by the Company, free and clear of any lien, charge, encumbrance, security interest, restriction on voting or transfer or any other claim of any third party.

(ii) Upon execution and delivery by the Depositary of the ADSs against deposit of the Shares in respect thereof in accordance with the provisions of the Deposit Agreement and upon payment by the Underwriters for the ADSs evidenced thereby in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement, such ADSs will be duly and validly issued, and the persons in whose names the ADSs are registered will be entitled to the rights specified therein and in the Deposit Agreement. The ADSs conform in all material respects to the description thereof contained in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure

 

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Package and the Prospectus. Except as described in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, there are no limitations on the rights of holders of Shares, ADSs or ADRs evidencing the ADSs to hold or vote or transfer their respective securities.

(k) Stock Options. With respect to the stock options (the “Stock Options”) granted pursuant to the stock-based compensation plans of the Company and its subsidiaries (the “Company Stock Plans”), (i) each grant of a Stock Option was duly authorized no later than the date on which the grant of such Stock Option was by its terms to be effective (the “Grant Date”) by all necessary corporate action, including, as applicable, approval by the board of directors of the Company and any required shareholder approval by the necessary number of votes or written consents, and the award agreement governing such grant (if any) was duly executed and delivered by each party thereto, (ii) each such grant was made in accordance with the terms of the Company Stock Plans and all applicable laws and regulatory rules or requirements, and (iii) each such grant was properly accounted for in accordance with GAAP in the financial statements (including the related notes) of the Company. The Company has not knowingly granted, and there is no and has been no policy or practice of the Company of granting, Stock Options prior to, or otherwise coordinating the grant of Stock Options with, the release or other public announcement of material information regarding the Company or its Significant Subsidiaries or their results of operations or prospects.

(l) Due Authorization. The Company has full right, power and authority to execute and deliver this Agreement and the Deposit Agreement and to perform its obligations hereunder and thereunder; and all action required to be taken for the due and proper authorization, execution and delivery by it of this Agreement and the Deposit Agreement and the consummation by it of the transactions contemplated hereby and thereby has been duly and validly taken.

(m) Underwriting Agreement. This Agreement has been duly authorized, executed and delivered by the Company.

(n) The Deposit Agreement. The Deposit Agreement has been duly executed and delivered by the Company in accordance with its terms and constitutes a valid and legally binding agreement of the Company enforceable against the Company in accordance with its terms, except as enforceability may be limited by applicable bankruptcy, insolvency or similar laws affecting creditors’ rights generally or by equitable principles relating to enforceability.

(o) Descriptions of the Underwriting Agreement and the Deposit Agreement. Each of this Agreement and the Deposit Agreement conforms in all material respects to the description thereof contained in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus.

(p) Certain Descriptions. The descriptions in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus of statutes, legal, governmental and regulatory proceedings and contracts and other documents are accurate in all material respects; the statements in the Preliminary Prospectus and Prospectus under the headings “Risk factors,” “Regulation,” “Taxation,” “Description of share capital,” “Description of American depositary shares” and “Underwriting”, and in the Registration Statement in Item 15, to the extent that they constitute

 

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summaries of the terms of securities, matters of law or regulation or legal conclusions, fairly summarize the matters described therein in all material respects; and (i) there are no current or pending legal, governmental or regulatory actions, suits or proceedings that are required under the Securities Act to be described in the Registration Statement or the Prospectus and that are not so described in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus and (ii) there are no statutes, regulations or contracts and other documents that are required under the Securities Act to be filed as exhibits to the Registration Statement or described in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package or the Prospectus that have not been so filed as exhibits to the Registration Statement or described in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus.

(q) No Violation or Default. Neither the Company nor any of its Significant Subsidiaries is in violation of its charter or by-laws or similar organizational documents. Neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries is (i) in default, and no event has occurred that, with notice or lapse of time or both, would constitute such a default, in the due performance or observance of any term, covenant or condition contained in any indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, loan agreement or other agreement or instrument to which the Company or any of its subsidiaries is a party or by which the Company or any of its subsidiaries is bound or to which any of the property or assets of the Company or any of its subsidiaries is subject; or (ii) in violation of any law or statute or any judgment, order, rule or regulation of any court or arbitrator or governmental or regulatory authority, except, in the case of clauses (i) and (ii) above, for any such default or violation that would not, individually or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect.

(r) No Conflicts. The execution, delivery and performance by the Company of each of this Agreement and the Deposit Agreement, the issuance and sale of the ADSs and the consummation of the transactions contemplated by the Deposit Agreement, including the deposit of the Shares with the Depositary, will not (i) conflict with or result in a breach or violation of any of the terms or provisions of, or constitute a default under, or result in the creation or imposition of any lien, charge or encumbrance upon any property or assets of the Company or any of its subsidiaries pursuant to, any indenture, mortgage, deed of trust, loan agreement or other agreement or instrument to which the Company or any of its subsidiaries is a party or by which the Company or any of its subsidiaries is bound or to which any of the property or assets of the Company or any of its subsidiaries is subject, (ii) result in any violation of the provisions of the charter or by-laws or similar organizational documents of the Company or any of its subsidiaries or (iii) result in the violation of any law or statute or any judgment, order, rule or regulation of any court or arbitrator or governmental or regulatory authority, except, in the case of clauses (i) and (iii) above, for any such conflict, breach, violation or default that would not, individually or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect.

(s) No Consents Required. No consent, approval, authorization, order, license, registration or qualification of or with any court or arbitrator or governmental or regulatory authority is required for the execution, delivery and performance by the Company of this Agreement and the Deposit Agreement, the issuance and sale of the ADSs and the consummation of the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the Deposit Agreement, except for the registration of the ADSs under the Securities Act and such consents, approvals, authorizations, orders

 

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and registrations or qualifications as may be required by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) and under applicable state securities laws in connection with the purchase and distribution of the ADSs by the Underwriters.

(t) Legal Proceedings. Except as described in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, there are no legal, governmental or regulatory investigations, actions, suits or proceedings pending to which the Company or any of its subsidiaries is or could reasonably be expected to be a party or to which any property of the Company or any of its subsidiaries is or could reasonably be expected to be the subject that, individually or in the aggregate, if determined adversely to the Company or any of its subsidiaries, could reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect; no such investigations, actions, suits or proceedings are to the knowledge of the Company, threatened or contemplated by any governmental or regulatory authority or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened by others; and (i) there are no current or pending legal, governmental or regulatory actions, suits or proceedings that are required under the Securities Act to be described in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package or the Prospectus that are not so described in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package or the Prospectus and (ii) there are no statutes, regulations or contracts or other documents that are required under the Securities Act to be filed as exhibits to the Registration Statement or described in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package or the Prospectus that are not so filed as exhibits to the Registration Statement or described in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package or the Prospectus.

(u) Independent Accountant. Ernst & Young LLC, who has certified certain financial statements of the Company and its subsidiaries is an independent registered public accounting firm with respect to the Company and its subsidiaries within the applicable rules and regulations adopted by the Commission and as required by the Securities Act.

(v) Title to Real and Personal Property. The Company and its subsidiaries have good and marketable title in fee simple (in the case of real property) to, or have valid and marketable rights to lease or otherwise use, all items of real and personal property and assets that are material to the respective businesses of the Company and its subsidiaries, in each case free and clear of all liens, encumbrances, claims and defects and imperfections of title except those that (i) do not materially interfere with the use made and proposed to be made of such property by the Company and its subsidiaries or (ii) could not reasonably be expected, individually or in the aggregate, to have a Material Adverse Effect.

(w) Intellectual Property.

(i) Except as would not have a Material Adverse Effect, the Company and each of its subsidiaries own or possess the right to use all material patents, inventions, trademarks, trade names, service marks, logos, trade dress, designs, data, database rights, Internet domain names, rights of privacy, rights of publicity, copyrights, works of authorship, license rights, trade secrets, know-how and proprietary information (including unpatented and unpatentable proprietary or confidential information, inventions, systems

 

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or procedures) (collectively, “Intellectual Property”) necessary or material to conduct their business as presently conducted. To the knowledge of the Company or its Significant Subsidiaries, neither the Company nor any of its Significant Subsidiaries, whether through their respective products and services or the conduct of their respective businesses, has infringed or misappropriated or is currently infringing or misappropriating, and none of the Company or any of its subsidiaries have received any communication or notice of infringement or misappropriation of any Intellectual Property of any other person or entity. Neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries has received any communication or notice alleging that by conducting their business as set forth in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, such parties would infringe or misappropriate any of the Intellectual Property of any other person or entity. The Company knows of no infringement or misappropriation by others of Intellectual Property owned by or licensed to the Company or any of its subsidiaries. The Company and its subsidiaries have taken all reasonable steps to secure their interests in such Intellectual Property from their employees and contractors and to protect the confidentiality of all of their confidential information and material trade secrets.

(ii) None of the Intellectual Property or technology (including information technology and outsourced arrangements) employed by the Company or its subsidiaries has been obtained or is being used by the Company or its subsidiaries in violation of any contractual obligation binding on the Company or any of its subsidiaries or any of their respective officers, directors or employees or otherwise in violation of the rights of any persons in a manner that has or would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. The Company and its subsidiaries own or have a valid right to access and use all computer systems, networks, hardware, software, databases, websites, and equipment used to process, store, maintain and operate data, information, and functions used in connection with the business of the Company and its subsidiaries (the “Company IT Systems”). The Company IT Systems are adequate for, and operate and perform in all material respects as required in connection with, the operation of the business of the Company and its subsidiaries as currently conducted, except as would not, individually or in the aggregate, reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect. The Company and its subsidiaries have implemented backup, security and disaster recovery technology consistent in all material respects with applicable regulatory standards.

(x) No Undisclosed Relationships. No relationship, direct or indirect, exists between or among the Company or any of its subsidiaries, on the one hand, and the directors, officers, shareholders, customers or suppliers of the Company or any of its subsidiaries, on the other, that is required by the Securities Act to be described in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus and that is not so described in such documents and in the Pricing Disclosure Package.

 

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(y) Investment Company Act. The Company is not and, after giving effect to the offering and sale of the ADSs and the application of the proceeds thereof received by the Company as described in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, will not be required to register as an “investment company” or an entity “controlled” by an “investment company” within the meaning of the Investment Company Act of 1940, and the rules and regulations of the Commission thereunder (collectively, the “Investment Company Act”).

(z) Taxes. The Company and its subsidiaries have paid all taxes and filed all tax returns required to be paid or filed by them through the date hereof except for those taxes and tax returns whose failure to pay or file would not have a Material Adverse Effect; and except as otherwise disclosed in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, there is no tax deficiency that has been, or could reasonably be expected to be, asserted against the Company or any of its subsidiaries or any of their respective properties or assets that has had or would reasonably be expected to have a Material Adverse Effect.

(aa) Licenses and Permits. The Company and its subsidiaries (i) possess all licenses, certificates, permits and other authorizations issued by, and have made all declarations and filings with, the appropriate governmental or regulatory authorities that are necessary for the ownership or lease of their respective properties or the conduct of their respective businesses as described in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, including those described under the heading “Regulation” and all required banking licenses, except where the failure to possess or make the same would not, individually or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect; (ii) all licenses, franchises, permits, authorizations, approvals, orders and other concessions of the Company and its subsidiaries have been obtained in full compliance with the laws of each jurisdiction in which the Company and its subsidiaries own or lease properties or conduct any business, have not been revoked, are in full force and effect and, to the knowledge of the Company, will be renewed upon expiration on substantially the same terms, except where the revocation would not, individually or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect and (iii) except where such breach will not individually or in the aggregate have a Material Adverse Effect, the Company and its subsidiaries are not in breach of the terms of any such licenses, franchises, permits, authorizations, approvals, orders or other concessions, and there are no circumstances or proceedings of which the Company is aware which indicate that any of them may be, or if determined adversely to the Company and its subsidiaries may cause any of them to be, revoked, rescinded, voided or repudiated or not renewed, in whole or in part, in the ordinary course of events, except where such revocation, rescission, void, repudiation or non-renewal would not individually or in the aggregate have a Material Adverse Effect.

(bb) No Labor Disputes. No labor disturbance by or dispute with employees of the Company or any of its subsidiaries exists or, to the knowledge of the Company, is contemplated or threatened, and the Company is not aware of any existing or imminent labor disturbance by, or dispute with, the employees of any of its or its subsidiaries’ principal suppliers, contractors or customers, except as would not have a Material Adverse Effect.

(cc) Compliance with Environmental Laws. Except where such would not, individually or in the aggregate, have a Material Adverse Effect, (i) neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries is in violation of any applicable federal, state, local or foreign statute, law, rule, regulation,

 

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ordinance, code, policy or rule of common law or any judicial or administrative interpretation thereof, including any judicial or administrative order, consent, decree or judgment, relating to pollution or protection of human health, the environment (including, without limitation, ambient air, surface water, groundwater, land surface or subsurface strata) or wildlife, including, without limitation, laws and regulations relating to the release of chemicals, pollutants, contaminants, wastes, toxic substances, hazardous substances, petroleum or petroleum products (collectively, “Hazardous Materials”) or to the manufacture, processing, distribution, use, treatment, storage, disposal, transport or handling of Hazardous Materials (“Environmental Laws”), (ii) the Company and its subsidiaries have all permits, authorizations and approvals required under any applicable Environmental Laws and are each in compliance with their requirements, and (iii) there are no pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened administrative, regulatory or judicial actions, suits, demand letters, claims, liens, notices of noncompliance or violation, investigation or proceedings relating to any Environmental Laws against the Company or any of its subsidiaries.

(dd) Compliance with ERISA. Neither the Company nor any member of its “Controlled Group” (defined as any organization which is a member of a control group of corporations within the meaning of Section 414 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”)) maintains, has maintained or has any liability in respect of an employee benefit plan that is subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, or Section 412 or 4975 of the Code.

(ee) Disclosure Controls. The Company and its subsidiaries maintain an effective system of “disclosure controls and procedures” (as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) of the Exchange Act) that complies with the requirements of the Exchange Act and that has been designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in reports that it files or submits under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Commission’s rules and forms, including controls and procedures designed to ensure that such information is accumulated and communicated to the Company’s management as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. The Company and its subsidiaries have carried out evaluations of the effectiveness of their disclosure controls and procedures as required by Rule 13a-15 of the Exchange Act.

(ff) Accounting Controls. The Company and its subsidiaries maintain a system of internal accounting controls sufficient to provide reasonable assurance that (i) transactions are executed in accordance with management’s general or specific authorizations; (ii) transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles and to maintain asset accountability; (iii) access to assets is permitted only in accordance with management’s general or specific authorization; and (iv) the recorded accountability for assets is compared with the existing assets at reasonable intervals and appropriate action is taken with respect to any differences. Except as disclosed in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, there are no material weaknesses in the Company’s internal controls. The Company’s auditors and the Board of Directors of the Company have been advised of: (i) all material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal controls over financial reporting which have adversely affected or are reasonably likely to adversely affect the Company’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and (ii) any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the Company’s internal controls over financial reporting.

 

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(gg) Insurance. The Company and its subsidiaries have insurance covering their respective properties, operations, personnel and businesses as is required by law. Neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries has (i) received notice from any insurer or agent of such insurer that capital improvements or other expenditures are required or necessary to be made in order to continue such insurance or (ii) any reason to believe that it will not be able to renew its existing insurance coverage as and when such coverage expires or to obtain similar coverage at reasonable cost from similar insurers as may be necessary to continue its business.

(hh) No Unlawful Payments. Neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries nor, to the knowledge of the Company, any director, officer, agent, employee or other person associated with or acting on behalf of the Company or any of its subsidiaries has (i) used any corporate funds for any unlawful contribution, gift, entertainment or other unlawful expense relating to political activity; (ii) made any direct or indirect unlawful payment to any foreign or domestic government official or employee from corporate funds; (iii) violated or is in violation of any applicable provision of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977; or (iv) made any bribe, rebate, payoff, influence payment, kickback or other unlawful payment. 

(ii) Compliance with Money Laundering Laws. The operations of the Company and its subsidiaries are and have been conducted at all times in compliance with applicable financial recordkeeping and reporting requirements of the Bank Secrecy Act, as amended by Title II of the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (USA PATRIOT Act), the Currency and Foreign Transactions Reporting Act of 1970, as amended, Russian Federal Law No. 115-FZ “On Combating the Legalization (Laundering) of Criminally Obtained Income and Funding of Terrorism,” and the applicable money laundering statutes of all other applicable jurisdictions, the rules and regulations thereunder and any related or similar rules, regulations or guidelines issued, administered or enforced by any governmental agency (collectively, the “Money Laundering Laws”) and no action, suit or proceeding by or before any court or governmental agency, authority or body or any arbitrator involving the Company or any of its subsidiaries with respect to the Money Laundering Laws is pending or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened.

(jj) Compliance with OFAC. None of the Company, any of its subsidiaries or, to the knowledge of the Company, any director, officer, agent, employee or affiliate of the Company or any of its subsidiaries is currently the subject of any U.S. sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (“OFAC”).

(kk) No Restrictions on Subsidiaries. No subsidiary of the Company is currently prohibited, directly or indirectly, under any agreement or other instrument to which it is a party or is subject, from paying any dividends to the Company, from making any other distribution on such subsidiary’s share capital, from repaying to the Company any loans or advances to such subsidiary from the Company or from transferring any of such subsidiary’s properties or assets to the Company or any other subsidiary of the Company.

 

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(ll) No Broker’s Fees. Except as disclosed in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus under the caption “—Underwriting”, neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries is a party to any contract, agreement or understanding with any person (other than this Agreement) that would give rise to a valid claim against the Company or any of its subsidiaries or any Underwriter for a brokerage commission, finder’s fee or like payment in connection with the offering and sale of the ADSs.

(mm) No Registration Rights. No person has the right to require the Company or any of its subsidiaries to register any securities for sale under the Securities Act or Cypriot law by reason of the offering of the ADRs contemplated hereby, the filing of the Registration Statement with the Commission, the filing of the Cypriot Prospectus with the Cypriot Registrar of Companies, the issuance and sale by the Company of the Ordinary Shares underlying the ADSs or, to the knowledge of the Company, the sale of the ADSs to be sold by the Selling Shareholders hereunder.

(nn) No Stabilization. The Company has not taken, directly or indirectly, any action designed to or that could reasonably be expected to cause or result in any stabilization or manipulation of the price of the ADSs.

(oo) Business with Cuba. The Company has complied with all provisions of Section 517.075, Florida Statutes (Chapter 92-198, Laws of Florida, as amended) relating to doing business with the Government of Cuba or with any person or affiliate located in Cuba.

(pp) Forward-Looking Statements. No forward-looking statement (within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act) contained in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package or the Prospectus has been made or reaffirmed without a reasonable basis or has been disclosed other than in good faith.

(qq) Statistical and Market Data. Nothing has come to the attention of the Company that has caused the Company to believe that the statistical and market-related data included or incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus is not based on or derived from sources that are reliable and accurate in all material respects.

(rr) Sarbanes-Oxley Act. There is and has been no failure on the part of the Company or, to the knowledge of the Company, any of the Company’s directors or officers, in their capacities as such, to comply with any provision of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, as amended, and the rules and regulations promulgated in connection therewith (the “Sarbanes-Oxley Act”) applicable to the Company, including Section 402 related to loans and Sections 302 and 906 related to certifications.

(ss) Status under the Securities Act. At the time of filing the Registration Statement and any post-effective amendment thereto, at the earliest time thereafter that the Company or any offering participant made a bona fide offer (within the meaning of Rule 164(h)(2) under the Securities Act) of the ADSs and at the date hereof, the Company was not and is not an “ineligible issuer,” and is a well-known seasoned issuer, in each case as defined in Rule 405 under the Securities Act.

 

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(tt) Russian Offering and MICEX.

(i) (A) The Russian Offering has been duly authorized by the board of directors of the Company; (B) the Russian language version of the road show presentation used in connection with the Russian Offering (the “Russian Road Show”) is a fair and accurate translation of the English language version of the road show presentation prepared by the Company in connection with the offering; (C) no written materials that constitute an offer of securities were used in connection with the Russian Offering other than the Russian Road Show, the Pricing Disclosure Package, the Prospectus and any document not constituting a prospectus pursuant to Rule 134 under the Securities Act; and (D) no authorization, approval, consent, license, order, registration or qualification of or with any government, governmental instrumentality or court, other than such as have been obtained, is required to be obtained by the Company under Russian securities laws and regulations in connection with the Russian Offering.

(ii) The ADSs have been admitted for trading on the MICEX (the “MICEX Admission”). The Company has complied, and will continue to comply with all applicable requirements and conditions for the MICEX Admission and other relevant requirements of applicable Russian law and rules in relation to the Russian Offering and/or the MICEX Admission (including, but not limited to, rules of the MICEX). Neither the Company nor any of its subsidiaries or affiliates, nor any person (other than the Underwriters as to whom no representation is given) acting on its or their behalf has taken, directly or indirectly, any action that may prejudice maintenance of the MICEX Admission, or otherwise result in the MICEX Admission being revoked or suspended, and is not aware of any facts that may result in suspension or termination of the MICEX Admission.

(iii) All filings made or information provided by or on behalf of and with the knowledge of the Company to the MICEX comply with applicable Russian law and the rules of the MICEX in all material respects and there are no material facts which have not been disclosed to the MICEX in connection therewith which by their omission make any such statements misleading which in each case may prejudice the maintenance of the MICEX Admission or result in the MICEX Admission being revoked or suspended.

(uu) Dividends. Except as disclosed in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, no approvals are currently required in the Republic of Cyprus or the Russian Federation in order for the Company to pay dividends or other distributions declared by the Company to the Depositary or the holders of Shares. Under current laws and regulations of the Republic of Cyprus and the Russian Federation and any political subdivision thereof, any amounts payable with respect to the Shares upon liquidation of the Company or upon redemption thereof and dividends and other distributions declared and payable

 

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on the share capital of the Company or the ADSs may be paid by the Company or the Depositary, respectively, in United States dollars and freely transferred out of the Republic of Cyprus or the Russian Federation, and no such payments made to the Depositary or the holders thereof or therein who are non-residents of the Republic of Cyprus or the Russian Federation, as applicable, will be subject to income, withholding or other taxes under laws and regulations of the Republic of Cyprus or the Russian Federation or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein and will otherwise be free and clear of any other tax, duty, withholding or deduction in the Republic of Cyprus or the Russian Federation or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein and without the necessity of obtaining any governmental authorization in the Republic of Cyprus or the Russian Federation or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof or therein.

(vv) Passive Foreign Investment Company. Subject to the qualifications, limitations, exceptions and assumptions set forth in the Preliminary Prospectus and the Prospectus and based on the Company’s intended use of the proceeds of the offering of ADSs, the Company does not believe that it was a passive foreign investment company (a “PFIC”), as defined in section 1297 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, for the taxable year ended December 31, 2013, and does not anticipate being a PFIC for its current taxable year.

(ww) Stamp and Transfer Taxes. No stamp, issue, registration, documentary, transfer or other similar taxes and duties, including interest and penalties, are payable on or in connection with the issuance and sale of the ADSs by the Company, the sale of the ADSs by the Selling Shareholders or the execution and delivery of this Agreement, under the laws of Cyprus, Russia or the United States, or any or any political subdivision or taxing authority thereof other than stamp duties due pursuant to Cyprus Stamp Duties Laws, Law No. 19/1963 (as amended).

(xx) Underwriter Qualification. It is not necessary under the laws of the Republic of Cyprus that any Underwriter be licensed, qualified or entitled to carry on business in the Republic of Cyprus to enable such Underwriter to enforce its respective rights under this Agreement or the performance of the terms and conditions of this Agreement outside of the Republic of Cyprus. The Underwriters will not be deemed resident, domiciled, to be carrying on business or subject to taxation in the Republic of Cyprus solely by reason of the issuance, acceptance, delivery, performance or enforcement of this Agreement.

(yy) Choice of Law. The choice of the law of the State of New York as the governing law of this Agreement is a valid choice of law under the laws of the Republic of Cyprus and the Russian Federation and will be recognized by the courts in the Republic of Cyprus and the Russian Federation, subject to the conditions and restrictions described under the caption “Enforceability of civil liabilities” in the Registration Statement, the Disclosure Package and the Prospectus. The Company has the power to submit, and pursuant to Section 17 of this Agreement, has legally, validly, effectively and irrevocably submitted, to the personal jurisdiction of each New York State and United States Federal court sitting in the City of New York and has validly and irrevocably waived any objection to the laying of venue of any suit, action or proceeding brought in any such court.

 

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(zz) Submission to Jurisdiction. The submission by the Company in Section 17 of this Agreement to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the federal or state courts of the United States of America located in the city and County of New York, constitutes a valid and legally binding obligation of the Company and service of process made in the manner set forth in this Agreement will be effective to confer valid personal jurisdiction over the Company for purposes of proceedings in such courts under the laws of the Republic of Cyprus and the Russian Federation.

(aaa) Enforceability of Judgments. Any final judgment for a fixed sum of money rendered by a New York court having jurisdiction under its own domestic laws in respect of any suit, action or proceeding against the Company based upon this Agreement would be recognized and enforced by Cypriot courts, without re-examining the merits of the case under the common law doctrine of obligation.

(bbb) Incorporated Documents. The documents incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, the Prospectus and the Pricing Disclosure Package, when they were filed with the Commission, conformed in all material respects to the requirements of the Exchange Act, and none of such documents contained any untrue statement of a material fact or omitted to state a material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; and any further documents so filed and incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, the Prospectus or the Pricing Disclosure Package, when such documents are filed with the Commission will conform in all material respects to the requirements of the Exchange Act and will not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading.

(ccc) Cypriot Prospectus.

 

  (i) The Company has prepared and made available the Cypriot Prospectus, and filed the same with the Cyprus Registrar of Companies, within the time periods required under the Companies Law, except where the failure to make such filing would not have a Material Adverse Effect.

 

  (ii) As of the time of its initial availability and as of the time of its filing with the Cyprus Registrar of Companies, the Cypriot Prospectus (a) conformed in all material respects with the requirements of the Companies Law, and (b) did not contain any untrue statement within the meaning of section 43 of the Companies Law which was material in the context of the offering of the ADSs.

 

  (iii) No order preventing or suspending the use or, or, requiring any amendment to, the Cypriot Prospectus has been issued by any Cyprus authority.

 

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4. Representations and Warranties of the Selling Shareholders. Each Selling Shareholder represents and warrants, severally and not jointly and only with respect to itself and not any other Seller Shareholder, to each Underwriter and the Company that:

(a) Required Consents; Authority. No consents, approvals, authorizations or orders are required for the execution and delivery by such Selling Shareholder of this Agreement and the Irrevocable Power of Attorney and Custody Agreement (the “Custody Agreement”) hereinafter referred to, and for the sale and delivery of the ADSs to be sold by such Selling Shareholder hereunder, except (i) such as have been obtained and made under the Securities Act or the rules and regulations thereunder by the securities or blue sky laws of the various states or foreign jurisdictions in connection with the offer and sale of the ADSs, and (ii) such as have already been obtained or as may be required by FINRA; and such Selling Shareholder has full right, power and authority to enter into this Agreement, the Custody Agreement and to sell, assign, transfer and deliver the ADSs to be sold by such Selling Shareholder hereunder; this Agreement and the Custody Agreement have each been duly authorized, executed and delivered by such Selling Shareholder.

(b) No Conflicts. The execution, delivery by such Selling Shareholder of this Agreement, and the performance by such Selling Shareholder of its obligations under this Agreement and the Custody Agreement, the sale of the ADSs to be sold by such Selling Shareholder and the consummation by such Selling Shareholder of the transactions contemplated herein or therein will not (i) conflict with or result in a breach or violation of any of the terms or provisions of any agreement or instrument to which such Selling Shareholder is a party or by which such Selling Shareholder is bound, (ii) result in any violation of the provisions of the charter or by-laws or similar organizational documents of such Selling Shareholder if such Selling Shareholder is an entity, (iii) result in the violation of any law or statute that is applicable to such Selling Shareholder or any judgment, order, rule or regulation of any court or arbitrator or governmental or regulatory agency that is applicable to such Selling Shareholder, except in the case of clauses (i) and (iii) above, as would not, individually or in the aggregate, have a material adverse effect on the ability of such Selling Shareholder to perform its obligations hereunder, or under the Custody Agreement.

(c) Title to Shares. Such Selling Shareholder has good and valid title to the Shares represented by the ADSs to be sold at the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, by such Selling Shareholder hereunder, free and clear of all liens, encumbrances, equities or adverse claims; such Selling Shareholder will have, immediately prior to the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, good and valid title to the Shares represented by the ADSs to be sold at the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, by such Selling Shareholder, free and clear of all liens, encumbrances, equities or adverse claims; and, upon delivery of the certificates representing such Shares to the Depositary, the execution and delivery by the Depositary of the ADSs representing such Shares, and payment therefor pursuant hereto, good and valid title to the ADSs representing such Shares, free and clear of all liens, encumbrances, equities or adverse claims, will pass to the several Underwriters.

(d) No Stabilization. Such Selling Shareholder has not taken and will not take, directly or indirectly, any action designed to or that could reasonably be expected to cause or result in any stabilization or manipulation of the price of the Shares or the ADSs.

(e) Pricing Disclosure Package. The information related to such Selling Shareholder included in the Pricing Disclosure Package, as of (i) the Applicable Time did not, and (ii) the

 

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Closing Date and as of the Additional Closing Date, in the case of clause (ii), as amended or supplemented by the Company prior to either such date, as the case may be, will not, contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading, provided that the representations set forth in this sub-clause (e) are limited to information related to such Selling Shareholder furnished to the Company in writing by such Selling Shareholder expressly for use in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, it being understood and agreed that the information furnished by such Selling Shareholder consists of the name of such Selling Shareholder, the number of offered shares and the address and other information with respect to such Selling Shareholder (excluding percentages) which appears in the Prospectus in the table under the caption “Principal and Selling Shareholders”.

(f) Issuer Free Writing Prospectus and Written Testing-the-Waters Communication. Other than the Registration Statement, the Preliminary Prospectus and the Prospectus, such Selling Shareholder (including its agents and representatives, other than the Underwriters in their capacity as such) has not prepared, used, authorized, approved or referred to and will not prepare, use, authorize, approve or refer to any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus or Written Testing-the-Waters Communication, other than (i) any document not constituting a prospectus pursuant to Section 2(a)(10)(a) of the Securities Act or Rule 134 under the Securities Act or (ii) the documents listed on Annex B hereto, each electronic road show and any other written communications approved in writing in advance by the Company and the Representative.

(g) Registration Statement and Prospectus. The information related to such Selling Shareholder included in the Registration Statement and any such post-effective amendment did not and will not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein not misleading; and as of the date of the Prospectus, the Cypriot Prospectus and any amendment or supplement thereto and as of the Closing Date and as of the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, the information related to such Selling Shareholder included in the Prospectus and the Cypriot Prospectus will not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading, provided that the representations set forth in this sub-clause (g) are limited to information related to such Selling Shareholder furnished to the Company in writing by such Selling Shareholder expressly for use in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package, the Prospectus and the Cypriot Prospectus, it being understood and agreed that the information furnished by such Selling Shareholder consists of the name of such Selling Shareholder, the number of offered shares and the address and other information with respect to such Selling Shareholder (excluding percentages) which appears in the Prospectus in the table under the caption “Principal and Selling Shareholders”.

(h) Material Information. As of the date hereof, as of the Closing Date and as of the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, the sale of the ADSs by such Selling Shareholder is not and will not be prompted by any material information concerning the Company which is not set forth in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package or the Prospectus.

 

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(i) No Unlawful Payments. Neither such Selling Shareholder nor any of its subsidiaries nor, to the knowledge of such Selling Shareholder, any director, officer, agent, employee or other person associated with or acting on behalf of such Selling Shareholder or any of its subsidiaries has (i) used any corporate funds for any unlawful contribution, gift, entertainment or other unlawful expense relating to political activity; (ii) made any direct or indirect unlawful payment to any foreign or domestic government official or employee from corporate funds; (iii) violated or is in violation of any applicable provision of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977; or (iv) made any unlawful bribe, rebate, payoff, influence payment, kickback or other unlawful payment.

(j) Compliance with Money Laundering Laws. The operations of such Selling Shareholder and its subsidiaries are and have been conducted at all times in compliance with applicable financial recordkeeping and reporting requirements of the Money Laundering Laws and no action, suit or proceeding by or before any court or governmental agency, authority or body or any arbitrator involving such Selling Shareholder or any of its subsidiaries with respect to the Money Laundering Laws is pending or, to the knowledge of such Selling Shareholder, threatened.

(k) Compliance with OFAC. None of such Selling Shareholder, any of its subsidiaries or, to the knowledge of such Selling Shareholder, any director, officer, agent, employee or affiliate of such Selling Shareholder or any of its subsidiaries is currently the subject of any U.S. sanctions administered by OFAC; and such Selling Shareholder will not, directly or indirectly, use the proceeds of the offering of the ADSs hereunder sold by it, or lend, contribute or otherwise make available such proceeds to any subsidiary, joint venture partner or other person or entity, for the purpose of financing the activities of any person currently the subject of any U.S. sanctions administered by OFAC.

(l) Custody of ADSs.

(i) Each of the Selling Shareholders represents and warrants that certificates in negotiable form representing all of the Shares to be represented by the ADSs to be sold by such Selling Shareholders hereunder have been placed in custody in accordance with the terms of the Custody Agreement, in the form heretofore furnished to you, duly executed and delivered by such Selling Shareholder to QIWI plc, as custodian (the “Custodian”), and that such Selling Shareholder has duly executed and delivered the Custody Agreement, including therein a power of attorney, appointing the person or persons indicated in Schedule II thereto, and each of them, as such Selling Shareholder’s Attorneys-in-fact (the “Attorneys-in-Fact” or any one of them the “Attorney-in Fact”) with authority to execute and deliver this Agreement on behalf of such Selling Shareholder and otherwise to act on behalf of such Selling Shareholder in connection with the transactions contemplated by this Agreement and the Custody Agreement in accordance with the terms of this Agreement and the Custody Agreement.

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the Custody Agreement, are subject to the interests of the Underwriters hereunder, and that the arrangements made by such Selling Shareholder for such custody, and the appointment by such Selling Shareholder of the Attorneys-in-Fact by the Custody Agreement, are to that extent irrevocable in accordance with the terms of the Custody Agreement. Each of the Selling Shareholders specifically agrees that the obligations of such Selling Shareholder hereunder shall not be terminated by operation of law, whether by the death or incapacity of any individual Selling Shareholder, or, in the case of an estate or trust, by the death or incapacity of any executor or trustee or the termination of such estate or trust, or in the case of a partnership, corporation or similar organization, by the dissolution of such partnership, corporation or organization, or by the occurrence of any other event. If any individual Selling Shareholder or any such executor or trustee should die or become incapacitated, or if any such estate or trust should be terminated, or if any such partnership, corporation or similar organization should be dissolved, or if any other such event should occur, before the delivery of the Shares hereunder, certificates representing such Shares shall be delivered by or on behalf of such Selling Shareholder in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement and the Custody Agreement, and actions taken by the Attorneys-in-Fact pursuant to the Custody Agreement shall be as valid as if such death, incapacity, termination, dissolution or other event had not occurred, regardless of whether or not the Custodian, the Attorneys-in-Fact, or any of them, shall have received notice of such death, incapacity, termination, dissolution or other event.

5. Further Agreements of the Company. The Company covenants and agrees with each Underwriter that:

(a) Required Filings. The Company will file the final Prospectus with the Commission within the time periods specified by Rule 424(b) and Rule 430A, 430B or 430C under the Securities Act; will file any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus to the extent required by Rule 433 under the Securities Act; will file the Cypriot Prospectus and any required amendments or supplements thereto in accordance with Cypriot law; and will furnish copies of the Prospectus and each Issuer Free Writing Prospectus (to the extent not previously delivered) to the Underwriters in New York City prior to 10:00 A.M., New York City time, on the business day next succeeding the date of this Agreement in such quantities as the Representative may reasonably request.

(b) Delivery of Copies. The Company will deliver, without charge, (i) to the Representative, three signed copies of the Registration Statement as originally filed and each amendment thereto, in each case including all exhibits and consents filed therewith and all documents incorporated by reference therein; and (ii) to each Underwriter (A) a conformed copy of the Registration Statement as originally filed and each amendment thereto (without exhibits) and (B) during the Prospectus Delivery Period (as defined below), as many copies of the Prospectus (including all amendments and supplements thereto and documents incorporated by reference therein) and each Issuer Free Writing Prospectus as the Representative may reasonably request, including documents incorporated by reference therein. As used herein, the term “Prospectus Delivery Period” means

 

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such period of time after the first date of the public offering of the ADSs as in the opinion of counsel for the Underwriters a prospectus relating to the ADSs is required by law to be delivered (or required to be delivered but for Rule 172 under the Securities Act) in connection with sales of the ADSs by any Underwriter or dealer.

(c) Amendments or Supplements, Issuer Free Writing Prospectuses. Before preparing, using, authorizing, approving, referring to or filing any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, and before filing any amendment or supplement to the Registration Statement or the Prospectus (including any amendment or supplement through incorporation by reference of any report filed under the Exchange Act), the Company will furnish to the Representative and counsel for the Underwriters a copy of the proposed Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, amendment or supplement for review and will not prepare, use, authorize, approve, refer to or file any such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus or file any such proposed amendment or supplement to which the Representative reasonably object.

(d) Notice to the Representative. The Company will advise the Representative promptly, and confirm such advice in writing, (i) when the Registration Statement has become effective; (ii) when any amendment to the Registration Statement has been filed or becomes effective; (iii) when any supplement to the Prospectus, any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus or any Written Testing-the-Waters Communication or any amendment to the Prospectus has been filed or distributed; (iv) of any request by the Commission for any amendment to the Registration Statement or any amendment or supplement to the Prospectus or any request by any Cypriot authority for any amendment or supplement to the Cypriot Prospectus, or the receipt of any comments from the Commission relating to the Registration Statement or from any Cypriot authority relating to the Cypriot Prospectus, or any other request by the Commission or the Cyprus Registrar of Companies for any additional information including, but not limited to, any request for information concerning any Testing-the-Waters Communication; (v) of the issuance by the Commission of any order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement or preventing or suspending the use of any Preliminary Prospectus, any of the Pricing Disclosure Package, the Prospectus or any Written Testing-the-Waters Communication or the initiation or threatening of any proceeding for that purpose or pursuant to Section 8A of the Securities Act; (vi) of the occurrence of any event or development within the Prospectus Delivery Period as a result of which the Prospectus, the Pricing Disclosure Package, any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus or any Written Testing-the-Waters Communication as then amended or supplemented would include any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances existing when the Prospectus, the Pricing Disclosure Package, any such Issuer Free Writing Prospectus or any Written Testing-the-Waters Communication is delivered to a purchaser, not misleading; (vii) of the receipt by the Company of any notice of objection of the Commission to the use of the Registration Statement or any post-effective amendment thereto pursuant to Rule 401(g)(2) under the Securities Act; and (viii) of the receipt by the Company of any notice with respect to any suspension of the qualification of the ADSs for offer and sale in any jurisdiction or the initiation or threatening of any proceeding for such purpose; and the Company will use its best efforts to prevent the issuance of any such order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration

 

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Statement, preventing or suspending the use of any Preliminary Prospectus, any of the Pricing Disclosure Package, the Prospectus or any Written Testing-the-Waters Communication or suspending any such qualification of the ADSs and, if any such order is issued, will obtain as soon as possible the withdrawal thereof.

(e) Ongoing Compliance. (1) If during the Prospectus Delivery Period (i) any event or development shall occur or condition shall exist as a result of which the Prospectus as then amended or supplemented would include any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances existing when the Prospectus is delivered to a purchaser, not misleading or (ii) it is necessary to amend or supplement the Prospectus to comply with law, the Company will immediately notify the Underwriters thereof and forthwith prepare and, subject to paragraph (c) above, file with the Commission and furnish to the Underwriters and to such dealers as the Representative may designate such amendments or supplements to the Prospectus (or any document to be filed with the Commission and incorporated by reference therein) as may be necessary so that the statements in the Prospectus as so amended or supplemented (or any document to be filed with the Commission and incorporated by reference therein) will not, in the light of the circumstances existing when the Prospectus is delivered to a purchaser, be misleading or so that the Prospectus will comply with law and (2) if at any time prior to the Closing Date (i) any event or development shall occur or condition shall exist as a result of which the Pricing Disclosure Package as then amended or supplemented would include any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state any material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in the light of the circumstances existing when the Pricing Disclosure Package is delivered to a purchaser, not misleading or (ii) it is necessary to amend or supplement the Pricing Disclosure Package to comply with law, the Company will immediately notify the Underwriters thereof and forthwith prepare and, subject to paragraph (c) above, file with the Commission (to the extent required) and furnish to the Underwriters and to such dealers as the Representative may designate, such amendments or supplements to the Pricing Disclosure Package (or any document to be filed with the Commission and incorporated by reference therein) as may be necessary so that the statements in the Pricing Disclosure Package as so amended or supplemented will not, in the light of the circumstances existing when the Pricing Disclosure Package is delivered to a purchaser, be misleading or so that the Pricing Disclosure Package will comply with law.

(f) Blue Sky Compliance. The Company will use its commercially reasonable efforts to qualify the ADSs for offer and sale under the securities or Blue Sky laws of such jurisdictions as the Representative shall reasonably request and will continue such qualifications in effect so long as required for distribution of the ADSs; provided that the Company shall not be required to (i) qualify as a foreign corporation or other entity or as a dealer in securities in any such jurisdiction where it would not otherwise be required to so qualify, (ii) file any general consent to service of process in any such jurisdiction or (iii) subject itself to taxation in any such jurisdiction if it is not otherwise so subject.

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the provisions of Section 11(a) of the Securities Act and Rule 158 of the Commission promulgated thereunder covering a period of at least twelve months beginning with the first fiscal quarter of the Company occurring after the “effective date” (as defined in Rule 158) of the Registration Statement.

(h) Clear Market. For a period of 60 days after the date of the Prospectus, the Company will not (i) offer, pledge, sell, contract to sell, sell any option or contract to purchase, purchase any option or contract to sell, grant any option, right or warrant to purchase, or otherwise transfer or dispose of, directly or indirectly, or file with the Commission a registration statement under the Securities Act relating to, any Ordinary Shares or any securities convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for Ordinary Shares, including ADSs, or publicly disclose the intention to make any offer, sale, pledge, disposition or filing, or (ii) enter into any swap or other agreement that transfers, in whole or in part, any of the economic consequences of ownership of the Ordinary Shares or such other securities, whether any such transaction described in clause (i) or (ii) above is to be settled by delivery of Ordinary Shares or such other securities, in cash or otherwise, without the prior written consent of the Representative, other than the (1) grants of employee shares options, restricted shares or other equity incentives pursuant to the Company’s share incentive plans existing on the date of the Prospectus which are described under the caption “Management – Employee Stock Plan” of the Prospectus, (2) any Ordinary Shares of the Company issued upon the exercise of options granted under Company Stock Plans, or (3) the registration under the Securities Act and issuance by the Company of Ordinary Shares, in an aggregate amount not to exceed 5% of the Ordinary Shares of the Company outstanding immediately following the time of purchase, in connection with any acquisitions or strategic investments by the Company or any of its subsidiaries so long as such issuances under this clause (3) are conditioned upon the execution by the recipients of a lock-up letter in the form of Exhibit A. Notwithstanding the foregoing, provided that the Company is not an Emerging Growth Company, if prior to the expiration of the 60-day restricted period, the Company announces that it will release earnings results during the 16-day period beginning on the last day of the 60-day period, the restrictions imposed by this Agreement shall continue to apply until the expiration of the 18-day period beginning on the issuance of the earnings release or the occurrence of the material news or material event.

(i) No Stabilization. The Company will not take, directly or indirectly, any action designed to or that could reasonably be expected to cause or result in any stabilization or manipulation of the price of the ADSs.

(j) Exchange Listing. The Company has obtained any authorizations or filed any notice required to be filed with The Nasdaq Stock Market for the offering of the ADSs or is not required to obtain any authorization or file any notice.

(k) Reports. During the period of three years from the date of this Agreement, the Company will furnish to the Representative, as soon as they are available, copies of its reports furnished to holders of the ADSs, and copies of any reports and financial statements furnished to or filed with the Commission or any national securities exchange

 

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or automatic quotation system; provided the Company will be deemed to have furnished such reports and financial statements to the Representative to the extent they are filed on the Commission’s Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system.

(l) Record Retention. The Company will, pursuant to reasonable procedures developed in good faith, retain copies of each Issuer Free Writing Prospectus that is not filed with the Commission in accordance with Rule 433 under the Securities Act.

(m) Filings. The Company will file with the Commission such reports as may be required by Rule 463 under the Securities Act.

(n) Emerging Growth Company, Foreign Private Issuer. The Company will promptly notify the Representative if the Company ceases to be either an Emerging Growth Company or a Foreign Private Issuer at any time prior to the later of (i) completion of the distribution of ADSs within the meaning of the Securities Act and (ii) completion of the 60-day restricted period referred to in paragraph (h) above.

(o) MICEX. The Company will not file any Russian-language translation of the Registration Statement, any Preliminary Prospectus or Prospectus with Micex on or prior to the Closing Date.

6. Further Agreements of the Selling Shareholders. Each of the Selling Shareholders covenants and agrees with each Underwriter that:

(a) Clear Market. Such Selling Shareholder will comply with the terms of the lock-up agreement entered into in accordance with Section 8(s).

(b) Tax Form. It will deliver to the Representative prior to or at the Closing Date a properly completed and executed United States Treasury Department Internal Revenue Service Form W-8 or W-9 (or other applicable form or statement specified by the Treasury Department regulations in lieu thereof) in order to facilitate the Underwriters’ documentation of their compliance with the reporting and withholding provisions of the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 with respect to the transactions herein contemplated.

7. Certain Agreements of the Underwriters. Each Underwriter hereby represents and agrees that:

(a) It has not used, authorized use of, referred to or participated in the planning for use of, and will not use, authorize use of, refer to or participate in the planning for use of, any “free writing prospectus”, as defined in Rule 405 under the Securities Act (which term includes use of any written information furnished to the Commission by the Company and not incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement and any press release issued by the Company) other than (i) a free writing prospectus that contains no “issuer information” (as defined in Rule 433(h)(2) under the Securities Act) that was not included (including through incorporation by reference) in the Preliminary Prospectus or a previously filed Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, (ii) any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus

 

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listed on Annex B or prepared pursuant to Section 3(c) or Section 5(c) above (including any electronic road show), or (iii) any free writing prospectus prepared by such Underwriter and approved by the Company in advance in writing (each such free writing prospectus referred to in clauses (i) or (iii), an “Underwriter Free Writing Prospectus”).

(b) It has not and will not, without the prior written consent of the Company, use any free writing prospectus that contains the final terms of the ADSs unless such terms have previously been included in a free writing prospectus filed with the Commission; provided that the Underwriters may use a term sheet substantially in the form of Annex C hereto without the consent of the Company; provided further that any Underwriter using such term sheet shall notify the Company, and provide a copy of such term sheet to the Company, prior to, or substantially concurrently with, the first use of such term sheet.

(c) It is not subject to any pending proceeding under Section 8A of the Securities Act with respect to the offering (and will promptly notify the Company and the Selling Shareholders if any such proceeding against it is initiated during the Prospectus Delivery Period).

8. Conditions of Underwriters’ Obligations. The obligation of each Underwriter to purchase the Underwritten ADSs on the Closing Date or the Option ADSs on the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, as provided herein is subject to the performance by the Company and each of the Selling Shareholders of their respective covenants and other obligations hereunder and to the following additional conditions:

(a) Registration Compliance; No Stop Order. No order suspending the effectiveness of the Registration Statement shall be in effect, and no proceeding for such purpose, pursuant to Rule 401(g)(2) or pursuant to Section 8A under the Securities Act shall be pending before or, to the knowledge of the Company, threatened by the Commission; the Prospectus and each Issuer Free Writing Prospectus shall have been timely filed with the Commission under the Securities Act (in the case of an Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, to the extent required by Rule 433 under the Securities Act) and in accordance with Section 5(a) hereof; the Cypriot Prospectus shall have been timely filed with the Cyprus Registrar of Companies, and all requests by the Commission or any Cyprus authority for additional information shall have been complied with to the reasonable satisfaction of the Representative.

(b) Representations and Warranties. The respective representations and warranties of the Company and the Selling Shareholders contained herein shall be true and correct on the date hereof and on and as of the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be; and the statements of the Company and its officers and of each of the Selling Shareholders and their officers made in any certificates delivered pursuant to this Agreement shall be true and correct on and as of the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be.

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described in the Pricing Disclosure Package (excluding any amendment or supplement thereto) and the Prospectus (excluding any amendment or supplement thereto) and the effect of which in the judgment of the Representative makes it impracticable or inadvisable to proceed with the offering, sale or delivery of the ADSs on the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, on the terms and in the manner contemplated by this Agreement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus.

(d) Officer’s Certificate. The Representative shall have received on and as of the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, (x) a certificate of the chief financial officer or chief accounting officer of the Company and one additional senior executive officer of the Company who is satisfactory to the Representative (i) confirming that such officers have carefully reviewed the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus and, to the best knowledge of such officers, the representations of the Company set forth in Sections 3(b) and 3(d) hereof are true and correct, (ii) confirming that the other representations and warranties of the Company in this Agreement are true and correct and that the Company has complied with all agreements and satisfied all conditions on its part to be performed or satisfied hereunder at or prior to the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, and (iii) to the effect set forth in paragraphs (a) and (c) above; and (y) a certificate of each of the Selling Shareholders, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Representative, (A) confirming that the representations of such Selling Shareholder set forth in Sections 4(e) and 4(g) hereof are true and correct and (B) confirming that the other representations and warranties of such Selling Shareholder in this agreement are true and correct and that the such Selling Shareholder has complied with all agreements and satisfied all conditions on their part to be performed or satisfied hereunder at or prior to such Closing Date.

(e) Comfort Letters. On the date of this Agreement and on the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, Ernst & Young LLC shall have furnished to the Representative, at the request of the Company, letters, dated the respective dates of delivery thereof and addressed to the Underwriters, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Representative, containing statements and information of the type customarily included in accountants’ “comfort letters” to underwriters with respect to the financial statements and certain financial information contained or incorporated by reference in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus; provided, that the letter delivered on the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, shall use a “cut-off” date no more than three business days prior to such Closing Date or such Additional Closing Date, as the case may be.

(f) Opinion and 10b-5 Statement of U.S. Counsel for the Company. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP, London, United Kingdom, counsel for the Company, shall have furnished to the Representative, at the request of the Company, their written opinion and 10b-5 statement, dated the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, and addressed to the Underwriters, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Representative, to the effect set forth in Annex A-1 hereto.

 

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(g) Opinion of Russian Counsel for the Company. ALRUD Law Firm, Moscow, Russian Federation, counsel for the Company, shall have furnished to the Representative, at the request of the Company, their written opinion, dated the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, and addressed to the Underwriters, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Representative, to the effect set forth in Annex A-2 hereto.

(h) Opinion of Russian Tax Advisor for the Company. PricewaterhouseCoopers Russia B.V., Moscow, Russian Federation, Russian tax advisors for the Company, shall have furnished to the Representative, at the request of the Company, their written advice, dated the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, and addressed to the Underwriters, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Representative, to the effect set forth in Annex A-3 hereto.

(i) Opinion of Cypriot Counsel for the Company. Antis, Triantafyllides & Sons LLC, counsel for the Company, shall have furnished to the Representative, at the request of the Company, their written opinion, dated the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, and addressed to the Underwriters, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Representative, to the effect set forth in Annex A-4 hereto.

(j) Opinion of Counsel for the Selling Shareholders. Each of George Y. Yiangou LLC, Goodwin Procter LLP and Farara Kerins, counsel for the Selling Shareholders, shall have furnished to the Representative, at the request of the Selling Shareholders, their written opinion, dated the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, and addressed to the Underwriters, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Representative, to the effect set forth in Annex A-5 hereto.

(k) Opinion of UAE Counsel for Qiwi Payment Services Provider Ltd (United Arab Emirates). Al Tamimi & Co., counsel for Qiwi Payment Services Provider Ltd (UAE), shall have furnished to the Representative, at the request of Qiwi Payment Services Provider Ltd (UAE), their written opinion, dated the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, and addressed to the Underwriters, in the form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Representative, to the effect set forth in Annex A-6 hereto.

(l) Opinion of General Counsel for the Company. Maria Panferova, general counsel for the Company, shall have furnished to the Representative, at the request of the Company, her written opinion, dated the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, and addressed to the Underwriters, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to the Representative, to the effect set forth in Annex A-7 hereto.

(m) Opinion and 10b-5 Statement of U.S. Counsel for the Underwriters. The Representative shall have received on and as of the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, an opinion and 10b-5 statement of White & Case LLP, London, United Kingdom, counsel for the Underwriters, with respect to such matters as the Representative may reasonably request, and such counsel shall have received such documents and information as they may reasonably request to enable them to pass upon such matters.

 

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(n) Opinion of Cypriot Counsel for the Underwriters. The Representative shall have received on and as of the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, an opinion of Chrysses Demetriades & Co. LLC, counsel for the Underwriters, with respect to such matters as the Representative may reasonably request, and such counsel shall have received such documents and information as they may reasonably request to enable them to pass upon such matters.

(o) Opinion of Counsel for the Depositary. The Representative shall have received on and as of the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, an opinion of Emmet, Marvin & Martin, LLP, counsel for the Depositary, with respect to such matters as the Representative may reasonably request, and such counsel shall have received such documents and information as they may reasonably request to enable them to pass upon such matters.

(p) No Legal Impediment to Sale. No action shall have been taken and no statute, rule, regulation or order shall have been enacted, adopted or issued by any federal, state or foreign governmental or regulatory authority that would, as of the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, prevent the issuance or sale of the ADSs by the Company or the sale of the ADSs by the Selling Shareholders; and no injunction or order of any federal, state or foreign court shall have been issued that would, as of the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, prevent the issuance or sale of the ADSs by the Company or the sale of the ADSs by the Selling Shareholders.

(q) Good Standing. The Representative shall have received on and as of the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, satisfactory evidence of the good standing of the Company and its Significant Subsidiaries in their respective jurisdictions of organization and their good standing as foreign entities in such other jurisdictions as the Representative may reasonably request, in each case in writing or any standard form of telecommunication from the appropriate governmental authorities of such jurisdictions.

(r) Exchange Listing. The ADSs shall not have been delisted from trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market.

(s) Lock-up Agreements. The “lock-up” agreements, each substantially in the form of Exhibit A hereto, between you and certain shareholders, officers and directors of the Company relating to sales and certain other dispositions of Ordinary Shares or certain other securities, delivered to you on or before the date hereof, shall be full force and effect on the Closing Date or Additional Closing Date, as the case may be.

(t) Additional Documents. On or prior to the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, the Company and the Selling Shareholders shall have furnished to the Representative such further certificates and documents as the Representative may reasonably request.

 

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All opinions, letters, certificates and evidence mentioned above or elsewhere in this Agreement shall be deemed to be in compliance with the provisions hereof only if they are in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to counsel for the Underwriters.

9. Indemnification and Contribution.

(a) Indemnification of the Underwriters by the Company. The Company agrees to indemnify and hold harmless each Underwriter, its affiliates, directors and officers and each person, if any, who controls such Underwriter within the meaning of Section 15 of the Securities Act or Section 20 of the Exchange Act (an “Underwriter Indemnified Person”), from and against any and all losses, claims, damages and liabilities (including, without limitation, legal fees and other expenses reasonably incurred in connection with any suit, action or proceeding or any claim asserted, as such fees and expenses are incurred), joint or several, that arise out of, or are based upon, (i) any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact contained in the Registration Statement or the F-6 Registration Statement or caused by any omission or alleged omission to state therein a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein, not misleading, (ii) or any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact contained in the Prospectus, (or any amendment or supplement thereto), any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, any Written Testing-the-Waters Communication, any road show as defined in Rule 433(h)(4) under the Securities Act (a “road show”) or any Pricing Disclosure Package (including any Pricing Disclosure Package that has subsequently been amended), or caused by any omission or alleged omission to state therein a material fact necessary in order to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading, in each case except insofar as such losses, claims, damages or liabilities arise out of, or are based upon, any untrue statement or omission or alleged untrue statement or omission made in reliance upon and in conformity with any information relating to any Underwriter furnished to the Company in writing by such Underwriter through the Representative expressly for use therein, it being understood and agreed that the only such information furnished by any Underwriter consists of the information described as such in subsection (c) below.

(b) Indemnification of the Underwriters by the Selling Shareholders. Subject to the limitations set forth in Section 9(h), each of the Selling Shareholders severally and not jointly in proportion to the number of ADSs to be sold by such Selling Shareholder hereunder agrees to indemnify and hold harmless each Underwriter, its affiliates, directors and officers and each person, if any, who controls such Underwriter within the meaning of Section 15 of the Securities Act or Section 20 of the Exchange Act from and against any and all losses, claims, damages and liabilities (including, without limitation, legal fees and other expenses reasonably incurred in connection with any suit, action or proceeding or any claim asserted, as such fees and expenses are incurred), joint or several, that arise out of, or are based upon, (i) any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact contained in the information related to such Selling Shareholder included in the Registration Statement or the F-6 Registration Statement or caused by any omission or alleged omission to state therein a material fact related to such Selling Shareholder required to be stated therein or necessary in order to make the statements therein, not misleading,

 

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(ii) or any untrue statement or alleged untrue statement of a material fact contained in the information related to such Selling Shareholder included in the Prospectus (or any amendment or supplement thereto), any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, any Written Testing-the-Waters Communication, any road show or any Pricing Disclosure Package (including any Pricing Disclosure Package that has subsequently been amended), or caused by any omission or alleged omission to state therein a material fact related to such Selling Shareholder necessary in order to make the statements therein, in light of the circumstances under which they were made, not misleading; provided that the indemnification set forth in this sub-clause (b) is limited to information related to such Selling Shareholder furnished to the Company in writing by such Selling Shareholder expressly for use in the Registration Statement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus, it being understood and agreed that the information furnished by such Selling Shareholder consists of the name of such Selling Shareholder, the number of offered shares and the address and other information with respect to such Selling Shareholder (excluding percentages) which appears in the Prospectus in the table under the caption “Principal and Selling Shareholders”.

(c) Indemnification of the Company and the Selling Shareholders. Each Underwriter agrees, severally and not jointly, to indemnify and hold harmless the Company, its directors, its officers who signed the Registration Statement and each person, if any, who controls the Company within the meaning of Section 15 of the Securities Act or Section 20 of the Exchange Act and each of the Selling Shareholders to the same extent as the indemnity set forth in the first paragraph of paragraph (a) and in paragraph (b) above, but only with respect to any losses, claims, damages or liabilities that arise out of, or are based upon, any untrue statement or omission or alleged untrue statement or omission made in reliance upon and in conformity with any information relating to such Underwriter furnished to the Company in writing by such Underwriter through the Representative expressly for use in the Registration Statement, the Prospectus (or any amendment or supplement thereto), any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, any Written Testing-the-Waters Communication, any road show or any Pricing Disclosure Package (including any Pricing Disclosure Package that has subsequently been amended), it being understood and agreed upon that the only such information furnished by any Underwriter consists of the following information in the Prospectus furnished on behalf of each Underwriter: the concession and reallowance figures appearing in the third paragraphs under the caption “Underwriting” and the information contained in the eleventh and twelfth paragraphs under the caption “Underwriting.”

(d) Russian Offering Indemnification. The Company agrees to indemnify and hold harmless each Underwriter Indemnified Person from and against any and all losses, claims, damages and liabilities (including, without limitation, any legal fees and other expenses reasonably incurred in connection with defending or investigating any suit, action or proceeding or any claim asserted, as such fees and expenses are incurred) joint or several, that arise out of, or are based upon, or related to, arising out of, or in connection with the Russian Offering, other than losses, claims, damages or liabilities (or expenses relating thereto) that are finally judicially determined by a court of competent jurisdiction to have resulted from the bad faith or gross negligence of the Underwriters.

(e) Cypriot Prospectus Indemnification. The Company agrees to indemnify and hold harmless each Underwriter Indemnified Person from and against any and all losses, claims, damages

 

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and liabilities related to, arising out of, or in connection with the Cypriot Prospectus, other than losses, claims, damages or liabilities (or expenses relating thereto), if any, that are finally judicially determined to have resulted from the bad faith or gross negligence of the Underwriters.

(f) Notice and Procedures. If any suit, action, proceeding (including any governmental or regulatory investigation), claim or demand shall be brought or asserted against any person in respect of which indemnification may be sought pursuant to the preceding paragraphs of this Section 9, such person (the “Indemnified Person”) shall promptly notify the person against whom such indemnification may be sought (the “Indemnifying Person”) in writing; provided that the failure to notify the Indemnifying Person shall not relieve it from any liability that it may have under the preceding paragraphs of this Section 9 except to the extent that it has been materially prejudiced (through the forfeiture of substantive rights or defenses) by such failure; and provided further that the failure to notify the Indemnifying Person shall not relieve it from any liability that it may have to an Indemnified Person otherwise than under the preceding paragraphs of this Section 9. If any such proceeding shall be brought or asserted against an Indemnified Person and it shall have notified the Indemnifying Person thereof, the Indemnifying Person shall retain counsel reasonably satisfactory to the Indemnified Person (who shall not, without the consent of the Indemnified Person, be counsel to the Indemnifying Person) to represent the Indemnified Person in such proceeding and shall pay the fees and expenses of such counsel related to such proceeding, as incurred. In any such proceeding, any Indemnified Person shall have the right to retain its own counsel, but the fees and expenses of such counsel shall be at the expense of such Indemnified Person unless (i) the Indemnifying Person and the Indemnified Person shall have mutually agreed to the contrary; (ii) the Indemnifying Person has failed within a reasonable time to retain counsel reasonably satisfactory to the Indemnified Person; (iii) the Indemnified Person shall have reasonably concluded that there may be legal defenses available to it that are different from or in addition to those available to the Indemnifying Person; or (iv) the named parties in any such proceeding (including any impleaded parties) include both the Indemnifying Person and the Indemnified Person and representation of both parties by the same counsel would be inappropriate due to actual or potential differing interest between them. It is understood and agreed that the Indemnifying Person shall not, in connection with any proceeding or related proceedings in the same jurisdiction, be liable for the fees and expenses of more than one separate firm (in addition to any local counsel) for all Indemnified Persons, and that all such fees and expenses shall be paid or reimbursed as they are incurred. Any such separate firm for any Underwriter, its affiliates, directors and officers and any control persons of such Underwriter shall be designated in writing by the Representative, any such separate firm for the Company, its directors, its officers who signed the Registration Statement and any control persons of the Company shall be designated in writing by the Company and any such separate firm for the Selling Shareholders shall be designated in writing by the Attorneys-in-Fact or any one of them. The Indemnifying Person shall not be liable for any settlement of any proceeding effected without its written consent, but if settled with such consent or if there be a final judgment for the plaintiff, the Indemnifying Person agrees to indemnify each Indemnified Person from and against any loss or liability by reason of such settlement or judgment. Notwithstanding the foregoing sentence, if at any time an Indemnified Person shall have requested that an Indemnifying Person reimburse the Indemnified Person for fees and expenses of counsel as contemplated by this paragraph, the Indemnifying

 

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Person shall be liable for any settlement of any proceeding effected without its written consent if (i) such settlement is entered into more than 30 days after receipt by the Indemnifying Person of such request and (ii) the Indemnifying Person shall not have reimbursed the Indemnified Person in accordance with such request prior to the date of such settlement. No Indemnifying Person shall, without the written consent of the Indemnified Person, effect any settlement of any pending or threatened proceeding in respect of which any Indemnified Person is or could have been a party and indemnification could have been sought hereunder by such Indemnified Person, unless such settlement (x) includes an unconditional release of such Indemnified Person, in form and substance reasonably satisfactory to such Indemnified Person, from all liability on claims that are the subject matter of such proceeding and (y) does not include any statement as to or any admission of fault, culpability or a failure to act by or on behalf of any Indemnified Person.

(g) Contribution. If the indemnification provided for in paragraphs (a), (b), (c) and (d) above is unavailable to an Indemnified Person or insufficient in respect of any losses, claims, damages or liabilities referred to therein, then each Indemnifying Person under such paragraph, in lieu of indemnifying such Indemnified Person thereunder, shall contribute to the amount paid or payable by such Indemnified Person as a result of such losses, claims, damages or liabilities (i) in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect the relative benefits received by the Company and the Selling Shareholders, on the one hand, and the Underwriters on the other, from the offering of the ADSs or (ii) if the allocation provided by clause (i) is not permitted by applicable law, in such proportion as is appropriate to reflect not only the relative benefits referred to in clause (i) but also the relative fault of the Company and the Selling Shareholders, on the one hand, and the Underwriters on the other, in connection with the statements or omissions that resulted in such losses, claims, damages or liabilities, as well as any other relevant equitable considerations. The relative benefits received by the Company and the Selling Shareholders, on the one hand, and the Underwriters on the other, shall be deemed to be in the same respective proportions as the net proceeds (before deducting expenses) received by the Company and the Selling Shareholders from the sale of the ADSs and the total underwriting discounts and commissions received by the Underwriters in connection therewith, in each case as set forth in the table on the cover of the Prospectus, bear to the aggregate offering price of the ADSs. The relative fault of the Company and the Selling Shareholders, on the one hand, and the Underwriters on the other, shall be determined by reference to, among other things, whether the untrue or alleged untrue statement of a material fact or the omission or alleged omission to state a material fact relates to information supplied by the Company and the Selling Shareholders or by the Underwriters and the parties’ relative intent, knowledge, access to information and opportunity to correct or prevent such statement or omission.

(h) Limitation on Liability. The Company, the Selling Shareholders and the Underwriters agree that it would not be just and equitable if contribution pursuant to paragraph (g) above were determined by pro rata allocation (even if the Selling Shareholders or the Underwriters were treated as one entity for such purpose) or by any other method of allocation that does not take account of the equitable considerations referred to in paragraph (g) above. The amount paid or payable by an Indemnified Person as a result of the losses, claims, damages and liabilities referred to in paragraph (g) above shall be deemed to include, subject to the limitations set forth above, any legal or other expenses incurred by such Indemnified Person in connection with any such action or claim. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs (g) and (h), in no event shall

 

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an Underwriter be required to contribute any amount in excess of the amount by which the total underwriting discounts and commissions received by such Underwriter with respect to the offering of the ADSs exceeds the amount of any damages that such Underwriter has otherwise been required to pay by reason of such untrue or alleged untrue statement or omission or alleged omission. No person guilty of fraudulent misrepresentation (within the meaning of Section 11(f) of the Securities Act) shall be entitled to contribution from any person who was not guilty of such fraudulent misrepresentation. The Underwriters’ obligations to contribute pursuant to paragraphs (g) and (h) are several in proportion to their respective purchase obligations hereunder and not joint.

(i) Limitation of Selling Shareholder Liability. Notwithstanding anything in this Section 9 to the contrary, no Selling Shareholder shall be liable or responsible pursuant to this Section 9 for any amount in excess of the net proceeds received by such Selling Shareholder from the sale of ADSs by such Selling Shareholder pursuant to the transactions contemplated hereby.

(j) Non-Exclusive Remedies. The remedies provided for in this Section 9 are not exclusive and shall not limit any rights or remedies which may otherwise be available to any Indemnified Person at law or in equity.

10. Effectiveness of Agreement. This Agreement shall become effective upon the execution and delivery hereof by the parties hereto.

11. Termination. This Agreement may be terminated in the discretion of the Representative, with prior notice to the Company and the Selling Shareholders, if after the execution and delivery of this Agreement and prior to the Closing Date or, in the case of the Option ADSs, prior to the Additional Closing Date (i) trading generally shall have been suspended or materially limited on or by any of the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange, The Nasdaq Stock Market, the Chicago Board Options Exchange or the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the Chicago Board of Trade; (ii) trading of any securities issued or guaranteed by the Company shall have been suspended on any exchange or in any over-the-counter market; (iii) a general moratorium on commercial banking activities shall have been declared by federal or New York State authorities; or (iv) there shall have occurred any outbreak or escalation of hostilities or any change in financial markets or any calamity or crisis, either within or outside the United States, that, in the judgment of the Representative, is material and adverse and makes it impracticable or inadvisable to proceed with the offering, sale or delivery of the ADSs on the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, on the terms and in the manner contemplated by this Agreement, the Pricing Disclosure Package and the Prospectus.

12. Defaulting Underwriter.

(a) If, on the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, any Underwriter defaults on its obligation to purchase the ADSs that it has agreed to purchase hereunder on such date, the non-defaulting Underwriters may in their discretion arrange for the purchase of such ADSs by other persons satisfactory to the Company and the Selling Shareholders on the terms contained in this Agreement. If, within 36 hours after any such default by any Underwriter, the non-defaulting Underwriters do not arrange for the purchase of such ADSs, then the Company and the Selling Shareholders shall be entitled to a further period of 36 hours within

 

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which to procure other persons satisfactory to the non-defaulting Underwriters to purchase such ADSs on such terms. If other persons become obligated or agree to purchase the ADSs of a defaulting Underwriter, either the non-defaulting Underwriters or the Company and the Selling Shareholders may postpone the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, for up to five full business days in order to effect any changes that in the opinion of counsel for the Company, counsel for the Selling Shareholders or counsel for the Underwriters may be necessary in the Registration Statement and the Prospectus or in any other document or arrangement, and the Company agrees to promptly prepare any amendment or supplement to the Registration Statement and the Prospectus or any other document or arrangement that effects any such changes. As used in this Agreement, the term “Underwriter” includes, for all purposes of this Agreement unless the context otherwise requires, any person not listed in Schedule 1 hereto that, pursuant to this Section 12, purchases ADSs that a defaulting Underwriter agreed but failed to purchase.

(b) If, after giving effect to any arrangements for the purchase of the ADSs of a defaulting Underwriter or Underwriters by the non-defaulting Underwriters, the Company and the Selling Shareholders as provided in paragraph (a) above, the aggregate number of ADSs that remain unpurchased on the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, does not exceed one-eleventh of the aggregate number of ADSs to be purchased on such date, then the Company and the Selling Shareholders shall have the right to require each non-defaulting Underwriter to purchase the number of ADSs that such Underwriter agreed to purchase hereunder on such date plus such Underwriter’s pro rata share (based on the number of ADSs that such Underwriter agreed to purchase on such date) of the ADSs of such defaulting Underwriter or Underwriters for which such arrangements have not been made.

(c) If, after giving effect to any arrangements for the purchase of the ADSs of a defaulting Underwriter or Underwriters by the non-defaulting Underwriters, the Company and the Selling Shareholders as provided in paragraph (a) above, the aggregate number of ADSs that remain unpurchased on the Closing Date or the Additional Closing Date, as the case may be, exceeds one-eleventh of the aggregate amount of ADSs to be purchased on such date, or if the Company and the Selling Shareholders shall not exercise the right described in paragraph (b) above, then this Agreement or, with respect to any Additional Closing Date, the obligation of the Underwriters to purchase ADSs on the Additional Closing Date, shall terminate without liability on the part of the non-defaulting Underwriters. Any termination of this Agreement pursuant to this Section 12 shall be without liability on the part of the Company, except that the Company and the Selling Shareholders will continue to be liable for the payment of expenses as set forth in Section 13 hereof and except that the provisions of Section 9 hereof shall not terminate and shall remain in effect.

(d) Nothing contained herein shall relieve a defaulting Underwriter of any liability it may have to the Company, the Selling Shareholders or any non-defaulting Underwriter for damages caused by its default.

 

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13. Payment of Expenses.

(a) Whether or not the transactions contemplated by this Agreement are consummated or this Agreement is terminated, the Company will pay or cause to be paid all costs and expenses incident to the performance of the Company’s and the Selling Shareholders’ obligations hereunder, including without limitation, (i) the costs incident to the authorization, issuance, sale, preparation and delivery of the ADSs and any taxes payable in that connection; (ii) the costs incident to the preparation, printing and filing under the Securities Act of the Registration Statement, the Preliminary Prospectus, any Issuer Free Writing Prospectus, any Pricing Disclosure Package, the Prospectus (including all exhibits, amendments and supplements thereto) and the distribution thereof; (iii) the fees and expenses of the Company’s counsel and independent accountants; (iv) the fees and expenses incurred in connection with the registration or qualification and determination of eligibility for investment of the ADSs under the state or foreign securities or blue sky laws of such jurisdictions as the Representative may designate (including the related fees and expenses of counsel for the Underwriters); (v) the cost of preparing Share certificates or any ADRs evidencing the ADSs; (vi) the costs and charges of any transfer agent and any registrar; (vii) all expenses and application fees incurred in connection with any filing with, and clearance of the offering by, FINRA; (viii) all expenses incurred by the Company in connection with any “road show” presentation to potential investors; (ix) all expenses and application fees related to the listing of the ADSs on the Nasdaq Market; (x) any stamp taxes due in connection with this Agreement; and (xi) the costs incident to the preparation, printing and filing of the Cypriot Prospectus (including all exhibits, amendments and supplements thereto). Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company will reimburse the Underwriters at the Closing Date for their out-of-pocket expenses incurred in connection with their performance of this Agreement, in an aggregate amount set forth in a written letter from the Representative, such amount not to exceed $191,360 plus, in the event that the Underwriters elect to exercise their option to purchase all the Option Shares, at any Additional Closing Date an additional amount not to exceed $28,704 (or if less than all the Option Shares are purchased by the Underwriters, an amount determined by multiplying $28,704 by a fraction, the numerator of which is the number of Option Shares purchased and the denominator of which is the total number of Option Shares). The provisions of this Section shall not supersede or otherwise affect any agreement that the Company and the Selling Shareholders may otherwise have for the allocation of such expenses among themselves.

(b) If (i) this Agreement is terminated pursuant to Section 11, (ii) the Selling Shareholders for any reason fail to tender the ADSs for delivery to the Underwriters or (iii) the Underwriters decline to purchase the ADSs for any reason permitted under this Agreement, the Company and the Selling Shareholders agree to reimburse the Underwriters for all out-of-pocket costs and expenses (including the fees and expenses of their counsel) reasonably incurred by the Underwriters in connection with this Agreement and the offering contemplated hereby.

14. Persons Entitled to Benefit of Agreement. This Agreement shall inure to the benefit of and be binding upon the parties hereto and their respective successors and the officers and directors and any controlling persons referred to in Section 9 hereof. Nothing in this Agreement is intended or shall be construed to give any other person any legal or equitable right, remedy or claim under or in respect of this Agreement or any provision contained herein. No purchaser of ADSs from any Underwriter shall be deemed to be a successor merely by reason of such purchase.

15. Survival. The respective indemnities, rights of contribution, representations, warranties and agreements of the Company, the Selling Shareholders and the Underwriters contained in this Agreement or made by or on behalf of the Company, the Selling Shareholders or the Underwriters pursuant to this Agreement or any certificate delivered pursuant hereto shall survive the delivery of and payment for the ADSs and shall remain in full force and effect, regardless of any termination of this Agreement or any investigation made by or on behalf of the Company, the Selling Shareholders or the Underwriters.

 

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16. Certain Defined Terms. For purposes of this Agreement, (a) except where otherwise expressly provided, the term “affiliate” has the meaning set forth in Rule 405 under the Securities Act; (b) the term “business day” means any day other than a day on which banks are permitted or required to be closed in New York City; (c) the term “subsidiary” has the meaning set forth in Rule 405 under the Securities Act; and (d) the term “significant subsidiary” has the meaning set forth in Rule 1-02 of Regulation S-X under the Exchange Act.

17. Miscellaneous.

(a) Notices. All notices and other communications hereunder shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been duly given if mailed or transmitted and confirmed by any standard form of telecommunication. Notices to the Underwriters shall be given to the Representative c/o Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, 1 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10010 (fax: (212) 797-9344); Attention: Equity Syndicate Desk. Notices to the Company shall be given to it at QIWI plc, Kennedy Business Centre, 2nd Floor, Office 203, 1087 Nicosia Cyprus; Attention: Sergey Solonin. Notices to the Selling Shareholders shall be given to the Attorneys-in-Fact at c/o QIWI plc, Kennedy Business Centre, 2nd Floor, Office 203, 1087 Nicosia Cyprus; Attention: Alexander Karavaev and Maria Panferova.

(b) Governing Law. This Agreement and any claim, controversy or dispute arising under or related to this Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York applicable to agreements made and to be performed in such state.

(c) Submission to Jurisdiction; Appointment of Agent for Service.

Subject to paragraph (d) below:

(i) Any New York State or United States Federal court sitting in the County of New York shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute arising out of or in connection with this Agreement, the offering made by the Prospectus or any purchase or sale of the ADSs (including a dispute regarding the existence, validity or termination of this Agreement) (a “Dispute”) and each of the Company, each Selling Shareholder and each Underwriter (each a “Party” and together the “Parties”) irrevocably submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts.

(ii) Each Party irrevocably waives, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any objection which it may now or hereafter have to the laying of venue of any such suit, action or proceeding brought in such a court and any claim that any such suit, action or proceeding brought in such a court had been brought in an inconvenient forum.

(iii) Each of the Company and each Selling Shareholder hereby irrevocably appoints CT Corporation System, in the case of Mail.ru Group Limited, and Law Debenture Corporate Services Inc., in the case of the Company and each other Selling Shareholder, as its agent for service of process in any suit, action or proceeding in the United States arising out of or relating to a Dispute and agrees that service of process in any such suit, action or proceeding may be

 

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made upon it at the office of such agent. Each of the Company and each Selling Shareholder waives, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any other requirements of or objections to personal jurisdiction with respect thereto. Each of the Company and each Selling Shareholder represents and warrants that such agent has agreed to act as its agent for service of process, and each of the Sellers agrees to take any and all action, including the filing of any and all documents and instruments and the paying of its own fees and expenses, that may be necessary to continue such appointment in full force and effect.

(d) Arbitration. Notwithstanding any contrary provision of this Agreement, before a Party which is party to a Dispute has commenced or taken any step in proceedings relating to such Dispute pursuant to paragraph (c) above (including, for the avoidance of doubt, as a defendant to such proceedings), but in any event within 30 days of receipt by the defendant Party of service of process, it may elect by notice in writing (an “Election Notice”) to all other parties to the Dispute that such Dispute(s) shall instead be resolved by arbitration in accordance with this paragraph (d). Following valid service of such an Election Notice, no court shall have jurisdiction in respect of such Dispute(s), and any proceedings commenced under paragraph (c) in respect of such Dispute shall be voluntarily withdrawn by the Party that commenced such proceedings.

If any Party has validly served an Election Notice in respect of any Dispute(s) in accordance with this paragraph (d), such Dispute(s) shall be referred to and finally resolved by arbitration under the International Arbitration Rules of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (“ICDR”) in accordance with this paragraph (d).

(i) The arbitral tribunal shall consist of three arbitrators, each of whom shall be a member of the New York State Bar. The claimant(s), irrespective of number, shall jointly nominate one arbitrator within 30 days after the commencement of the arbitration; the respondent(s), irrespective of number, shall jointly nominate the second arbitrator within 30 days after the commencement of the arbitration; and a third arbitrator, who shall serve as presiding arbitrator, shall be nominated by the two arbitrators nominated by or on behalf of the claimant(s) and respondent(s) within 30 days of the date of nomination of the later of the two arbitrators nominated by or on behalf of the claimant(s) and respondent(s). If any of the arbitrators is not nominated within the applicable time period stated in this paragraph (d)(i) such arbitrator shall be appointed by the ICDR as soon as possible, preferably within 15 days.

(ii) Notwithstanding paragraph (d)(i) above, in the event that there are two or more claimants or respondents in an arbitration commenced in accordance with this paragraph (d) and either the multiple claimants or respondents fail to nominate an arbitrator within 30 days after the commencement of the arbitration, all three arbitrators shall be appointed by the ICDR as soon as possible, preferably within 15 days of such failure, and the ICDR shall designate one of them as presiding arbitrator.

(iii) The seat of arbitration shall be New York, New York and the language of the arbitration shall be English.

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judgment in a currency other than U.S. dollars or any other applicable currency (the “Judgment Currency”), not be discharged until the first business day, following receipt by such Underwriter of any sum adjudged to be so due in the Judgment Currency, on which (and only to the extent that) such Underwriter may in accordance with normal banking procedures purchase U.S. dollars or any other applicable currency with the Judgment Currency; if the U.S. dollars or other applicable currency so purchased are less than the sum originally due to such Underwriter hereunder, the Company and each Selling Shareholder agree, as a separate obligation and notwithstanding any such judgment, to indemnify such Underwriter against such loss. If the U.S. dollars or other applicable currency so purchased are greater than the sum originally due to such Underwriter hereunder, such Underwriter agrees to pay to the Company and each Selling Shareholder an amount equal to the excess of the U.S. dollars or other applicable currency so purchased over the sum originally due to such Underwriter hereunder.

(f) Counterparts. This Agreement may be signed in counterparts (which may include counterparts delivered by any standard form of telecommunication), each of which shall be an original and all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument.

(g) Amendments or Waivers. No amendment or waiver of any provision of this Agreement, nor any consent or approval to any departure therefrom, shall in any event be effective unless the same shall be in writing and signed by the parties hereto.

(h) Headings. The headings herein are included for convenience of reference only and are not intended to be part of, or to affect the meaning or interpretation of, this Agreement.

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If the foregoing is in accordance with your understanding, please indicate your acceptance of this Agreement by signing in the space provided below.

 

Very truly yours,
QIWI plc
By:  

/s/ Alexander Karavaev

  Name:   Alexander Karavaev
  Title:   Chief Financial Officer
SELLING SHAREHOLDERS
By:  

/s/ Alexander Karavaev

  Name:   Alexander Karavaev
  Title:   Attorney-in-Fact
Acting on behalf of each of the Selling Shareholders named in Schedule 2 to this Agreement.


Accepted: June 16, 2014
CREDIT SUISSE SECURITIES (USA) LLC
For itself and on behalf of the several Underwriters listed in Schedule 1 hereto.
By:  

/s/ John Kolz

Name:   John Kolz
Title:   Managing Director


Schedule 1

 

Underwriter

   Number of
ADSs
 

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC

     6,298,931   

VTB Capital plc

     877,066   

William Blair & Company, L.L.C.

     398,666   

Atonline Limited

     239,200   

GPB-Financial Services Ltd.

     159,467   
  

 

 

 

Total

     7,973,330   

 

Sch. 1-1


Schedule 2

 

     Number of
Underwritten ADSs:
     Number of
Option ADSs:
 

Selling Shareholders:

     

Antana International Corporation

     1,148,634         172,294   

Palmway Holdings Limited

     739,130         110,870   

Dargle International Limited

     397,277         59,592   

Bralvo Limited

     397,277         59,592   

E1 Limited

     1,086,957         163,043   

Mail.ru Group Limited

     2,210,725         331,609   

Company:

     1,193,330         299,000   

 

Sch. 2-1


Schedule 3

Significant Subsidiaries of the Company

- CJSC Qiwi Bank

- CJSC OSMP

- LLC QIWI Wallet

- QIWI PAYMENT SERVICES PROVIDER LTD (UAE)

 

Sch. 3-1


Annex B

a.   Pricing Disclosure Package

Preliminary Prospectus dated June 9, 2014

Free writing prospectus dated June 16, 2014 conveying pricing information.

b.   Pricing Information Provided Orally by Underwriters

Price to public: $40.00 per ADS

Underwritten ADSs: 7,793,330 ADSs

Option ADSs: 1,196,000 ADSs

 

Annex-B


Exhibit A

LOCK-UP AGREEMENT

                 , 2014

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC

As Representative of

the several Underwriters listed in

Schedule 1 to the Underwriting

Agreement referred to below

 

  Re: QIWI plc — Public Offering

Ladies and Gentlemen:

The undersigned understands that you, as Representative of the several Underwriters, propose to enter into an Underwriting Agreement (the “Underwriting Agreement”) with QIWI plc, a company incorporated in the Republic of Cyprus (the “Company”) and the Selling Shareholders listed on Schedule 2 to the Underwriting Agreement, providing for the public offering (the “Public Offering”) by the several Underwriters named in Schedule 1 to the Underwriting Agreement (the “Underwriters”), of American Depositary Shares representing class B ordinary shares of the Company (the “Securities”). Capitalized terms used herein and not otherwise defined shall have the meanings set forth in the Underwriting Agreement.

In consideration of the Underwriters’ agreement to purchase and make the Public Offering of the Securities, and for other good and valuable consideration receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, the undersigned hereby agrees that, without the prior written consent of Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, on behalf of the Underwriters, the undersigned will not, during the period ending 60 days after the date of the prospectus relating to the Public Offering, (1) offer, pledge, sell, contract to sell, sell any option or contract to purchase, purchase any option or contract to sell, grant any option, right or warrant to purchase, or otherwise transfer or dispose of, directly or indirectly, any class A or class B ordinary shares of the Company (the “Ordinary Shares”) or any securities convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for Ordinary Shares, including ADSs (including without limitation, Ordinary Shares or such other securities which may be deemed to be beneficially owned by the undersigned in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and securities which may be issued upon exercise of a share option or warrant), or publicly disclose the intention to make any offer, sale, pledge or disposition, (2) enter into any swap or other agreement that transfers, in whole or in part, any of the economic consequences of ownership of the Ordinary Shares or such other securities, whether any such transaction described in clause (1) or (2) above is to be settled by delivery of Ordinary Shares or such other securities, in cash or otherwise or (3) make any demand for


or exercise any right with respect to the registration of any Ordinary Shares or any security convertible into or exercisable or exchangeable for Ordinary Shares without the prior written consent of the Representative.

The foregoing restrictions shall not apply to:

(A) the Securities to be sold by the undersigned pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement;

(B) the transfer of Ordinary Shares or other securities acquired in open market transactions after the completion of the Public Offering;

(C) transfers of Ordinary Shares as a bona fide gift or gifts;

(D) if the undersigned is an individual, transfers to a trust the beneficiaries of which are exclusively the undersigned or immediate family members of the undersigned;

(E) distributions of Ordinary Shares to limited partners, general partners, affiliates or shareholders of the undersigned, or any investment fund or other entity controlled or managed directly or indirectly by the undersigned;

(F) if the undersigned is an individual, transfers by will or intestacy;

(G) the conversion of class A ordinary shares to class B ordinary shares pursuant to the Company’s Articles of Association, provided that the class B ordinary shares received by the undersigned pursuant to such conversion shall be subject to the terms of this Letter Agreement; or

(H) transfers of Ordinary Shares to a third party or group of third parties or entry into any agreements in connection therewith, relating to any acquisition, sale or merger of the Company approved by the Company’s board of directors and publicly announced, pursuant to which a third party is seeking to acquire control of all or substantially all of the interests in the Company;

provided that in the case of any transfer or distribution pursuant to clauses (C) through (F), each donee or distributee shall execute and deliver to the Representative a lock-up letter in the form of this paragraph; and provided, further, that (1) in the case of any transfer or distribution pursuant to clause (B) through (E), no filing by any party (donor, donee, transferor or transferee) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or other public announcement shall be required or shall be made voluntarily in connection with such transfer or distribution (other than a filing on a Form 5 made after the expiration of the 60-day period referred to above), (2) in the case of any transfer pursuant to clause (F), no filing by any party (donor, donee, transferor or transferee) under the Exchange Act or other public announcement shall be made voluntarily in connection with such transfer (other than a filing on a Form 5 made after the expiration of the 60-day period referred to above); and (3) in the case of a disposition pursuant to clause (C), such disposition shall not be for value.

Nothing in this Letter Agreement shall prevent the establishment of any contract, instruction or plan (a “Plan”) that satisfies all of the requirements of Rule 10b5-1(c)(1)(i)(B) under the Exchange Act; provided that it shall be a condition to the establishment of any such Plan that no sales of Ordinary Shares shall be made pursuant to such a Plan prior to the expiration of the 60-day restricted


period or any extension thereof; and provided, further, such a Plan may only be established if no public announcement of the establishment or existence thereof by the undersigned, the Company or any other person acting on behalf of the undersigned or the Company, shall be required nor shall be voluntarily made by the undersigned, the Company or any other person acting on behalf of the undersigned or the Company, prior to the expiration of the 60-day restricted period or any extension thereof.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, provided that the Company is not an “emerging growth company” as defined in Section 2(a)(19) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, if prior to the expiration of the 60-day restricted period, the Company announces that it will release earnings results during the 16-day period beginning on the last day of the 60-day period, the restrictions imposed by this Letter Agreement shall continue to apply until the expiration of the 18-day period beginning on the issuance of the earnings release or the occurrence of the material news or material event.

In furtherance of the foregoing, the Company, and any duly appointed transfer agent for the registration or transfer of the securities described herein, are hereby authorized to decline to make any transfer of securities if such transfer would constitute a violation or breach of this Letter Agreement.

The undersigned hereby represents and warrants that the undersigned has full power and authority to enter into this Letter Agreement. All authority herein conferred or agreed to be conferred and any obligations of the undersigned shall be binding upon the successors, assigns, heirs or personal representatives of the undersigned.

The undersigned understands that, if the Underwriting Agreement does not become effective, or if the Underwriting Agreement (other than the provisions thereof which survive termination) shall terminate or be terminated prior to payment for and delivery of the Securities to be sold thereunder, the undersigned shall be released from all obligations under this Letter Agreement. The undersigned understands that the Underwriters are entering into the Underwriting Agreement and proceeding with the Public Offering in reliance upon this Letter Agreement.


This Letter Agreement and any claim, controversy or dispute arising under or related to this Letter Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, without regard to the conflict of laws principles thereof.

 

Very truly yours,
[NAME OF SHAREHOLDER]
By:  

 

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