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Expert Publishing House ex-chief Oleg Khodenkov appointed General Director of RBC Daily

Moscow, October 16, 2006 - Today, OAO RBC Information Systems (RTS, MICEX: RBCI), a leading Russian media group, announced the appointment of Oleg Khodenkov, previously head of Expert Publishing House, as General Director of RBC Daily, a business daily newspaper.

Oleg Khodenkov commands a vast experience in running printed business media. Notably, he has held senior executive positions with Expert Publishing House, the media holding Prof-Media, Konservator Publishing House, and the Expert RA rating agency over the past 10 years.

In his new capacity, Oleg Khodenkov will be responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of RBC Daily, the newspaper's distribution, sales, marketing, HR issues, and professional training for its journalists. Khodenkov will also tackle the strengthening of the newspaper's standing on the Moscow printed media market and its expansion to regions of strategic interest for the company.

"Oleg Khodenkov will take the reins of our new ambitious project, and we hope that his talent and expertise in printed business media will help RBC Daily establish a sound reputation as an unquestionable leader among Russian printed business newspapers," said General Director of RBC Media Artyom Inyutin.

Additional information

Before he joined the RBC team, Oleg Khodenkov had occupied the position of General Director at Expert Publishing House. Earlier, he was employed with the managing company of the Prof-Media holding as First Deputy General Director. His preceding position was General Director at ZAO Konservator Publishing House, the publisher of the Russky Telegraf business newspaper. Before that, Mr. Khodenkov combined two posts - Director for Business Development at Expert Publishing House and General Director at the Expert RA rating agency. Prior to his engagement with Expert, Oleg Khodenkov was Deputy Head of the Information Department at ONEXIMBank. He embarked upon his career at the Reforma Fund, and as an academician at the Historical Department of Moscow State University.

About RBC

OAO RBC Information Systems (RTC, MICEX: RBCI) is a leading Russian mass media and information technology group. As a media company, RBC comprises an information agency, Russia's first business television station, electronic newspapers, business and other specialized Internet resources, the RBC and CNews magazines). Being a leading provider of business information to the Russia-speaking audiences, RBC broadcasts the largest volume of financial and economic data and news materials on Russia and the CIS, as well as highlights international events.

RBC's publishing business began with the launch of the RBC monthly business magazine in March 2006. In the summer of 2006, the company announced the acquisition of a controlling interest in the EDI S Press publishing group, consisting of two publishing houses, Salon Press and Luxury Media, well-known for such popular magazine brands as Salon Interior, Idei Vashego Doma and Four Seasons.

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