VimpelCom Holdings Completes Successful Bond Issuance

Skadden advised Barclays Bank PLC, Citigroup Global Markets Limited, ING Bank N.V., London Branch, and the Royal Bank of Scotland plc in connection with the offering by VimpelCom Holdings B.V. in three tranches of US$600 million notes due 2019, US$1 billion notes due 2023 and RUB12 billion notes due 2018, which closed on February 13.