Uralsvyazinform’s shares were first traded at Russian Trading System (RTS) in 1994 when the company went public. In 2002 Uralsvyazinform raised its profile after the reorganization and merger with 6 telecom operators in the Urals region, with combined stock taking up its position in the Level A quotation lists of RTS and MICEX, Russia’s leading exchanges.
At the same time, together with activities in the national stock market, Uralsvyazinform established an ADR program for both common and preferred shares which started in 1997. Currently, ADRs are traded on Frankfurt and Berlin stock exchanges, and US OTC market. JP Morgan acts as depository for Uralsvyazinform’s ADR program.
Apart from being an active player in the stock market, Uralsvyazinform has attracted resources in the national debt market. Since 2002 the company has placed 6 bond issues worth RUR 14.0 billion.