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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Yandex?
A: Yandex is one of Europe's largest internet companies and the leading search provider in Russia with over 60% of the local search market and a monthly user audience of over 90 million worldwide. The range of Yandex’s products extends well beyond search to include news, maps, email, comparative shopping, online payments, location-based advertising and many others. Yandex offers the most relevant, locally tailored experience on all digital platforms and devices. Yandex also operates in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Turkey.
Q: What does "Yandex" mean?
A: Historically, "Yandex" is an acronym for "Yet Another indexer". The users suggested various versions of the word's etymology. One of the exotic versions is that "Yan" syllable comes from the name of the white, "sunny" side of the Ying-Yang sign.
Q: What is Yandex's mission?
A: Yandex's mission is to provide easy and rapid access to the wealth of information available online to answer any questions our users may have.
Q: When was Yandex created?
A: Yandex was created in 1993 as a department developing search technologies in CompTek International, a network and telecom equipment distributor in Russia. Four years later, in 1997 the Yandex web search service was launched and in 2000, Yandex became a standalone company.
Q: When was Yandex incorporated?
A: Yandex was incorporated in 2000.
Q: Who are the members of Yandex's Board of Directors?
A: You can learn more about the members of Yandex's Board of Directors here.
Q: Where is Yandex located?
A: Along with its headquarters in Moscow, Yandex has development offices in Saint-Petersburg, Ekaterinburg (Russia), Kiev and Simferopol (Ukraine), Minsk (Belarus) and sales offices in Novosibirsk, Kazan and Rostov-on-Don (Russia) as well as in Kiev and Odessa (Ukraine). There are also offices of Yandex.Money located in Saint Petersburg and in Moscow. In 2008, Yandex introduced its new U.S. technology and business development facility in Palo Alto (California, USA). In 2011 Yandex opened an office in Istanbul (Turkey) along with the launch of a web portal for Turkey. In 2012 Yandex opened a sales office and a development office in Switzerland. In 2014 Yandex also opened a development office in Berlin (Germany).
Q: How many employees does Yandex have?
A: As of September 30, 2014, 5,514 full time employees worked at Yandex offices located in different cities and countries.
Q: What are Yandex advertising solutions?
A: To read about Yandex advertising opportunities, please refer here.
Q: Who are the company's competitors?
A: Currently we consider our primary local competitors to be Mail.ru and Google.
Q: Where can I find any financial information and business description of your company?
A: You can find both financial and general information about the company on our website as well as in the F-1 available through the SEC website and 20-F Form on our website.
Q: When was Yandex's initial public offering (IPO)? What was the offering price at IPO?
A: Yandex went public on May 24, 2011 at a price of $25.00 per share.
Q: What exchange does Yandex trade on and what is its ticker symbol?
A: Our Class A ordinary shares are traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market and on Moscow Exchange under the ticker symbol YNDX.
Q: How can I invest in Yandex?
A: You can purchase Yandex Class A Ordinary Shares through a registered broker of your choice. You cannot buy shares directly from Yandex.
Q: Who is Yandex's transfer agent and registrar?
A: Yandex's transfer agent and registrar is Computershare Trust Company N.A.
Q: What is your ISIN?
A: The ISIN is NL0009805522.
Q: How many shares are outstanding?
A:
The total number of shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2014 was 317,925,242, including 247,054,830 Class A shares, 70,870,411 Class B shares, and one Priority share and excluding 12,096,512 Class A shares held in treasury and all Class C shares outstanding solely as a result of the conversion of Class B shares into Class A shares; all such Class C shares will be cancelled. There were also employee share options outstanding to purchase up to an additional 5.5 million shares, at a weighted average exercise price of $5.36 per share, of which options to purchase 5.1 million shares were fully vested; equity-settled share appreciation rights equal to 1.7 million shares, at a weighted average measurement price of $27.46, 0.3 million of which were fully vested; and restricted share units covering 3.4 million shares, of which restricted share units to acquire 0.7 million shares were fully vested.
Q: Does Yandex pay dividends?
A: Yandex does not currently have plans to pay cash dividends on our Class A shares in the near term. Any future determination as to the declaration and payment of dividends, if any, will be at the discretion of our board of directors and will depend on then existing conditions, including our financial condition, operating results, contractual restrictions, capital requirements, business prospects and other factors our board of directors may deem relevant.
Q: When and where does the AGM of Yandex take place? I am a shareholder of Yandex, how can I participate in the next AGM?
A: You can subscribe to our announcements here to be informed about all upcoming events.
Q: When is Yandex's year-end?
A: Yandex's fiscal year end is December 31.
Q: In what currency do you report?
A: We report in Russian rubles, and provide a convenience translation into US dollars for the current reporting period.
Q: When is your next earnings release date?
A: To be automatically notified on our upcoming events please subscribe to announcements using a subscription form on our website
Q: Do you hold earnings conference calls?
A: Yes, we do. To be automatically notified please subscribe to Announcements using a subscription form on http://ir.yandex.com/releases.cfm?ReleasesType=Announcements
Q: Who is Yandex's independent auditor?
A: Deloitte&Touche CIS.
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Yandex N.V.
Registered Office in Amsterdam
Schiphol Boulevard 165
1118 BG Schiphol
The Netherlands
tel.: +31 (0) 20 206 6970
Yandex LLC
Headquarters in Russia
Office in
Moscow
  • Moscow
  • Saint Petersburg
  • Ekaterinburg
  • Novosibirsk
  • Kazan
  • Rostov-on-Don
  • Kiev (Ukraine)
  • Odessa (Ukraine)
  • Simferopol (Ukraine)
  • Minsk (Belarus)
  • Palo Alto (California, USA)
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
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Address
16, Leo Tolstoy St., Moscow 119021, Russia
Reception
tel. +7 495 739-70-00, fax +7 495 739-70-70
Commercial Department
tel. +7 495 739-22-22 ext.1247, fax +7 495 739-23-32, eng-ad@yandex-team.ru
Toll-free number for regional users 8 800 333-9639 (or 8 800 333-YNDX)
Marketing & Media Relations
pr@yandex-team.ru
Investor Relations
+7 495 974 3538
Office in
Saint Petersburg
  • Moscow
  • Saint Petersburg
  • Ekaterinburg
  • Novosibirsk
  • Kazan
  • Rostov-on-Don
  • Kiev (Ukraine)
  • Odessa (Ukraine)
  • Simferopol (Ukraine)
  • Minsk (Belarus)
  • Palo Alto (California, USA)
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
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Address
Piskarevskiy prospekt, building 2, block 2, 4th floor, Benois Business Centre, 195027, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Reception
tel. +7 812 633-36-00, fax +7 812 633-36-99
Toll-free number for regional users 8 800 333-9639 (or 8 800 333-YNDX)
Office in
Ekaterinburg
  • Moscow
  • Saint Petersburg
  • Ekaterinburg
  • Novosibirsk
  • Kazan
  • Rostov-on-Don
  • Kiev (Ukraine)
  • Odessa (Ukraine)
  • Simferopol (Ukraine)
  • Minsk (Belarus)
  • Palo Alto (California, USA)
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
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Address
10 Hohryakova St., Ekaterinburg 620014, Russia
Reception
fax +7 343 385-01-99
Sales Office
tel. +7 343 385-01-00 uralsales@yandex-team.ru
Toll-free number for regional users 8 800 333-9639 (or 8 800 333-YNDX)
Office in
Novosibirsk
  • Moscow
  • Saint Petersburg
  • Ekaterinburg
  • Novosibirsk
  • Kazan
  • Rostov-on-Don
  • Kiev (Ukraine)
  • Odessa (Ukraine)
  • Simferopol (Ukraine)
  • Minsk (Belarus)
  • Palo Alto (California, USA)
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
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Address
35 Krasnoyarskaya St., Novosibirsk 630004, Russia
Reception
fax +7 343 385-01-99
Sales Office
tel. +7 383 230-43-06 sales-nsk@yandex-team.ru
Office in
Kazan
  • Moscow
  • Saint Petersburg
  • Ekaterinburg
  • Novosibirsk
  • Kazan
  • Rostov-on-Don
  • Kiev (Ukraine)
  • Odessa (Ukraine)
  • Simferopol (Ukraine)
  • Minsk (Belarus)
  • Palo Alto (California, USA)
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
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Address
6 Spartakovskaya Street, 11th floor, right wing, Kazan 420107, Russia
Reception
tel. +7 843 524-71-71
Sales Office
kzn@yandex-team.ru
Office in
Rostov-on-Don
  • Moscow
  • Saint Petersburg
  • Ekaterinburg
  • Novosibirsk
  • Kazan
  • Rostov-on-Don
  • Kiev (Ukraine)
  • Odessa (Ukraine)
  • Simferopol (Ukraine)
  • Minsk (Belarus)
  • Palo Alto (California, USA)
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
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Address
70D, Dolomanovsky Lane, Rostov-on-Don, 344011, Russia
Tel. +7 (863) 2-688-300
Office in
Kiev (Ukraine)
  • Moscow
  • Saint Petersburg
  • Ekaterinburg
  • Novosibirsk
  • Kazan
  • Rostov-on-Don
  • Kiev (Ukraine)
  • Odessa (Ukraine)
  • Simferopol (Ukraine)
  • Minsk (Belarus)
  • Palo Alto (California, USA)
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
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Address
Suite 30, 19–21 Bohdan Khmelnytsky Street, Kyiv, 01030 Ukraine
Reception
+38 044 586 41 48, fax. +38 044 586 41 48 ext. 6665
Marketing & Media Relations
pr@yandex-team.com.ua
Office in
Odessa (Ukraine)
  • Moscow
  • Saint Petersburg
  • Ekaterinburg
  • Novosibirsk
  • Kazan
  • Rostov-on-Don
  • Kiev (Ukraine)
  • Odessa (Ukraine)
  • Simferopol (Ukraine)
  • Minsk (Belarus)
  • Palo Alto (California, USA)
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
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Address
Polsky Spusk 11, Morskoi Business Center (8th floor), Odessa 65026, Ukraine
Reception
tel./fax: +38 0487 37-44-10, +38 0445 86-41-48
Skype: yandex.ukraine
Sales Office
adv@yandex.ua
Office in
Simferopol (Ukraine)
  • Moscow
  • Saint Petersburg
  • Ekaterinburg
  • Novosibirsk
  • Kazan
  • Rostov-on-Don
  • Kiev (Ukraine)
  • Odessa (Ukraine)
  • Simferopol (Ukraine)
  • Minsk (Belarus)
  • Palo Alto (California, USA)
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
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Address
1a (4th Floor), Kazanskaya St., Simferopol, 95000, Ukraine
Office in
Minsk (Belarus)
  • Moscow
  • Saint Petersburg
  • Ekaterinburg
  • Novosibirsk
  • Kazan
  • Rostov-on-Don
  • Kiev (Ukraine)
  • Odessa (Ukraine)
  • Simferopol (Ukraine)
  • Minsk (Belarus)
  • Palo Alto (California, USA)
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
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Address
Office 308, Rubin Plaza Business Center, 5 Dzerzhinskogo prospekt, Minsk, 220089, Belarus
Reception
+375 (17) 328 15 16, fax. +375 (17) 328 15 14
Office in
Palo Alto (California, USA)
  • Moscow
  • Saint Petersburg
  • Ekaterinburg
  • Novosibirsk
  • Kazan
  • Rostov-on-Don
  • Kiev (Ukraine)
  • Odessa (Ukraine)
  • Simferopol (Ukraine)
  • Minsk (Belarus)
  • Palo Alto (California, USA)
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
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Address
299 S. California Ave, Suite 200, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
Tel. +1-650-838-0880, fax. +1-650-838-0098
Office in
Istanbul (Turkey)
  • Moscow
  • Saint Petersburg
  • Ekaterinburg
  • Novosibirsk
  • Kazan
  • Rostov-on-Don
  • Kiev (Ukraine)
  • Odessa (Ukraine)
  • Simferopol (Ukraine)
  • Minsk (Belarus)
  • Palo Alto (California, USA)
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
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Address
Büyükdere Caddesi No. 191, Levent, 34330, Istanbul, Turkey (Apa Giz Plaza, Kat 21)
Marketing & Media Relations
pr@yandex.com.tr
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