Yandex Announces Closing Of Secondary Public Offering Of Class A Shares By Selling Shareholders

MOSCOW and THE HAGUE, Netherlands, March 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Yandex N.V. (Nasdaq:YNDX), one of Europe's largest internet companies, today announced the closing of the previously announced underwritten public offering by selling shareholders of an aggregate of 26,679,386 Class A shares, including 2,425,399 additional Class A shares sold pursuant to an option granted to the underwriters. The public offering price was $22.75 per share. Yandex will not receive any proceeds from the offering.

Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Goldman, Sachs & Co. acted as joint bookrunners for the offering. Morgan Stanley acted as stabilization manager for the offering.

An automatic shelf registration statement relating to the Class A shares of Yandex sold in the offering was filed on March 11, 2013 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and became effective upon filing. The offering of the Class A shares was made only by means of a prospectus and prospectus supplement. You may obtain these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov . Alternatively, the prospectus and prospectus supplement may be obtained from the offices of Morgan Stanley, Attn: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10014, by telephone at: (866) 718-1649 or by emailing prospectus@morganstanley.com; from Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attn: Prospectus Department, 60 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005-2836, by telephone at: (800) 503-4611 or by emailing prospectus.CPDG@db.com; or from Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attn: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, by telephone at: (866) 471-2526 or by emailing prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com.

This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities, in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

This announcement is not an offer, or an invitation to make offers, sell, purchase, exchange or transfer any securities in Russia or to or for the benefit of any Russian person, and does not constitute an advertisement or offering to non-qualified investors of any securities in Russia. The securities have not been and will not be registered in Russia or admitted to public placement and/or public circulation in Russia. The preliminary prospectus supplement cannot be provided to any person in the Russian Federation who is not a "qualified investor". The securities are not intended for "placement" or "circulation" in Russia except as permitted by Russian law.

About Yandex

Yandex is one of Europe's largest internet companies, operating Russia's most popular search engine and most visited website. Yandex's mission is to help users solve their everyday problems by building people-centric products and services. Based on innovative technologies, the company provides the most relevant, locally tailored experience on all digital platforms and devices. Yandex also operates in Turkey, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan. More information on Yandex can be found at http://company.yandex.com .

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CONTACT: Investor Relations:         Greg Abovsky, Katya Zhukova         Phone: +7 495 974-35-38         E-mail: askIR@yandex-team.ru         Media Relations:         Ochir Mandzhikov, Dina Litvinova         Phone: +7 495 739-70-00         E-mail: pr@yandex-team.ru

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