Rostelecom included in 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

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Moscow, Russia – January 27, 2021 – Rostelecom PJSC (MOEX - RTS: RTKM, RTKMP; OTCQX: ROSYY), Russia’s national telecommunications operator, today announces that it has been included in the 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). The GEI expanded in 2021 to include 380 companies across 44 countries and regions. Companies represent 11 sectors, including telecommunication services, automotive, banking, consumer services, engineering and construction, and retail. Rostelecom was included in the GEI for the second consecutive year.

Through disclosure of gender-related metrics using the GEI framework, the firms included in the 2021 GEI have committed to providing a comprehensive look at their investment in workplace gender equality and the communities in which they operate, raising the bar of what should be expected from other companies within the same industry. Rostelecom was included in this year’s index as the company demonstrated a high level of disclosure and overall performance across the index framework.

Rostelecom pays special attention to sustainable development and strives to ensure a high level of disclosure of ESG information. Additional information on the company's initiatives and policies is available in the ‘ESG Information’ section of our website at