M:Communications Announces New Hires in Moscow. Fast Growth Continues

By Mcommunications, PRNE
Wednesday, November 17, 2010

LONDON and MOSCOW, November 18, 2010 - M:Communications announces that it has hired Sam VanDerlip, a leading
investor relations professional in Russia, to join its Moscow team. Sam joins
M: from EuroChem, where he built the company's IR function in preparation for
potential equity capital market activity. Prior to EuroChem, Sam was head of
MDM Bank investor relations including during the MDM-URSA merger, Russia's
largest banking M&A transaction. Sam also worked for PBN, where he was
director of the firm's corporate and crisis communications practice.

This is the latest in a series of additions to M:Communications'
fast-growing Russia team. Anna Yarmarkova joined in September, having
previously worked at PBN where she advised clients such as Human Stem Cell
Institute, HSBC and the US Department of Treasury. Yulia Shmidt joined in
October, having previously worked at Vedomosti as a senior correspondent
covering the pharmaceutical and consumer market in Russia, further
strengthening M: Communications' rapidly expanding global healthcare offer.
Before joining Vedomosti, Yulia worked for Kommersant in St Petersburg and,
prior to that, Delovoy Peterburg.

M:Communications co-founder Nick Miles said: "Our Moscow office has real
momentum and we are attracting blue-chip clients and high quality individuals
to the team. Sam, Anna and Yulia collectively bring substantial expertise in
IR, financial, healthcare and crisis communications. M: is well on the way to
building the leading international financial communications franchise in

"M:Communications London team has always impressed me, and I was excited
when Tom asked me to help build the Russian practice," said Sam VanDerlip.
"M: is clearly off to a successful start in Russia and I am very happy to
join the team as the business continues to expand."

M:Communications is a King Worldwide Company. King Worldwide is the
world's leading financial and stakeholder communications firm, which includes
global shareholder and debt intelligence firm, Capital Precision, Investor
Relations specialist, Taylor Rafferty, online communications firm Hallvarsson
& Halvarsson, and the leading proxy solicitation company D. F. King & Co. It
numbers more than 900 employees serving over 1,000 clients from offices in
New York, London, Munich, Stockholm, Moscow, UAE and Hong Kong.

M:'s clients in Russia include Exillon Energy, Mercury Group, O'KEY
Group, Pharmsynthez, Raspadskaya, ROLF and VTB Group.

    For more information:

    Tom Blackwell
    T +7-495-663-8009
    M +7-919-102-9064

    Stuart Leasor
    T +44-20-7920-2317


For more information: Tom Blackwell, T +7-495-663-8009, M +7-919-102-9064, blackwell at mcomgroup.com; Stuart Leasor, T +44-20-7920-2317, leasor at mcomgroup.com

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