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MegaFon to start pre-marketing IPO Tuesday-sources

MOSCOW, Oct 8 (Reuters) - MegaFon , Russia'ssecond-largest mobile phone operator, will start pre-marketingits London initial public offering on Tuesday, several financialmarket sources said on Monday.

A separate source said a statement was expected to announcethe IPO in the coming days.

The company, in which Russia's richest man Alisher Usmanovtook control in April, received regulatory approval in Septemberto list 123.38 million shares, or 19.9 percent of the total, inLondon.

(Reporting by Olga Popova and Megan Davies; Writing by MariaKiselyova; Editing by Douglas Busvine)

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Keywords: MEGAFON/IPO