Alexey Shchedrin Appointed CTC Media's Chief Strategic Communications Officer

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MOSCOW, Nov. 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CTC Media, Inc. ("CTC Media" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:CTCM) announces the appointment of Alexey Shchedrin as Chief Strategic Communications Officer, effective today.

Alexey will head the Strategic Communications which includes the following functions: Financial Communications and Investor Relations, which will continue to be led Ekaterina Ostrova; Public Relations, headed by Maria Starovoyt; and Communications Support for Television Projects, headed by Elena Shneyderova, who was previously responsible for the CTC channel public relations.

Yuliana Slashcheva, CTC Media's Chief Executive Officer, stated: "Alexey has the task of centralizing management of CTC Media's communications system by making it more effective and synergetic for our company. We strive to help our audiences understand equally well both our strategic goals and products under the CTC Media brands through which we achieve these goals. The Company has already built a good relationship with investors and analysts and we are counting on Alexey's experience to help achieve an equal level of efficiency in CTC Media's corporate and product communications."

Alexey Shchedrin: "CTC Media is one of the fastest-growing and most prospective media companies in Russia. I am sincerely happy to receive the opportunity to become part of its professional team. Quality interaction with external audiences has an important place in a public company's work and I hope that my experience in the field of corporate communications and investor relations will allow me to provide further development to this interaction."

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Alexey Shchedrin, 28,was the Director of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations at Nord Gold N.V. from 2011 until October 2013, where he was responsible for developing and implementing strategies for the company's financial and corporate communications, as well as investor relations. From 2009 to 2011, Alexey was the Senior Consultant for Corporate and Financial Communications at the communications agency, Mikhailov and Partners. From 2006 to 2009, he worked at Severstal, LLC., as an investor relations manager.

Alexey Shchedrin graduated from the Faculty of Economics at Moscow State University of Instrument Engineering and Computer Sciences. He has an MBA in Finance at the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation.

About CTC Media

CTC Media is a leading Russian independent media company, with operations throughout Russia and elsewhere in the CIS. It operates three free-to-air television networks in Russia – CTC, Domashny and PERETZ – as well as Channel 31 in Kazakhstan and a TV company in Moldova, with a combined potential audience of over 150 million people. The international pay-TV version of the CTC channel is available in North America, Europe, Central Asia, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, the Middle East and Kyrgyzstan. PERETZ is also available in Belarus. CTC Media has a number of digital entertainment media assets: videomore.ru, domashniy.ru, ctc.ru, peretz.ru. The Company's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "CTCM." For more information on CTC Media, please visit www.ctcmedia.ru.

CONTACT: For further information, please visit www.ctcmedia.ru or contact: Ekaterina Ostrova Director, Financial Communications and Investor Relations + 7 495 783 3650 Irina Klimova Senior Manager, Investor Relations +7 495 981 0740 ir@ctcmedia.ru

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