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Washington, D.C. 20549

Report of Foreign Issuer

Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Commission file number: 333-12032

Mobile TeleSystems PJSC

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

Russian Federation

(Jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

4, Marksistskaya Street
Moscow 109147
Russian Federation

(Address of principal executive offices)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

Form 20-F x Form 40-F o

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Yes o No x

Press release

Mobile TeleSystems Announces Financial Results for the Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2015

November 17, 2015

Moscow, Russian Federation Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (MTS NYSE: MBT; MOEX: MTSS), the leading telecommunications provider in Russia and the CIS, today announces its unaudited IFRS financial results for the three months ended September 30, 2015.

Key Financial Highlights of Q3 2015

· Consolidated group revenue increased 7.4% y-o-y to RUB 115.0 bln

· Total revenue in Russia rose 4.7% y-o-y to RUB 103.9 bln

· Mobile service revenue in Russia improved 1.0% y-o-y to RUB 78.0 bln

· Data traffic revenue in Russia grew 20.2% y-o-y to RUB 20.6 bln

· Handset sales in Russia increased 58.8% y-o-y to RUB 12.6 bln

· Group adjusted OIBDA down 1.9% y-o-y to RUB 48.0 bln

· OIBDA in Russia down 2.1% y-o-y to RUB 44.5 bln

· MTS raises its Group guidance:

· Group revenue growth of more than 4%

· Revenue growth in MTS Russia of more than 4%

· MTS reiterates its guidance:

· Group OIBDA margin of more than 40%

· FY2015 CAPEX in the amount of RUB 92 bln reflecting planned investments in 3G network development in Ukraine

Key Corporate and Industry Highlights

· Extension of strategic partner market agreement with Vodafone expanding the scope of new partnership in Ukraine where the companies will roll out 3G and develop new services in the market using the Vodafone brand

· Acquisition of the licenses to provision mobile telecommunications services in the GSM standard, LTE standard and its subsequent modifications in the 1710-1785 MHz and 1805-1880 MHz ranges in Amur Region, North-Ossetia-Alania, Orenburg Region, Perm Krai and in...