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VEON's Banglalink Wins Top Speed Prize for Third Year in a Row

05/09/2022

05 Sep 2022

VEON's Banglalink Wins Top Speed Prize for Third Year in a Row Bangalink Wins Ookla Speedtest Award for fastest mobile network in Bangladesh for third consecutive year

Amsterdam, 2 September 2022: VEON Ltd. (NASDAQ: VEON, Euronext Amsterdam: VEON), a global digital operator that provides converged connectivity and services, today announces that its operating company in Bangladesh, Banglalink, has received the award for the fastest mobile network in Bangladesh for the third year running.

Ookla's Speedtest report found Banglalink to have a Speed Score of 21.56; crowning Banglalink as the leading provider of high-speed internet in Bangladesh. Banglalink has recently rolled out more than 3000 sites across the country and has doubled its spectrum holding through the acquisition of a 40 MHz spectrum, while also recording double-digit revenue growth in Q2, 2022.

VEON is committed to providing the best-in-class connectivity and digital services throughout the countries we operate by increasing our coverage, and quality of our networks. High-speed internet enables economies to grow, empowers our customers, and allows us to provide innovative services as part of our digital operator strategy, explains Kaan Terzioglu, CEO of VEON. Banglalink winning this prestigious award for the third year running, in addition to doubling its spectrum holding, also demonstrates the VEON's deep commitment to Bangladesh.

This award recognises both VEON's and Banglalink's commitment to be the best-in-class digital operator , said Erik Aas, CEO of Banglalink. This award is a testament to our tireless work in providing the fastest network speed for our customers alongside our continued investment in Bangladesh's mobile infrastructure. At Banglalink, we are proud to empower our customers to live a digitally connected life.

About Banglalink

Banglalink is one of the leading digital communications service providers in Bangladesh, working to unlock new opportunities for its customers as they navigate the digital world. Driven by the vision of transforming lives through technology, Banglalink also strives to transform into a future-ready service provider capable of catering to the demands of the new digital era. It is a subsidiary of VEON Ltd - a Nasdaq and Euronext listed connectivity provider headquartered in the Netherlands.

For more information, visit: www.banglalink.net

About VEON

VEON is a digital operator that provides converged connectivity and digital services to over 200 million customers. Operating across seven countries that are home to more than 8% of the world's population, VEON is transforming lives through technology-driven services that empower individuals and drive economic growth. Headquartered in Amsterdam, VEON is listed on NASDAQ and Euronext.

For more information, visit: https://www.veon.com

Disclaimer

This release contains forward-looking statements, as the phrase is defined in Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements are not historical facts, and include statements relating to, among other things, VEON's operations and strategy in Bangladesh. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which VEON cannot predict with accuracy and some of which VEON might not even anticipate. The forward-looking statements contained in this release speak only as of the date of this release. VEON does not undertake to publicly update, except as required by U.S. federal securities laws, any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after such dates or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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Marina Levina

PR@veon.com

Julian Tanner

Julian.tanner@tuvapartners.com

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