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LARNACA, Cyprus, July 22, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cian PLC (NYSE: CIAN, MOEX: CIAN) ("Cian", the "Group" or the "Company"), a leading online real estate classifieds platform in Russia, today announced that upon recommendation of the Compensation, Governance and Nominating Committee of the Board (the "Compensation, Governance and Nominating Committee"), the Board of Directors of the Company (the "Board") appointed Vladimir Verkhoshinskiy as a member of the Board of Directors of the Company and appointed him to the Audit Committee of the Board (the "Audit Committee") to succeed Dmitry Antipov. Mr. Antipov will continue to serve as a member of the Board. The Board has also determined that, based on his education and experience, Mr. Verkhoshinskiy is financially literate in accordance with the requirements of the NYSE. Following Mr. Verkhoshinskiy’s appointment, the Audit Committee consists of Douglas Gardner, Simon Baker and Vladimir Verkhoshinskiy, with Mr. Gardner serving as Chairperson. All three members of the Audit Committee meet the independence requirements.
Mr. Verkhoshinskiy serves as a Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Alfa-Bank. He has over 15 years of experience at top positions in banking and finance. Mr. Verkhoshinskiy holds Master of Business Administration and Public Management Program degrees from Stanford University.
Cian is a leading online real estate classifieds platform in the large, underpenetrated and growing Russian real estate classifieds market, with a strong presence across Russia and leading positions in the country’s key metropolitan areas. The Company ranks among the top seven most popular online real estate classifieds globally in terms of traffic (based on SimilarWeb traffic data for other online real estate classifieds and Google Analytics data for Cian for June 2022. Cian’s networked real estate platform connects millions of real estate buyers and renters to millions of high-quality real estate listings of all types — residential and commercial, primary and secondary, urban and suburban. In the first quarter of 2022, the Company had over 1.7 million listings available through its platform and the monthly audience with an average UMV of over 19 million, and enjoyed 38% YoY growth in revenues. Through its technology-driven platform and deep insights into the Russian real estate market the Company provides an end-to-end experience for its customers and users and helps them address multiple pain points on their journey to a new home or place to work.
Source: Cian PLC
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