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Notice of RusHydro’s legal entity name change

JSC RusHydro (ticker symbol: MOEX, LSE: HYDR; OTCQX: RSHYY) announces that theFederal Law № 99-FZ of May 5, 2014, “On amendments to the 4th chapter of the first part of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation and on repealing certain provisions of the legislative acts of the Russian Federation” came into effect on September 1, 2014 (the “Amendments”). According to the Amendments, Russian open joint stock companies which shares are publicly traded are now deemed to be public joint stock companies. JSC RusHydro’s shares are publicly traded on Moscow Exchange (MOEX) and therefore JSC RusHydro is now deemed to be the public joint stock company (PJSC). JSC RusHydro’s global depository receipts (GDRs) are traded on London Stock Exchange (LSE), American depository receipts (ADRs) – in OTCQX. JSC RusHydro will amend its charter accordingly in due course.

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