MOSCOW - MTS, Russia's top mobile phone operator, said on Tuesday it had placed in full a five-year bond worth 15 billion roubles ($464.5 million).
Bids amounted to 25.72 billion roubles, VTB Capital, one of the issue organisers, said in a statement. Some 15 percent of the 94 investors which bid in the sale were foreigners.
MTS is part of the Sistema holding company.
It currently has three outstanding rouble bonds worth a combined 30 billion roubles that mature in 2013-2018
(Reporting by Yelena Fabrichnaya and Maria Kiselyova; Editing by Hans Peters)