SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13a-16 OR 15d-16
UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the month of January 2020
Commission File Number: 001-38882
HeadHunter Group PLC
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
Strovolos, 2028, Nicosia
(Address of principal executive offices)
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On January 27, 2020, HeadHunter Group PLC (the Company) issued a press release announcing a decision of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia in connection with an administrative proceeding against the Company alleging a violation of antitrust laws, a copy of which is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 to this report on Form 6-K.
|99.1||Press Release of HeadHunter Group PLC, dated January 27, 2020|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|HeadHunter Group PLC|
|Date: January 27, 2020||By:|
|Chief Executive Officer|
HeadHunter Group PLC Announces the Decision of Federal Antimonopoly Service
MOSCOW, Russia, January 27, 2019 – HeadHunter Group PLC (Nasdaq: HHR) is pleased to announce that the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia (FAS or the Antitrust Agency) has issued a final decision on the case initiated in April 2019 pursuant to a complaint by Stafori LLC (Stafori), as disclosed earlier. As used herein, references to we, our, us or the Company or similar terms shall mean HeadHunter Group PLC and any and all its subsidiaries.
Importantly, the Antitrust Agency has concluded that our actions do not limit overall competition in Russias online recruitment market. The Antitrust Agency did determine that we infringed Staforis interests and has ordered us to consider their applications for registration of their products in our system, if submitted. We will also be required to pay a fine, the amount of which will be assessed by FAS within a year following the date of decision and is currently expected to be less than 1 million RUB (approximately $16,000), which is the upper limit of a fixed fee according to the applicable law. There are no further rulings or orders from the Antitrust Agency in connection with the investigation or otherwise.
We believe that the mitigation measures prescribed by FAS will not have a significant impact on our operations, and we intend to maintain our commitment to the business practice of protecting personal data in the market.
We also have the right to appeal the FAS decision in court, and we will analyze the merits of an appeal in due course.
About HeadHunter Group PLC
HeadHunter is the leading online recruitment platform in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States focused on providing comprehensive talent acquisition services, such as access to extensive CV database, job postings (jobs classifieds platform) and a portfolio of value-added services.