UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 6-K

 

Report of Foreign Private Issuer

Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

January 10, 2012

 

YANDEX N.V.

 

Laan Copes van Cattenburch 52

The Hague, the Netherlands, 2585 GB. Tel: +31-70-3454700

(Address, Including ZIP Code, and Telephone Number,

Including Area Code, of Registrant’s Principal Executive Offices)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

 

Form 20-F  x   Form 40-F  o

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1):  o

 

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7):  o

 

 

 



 

Furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Report on Form 6-K is a press release of Yandex N.V. dated January 10, 2012, announcing the passing of founding director and Chairman Emeritus Ben Cole.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

 

 

 

YANDEX N.V.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: January 10, 2012

 

By:

/S/ ARKADY VOLOZH

 

 

 

Arkady Volozh

 

 

 

Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/S/ ALEXANDER SHULGIN

 

 

 

Alexander Shulgin

 

 

 

Chief Financial Officer

 

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INDEX TO EXHIBITS

 

Number

 

Description

 

 

 

99.1

 

Press Release of Yandex N.V. dated January 10, 2012 announcing the passing of founding director and Chairman Emeritus Ben Cole

 

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Exhibit 99.1

 

Yandex Announces Passing of Ben Cole, Director and Chairman Emeritus

 

January 10, 2012

 

MOSCOW AND THE HAGUE, January 10, 2012, Yandex (NASDAQ: YNDX), the leading internet company in Russia operating the country’s most popular search engine and most visited website, today announced the passing of Ben Cole, one of its founding directors and its Chairman Emeritus.

 

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Ben Cole,” said Arkady Volozh, CEO of Yandex.  “As one of our founding directors, Ben was a guiding force for our company.  We will greatly miss his leadership, business acumen and friendship.  Our hearts go out to Ben’s wife, Rose, and his family.”

 

Mr. Cole, 87, served as the Chairman of Yandex from 2000 until July 2008 when he became Chairman Emeritus.  Among his many professional accomplishments, he was also president and founder of Cole Management Inc., a Boston-based manager of venture capital investments in Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union, which he founded in 1993.

 

Yandex’s Board of Directors will soon begin a search to select a successor candidate who it expects will stand for election at the 2012 annual general meeting of shareholders.

 

About Yandex

 

Yandex (NASDAQ: YNDX) is the leading internet company in Russia, operating the country’s most popular search engine and most visited website. Yandex also operates in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Turkey. Yandex’s mission is to answer any question internet users may have.

 

Contacts:

 

Investor Relations

Dmitry Barsukov, Katya Zhukova

Phone: +7 495 739-70-00

E-mail: askIR@yandex-team.ru

 

US Investor Contact

The Blueshirt Group, for Yandex

Alex Wellins

Phone: +1 415 217 5861

E-mail: alex@blueshirtgroup.com

 

Press Service

Ochir Mandzhikov, Dina Litvinova

Phone: +7 495 739-70-00

E-mail: pr@yandex-team.ru