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

 

July 25, 2013

 

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 July 25, 2013, announcing the death of Ilya Segalovich, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Yandex.

 

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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: July 25, 2013

 

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 July 25, 2013 announcing the death of Ilya Segalovich, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Yandex

 

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Exhibit 99.1

 

Yandex Announces Death of Co-Founder and CTO Ilya Segalovich

 

Moscow and The Hague, July 25, 2013. Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX) today announced with great sadness the sudden death of Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer Ilya Segalovich.

 

CEO Arkady Volozh commented, “Ilya was a lifelong friend and this is a terrible loss for me personally and for all of us at Yandex. Ilya’s contributions to the founding and development of Yandex were invaluable. Beyond his role at the company, his philanthropic contributions touched many children in need. My thoughts and those of all of the Yandex family are with Ilya’s family at this difficult time. We know that the strong technical team Ilya helped to build will carry on the work Ilya cared so passionately about. Ilya had an encyclopedic knowledge of technology, and his highest ethical standards have always set the benchmark for us all.”

 

Mr. Segalovich had been responding well to cancer treatment before unexpectedly succumbing to complications early this morning.

 

Ilya Segalovich co-founded Yandex more than 20 years ago, serving as its CTO and an executive director since 2000. He also co-founded and supported Maria’s Children Art Rehabilitation Center for orphans and children with special needs.

 

About Yandex

 

Yandex (NASDAQ:YNDX) is one of Europe’s largest internet companies, providing the world with search and online services one market at a time. Yandex’s mission is to help users solve their everyday problems by building people-centric products and services. Based on innovative technologies, the company offers the most relevant, locally tailored experience on all digital platforms and devices. Yandex is the leading internet search service in Russia with 61.6% of the country’s search market (according to LiveInternet, June 2013) and a monthly audience of 54.3 million (according to comScore, May 2013). Yandex also operates in Turkey, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan. More information about Yandex can be

 



 

found at http://company.yandex.com.

 

Contacts:

Press Service

Ochir Mandzhikov, Tatyana Komarova

Phone:+7 495 739-7000

E-mail: pr@yandex-team.com