"A very pleasing decision"

"I'm very pleased about the government's decision to broaden Telia's ownership. Through the initial public offering, Telia will gain access to all of the financial instruments in the capital market for its continuing growth and development. The changes and investments that are now being made within Telia' operations will put the company in a solid strategic position for the future," commented Telia Chairman Lars-Eric Petersson in a statement about the Swedish government's decision to approve the listing of Telia on the stock exchange.

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