Proposal to elect TeliaSonera Board members
In relation to the notice to the extraordinary general meeting of Telia AB on 4 November 2002, formally announced on 4 October, and in accordance with the shareholders agreement relating to Telia AB between the Swedish State and the State of Finland, it is hereby noted that the following persons are nominated to be elected as members of the Board of Telia AB (TeliaSonera): Tapio Hintikka, Lars-Eric Petersson, Carl Bennet, Ingvar Carlsson, Eva Liljeblom, Caroline Sundewall, Roger Talermo, Tom von Weymarn, Anders Igel. This proposal has the support of the Swedish State, holding 70.6 percent of the shares in Telia AB. These nominations will be dealt with during item 11 c) of the agenda to the extraordinary general meeting. It is proposed that the election of persons nominated to be elected members of Telia's board be valid on condition that the merger is completed between Telia and Sonera, and that it be effective as of the merger.
The following is a brief description of the proposed board members:
Tapio Hintikka: Proposed Chairman of the Board. Chairman of the Board of Sonera since 2001. President and CEO of Hackman Oyj Abp. Born 1942.
Lars-Eric Petersson: Proposed Deputy Chairman of the Board. Chairman of the Board of Telia since 2000. President and CEO of Skandia. Member of the board of directors of Skandia. Chairman of the board of the National Agency for Higher Education. Born 1950.
Carl Bennet: Elected to the Board of Telia in 2000. Chairman of the boards of Boliden, Elanders, Getinge, Halmstad University, Lifco, Scanrec and Sorb Industri. Member of the boards of AMS (the National Labor Market Board) and SNS (Center for Business and Policy Studies). Born 1951.
Ingvar Carlsson: Elected to the Board of Telia in 2000. Former Prime Minister of Sweden. Chairman of the board of the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research. Born 1934.
Eva Liljeblom: Elected to the Board of Sonera in 2001. Professor of Finance and Head of the department of finance and statistics at the Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration in Helsinki, Finland. Born 1958.
Caroline Sundewall: Elected to the Board of Telia in 2001. Independent business consultant. Member of the boards of Lifco and Strålfors. Born 1958.
Roger Talermo: Elected to the Board of Sonera in 2001. President and CEO of the Amer Group Plc. Born 1955.
Tom von Weymarn: Elected to the Board of Sonera in 2001. President and CEO of Oy Rettig Ab. Born 1944.
Anders Igel: President and CEO of Telia. Elected to the Board of Telia in 1999. Born 1951.
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