TeliaSonera has aquired ownership of all shares in Sonera Corporation

TeliaSonera has aquired ownership of all shares in Sonera Corporation

The arbitral tribunal appointed in the redemption proceeding concerning
the shares in Sonera Corporation initiated by TeliaSonera AB has on 20
March 2003 determined the guarantee to be placed as the guarantee for
the payment of the redemption price and accrued interest to the
shareholders of Sonera pursuant to Chapter 14 Section 21 of the Finnish
Companies Act.

TeliaSonera AB has on 21 March 2003 placed the guarantee approved by the
arbitral tribunal. Pursuant to Chapter 14 Section 21 of the Finnish
Companies Act, TeliaSonera AB has obtained the ownership of all shares
in Sonera Corporation as from the placing of the guarantee.

The listing committee of the Helsinki Exchanges has on 21 February 2003
approved Sonera Corporation's application for removal of its share from
the main list immediately when TeliaSonera AB has obtained the ownership
of the minority shareholders' shares.

Sonera Corporation's share will be removed from the main list of the
Helsinki Exchanges in accordance with a separate notification by the
Helsinki Exchanges.

For further information journalists can contact:
TeliaSonera´s Press service, +46-(0)8-713 58 30

TeliaSonera, formed through a merger of Telia and Sonera in December
2002, is the leading telecommunications group in the Nordic and Baltic
regions. TeliaSonera's overall focus is on best serving its customers in
its core business and creating value for shareholders through stronger
profits and cash flows. TeliaSonera is listed on the Stockholm Exchange,
the Helsinki Exchanges and Nasdaq Stock Market in the USA. Pro forma Net
sales 2002 amounted to 81 billion SEK (EUR 8.8 billion). The number of
employees was 29,000.



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