TeliaSonera January-September 2006

Nine-month period

• Net sales increased to SEK 67,873 million (64,785).

• Net income increased to SEK 14,745 million (10,352) and earnings per share increased to SEK 2.89 (1.95).

• Free cash flow increased to SEK 13,731 million (12,403).

• Strong customer growth year on year:

- 2.1 million new customers in the majority-owned Nordic, Baltic and Eurasian operations.

- 14.7 million new customers in the associated companies

MegaFon and Turkcell.



Third quarter

• Net sales increased 4.2 percent to SEK 23,157 million (22,229).

• Operating income, excluding non-recurring items, improved to SEK 7,802 million (6,162).

• EBITDA, excluding non-recurring items, improved to SEK 8,756 million (8,224) and the margin increased to 37.8 percent (37.0).

• Free cash flow increased to SEK 4,870 million (4,088).

• Net income increased to SEK 5,745 million (4,367) and earnings per share increased to SEK 1.13 (0.84).



• The Board of Directors intends to propose an ordinary dividend for 2006 in the upper range of the interval 30-50 percent of net in-come attributable to shareholders of the parent company.

• Extraordinary dividends of SEK 20 billion to be proposed for 2006.



Comments from Anders Igel, President and CEO



“This year TeliaSonera has demonstrated its strength. The third quarter posted all-time high net sales, EBITDA, operating income and earnings per share.”