Per-Arne Blomquist new CFO of TeliaSonera

Per-Arne Blomquist has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of TeliaSonera.

Per-Arne Blomquist, aged 45, is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SEB (the North-European financial group), a position he has held since October 2006. He joined SEB as Head of Group Finance in 2001.



Between 1997 and 2000 Per-Arne Blomquist held various positions within the Telia Group, among others as managing director of Telia Företag. He started his career at Alfa Laval in 1989 and has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics.



“Per-Arne Blomquist has vast experience in managing corporate financial matters in a highly competitive international environment. His background in financial services, manufacturing and telecommunications will be very valuable to TeliaSonera. I am glad that he has accepted to rejoin the group,” says Lars Nyberg, President and CEO.



Per-Arne Blomquist succeeds Kim Ignatius, who as previously communicated will take up a new position outside the group.









TeliaSonera AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instrument Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 8:30 CET on May 15, 2008.



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