TeliaSonera sells its holding in SmartTrust

TeliaSonera has signed an agreement with Giesecke & Devrient to sell its shareholding, 24 %, in SmartTrust. The purchase price is confidential. Giesecke & Devrient is acquiring 100% of the shares from SmartTrust’s current owners.



SmartTrust is a leading provider of software for managing applications on SIM cards and mobile phones, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. Giesecke & Devrient is a technology leader in the field of smart cards, providing Smart-card-based solutions for telecommunications, electronic payment, healthcare, ID, transportation and IT security (PKI).









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 12 CET on April 22, 2009.



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