Telia förlänger anmälningsperioden i erbjudandet avseende aktier och teckningsoptioner i Sonera

Telia har beslutat att förlänga anmälningsperioden i erbjudandet till innehavare av aktier, inklusive aktier i form av amerikanska depåbevis, och teckningsoptioner i Sonera. Den förlängda anmälningsperioden löper ut klockan 16:00 finsk tid fredagen den 15 november 2002. Osäkerheten relaterad till diskussionerna mellan huvudägarna i Telia och Sonera avseende sammansättningen av det sammanslagna TeliaSoneras styrelse löstes den 7 november 2002. Telia har informerats om att den korta tidsperioden mellan meddelandet den 7 november och utgången av den ursprungliga anmälningsperioden kan ha resulterat i att vissa aktieägare, i synnerhet icke finska investerare, av logistiska skäl inte har kunnat lämna accept före den ursprungliga anmälningsperiodens utgång. Avsikten med förlängningen är att ge alla aktieägare tillräcklig tid att lämna accept. Baserat på preliminära uppskattningar den 10 november 2002 hade aktier och depåbevis motsvarande cirka 88 procent av utestående aktier i Sonera lämnats in i erbjudandet. Cautionary Disclaimer/Legend
The combination of Sonera and Telia will be implemented through an exchange offer being made by Telia to all shareholders of Sonera. The contents of this document are neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell shares of Telia. Any offer in the United States will only be made through a prospectus which is part of a registration statement on Form F-4 which Telia filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on October 1, 2002. Sonera shareholders who are U.S. persons or are located in the United States are urged to carefully review the registration statement on Form F-4, the prospectus included therein and other documents relating to the offer that Telia has filed or will file with the SEC because these documents contain important information relating to the offer. You are also urged to read the related solicitation/recommendation statement on Schedule 14D-9 that was filed by Sonera with the SEC on October 1, 2002 regarding the offer. You may obtain a free copy of these documents at the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov. You may also inspect and copy the registration statement on Form F-4, as well as any documents incorporated by reference therein, and the Schedule 14D-9 at the public reference room maintained by the SEC at 450 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20549. Please call the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330 for further information about the public reference room. These documents may also be obtained free of charge by contacting Telia AB, Investor Relations, SE-12386 Farsta, Sweden. Attention: External Communications or Investor Relations (tel: +46 8 7137143, or Sonera, Teollisuuskatu 15, P.O. Box 106, FIN-00051 SONERA, Finland. Attention: Investor Relations (tel: +358 20401). YOU SHOULD READ THE PROSPECTUS AND THE SCHEDULE 14D-9 CAREFULLY BEFORE MAKING A DECISION CONCERNING THE OFFER.

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