TeliaSonera proposes reduction of the share premium reserve
According to the financial statements as of December 31, 2004, TeliaSonera’s consolidated non-restricted equity was approximately SEK 42 billion and the parent company’s non-restricted equity approximately SEK 25 billion. The Board of Directors of TeliaSonera has today decided to propose to the Annual General Meeting of TeliaSonera that the parent company’s share premium reserve, which is included in restricted equity, shall be reduced with SEK 52,681,266,270 and the amount shall be transferred to a non-restricted reserve to be used in accordance with decisions by the general meeting of shareholders. The decision shall be subject to an approval by the district court. The purpose of the reduction of the share premium reserve is to add flexibility in using distributable equity. Following the proposed reduction of the share premium reserve, the share premium reserve will be zero.
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