Juho Lipsanen appointed President of TeliaSonera Finland

Mr Juho Lipsanen is appointed President of TeliaSonera Finland and will also be a member of TeliaSonera´s Executive Management. He will start in his new position as of October 11, 2005. Juho Lipsanen will report to TeliaSonera´s President and CEO Anders Igel.

Juho Lipsanen will join TeliaSonera from a publicly listed major Finnish media corporation, Alma Media Oyj, where he has worked recently as President and CEO. During 1994 - 2002 he has held several management positions in ABB Ltd. in Switzerland, such as President of ABB New Ventures and CFO of the worldwide Automation division.

“I am looking forward to start in TeliaSonera and to continue to work in the dynamic communication industry”, says Juho Lipsanen. “TeliaSonera has an important role to make the information society a reality. As a leading Nordic telecom provider it has the best platform to do this cost efficiently and to offer high quality and easy to use services to our customers.”

“Juho Lipsanen´s extensive experience in both strategic and operative management positions in the highly competitive Nordic media industry as well as in the demanding global technology based industries will be of great benefit to TeliaSonera”, says Anders Igel, President and CEO of TeliaSonera AB.

Juho Lipsanen is 44 years old and holds a M.Sc. in Economics at Turku School of Economics & Business Administration. He is married and has three children.

Juho Lipsanen will be available for interviews and comments to the media following a press meeting which will be held today in Helsinki (see invitation below).

Journalists are cordially invited to a press meeting which will be held today in Helsinki. TeliaSonera´s Executive Vice President and CFO Kim Ignatius will start the press meeting with highlights from the April-June 2005 Interim Report.
Day: Wednesday August 3, 2005
Time: 09:30 (Helsinki time)
Place: TeliaSonera Finland, the Auditorium, Elimäenkatu 5, Vallila, Helsinki.

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