TeliaSonera increases holdings in Eesti Telekom

TeliaSonera has increased its holding in the Estonian subsidiary Eesti Telekom, which in turn owns the companies Elion and EMT. The shares were acquired at a price of SEK 71. 76 (EUR 7. 741) per share. The total purchase price is SEK 127. 7 millions (EUR 13.8 millions). TeliaSonera owns 51.55 percent of the capital and votes in the company after the transaction.

In December 2004, TeliaSonera increased its holdings in Eesti Telekom to over 50 percent and consolidated the company. The acquisition of an additional 1.29 percent of the company gives a total share holding of 51.55 percent. Through the purchase, TeliaSonera confirms its long-term commitment to Eesti Telekom and strengthens its position as the leading communications company in the Nordic and Baltic regions.

“TeliaSonera has always been clear about its long-term desire to increase its holdings in Eesti Telekom and we now further strengthen our position in the company,” says Kenneth Karlberg, President of TeliaSonera Norway, Denmark and Baltic Countries.

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Birgitta Grafström, Communications Manager, TeliaSonera Norway, Denmark and Baltic countries, +46-(0)8-713 58 30

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