Dutch TeliaSonera companies subject to preliminary investigation
Two of TeliaSonera’s Dutch holding companies, TeliaSonera UTA Holding B.V. and TeliaSonera Uzbek Telecom Holding B.V., are subject to a preliminary investigation concerning bribery and money laundering. TeliaSonera’s operations in Uzbekistan are among the assets of the two entities.
The Dutch authorities carried out searches at the companies during on March 11 to obtain access to documents. TeliaSonera is cooperating fully with the Dutch authorities. At this point TeliaSonera has no further details about the investigation.
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TeliaSonera provides network access and telecommunication services in the Nordic and Baltic countries, the emerging markets of Eurasia, including Russia and Turkey, and in Spain. TeliaSonera helps people and companies communicate in an easy, efficient and environmentally friendly way. Our ambition is to be number one or two in all our markets, providing the best customer experience, high quality networks and cost efficient operations. TeliaSonera is also a leading wholesale provider who owns and operate one of the world’s most extensive fiber backbones. In 2013, net sales amounted to SEK 101.7 billion, EBITDA to SEK 35.6 billion and earnings per share to SEK 3.46. The TeliaSonera share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm and NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Read more at www.teliasonera.com.