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interim report
jan-dec 2013

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game day
interim report
jan-dec 2013

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game day
interim report
jan-dec 2013

Live from London

Solid profitability based on good progress in mobile

From an operational perspective Q4 2013 was stable and in line with our expectations. Mobile enduser service revenue growth was maintained at a healthy 5 percent. We balanced our marketing efforts to meet the demands of our customers in the holiday season while maintaining our rigorous discipline on cost. EBITDA for the period expanded 1 percent to SEK 1,461 (1,444) million.


Mats Granryd
President and CEO

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Interim Report Jan-Dec 2013


January - December 2013
2014-02-07 10:00 CET

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Strong mobile end-user service revenue growth for the Group

In the quarter, mobile end-user service revenue grew by 5 percent amounting to SEK 3,724 (3,536) million. This trend was driven by positive usage of mobile data, compensating less revenue from mobile voice and SMS.

Improved operational performance in Tele2 Sweden

Mobile end-user service revenue in Sweden grew by 3 percent Q4 2013. The mobile EBITDA contribution in the quarter was SEK 722 (748) million, due to increased marketing spend and a shift from pay-as-you-go to bucket price plans.

Maintained strong customer intake within mobile for Tele2 Netherlands

Tele2 Netherlands continued its marketing push within the mobile segment, accelerating its customer intake to 62,000 (55,000) customers and taking the total mobile customer base to 694,000 (478,000). Mobile net sales amounted to SEK 447 (288) million and mobile end-user service revenue grew by 65 percent in Q4 2013.

License award disappointment for Tele2 in Norway

The network roll-out continued at a rapid pace, now covering approximately 75 percent

of the population. Traffic on own infrastructure amounted to 43 percent in the quarter. Tele2 Norway did not obtain any frequencies in the multiband auction held in December. The company will continue its operations with existing frequency resources and maintain commercial efforts to further develop the business.

Robust revenue growth in Tele2 Kazakhstan and positive EBITDA in December

Tele2 Kazakhstan continued to work to improve its commission structure, leading to a gradually better result in the quarter. Still, the net effect on customer intake was negative, leading to an outflow of -393,000 (361,000) users. Mobile net sales grew by 24 percent in Q4 2013 amounting to SEK 365 (294) million. Mobile end-user service revenue grew by 33 percent. Thanks to improved operational scale and lower interconnect levels, EBITDA losses were reduced to SEK -7 (-83) million and the company had positive EBITDA for the first time in December.

The Board of Directors recommend a dividend for

2013 amounting to SEK 4.40 The Board of Tele2 AB has decided to recommend an ordinary dividend of SEK 4.40 (7.10) per share in respect of the financial year 2013.

q4 in numbers

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Significant events Q4

  • Tele2 Norway did not obtain any resources in the multiband frequency auction held in Norway on December 2nd. The company will continue its operations with existing frequency resources and maintain commercial efforts to further develop the business.

  • Tele2 Sweden announced the sale of its residential cable and fiber operations to Telenor, including its residential customers. Tele2’s fiber infrastructure and customers on the business side were not part of the transaction. The total cash consideration for the divested assets amounted to SEK 792 million and will together with the estimated gain of 250 MSEK be recognized in January 2014.

  • Günther Vogelpoel, Executive Vice President and CEO of Tele2 Netherlands, decided to leave the company and Ernst Jan van Rooijen, CFO of Tele2 Netherlands, was appointed Acting CEO.

  • Tele2 launched a global M2M solution, initially addressing the Swedish, Norwegian and Dutch markets.

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