TELE2's RESULTS FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE SHOW continued strong growth IN EBITDA ACROSS OPERATIONS - Tele2

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Jul 16, 2002 6:07 AM CET

TELE2's RESULTS FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE SHOW continued strong growth IN EBITDA ACROSS OPERATIONS

New York and Stockholm - July 16 2002 - Tele2 AB ("Tele2", "the Group") (Nasdaq Stock Market: TLTOA and TLTOB and Stockholmsbörsen: TEL2A and TEL2B), the leading alternative pan-European telecommunications company, today announces a trading update for the month of June 2002.
 
  • EBITDA for June 2002 MSEK 402 (includes MSEK 29 relating to court case with Telia)*, (June 2001, MSEK 127) up 217%
  • MSEK 2,590* Revenue for June (2001, MSEK 2,066) up 25.4%
  • Total Customers at June 30, 2002, 16.1 million
  • Total EBITDA margin for June, 16 %, for mobile in Sweden 55%, for fixed line and Internet in Sweden, 21%
 
Lars-Johan Jarnheimer, President and CEO of Tele2 AB stated:
 
"We have announced results for the months of April, May and June to demonstrate that we are developing according to our stated plans. The June result before depreciation and amortization, adjusted for the cost of a higher intake, increased by 217% from June last year and is comparable to the May result, which was the best since the SEC merger. The second quarter of 2002 should therefore be the best ever reported by the company."
 
Financial highlights
 


SEK millions
June
2002*
June
2001
Operating Revenue
2,590
2,066
EBITDA (i)
402
127
 
(i) Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization
 
* Sales and EBITDA include MSEK 29 relating to Tele2 winning a case in the administrative court against Telia regarding payment principles for interconnection
 
Tele2 AB, formed in 1993, is the leading alternative pan-European telecommunications company offering fixed and mobile telephony, data network and Internet services under the brands Tele2, Tango and Comviq to 16.1 million people in 21 countries. Tele2 operates Datametrix, which specializes in systems integration, 3C Communications, operating public pay telephones and public Internet services; Transac, providing billing and transaction processing service; C³, offering co-branded pre-paid calling cards and Optimal Telecom, the price-guaranteed residential router device. The Group offers cable television services under the Kabelvision brand name and together with MTG, owns the Internet portal Everyday.com. The Company is listed on the Stockholmsbörsen, under TEL2A and TEL2B, and on the Nasdaq Stock Market under TLTOA and TLTOB.
 
CONTACTS:
Tele2 AB


Lars-Johan Jarnheimer
Telephone: + 46 8 562 640 00
President and CEO, Tele2 AB
 
 
 
 
 
 
Håkan Zadler
Telephone: +46 8 562 640 00
CFO, Tele2 AB
 
 
 
 
 
 
Andrew Best, Investor Relations, London
Telephone: +44 7321 5010
 
Visit our web site at www.tele2.com

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