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Aug 19, 2005 10:25 AM CET


Stockholm – Tele2 AB, (“Tele2”), (Stockholmsbörsen: TEL2A and TEL2B), the leading alternative pan-European telecommunications company, today announced that, following the acquisition of Votec Mobile in December 2004, it has launched a GSM network in the Voronezh region, its twelfth in Russia under the Tele2 brand.

The population covered by the GSM license in Voronezh is 2.4 million and the region’s mobile penetration is approximately 40%. Lars-Johan Jarnheimer, CEO of Tele2 said; “The GSM launch in Voronezh in Southern Russia follows on from our 11 successful launches in 2003 and 2004. The Russian mobile market offers substantial growth potential for Tele2 and our previous launches in Russia show customers appreciate our service offerings.” CONTACTS 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 Dwayne Taylor, Telephone: + 44 20 7321 5038 Lena Krauss, Telephone: + 46 8 562 000 45 Investor enquiries Visit us at our homepage: http://www.Tele2.com

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