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Interim Report January-March 2010

Stockholm - Tele2 AB, (Tele2), (NASDAQ OMX Stockholm: TEL2 A and TEL2 B) today announced its consolidated results for the first quarter 2010.

"Taking it to the next level. Together"

"At Tele2 we are proud but never satisfied, and our Q1 2010 interim results are proof that hard work pays off. EBITDA grew by 5 percent to SEK 2,358 million, resulting in a strong margin of 25 percent", comments Lars Nilsson, CFO & Interim President and CEO of Tele2 AB


Financial highlights

During Q1 2010, net sales amounted to SEK 9,535 (9,828) million, while EBITDA increased by 5 percent to SEK 2,358 (2,244) million.


Highest ever EBITDA contribution from market area Russia

In Q1 2010, Tele2 Russia added 949,000 (220,000) customers. During the quarter EBITDA amounted to SEK 719 (538) million, with better than expected contribution from both new regions and mature regions.


Continued revenue growth in market area Nordic

Mobile revenue in market area Nordic grew by 3 percent, led by Tele2 Sweden's push into the postpaid segment


Stable cashflow contribution from market area Central Europe & Eurasia

Through tight control of operational and capital expenditures, market area Central Europe & Eurasia was able to tackle a poor economic climate and maintain cashflow contribution to the group


Further success in the corporate segment for market area Western Europe

The market area Western Europe was once again successful in extending existing accounts and in acquiring new accounts in Q1 2010. As a result EBITDA increased to SEK 611 (594) million in the quarter


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Interim result conference call

Tele2 will host a conference call, with an interactive presentation, for the global financial community at 10.00 am CET (09.00 am UK time/04.00 am NY time) on Wednesday, April 21, 2010. The conference call will be held in English and also available as audiocast on Tele2's website,

Dial-in information

To ensure that you are connected to the conference call, please dial in a few minutes before the start of the conference call to register your attendance.


Dial-in numbers:

Sweden: +46 (0)8 505 598 53

UK: +44 (0) 203 043 24 36

US: +1 866 458 40 87


You will also be in a position to listen to the conference call afterwards. Replay number will be available 10 days following the conference call:

Sweden: +46 (0)8 506 269 49

Passcode: 242097 #



Lars Nilsson, CFO and Interim President & CEO

Telephone: +46 (0)8 5620 0060


Lars Torstensson, Investor Relations

Telephone: + 46 (0)8 5620 0042


Tele2 is one of Europe 's leading telecom OPERATORS, always providing the best deal. We have 28 million customers in 11 countries. Tele2 offers mobile services, fixed broadband and telephony, data network services, cable TV and content services. Ever since Jan Stenbeck founded the company in 1993, it has been a tough challenger to the former government monopolies and other established providers. Tele2 has been listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm since 1996. In 2009, we had net sales of SEK 39.5 billion and reported an operating profit (EBITDA) of SEK 9.4 billion.