Dec 17, 2018 8:00 AM CET
Stockholm – Tele2 AB (Tele2) (Nasdaq Stockholm: TEL2 A and TEL2 B) today announces a SEK 2 billion loan agreement with the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) for the financing of Tele2’s merger with Com Hem.
The additional funding from NIB will extend Tele2’s maturity profile and achieve further diversification of its funding. This will include a cancellation of Tele2’s existing loan from NIB (EUR 130 million), which will result in new proceeds of approximately SEK 650 million.
NIB is an international financial institution owned by eight member countries: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden. The Bank finances private and public projects in and outside the member countries. NIB has the highest possible credit rating, AAA/Aaa, with the leading rating agencies Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s.
Tele2 and NIB have a relationship that spans over more than 20 years. This is the fifth loan agreement between the parties and the first one was issued already in 1994.
NIB only finances specific investment projects that fulfil the Bank’s mission, which is to improve productivity and the environment of the Nordic-Baltic region.
For more information, please contact:
Joel Ibson, Head of Corporate Communications, Tele2 AB, Phone: +46 766 26 44 00
Erik Strandin Pers, Head of Investor Relations, Tele2 AB, Phone: +46 733 41 41 88
TELE2’S MISSION IS TO FEARLESSLY LIBERATE PEOPLE TO LIVE A MORE CONNECTED LIFE. We believe the connected life is a better life, and so our aim is to make connectivity increasingly accessible to our customers, no matter where or when they need it. 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 offers mobile services, fixed broadband and telephony, data network services, content services and global IoT solutions. Every day our 17 million customers across eight countries enjoy a fast and wireless experience through our award winning networks. Tele2 has been listed on Nasdaq Stockholm since 1996. In 2017, Tele2 generated revenue of SEK 25 billion and reported an adjusted EBITDA of SEK 6.4 billion. For definitions of measures, please see the last pages of the Annual Report 2017. Follow @Tele2group on Twitter for the latest updates.
November 5, 2018, Tele2 successfully merged with the Com Hem Group, a leading supplier of broadband, TV, play and telephony services in Sweden with 1.45 million customers. In 2017, the Com Hem Group generated revenue of SEK 7.1 billion. The combined company will publish its first consolidated interim report in February 2019.
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