Europolitan changes brand name to Europolitan Vodafone

PRESS RELEASE - Karlskrona 2000-12-21 Europolitan changes brand name to Europolitan Vodafone As earlier announced Europolitan will change its branding in the beginning of 2001. The new brand name will be Europolitan Vodafone. The new name reflects the Europolitan membership in Vodafone, the world's largest mobile telecommunications group. Europolitan will continue to focus on customer satisfaction, services and quality and combine this work with joint product development with Vodafone. This co-operation will benefit the customers since the change enables Europolitan to develop new services which will work in Vodafone's network globally. - We have reached an important step in our development. The world around us turns more international and therefore our customers require services with global coverage, to be used regardless of their whereabouts. The new brand will symbolise the benefits of being a part of the Vodafone family as well as our leading position on the Swedish market, says Jon Risfelt, President and CEO of the Europolitan Group. - As we move towards the 3rd generation of technology, linking the Internet to the mobile phone, the advantages of being a part of the largest global mobile communications group will benefit our customer's need of global mobile services, says Jon Risfelt. Europolitan AB is a Swedish GSM operator with a licence to build a 3G network. The company's head office is in Karlskrona, Sweden. Europolitan is a leader in the field of technically advanced services. The Europolitan Group, which also includes the stock market listed parent company Europolitan Holdings AB and Europolitan's sister companies, Europolitan Stores AB, Ocom AB, Doberman AB and Mobile Relations AB, has around 1,300 employees. Vodafone owns 71 percent of Europolitan AB, and 29 percent is owned by private shareholders, investment companies and pension funds. The Vodafone Group trades across five continents and serves over 65 million customers. For more information, please visit our web site, www.europolitan.se For more information, please contact: Marie Stenberg Bark, Head of Market Communications, Europolitan AB Phone: +46 708 70 80 70, e-mail: marie.stenberg.bark@europolitan.se Johan Holmgren, Public Relations Manager, Europolitan AB Phone: +46 708 33 14 00, e-mail: johan.holmgren@europolitan.se ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/12/21/20001221BIT00570/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/12/21/20001221BIT00570/bit0002.pdf

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