Metro signs contract for distribution in eight Dutch cities

METRO SIGNS CONTRACT FOR DISTRIBUTION IN EIGHT DUTCH CITIES Due to rumours in the press, MTG confirm that an agreement has been signed with Dutch State Railways - NS Stations. Among the cities where Metro will be distributed as from the 1st of June 1999, are Amsterdam, Arnhem, Den Haag, Groningen, Eindhoven, Maastricht, Rotterdam and Utrecht plus all other major connecting points in the Netherlands. NS Stations, which control most Rail as well as Commuter Train Lines in the Netherlands, daily transport more than one million passengers. The deal is for Metro the largest so far since the Dutch edition of the newspaper will be distributed on a national basis. The number of readers is estimated to at least one million each day. The Dutch edition of the newspaper will, in circulation, be Metro´s biggest establishment thus far The Dutch expansion included, Metro will have a total amount of readers reaching 2,5 million europeans every weekday and will be covering twelve cities. For further information, please visit www.mtg.se, or email info@mtg.se or contact: Hans-Holger Albrecht, President & CEO tel: +46 8 562 000 50 Matthew Hooper, Investor & Press Relations tel: +44 20 7321 5010 Modern Times Group MTG AB has seven business areas: Viasat Broadcasting (free-to-air and pay TV channels in nine countries), Radio (seven networks in five countries), New Media (the Everyday interactive TV portal, Internet portal, Mobile portal, and teletext services), Publishing (financial news and information services), Modern Interactive (home shopping, e-commerce, and logistics), SDI Media (subtitling and dubbing services), and Modern Studios (content production and library). Modern Times Group MTG AB's class A and B shares are listed on the Stockholmsbörsen O-list (symbols: MTGA and MTGB) and on the Nasdaq National Market in New York (symbol: MTGNY). MODERN TIMES GROUP MTG AB Skeppsbron 18, Box 2094, SE-103 13 Stockholm, Sweden Tel. +46 8 562 000 50 Fax. +46 8 20 50 74 (Publ) Registration No. 556309- 9158 www.mtg.se ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2004/01/07/20040107BIT00090/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2004/01/07/20040107BIT00090/wkr0002.pdf

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