Tele2 AB, Europe's leading alternative telecoms operator, today announced that, in line with its long-term strategy for Russia, it has increased its holding in five of its Russian operations. After these transactions, 11 of Tele2's 14 regional Russian operations are now wholly-owned by Tele2.

Tele2 has acquired the below stakes from Center Telecom, North West Telecom and Sibir Telecom, all of which are subsidiaries of Svayzinvest:

Acquired stake
Tele2's ownership prior to /post acquisition
Tele2's status in the region
Belgorod Cellular Communications
65% / 100%
GSM network operation since April 2004
Smolensk Cellular Communications
60% / 100%
GSM network operation since September 2003
Lipetsk Mobile
94,1% / 100%
GSM network deployment
St Petersburg
97.24% / 100%
GSM network operation since July 2003
Siberian Cellular Communications
60% / 70%
GSM network operation since August 2003
Tele2's costs for the above-mentioned acquisitions are non significant.
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Tele2 is Europe's leading alternative telecom operator. Tele2's mission is to provide cheap and simple telecom for everyone in Europe. Tele2 always strives to offer the market's best prices. We have more than 30 million customers in 23 countries. Tele2 offers fixed and mobile telephony, broadband, 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. Tele2 has been listed on Stockholmsbörsen since 1996. In 2005 we had operating revenue of SEK 50 billion and reported a profit (EBITDA) of SEK 6.6 billion.

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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 9 countries enjoy a fast and wireless experience through our award winning networks. Tele2 has been listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm since 1996. In 2016, Tele2 had net sales of SEK 28 billion and reported an operating profit (EBITDA) of SEK 5.3 billion. For definitions of measures, please see the last pages of the Annual Report 2016. Follow @Tele2group on Twitter for the latest updates.


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