TELE2 PREPARES FOR LEGAL MERGER OF VERSATEL INTO TELE2

Stockholm – Further to the earlier press releases of Tele2 Finance B.V. (“Tele2”), issued together with Versatel Telecom International N.V. (“Versatel”) and funds advised by Apax Partners, dated 18 July 2005, 17 August 2005, 8 September 2005, 13 September 2005, 10 October 2005 and 14 October 2005, Tele2 announces that it has instructed its financial and legal advisors to make all necessary preparations for the anticipated triangular legal merger of Versatel into Tele2.

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