Management changes in TeliaSonera

Robert Andersson has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Sonera in Finland and member of TeliaSonera Group Management.

Finland is one of our most important markets and core business for TeliaSonera. In order to sharpen our profile and focus resources on delivering a world class customer experience to all Sonera customers, we have recruited Robert Andersson to manage all business units with customer interface in Finland. He will take up his new position as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sonera on 14 May, 2012. Robert Andersson will report to Lars Nyberg, President and CEO and become a member of TeliaSonera Group Management.

“I am very pleased that we have managed to attract Robert Andersson, who has a broad international experience and a solid background in the mobile communication industry from the Nokia Group, as well as a strong network in Finland, to lead  and strengthen our business and the Sonera brand in Finland,” says Lars Nyberg, President and CEO.

“Sonera is a major force in the Finnish ICT industry and TeliaSonera a strong regional player. I am truly excited to join such an advanced operator after many years in the handset business”, says Robert Andersson.

Robert Andersson, aged 51, has held a number of managerial and executive positions in strategy and business development, sales, finance, and operations in the Nokia Group throughout his career. In recent years Robert has been Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances and Business Development, Executive Vice President of Devices Finance, Strategy and Sourcing and Executive Vice President, Customer and Market Operations. He was a member of the Group Executive Board at Nokia. 2005-2009. Robert Andersson has a Master of Science in Economics degree from the Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration in Helsinki, and a Master of Business Administration degree from George Washington University in Washington D.C.

TeliaSonera AB discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instrument Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication at 8 a.m. CET on April 2, 2012.

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