"Good that preparations have started for stock exchange listing"

"Good that preparations have started for stock exchange listing" "I am very pleased to hear that the process has now been started in earnest to prepare Telia for a future listing on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. By being quoted on the exchange, we will have greater possibilities to realize Telia's ambitious business plans for the future, which we are now in the process of developing. Our company is in a strong position for a possible introduction on the exchange." "Telia is well prepared to go public the day our owners and the Swedish parliament decide on it. We have been preparing for this for some time, " says Jan-Åke Kark, Telia's CEO. For further information please contact: Telia´s Press Office, phone +46 8 713 58 30 Telia is the leading supplier of telecom-based information services in the Nordic/Baltic region. At the same time, "seamless" pan-European and global services are being realized through powerful alliances and partnerships in Europe and around the world. Annual turnover 1998 reached 51 240 MSEK and the number of employees amounted to approx. 30 600. ------------------------------------------------------------ Please visit http://www.bit.se for further information The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/02/17/20000217BIT01250/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/02/17/20000217BIT01250/bit0002.pdf