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These materials are not an offer for sale of securities in the United States. Securities may not be sold in the United States absent registration with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Neither TeliaSonera nor MegaFon intends to register any part of any offering in the United States or to conduct a public offering of securities in the United States.
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TeliaSonera earlier this morning announced that MegaFon’s shareholders, TeliaSonera, AF Telecom and Altimo have agreed to realize value in MegaFon through dividends, sale of shares and a potential public offering.
This press release confirms that MegaFon has today paid out dividends to its shareholders in the amount of USD 5.15 billion, Altimo has sold its shares in MegaFon to AF Telecom and to a subsidiary of MegaFon and TeliaSonera has sold all its shares in Telecominvest to AF Telecom.
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 4.15 p.m. CET on April 24, 2012.