TietoEnator acquires the majority of TietoEnator ISS in Czech Republic

TietoEnator acquires the majority of TietoEnator ISS in Czech Republic TietoEnator has acquired a further 31 % of TietoEnator ISS a.s. shares in Czech Republic and gained the majority in the company with 51 % of the shares. TietoEnator ISS provides high-value-added IT services with a customer focus in Telecom operators. Its main customer at present is Czech Telecom. TietoEnator entered the Czech IT market by founding a new joint venture company, TietoEnator ISS, together with the owners of ISS Czech s.r.o. in 20 June 2001. TietoEnator´s aim is to enhance its foothold in Czech IT market through local representation. Telecom industry is one of TietoEnator´s focus areas globally. For further information, please contact: TietoEnator, Timo Cavén, Vice President Telecom & Media, tel. +358 9 862 65500 TietoEnator ISS, Raija Mankki, Chairman of BOD, tel. +420 724 021 484 TietoEnator ISS, Zbynek Eiselt, Managing Director, tel. +420 602 468 240 With over 10,000 employees and annual net sales of EUR 1.1 billion, TietoEnator is a leading supplier of high value-added IT services in Europe. TietoEnator specialises in consulting, building and hosting its customers' business operations in the digital economy. The Group's services are based on a combination of deep industry-specific expertise and latest information technology. www.tietoenator.com TietoEnator ISS a.s. has started its activity in September 2001 as a joint venture between Czech ISS s.r.o. and TietoEnator. The company profiles itself as a system integrator providing high-value-added solutions and services in the ICT area. It has an estimated turnover of about 124 million CZK this year (3,9 million euros). TIETOENATOR CORPORATION DISTRIBUTION Helsinki Exchanges Stockholm Stock Exchange Principal Media ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2001/12/19/20011219BIT00590/bit0002.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2001/12/19/20011219BIT00590/bit0002.pdf