The Antitrust Authority approve TietoEnator´s acquisition of SYKORA

The Antitrust Authority approve TietoEnator´s acquisition of SYKORA The Czech Antitrust Authority has given its approval to TietoEnator´s acquisition of 51 % of the shares in SYKORA Group. The agreement between TietoEnator and SYKORA was announced on June the 26th and will be effective from the 1st of October. SYKORA is a company specialized in network inventory and operations support systems for telecom and utility companies. It has 125 employees in seven European countries. By the acquisition TietoEnator strengthens its position as one of the leading IT service providers to the telecom industry in Europe. For more information, please contact: TietoEnator, Pentti Heikkinen, President of Business Area Telecom & Media, tel. +358 9 862 60780, +358 400 438 611 TietoEnator, Timo Cavén, Vice President Telecom & Media, tel. +358 9 862 65500, +358 40 5057 303 SYKORA Group, Thomas Sykora, CEO, tel. +49 7223 94740, ts@sykora.de With almost 12,000 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 With over 125 employees in seven European countries SYKORA Group of companies is specialist in supplying IT services for Network Inventory Systems and Operations Support Systems for telecommunications and utility companies in Europe. www.sykora.cz 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/2002/08/26/20020826BIT00100/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/08/26/20020826BIT00100/wkr0002.pdf