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2017-09-19

Telia Company: Resultat av förslaget om försäljning av delar av aktieinnehavet i Turkcell

Pressmeddelande 2017-09-19

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in whole or in part, into or in the United States, Canada, Australia
or Japan or any other jurisdiction in which offers or sales would be
prohibited by applicable law. This announcement does not constitute
or form an offer of securities in the United States, Canada,
Australia, Japan or any other jurisdiction.

Please see the important notice at the end of this announcement.

Telia Company meddelar nu resultatet av det anbudsförfarande som
inleddes den 18 september 2017 riktat mot institutionella placerare
av aktier i Turkcell Iletism Hizmetleri A.S. (Turkcell).

I anbudsförfarandet har Sonera Holding B.V., ett av Telia Company AB
helägt dotterbolag, åtagit sig att sälja 153,5 miljoner aktier i
Turkcell till ett pris av 11,60 TRY per aktie, totalt 1 781 MTRY
(motsvarande cirka 4 127 MSEK) med en positiv pro forma effekt på vår
nettoskuld med EBITDA 0.14x.

Efter den nu avslutade försäljningen äger Telia Company 24 procent av
aktierna i Turkcell genom ägandet i Turkcell Holding.

- Försäljningen av de återstående direktägda aktierna i Turkcell är i
enlighet med strategin att fokusera på verksamheterna i Norden och
Baltikum. Telia Company kommer fortsättningsvis att vara största
aktieägare i Turkcell och fortsätter oförtrutet att arbeta för att
hitta lösningar på ägarlåsningen och för att återställa en fungerande
bolagsstyrning, säger Johan Dennelind, vd och koncernchef Telia
Company.

Avkastningen från försäljningen betalas kontant enligt sedvanliga
villkor.

Merrill Lynch International (BofA Merrill Lynch), Citigroup Global
Markets Limited (Citi) och UBS Limited (UBS) agerar så kallade Joint
Bookrunners i transaktionen.

Denna information är sådan information som Telia Company AB är
skyldigt att offentliggöra enligt EU:s marknadsmissbruksförordning.
Informationen lämnades, genom ovanstående kontaktpersons försorg, för
offentliggörande den 19 september 2017 kl. 08.00 CET.

För mer information, kontakta gärna vår presstjänst: 0771 77 58 30,
besök Newsroom (http://www.teliacompany.com/sv/nyhetsrum/) och följ
oss på Twitter @Teliacompany (https://twitter.com/Teliacompany).

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IMPORTANT NOTICE

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indirectly, in or into the United States. The distribution of this
announcement may be restricted by law in certain jurisdictions and
persons into whose possession any document or other information
referred to herein comes should inform themselves about and observe
any such restriction. Any failure to comply with these restrictions
may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such
jurisdiction.

This announcement does not contain or constitute an offer of, or the
solicitation of an offer to buy, securities to any person in the
United States, Australia, Canada or Japan or in any jurisdiction to
whom or in which such offer or solicitation is unlawful. The shares
referred to herein may not be offered or sold in the United States
unless registered under the US Securities Act of 1933 (the
"Securities Act") or offered in a transaction exempt from, or not
subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act. The
offer and sale of shares referred to herein has not been and will not
be registered under the Securities Act or under the applicable
securities laws of Australia, Canada or Japan. Subject to certain
exceptions, the shares referred to herein may not be offered or sold
in Australia, Canada or Japan or to, or for the account or benefit
of, any national, resident or citizen of Australia, Canada or Japan.
There will be no public offer of the shares referred to herein in the
United States, Australia, Canada or Japan or elsewhere.

In member states of the European Economic Area ("EEA") (each, a
"Relevant Member State"), this announcement and any offer if made
subsequently is directed only at persons who are "qualified
investors" within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive ("Qualified
Investors"). For these purposes, the expression "Prospectus
Directive" means Directive 2003/71/EC (and amendments thereto,
including the 2010 PD Amending Directive, to the extent implemented
in a Relevant Member State), and includes any relevant implementing
measure in the Relevant Member State and the expression "2010 PD
Amending Directive" means Directive 2010/73/EU. In the United
Kingdom, this announcement is directed exclusively at Qualified
Investors (i) who have professional experience in matters relating to
investments falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services
and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended
(the "Order") or (ii) who fall within Article 49(2)(A) to (D) of the
Order, and (iii) to whom it may otherwise lawfully be communicated
(all such persons together being referred to as "relevant persons"),
and any investment activity to which it relates will only be engaged
in with such relevant persons and it should not be relied on by
anyone other than such persons. Persons in the United Kingdom who are
not relevant persons and persons in other Relevant Member States who
are not Qualified Investors should not take any action on the basis
of this announcement and should not act or rely on it. In the
Netherlands, this announcement and any offer if made subsequently is
directed exclusively at qualified investors (gekwalificeerde
beleggers) within the meaning of the Dutch Act on Financial
Supervision (Wet op het financieel toezicht).

Merrill Lynch International ("BofA Merrill Lynch"), Citigroup Global
Markets Limited ("Citi") and UBS Limited ("UBS") (together, the
"Joint Bookrunners"), each of which are authorised by the Prudential
Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority
and the Prudential Regulation Authority, are acting exclusively for
Telia Company and no-one else in connection with the Offering. They
will not regard any other person as their respective clients in
relation to the Offering and will not be responsible to anyone other
than Telia Company for providing the protections afforded to their
respective clients, nor for providing advice in relation to the
Offering, the contents of this announcement or any transaction,
arrangement or other matter referred to herein.

No prospectus or offering document has been or will be prepared in
connection with the Offering. Any investment decision in connection
with the Offering must be made on the basis of publicly available
information. Such information has not been independently verified.
The information contained in this announcement is for background
purposes only and does not purport to be full or complete.

Each of the Joint Bookrunners and their respective affiliates
expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to update, review
or revise any forward looking statement contained in this
announcement whether as a result of new information, future
developments or otherwise.

In connection with the Offering, the Joint Bookrunners and any of
their affiliates may take up a portion of the shares referred to
herein as a principal position and in that capacity may retain,
purchase, sell, offer to sell for their own accounts such shares and
other securities of Turkcell or related investments in connection
with the Offering or otherwise. In addition, the Joint Bookrunners
and any of their affiliates may enter into financing arrangements
(including swaps or contracts for differences) with investors in
connection with which the Joint Bookrunners and any of their
affiliates may from time to time acquire, hold or dispose of shares.
Accordingly, references to the shares being issued, offered,
subscribed, acquired, placed or otherwise dealt in should be read as
including any issue or offer to, or subscription, acquisition,
placing or dealing by, the Joint Bookrunners and any of their
affiliates acting in such capacity. None of the Joint Bookrunners
intends to disclose the extent of any such investment or transactions
otherwise than in accordance with any legal or regulatory obligations
to do so.

None of the Joint Bookrunners or any of their respective affiliates or
any of their or their affiliates' directors, officers, employees,
advisers or agents accepts any responsibility or liability whatsoever
for or makes any representation or warranty, express or implied, as
to the truth, accuracy or completeness of the information in this
announcement (or whether any information has been omitted from the
announcement) or any other information relating to Telia Company,
Turkcell, their subsidiaries or associated companies, whether
written, oral or in a visual or electronic form, and howsoever
transmitted or made available or for any loss howsoever arising from
any use of this announcement or its contents or otherwise arising in
connection therewith.

This announcement may include statements that are, or may be deemed to
be, "forward-looking statements". These forward-looking statements
may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology,
including the terms "believes", "estimates", "plans", "projects",
"anticipates", "expects", "intends", "may", "will" or "should" or, in
each case, their negative or other variations or comparable
terminology, or by discussions of strategy, plans, objectives, goals,
future events or intentions. Forward-looking statements may and often
do differ materially from actual results. Any forward-looking
statements reflect Telia Company's current view with respect to
future events and are subject to risks relating to future events and
other risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Forward-looking
statements speak only as of the date they are made.

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