EANS-Adhoc: Telekom Austria AG / Results for the First Nine Months 2009

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12.11.2009

  • Further improvement of Fixed Net operating trends with only a 1.3% access lines loss compared to end of September 2008
  • Mobile Communication base grows by 8.6% year-on-year to 18.5 million customers despite a difficult economic environment
  • Revenues decline of 6.3% to EUR 3,620.5 million primarily driven by lower Fixed Net and roaming revenues as well as FX currency translation
  • Strict cost management reduces operating expenses by 4.9% and limits EBITDA decline to EUR 1,394.6 million
  • Net income reflects impairment charges of EUR 352.0 million related to investments in Belarus and in the Republic of Serbia
  • 2009 outlook for operating free cash flow of EUR 1.1 billion reiterated, Capex cuts compensating lower EBITDA due to FX, roaming, declining prices and impact from weaker economies
  • Management expects difficult market environment to prevail also in 2010
  • Dividend per share floor of 75 cents per share reiterated for 2009-2012

in EUR million 3Q 09 3Q 08 % change 1-9M 09 1-9M 08 % change Revenues 1,231.7 1,328.0 -7.3% 3,620.5 3,863.8 -6.3% EBITDA 489.8 538.2 -9.0% 1,394.6 1,492.4 -6.6% Operating income -126.4 260.0 n.a 223.9 636.4 -64.8% Net income -136.3 162.9 n.a 31.3 388.9 -92.0% Earnings per share (in EUR) -0.31 0.37 n.a 0.07 0.88 -91.9% Free cash flow per share (in EUR) 0.48 0.56 -14.5% 1.23 1.29 -5.0% Capital expenditures 154.5 184.0 -16.0% 419.8 534.3 -21.4% in EUR million Sept. 30, 09 Dec. 31, 08 % change Net debt 3,781.5 3,993.3 -5.3% Net debt/EBITDA (12 months) excluding restructuring program 2.1x 2.1x

The full report and further information is available on our website at www.telekomaustria.com/ir/investor-relations-en.php

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issuer: Telekom Austria AG
Lassallestrasse 9
A-1020 Wien
mail: investor.relations@telekom.at
WWW: www.telekomaustria.com/ir
sector: Telecommunications
ISIN: AT0000720008
indexes: WBI, ATX Prime, ATX
stockmarkets: official dealing: Wien
language: English

Rückfragen & Kontakt:

Peter E. Zydek
Head of Investor Relations
Tel.: +43 (0) 59059 1-19001
mailto: peter.zydek@telekom.at

Elisabeth Mattes
Telekom Austria Group's Spokeswoman
Tel.: +43 (0) 664 331 2730
mailto: elisabeth.mattes@telekom.at

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