Telekom Austria AG

euro adhoc: Telekom Austria AG
quarterly or semiannual financial statement / Results for the First Half 2006

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22.08.2006

Highlights - Group revenues increase by 15.9% to EUR 2,328.0 million - Group operating income rises by 39.9% to EUR 414.1 million - Consolidated net income increases by 53.2% to EUR 284.9 million, earnings per share increase by 57.7% - Wireline segment is characterized by strong broadband business partly offsetting ongoing fixed-to-mobile migration - Revenue growth in all companies of the wireless segment driven by strong subscriber additions - Withdrawal from auction of Mobi 63 demonstrates focus on value creation and provides scope for revision of cash use policy - Share buyback program modified from 6% to 10% of share capital - Improved outlook for operating income and net income for FY 2006

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(unaudited)
Revenues                  1,169.4  1,007.9    16.0%    2,328.0  2,008.5    15.9%
Operating income         192.5      126.4    52.3%        414.1      296.0    39.9%
Net income                  130.9        75.4    73.6%        284.9      186.0    53.2%
Adjusted EBITDA*         477.5      398.4    19.9%        981.8      830.9    18.2%
Earnings per share        0.28        0.16    74.8%         0.60        0.38    57.7%
(in EUR)
Capital expenditure    151.1      130.3    16.0%        272.9      249.5      9.4%
in EUR million              June 30, 2006         Dec. 31, 2005          % change
Net debt                              3,096.1                  3,113.7                 -0.6%@@end@@

* Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net income excluding interest, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization, impairment charges, equity in earnings of affiliates, income/loss from investments and foreign exchange differences. This equals operating income before depreciation, amortization and impairment charges.

The full quarterly report and further information is available on our website under www.telekom.at/ir

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ots Originaltext: Telekom Austria AG
Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.de

Further inquiry note:
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)1 33161 2730
mailto:e.mattes@mobilkom.at

Branche: Telecommunications Equipment
ISIN:      AT0000720008
WKN:        555750
Index:    WBI, ATX Prime, ATX
Börsen:  Wiener Börse AG / official dealing
              New York / official dealing



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