Telekom Austria AG

EANS-Adhoc: Telekom Austria AG
Results for the First Half 2009

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6-month report

19.08.2009

-Fixed Net line loss cut by 2/3 in 1H 09 to 20,600 lines -Double digit subscriber growth of 10.1% to 18.1 million customers in Mobile Communication -Revenues decline by 5.8% to EUR 2,388.8 million primarily driven by lower Fixed Net revenues -EBITDA decreases by 5.2% to EUR 904.8 million while operating costs decline by 6.7% -Operating free cash flow grows by 5.9% while free cash flow per share increases by 2.4% to 0.75 EUR -Outlook for 2009 on a constant currency basis fully reiterated, as announced on the occasion of the 1Q 09 results -Dividend per share floor of 75 cent per share reiterated for 2009-2012 -Management Board has resolved to cancel 17 million treasury shares or 3.7% of share capital as of August 24, 2009, thus, the number of shares will be reduced to 443 million -Share buyback envisaged for 2010, subject to stable conditions

in EUR million      2Q 09    2Q 08  % change  1H 09  1H 08  % change
Revenues              1,191.7 1,276.2    -6.6%  2,388.8 2,535.8      -5.8%
EBITDA                    450.0    468.5    -3.9%      904.8    954.2      -5.2%
Operating income    170.2    174.1    -2.2%      350.3    376.4      -6.9%
Net income                82.3      96.3  -14.5%      167.6    226.0    -25.8%
Earnings per share
(in EUR)                    0.19      0.22 -14.5%         0.38      0.51  -25.8%
Free cash flow per share
(in EUR)                    0.45      0.40  12.1%         0.75      0.73      2.4%
Capital
expenditures          149.3    190.7  -21.7%      265.3    350.3    -24.3%

in EUR million                  June 30, 09        Dec. 31, 08        % change
Net debt                                4,003.9                3,993.3                0.3%
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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ots Originaltext: Telekom Austria AG
Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.presseportal.ch

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) 664 331 2730
mailto: elisabeth.mattes@telekom.at

Branche: Telecommunications
ISIN:      AT0000720008
WKN:        555750
Index:    WBI, ATX Prime, ATX
Börsen:  Wien / official dealing



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