Telekom Austria AG

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

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9-month report

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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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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