Telekom Austria AG

EANS-Adhoc: Vienna, August 18, 2010 - Today, Telekom Austria Group (VSE: TKA, OTC US: TKAGY) announced its results for the first half 2010 and the second quarter ending June 30, 2010.

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6-month report

18.08.2010

Results for the first half 2010

- Continued challenging operating environment driven by fierce competition, regulatory induced pressure and macro-economic headwinds - Stabilization of Fixed Net line losses to 6,000 in 2Q 2010 vs. 12,600 in 2Q 2009 - Further Mobile Communication subscriber growth of 5.9% to 19.2 mn customers - Slow-down of Group revenue decline to -3.9% due to lower revenue reduction in the Fixed Net and the Mobile Communication segments - Group EBITDA declines by 8.3% due to higher revenue related Fixed Net expenses and lower mobile revenues, cushioned by cost reductions - Free cash flow generation remains strong with EUR 365.2 mn - Including impact from merger of domestic operations the management expects revenues of approx. EUR 4.7 bn and an EBITDA of EUR 1.60 to 1.65 bn for FY 2010 - DPS floor of EUR 0.75 reiterated

in EUR million    2Q 10      2Q 09  % change      1H 10      1H 09 % change
Revenues          1,168.7  1,191.7        -1.9%  2,294.7  2,388.8      -3.9%
EBITDA                 403.8      450.0      -10.3%      829.7      904.8      -8.3%
Operating income 134.2      170.2      -21.2%      300.5      350.3    -14.2%
Net income            68.7        82.3      -16.5%      159.9      167.6      -4.6%
Earnings per share
(in EUR)                0.16        0.19      -16.4%        0.36        0.38      -4.6%
Free cash flow per share
(in EUR)                0.45        0.45         0.8%        0.83        0.75      10.8%
Capital
expenditures        160.1      149.3         7.2%      296.5      265.3      11.8%

in EUR million              Jun. 30, 2010      Dec. 31, 2009        % change
Net debt                                 3,590.3                3,614.8            -0.7%
Net debt/EBITDA (12 months)        2.1x                    2.0x

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

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Further inquiry note:
Matthias Stieber
Director Investor Relations
Tel.: +43 (0) 50 664 39126
mailto: matthias.stieber@telekomaustria.com

Elisabeth Mattes
Telekom Austria Group's Spokeswoman
Tel.: +43 (0) 664 66 39187
mailto: elisabeth.mattes@telekomaustria.com

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



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