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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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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