Telekom Austria AG

EANS-Adhoc: Telekom Austria AG
Results for the Full Year 2009

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Company Information

24.02.2010

Results for the Full Year 2009

- Mobile Communication customer base increases by 6.4% to 18.9 million customers despite a difficult economic environment - Increase in access lines in the Fixed Net segment during 4Q 09 for the first time in more than a decade - Revenues decline of 7.1% to EUR 4.8 billion driven by lower Fixed Net revenues, FX movements and lower prices in Mobile Communication - Successful cost reduction in both segments reduces operating expenses and softens impact of lower revenues on EBITDA - 2009 target for operating free cash flow of EUR 1.1 billion achieved as Capex reduction compensates lower EBITDA on like-for-like basis - Based on full year results 2009, Management Board proposes dividend of EUR 0.75 per share - Reiteration of outlook for 2010 excluding the impact of the merger of domestic operations - Merger of domestic operations creates considerable customer advantage and meets increasing demand for convergent products

in EUR million   4Q 09   4Q 08  % change FY 2009 FY 2008  % change
Revenues        1,181.5 1,306.5   -9.6%  4,802.0 5,170.3    -7.1%
EBITDA            399.4  -211.6    n.a.  1,794.0 1,280.8    40.1%
Operating income  120.0  -515.7    n.a     343.9   120.7   184.9%
Net income         63.6  -437.7    n.a      94.9   -48.8     n.a.
Earnings per share
(in EUR)           0.14   -0.99    n.a      0.22   -0.11     n.a.
Free cash flow per share
(in EUR)           0.30    0.42  -29.2%     1.52    1.71   -10.9%
Capital expenditures
                  291.6   273.3    6.7%    711.4   807.6   -11.9%

in EUR million           Dec. 31, 09         Dec. 31, 08   % change
Net debt                     3,614.8             3,993.3      -9.5%
Net debt/EBITDA (12 months) excluding
restructuring program in 2008   2.0x                2.1x 

Reported financial figures include impairment charges of EUR 352.0 million for FY 2009 and restructuring charges of EUR 632.1 million for 4Q 08 and FY 2008.

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:

Barbara	Plössnig
Investor Relations
Tel.: +43 (0) 59059 1-19003
mailto: barbara.ploessnig@telekom.at

Matthias Stieber
Investor Relations
Tel.: +43 (0) 59059 1-19007
mailto: matthias.stieber@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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