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Thursday 31 May, 2007

TeliaSonera AB

TeliaSonera facilitates repatriation process in...

TeliaSonera facilitates repatriation process in Lithuania and extends support to
Stockholm School of Economics in Riga

TeliaSonera today announced the award in the project tailored to encourage
Lithuanian emigrants to return to their country. TeliaSonera will also prolong
its participation in the entrepreneurial education at Stockholm School of
Economics (SSE) in Riga, Latvia.

"As the Baltic region's leading telecommunications company, we have a direct
interest in the economic health of the region and a responsibility to contribute
to sustainable development", says Kenneth Karlberg, President of Mobility
Services, TeliaSonera. "Emigration of active citizens has become a problem in
Lithuania, not only to the private sector but to society as a whole, and we want
to provide tangible assistance to help solving it."

"We are also more than happy to continue the cooperation with SSE in Riga for
the benefit not only of the School but also of the Latvian economy showing our
commitment to the Baltic region," emphasized Kenneth Karlberg.
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Under the "Destination Home" project, TeliaSonera today granted a scholarship of

100 000 Litas to Dr Daumantas Matulis, who returned to Lithuania in 2005 after
having completed his Ph.D. in biochemistry and biophysics in the US. A total of
20 applicants were evaluated by the Lithuanian Scholarship Commission and the
Swedish Research Council. The two bodies recognized that Dr. Daumantas Matulis
stands out as an exceptionally productive and engaged individual who will be an
important driving force in the future Lithuanian scientific community.

"I want to share my experience gained in the US and contribute to the
improvement of Lithuania's science situation, especially changing the attitude
of our society towards science," said Dr Daumantas Matulis.

TeliaSonera will also continue to participate in the financing of higher
education in the field of economics and business in Latvia by donating SEK 2
million to SSE Riga. The cooperation will continue until December 31, 2008.  The
donation will enable SSE Riga to continue working in the fields of
entrepreneurship, telecom research and education.

The current cooperation between TeliaSonera and SSE Riga was established by a
donation in 2004. In connection with the donation, a Professorship in
Entrepreneurship and the TeliaSonera Institute were founded.


For further information journalists can contact:
TeliaSonera AB press service, +46-(0)8-713 58 30



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