TeliaSonera refers Azercell transaction to prosecutor

Friday 29 May 2015 | 09:54 CET | News
TeliaSonera has contacted a prosecutor after questions arose regarding its acquisition of one third of Azerbaijan's Azercell in 2008, according to Swedish investigative television programme 'Uppdrag Granskning'. TeliaSonera CEO Johan Dennelind says he does not know why TeliaSonera was granted a discount of SEK 5 billion when it acquired the state's stake in Azercell, only then to give it away to a local partner, according to an article on broadcaster SVT's website.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Azercell / Telia
Countries: Azerbaijan / Sweden
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