Tele2 AB : Tele2 AB: Jere Calmes Appointed New CEO of Tele2 Russia and Steps
Down as Non-Executive Board Member
Stockholm - Tele2 AB (Tele2), (NASDAQ OMX Stockholm Exchange: TEL2 A and TEL2
B) today announced that Jere Calmes has been appointed new CEO of Tele2
Russia. He will assume his new position February 11, 2013.
Jere Calmes has a strong background from his Russia-based roles as President
and CEO at Pharmacy Chain 36.6 and Executive Vice President and General
Manager VimpelCom Moscow. He has also held senior management positions at Wind
Telecommunicazione SpA, ECMS MobiNil and Motorola Inc. More recently, Jere
Calmes was Managing Director at Fast Lane Ventures. Jere Calmes has been a
member of the Tele2 Board of Directors since May 2008.
Mats Granryd, President and CEO of Tele2, comments: "I am very pleased to
announce the appointment of Jere Calmes as the new CEO of Tele2 Russia. Russia
is Tele2's largest market and its future success is crucial. Many exciting
opportunities and challenges lie ahead so having Jeres's experience and
knowledge as a part of my Leadership team will be a tremendous resource for
Tele2's future achievements in Russia."
Mike Parton, Chairman of the Board of Directors, says: "On behalf of the
Board, I want to welcome Jere to his new position. I have accepted his
resignation from the Board, and look forward to benefiting from his leadership
in his new role as CEO of Tele2 Russia. Under Mats and his strengthened team,
our Russian operation will be in a great position to continue to grow its
mobile business across its footprint."
Jere Calmes, CEO of Tele2 Russia, comments: "As a board member I have followed
our success in the Russian mobile market with great interest. I now look very
much forward to taking the operational role as CEO of Tele2 Russia and
contributing to our continued success in the country."
For further information, contact:
Lars Torstensson, Investor Inquiries, Telephone: +46 702 73 48 79
Pernilla Oldmark, Press Inquiries, Telephone: +46 704 26 45 45
TELE2 IS ONE OF EUROPE'S LEADING TELECOM OPERATORS, ALWAYS PROVIDING THE
CUSTOMERS WHAT THEY NEED FOR LESS. We have 38 million customers in 11
countries. Tele2 offers mobile services, fixed broadband and telephony, data
network services, cable TV and content services. Ever since Jan Stenbeck
founded the company in 1993, it has been a tough challenger to the former
government monopolies and other established providers. Tele2 has been listed
on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm since 1996. In 2012, we had net sales of SEK 43.7
billion and reported an operating profit (EBITDA) of SEK 11 billion
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