Wind Mobile Canada Emerges From Strongest Year Ever

Parent Company VimpelCom Releases Fourth Quarterly Results 
TORONTO, March 6, 2013 /CNW/ - VimpelCom Ltd (NYSE: VIP) owned Orascom Telecom 
Holding S.A.E ("Orascom"), WIND Mobile's parent company, shared its 2012 
fourth quarter results today. The results show strong growth for WIND Mobile 
in Canada including a substantial increase in its subscriber base and 
expanding its distribution footprint to include 335 branded point-of-sale 
locations across the country. 
"It was a banner year for us - our strategy to develop our postpaid customer 
base is clearly working," said Pietro Cordova, Chief Operating Officer of WIND 
Mobile. "We are excited to continue to perform successfully in 2013 as we work 
hard towards our goal of consolidating Wind Mobile as the only real 
alternative to incumbents for Canadians" 
"2013 is going to be an exciting year for the Canadian telecommunication 
market in general and for Wind Mobile in particular," said Cordova. "We are 
continuing to improve our network across the country and are focused on 
delivering the best value for money proposition in the Country" 
Highlights from the Fourth Quarter report include: 


    --  In Canada, Wind Mobile grew its subscriber base by 47% YoY 
    --  During 4Q12, WIND Mobile continued to strongly deliver on its
        "Value Plus" strategy adding primarily postpaid subscribers
        while carefully managing prepaid economics for both voice and
        mobile broadband customers.
    --  WIND Mobile added 79,954 subscribers during the fourth quarter
        increasing its active subscriber base to 590,438. It should be
        highlighted that more than 70% of gross additions during the
        quarter were postpaid customers.
    --  On the commercial front, WIND Mobile enjoyed a strong holiday
        season. A new media campaign and promotional offers were
        launched to support the important selling season.
    --  With respect to handsets, the strength of the Samsung Galaxy
        SIII continued throughout the quarter. In addition, the company
        continued to add to its high-end Android devices with the
        introduction of the Samsung Galaxy Note II, the LG Optimus 4x,
        the SONY Xperia ION and the Huawei D-Quad.
    --  In addition, the company maintained its focus on expanding its
        network and launched Peterborough and Windsor in 4Q12,
        increasing population coverage to exceed 14 million, alongside
        continuous network quality improvements and increased sites on
        air to 1,300 sites.
    --  WIND Mobile grew its distribution footprint and branded
        points-of-sale to reach 335 by end of 2012.

WIND Mobile is supported by shareholder Orascom Telecommunications, controlled 
by Amsterdam-based VimpelCom Group, a global company with over 200 million 
customers.

To review the report in its entirety, go to 
http://www.orascomtelecom.com/files/financial/989477140_Orascom%20Telecom%20Ear
nings%20Release%204Q12.pdf

About WIND Mobile 
WIND Mobile is dedicated to improving the Canadian wireless experience by 
offering customers simple and transparent plans, including real unlimited 
voice/data/text with no-term contracts and no hidden fees. Committed to 
becoming the country's fourth national carrier, WIND has more than 500,000 
happy customers inCanadaand is a part of Amsterdam-based VIMPELCOM Ltd., a 
global company with over 200 million customers. Learn more about WIND Mobile 
atwww.windmobile.ca.

Alexandra Maxwell Public Relations and Social Media Specialist, WIND Mobile 
AMaxwell@WINDMobile.ca 416-557-5709

SOURCE: WIND Mobile

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