Telenor : Telenor Group pays record high dividend to shareholders

      Telenor : Telenor Group pays record high dividend to shareholders

(Fornebu/Norway - 15 May 2013) The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Telenor
ASA, held at the company's head office outside Oslo, has approved a dividend
of NOK 6.00 per share. This is the highest dividend to be paid out to
shareholders since the company was stock listed in December 2000.

At the AGM, attended by 69 per cent of the shareholders, all proposals on the
agenda were adopted. This includes approval of the financial statements and
the report from the Board of Directors for 2012, approval of salary
remuneration to the executive management and election of members to the
Corporate Assembly and to the Nomination Committee, including approval of
remuneration to members of both organs. The Corporate Assembly consists of ten
shareholder elected members and the Nomination Committee of four members. The
Board of Directors is elected by the Corporate Assembly. For a full list of
elected members, see

The AGM also approved a cancelling of treasury shares and redemption of shares
owned by the Kingdom of Norway as part of the share buy-back program 2012 -
2013. After cancellation and redemption, the company's share capital will be
NOK 9,099,745,626 divided into 1,516,624,271 shares.

The AGM has authorised the Board of Directors to buy back up to 46,000,000
shares, corresponding to approximately three per cent of the company's share
capital. This authorisation is valid until the AGM in 2014.

As a result of the approved dividend, the shares in Telenor ASA will be traded
ex dividend NOK 6.00 as from 16 May 2013. Expected payment date for dividends
to shareholders registered in the company's shareholder register by end of 15
May 2013, is 30 May 2013.

Dag Melgaard, Head of Information, Telenor Group,
tel: +47 901 92 000, e-mail:


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