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15
July 2008

Jon Eddy Abdullah named CEO of Telenor Pakistan

Islamabad / Fornebu, 15.07.2008. On Tuesday, Telenor Pakistan, the country fastest growing mobile operator, announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Jon Eddy Abdullah as the company new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He will succeed Mr. Tore Johnsen from 15 August, 2008.

Jon Eddy Abdullah has more than 15 years of experience from the telecommunications industry. He has been working with both infrastructure vendors as well as several mobile operators, most recently as Chief Operating Officer in Maxis Telecommunications in Malaysia and Chief Technology Officer in DiGi.

We are very pleased to appoint Jon as Telenor Pakistan new Chief Executive Officer. Besides his extensive experience, the Board of Directors appreciates his knowledge of the Telenor Group from his earlier assignment in DiGi. We are confident that Jon has the best qualifications for further developing an already successful company, said Arve Johansen, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Telenor Pakistan.

Excited and impressed
I am very excited to take up this position. Telenor approach in Pakistan is innovative and thorough, and I am impressed by their achievements since the launch in 2005. Fascinated by the huge growth, I am looking forward to further develop Telenor position, said Jon Eddy Abdullah, the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of Telenor Pakistan.

Mr. Eddy is 42 years old, married and has 2 children. He holds a Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering from the Montana State University, US.

From zero to 18 million
Mr. Tore Johnsen, who has been CEO of Telenor Pakistan since the inception in 2004, is appointed new CEO of Telenor Thai operation DTAC, which currently has 16.7 million subscribers.

Telenor Pakistan is the fastest growing mobile operator in the country, growing from zero to 18 million subscribers since March 2005, making the company the second largest operator. Telenor Pakistan is 100 per cent owned by Telenor ASA.

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