Kinnevik supports the completion of Millicom's strategic review

7/3/2006 4:43 PM

Investment AB Kinnevik ("Kinnevik") supports the decision today by the Board of Directors of Millicom International Cellular ("Millicom"), the emerging market mobile telecommunications group, to complete its strategic review and terminate all discussions concerning a potential sale of the company.
Since May, Millicom has been in prolonged discussions and due diligence with one potential purchaser but has now concluded that this purchaser will not be in a position within an acceptable timeframe to make a binding offer that is suitably attractive, given the current strong performance of the business, or sufficiently certain of closing.  Kinnevik remains confident in the future of Millicom.
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