Anders Jensen appointed CEO of Pannon

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Pannon, one of the leading mobile operators in Hungary, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Mr. Anders Jensen as the company's new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He will succeed Mr. Ove Fredheim from April 1st 2009.
"We are delighted to appoint Anders Jensen as Pannon's new Chief Executive Officer. He has the right skills and experience to lead one of Hungary's mobile operators and to exploit new areas with high potential in a market that is already saturated with SIM card penetration being above 110 per cent," said Mr. Jan Edvard Thygesen, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Pannon and Head of the Central/Eastern European operations of Telenor.

Excited and impressed

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"I am excited and honoured to serve a company that has a proven track record of successfully providing mobile communications services to over one-third of Hungary's population. I am impressed by the achievements made by the company so far and I am looking forward to get to know the employees of Pannon", said Anders Jensen.

Since 2007, Anders Jensen has served as CEO of Grameenphone, a subsidiary of Telenor and the largest mobile operator in Bangladesh. Prior to that, since 2005, he worked as Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Consumer Market in Telenor Sweden. He has nine years of experience from the Internet and telecommunications industry with Europolitan, Vodafone and Telenor, in addition to several years of experience working with fast moving consumer goods.

A significant leader

"I'd like to take the opportunity to express my gratitude to Ove Fredheim who has played a significant role in bringing mobile communications services and Pannon close to the Hungarian people," said Jan Edvard Thygesen.

"The past 5 years have been a great opportunity for me to learn how to operate in a country with a fierce competition on the mobile market. I'd like to say thank you to all of our customers who have chosen us and to all of my colleagues for their highly diligent work. I am positive that Pannon is well positioned for future growth and wish great experiences for my successor," said Ove Fredheim.

Fredheim continues his professional career in Norway within the Telenor Group.

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For further information, please contact:

Dr. Emese Majorosi
Press & Info Director, Pannon
Mobile: +36 20 930 3999

Ingrid Schiefloe
Communication Manager, Telenor Group
Mobile: +47 951 56 977

About Pannon

Pannon is one of Hungary's leading mobile operators and fully owned by Telenor Group. By the end of Q4 2008, Pannon had 3.731 million active subscriptions and a market share of 33.9%. Pannon offers the widest mobile broadband coverage in Hungary and has proven to be a pioneer in mobile technology and environmental issues. The headquarters of Pannon are located in Budaörs, outside Budapest.

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