Statement of facts Telia Company

In the international fight against corruption, the Netherlands has punished three Rotterdam-based subsidiaries of the international telecom provider Telia Company AB. They have accepted a settlement offered by the Dutch Public Prosecution Service (DPPS) totaling 274.000.000 US dollars.  The DPPS accuses these Dutch subsidiaries of the criminal offences of bribery of government officials and inaccurate books and records.  It concerns the period around the time of gaining access to the Uzbek telecom market and thereafter, during which they  paid bribes to the eldest daughter of the former president of Uzbekistan in the period from 2007 up to and including 2010.