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QSC buys all shares of network company Plusnet and at the same time receives € 29.5 million

Cologne, December 22, 2010. Effective retroactively to October 31, 2010, QSC AG, Cologne, is acquiring the 32.5%-share in DSL network company Plusnet GmbH & Co. KG, Cologne, from Communication Services TELE2 GmbH, Düsseldorf, the German subsidiary of TELE2 Group, for € 36.7 million. TELE2 is paying € 66.2 million for the early termination of the existing contract, which would originally have run through December 31, 2013.
In parallel, QSC and TELE2 are entering into two agreements, which have a term of 10 years, respectively, concerning DSL-Wholesale and Managed Outsourcing services.
The transaction is subject to approval by the Bundesnetzagentur (Federal Network Agency).
The realignment of the shareholder structure of Plusnet, which had already been fully consolidated by QSC in the past, will have no impact on the forecast for the current fiscal year.

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