4/20/2011, 7:31 AM (Source: GlobeNewswire)


Chart for: Elisa Corporation

* Revenue was EUR 374 million (353)
* EBITDA was EUR 118 million (116), EBIT EUR 65 million (61)
* EBITDA excluding one-off items was EUR 119 million
* EBITDA margin was 31 per cent (33)
* Profit before tax amounted to EUR 58 million (10)
* Earnings per share was EUR 0.27 (0.05)
* Cash flow after investments was EUR 27 million (45)

* The number of Elisa's mobile subscriptions increased by 101,300 during the
* ARPU in the mobile business decreased to EUR 19.5 (20.7 in previous quarter)
due to lower Mobile Termination Rate and strong subscription growth
* Mobile churn decreased to 14.3 per cent (15.0 in previous quarter)
* The number of fixed broadband subscriptions increased by 10,400 on the
previous quarter
* Net debt / EBITDA was 1.5 (1.6 at the end of 2010) and gearing 102.0 per
cent (93.2 at the end of 2010)

Key indicators:
EUR million 1-3/2011 1-3/2010 2010
Revenue 374 353 1,463

EBITDA 118 116 485

EBITDA excluding one-off items 1) 119 116 485

EBIT 65 61 268

Profit before tax 58 10 197

Profit before tax excl. one-off items 59 54 237

Earnings per share, EUR 0.27 0.05 0.96

Earnings per share excl. one-off items, EUR 0.28 0.26 1.15

Capital expenditures 41 39 184
1) Settlement of Estonian interconnection fee dispute of EUR 1 million

Financial position and cash flow:
EUR million 31.3.2011 31.3.2010 31.12.2010
Net debt 752 817 776

Net debt / EBITDA 1) 1.5 1.7 1.6

Gearing ratio, % 102.0 106.5 93.2

Equity ratio, % 37.6 39.9 42.5

EUR million 1-3/2011 1-3/2010 2010
Cash flow
after investments 27 45 172
1) (interest-bearing debt - financial assets) / (four previous quarters' EBITDA
exclusive of non-recurring items)

Additional information regarding the Key Performance Indicators is available on
www.elisa.com/investors Elisa Operational Data.xls.
CEO Veli-Matti Mattila:

"Strong growth in smartphone sales

Elisa's revenue developed well in the first quarter of the year. Growth was
influenced by the strong mobile business, the good demand for new services,
increased equipment sales, and last year's acquisitions.

The competitive situation remained challenging. Elisa's market position and
competitiveness was strong. Our mobile subscription base grew by more than
100,000 during the first quarter. The number of fixed broadband subscriptions
continued to grow, with an increase of over 10,000.

Elisa launched the most comprehensive Finnish e-book selection as part of the
Elisa Kirja service. It includes the e-books and audio books of all of the most
significant Finnish publishers. The service may be used with tablets, smart
phones, electronic readers, and computers. The Elisa Viihde service was
developed further. Elisa entered into an exclusive contract with the Nordic film
distributor Nordisk Film, through which domestic films will be introduced with
exclusive rights into the service's comprehensive range. The popularity of smart
phones continued to be strong, and Elisa introduced new models to the market.
The share of smartphones out of total phones sold rose to 50 per cent.

In order to increase the productivity of its corporate customers, Elisa
introduced digital signage solutions. Through them, companies can enhance the
efficiency of customer service, facilitate the purchase of products and
services, and offer up-to-date information. It is also possible to incorporate a
video conference connection with these solutions.

Elisa was the first telecommunication and ICT service company to publish the
emissions savings of its services. Solutions that improve energy efficiency and
reduce travelling, cloud services and technological development all play a key
role. With cloud services customer can typically reduce energy consumption more
than 90 per cent.

Elisa expanded the coverage of the 3G network in South Karelia and Savo, in
Eastern Finland. The network is continuously developed on the basis of
information obtained from customers and research. Our aim is that Elisa's 3G
network coverage will match that of the current GSM network within the next few
years. Elisa was the first in Finland to grant mobile ID certificates. A mobile
ID certificate is a form of electronic identification for online services. The
insurance company If was the first firm in its sector to deploy the certificate
to its customers.

The pace of development in the smartphone and tablet markets has accelerated. We
will determinedly continue to improve customer satisfaction and productivity.
Offering exciting and productivity enhancing services to customers combined with
our strong investment capability create a good basis for the future."

Outlook for 2011

Positive trends in the general economy have continued. Risks are related to
nervousness caused by the budget deficits in several European countries and
their possible impacts on the general economic development. Competition in the
Finnish telecommunications market remains challenging.

Full year revenue is estimated to increase slightly from the previous year. The
use of mobile communications, especially mobile broadband services and equipment
sales, is continuing to rise. In addition, ICT and new online services' revenue
will grow. Full year EBITDA, excluding non-recurring items, is expected to
improve slightly from the last year. Full-year capital expenditure is expected
to be maximum 12 per cent of revenue.

In addition to its strong position as a network service provider, Elisa is
transforming itself to be able to provide its customers with exciting and
relevant new services. Among the factors contributing to long-term growth and
profitability improvement is 3G market growth, as well as new online and ICT
services. Elisa continues determinedly to employ its efficiency measures.
Elisa's financial position and liquidity are good.

 New disclosure procedure

Elisa is now adopting the new disclosure procedure enabled by the Standard 5.2b
published by the Finnish Financial Supervision Authority. This is a summary of
Elisa's Interim Report for January-March 2011 and the complete report is
attached as a pdf-file to this release and is also available on our website at


Additional information:
Mr. Veli-Matti Mattila, CEO, tel. +358 10 262 2635
Mr. Jari Kinnunen, CFO, tel. +358 10 262 9510
Mr. Vesa Sahivirta, IR Director, tel. +358 10 262 3036

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