STOCKHOLM, Sept 15 Nordic telecom operator Telia
Company said on Thursday it had received a proposed
settlement of around $1.4 billion from U.S. and Dutch
authorities related to Telia's entry into Uzbekistan in 2007.
"I have said on many occasions in the past that Telia
Company's entry into Uzbekistan was done in an unethical and
wrongful way and we are prepared to take full responsibility,"
Telia's chairwoman Marie Ehrling said in a statement.
"Our initial reaction to the proposal is that the amount is
very high," Ehrling said.
Ehrling said Telia will analyze the information and
decide on how to proceed with the ongoing discussions with the
(Reporting by Olof Swahnberg; Editing by Daniel Dickson)