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Hannes Ametsreiter

Telekom Austria Appoints Alejandro Plater as CEO

Telekom Austria announces that its Supervisory Board has allocated the Chief Executive Officer responsibilities to Alejandro Plater (47) as proposed by the two majority shareholders América Móvil and Österreichische Bundes- und Industriebeteiligungen GmbH (ÖBIB). This appointment will be effective as of 1 August 2015.

July 24, 2015

Vodafone Germany Hires Ex-Telekom Austria CEO Ametsreiter

Ex-Telekom Austria CEO Hannes Ametsreiter, who terminated his contract 4 days ago, will take up the position of CEO of Vodafone Germany as of October 1, 2015.

June 19, 2015

Telekom Austria CEO Hannes Ametsreiter Resigns per 31 July 2015

Telekom Austria announced that its CEO Hannes Ametsreiter has prematurely terminated his contract. Rumor has it, that majority shareholder America Movil influenced the decision.

June 15, 2015

Hannes Ametsreiter resigns as CEO of Telekom Austria Group (Ad-hoc)

Today the Telekom Austria Group (VSE: TKA, OTC US: TKAGY) announces that Hannes Ametsreiter has asked the Supervisory Board of Telekom Austria AG for a mutually agreed premature termination of his contract. Today the Supervisory Board and Hannes Ametsreiter have agreed that he will resign as Chief Executive Officer of Telekom Austria AG as well as Chief Executive Officer of A1 Telekom Austria AG per 31 July 2015.

June 15, 2015

Telekom Austria: No Need for Capital Increase

Against all rumors, Telekom Austria is doing just fine. As reported by “Handelsblatt” insiders claim that a capital increase, which was speculated on, is currently not an issue.

October 18, 2013

Telekom Austria: No Expansion into Serbia

For Telekom Austria, the entry in Serbia fails for the second time. The Austrian telecommunication group will not submit an offer for Serbia Broadband (SBB).

October 10, 2013

Slovenia: Telekom Austria Hesitates

The Vienna-listed Telekom Austria Group has two major growth opportunities in Slovenia. Slovenian Telekom and Telemach are for sale.

September 3, 2013

Telekom Austria Has Still Growth Plans in Serbia

According to market rumors, the Vienna-listed telecommunication group is interested in taking over Serbia Broadband.

August 17, 2013

Austria: Biggest Investor in Serbia

Serbia encourages Austrian enterprises to further invest in Serbian industries.

May 16, 2013

Telekom Austria Has Gained Market Power

After the acquisition of the discount brand “Yesss!”, the market leader Telekom Austria could increase its lead. Nevertheless, the telecommunication group has to manage a lot of challenges this year.

January 15, 2013

Telekom Austria: Reappointment of CEO Ametsreiter Uncertain

The future of Telekom Austria´s top management is still open. Anyway, the company gets a third management board member.

December 6, 2012

Telekom Austria Aims to Expand in Southeastern Europe

Despite the decreasing sales and earnings, Telekom Austria sees substantial growth opportunities in the SEE region. Regarding the earnings situation, Ametsreiter expects a trend reversal.

September 28, 2012

Telekom Austria Considers Partnership With Dutch KPN

At the beginning of December, Telekom Austria´s CEO Hannes Ametsreiter will present a common strategy with Dutch KPN. In meantime, synergies should be found.

August 29, 2012

Ametsreiter Calls for Activity

On the occasion of the Alpbach Forum 2012, Telekom Austria´s CEO Hannes Ametsreiter underlined the necessity of implementing reforms in Austria.

August 29, 2012

Telekom Austria Reconsiders Takover of „Yesss!“

The takeover of Hutchison/Orange and Telekom Austria/Yesss! becomes difficult. After the new EU requirements, Telekom Austria wants to examine the acquisition again.

August 4, 2012

Telekom Austria: Expansion Program to be Accelerated

After the entry of Carlos Slim, Telekom Austria hopes to get more funds for further expansion steps.

July 30, 2012

Orange: Takeover Is Questionable

The takeover of the third-biggest telecommunication operator in Austria by the Hong Kong-based Hutchison may fail.

June 22, 2012

Slim to Enter Telekom Austria?

The Mexican investor Carlos Slim, who is currently the world´s richest man, is said to acquire stakes in Telekom Austria.

May 18, 2012

Telekom Austria: Crucial Shareholder Meeting Comes Closer

On May 23, Telekom Austria holds its next annual general meeting. The new shareholder Ronny Pecik will enter the supervisory board. Conflicts are built in.

May 12, 2012

Telecommunication Industry Faces Declining Revenues

Telekom Austria´s CEO Hannes Ametsreiter forecasts declining revenues and profits at the Austrian telecommunication industry. For his own company, Ametsreiter is slightly optimistic.

April 11, 2012

Telekom Austria: Pecik Denies Sales Talks

The Austrian investor Ronny Pecik is said to have had sales talks with China Mobile. Pecik reaffirms to remain at Telekom Austria as “long-term investor”.

March 19, 2012

Pecik Aims to Become Telekom´s Biggest Shareholder

The second-largest shareholder of Telekom Austria, the investor Ronny Pecik, wants to enlarge his stake further in order to initiate a restructuring.

March 17, 2012

New Executives for Telekom Austria

The new major shareholder at Telekom Austria, Ronny Pecik, installs a third management board member. The supervisory board will be enlarged.

March 12, 2012

Telekom Austria Faces Severe Image Difficulties

Many details over bribery payments from Telekom Austria to politically exposed persons were revealed. Now, the company sues its former executives.

February 18, 2012

Rasinger: „Telekom Austria Needs New Executives“

The spokesman of Austrian retail investors, Wilhelm Rasinger, wants to change Telekom Austria´s management, which are “untroubled”.

February 14, 2012

Pecik to Enlarge Activities in Telekom

The new core shareholder of Telekom Austria, Ronny Pecik, plans to acquire further shares. He will enter the supervisory board.

December 14, 2011

New Rumors about Takeover of Phone Service Provider Orange

“3” has reportedly offered € 1.4bn for an acquisition of its competitor. Assets worth € 300m might be sold to market leader A1.

November 25, 2011

Telekom Austria Appoints Group Compliance Manager

Telekom Austria is going to hire a renowned expert to modernize the company’s compliance management as a relevant countermeasure to guarantee clean business practices.

October 17, 2011

Hans Tschuden Remains CFO of Telekom Austria

The Austrian telecommunication group re-elected Hans Tschuden as Chief Financial Officer and Vice Chairman of the Management Board.

August 17, 2011

Telekom Austria: Ex-Manager Applied for Leniency

Internal investigations also revealed dubious real estate transactions in the Austrian telecommunication group.

August 11, 2011

Former Board Member of Telekom Austria Admits Share Price Manipulation

Pressure is growing in the affair: Three former board members are said to have been involved in market manipulation.

August 10, 2011

Corruption Scandal at Telekom Austria

After internal inspections, the Austrian telecommunication group sent an extensive report to the public prosecutor’s office. One employee has been fired already.

August 8, 2011

Telekom Austria Refrains from an Acquisition of Telekom Srbija

For the time being, the Austrian telecommunications group has no intention to pursue a deal with the Serbian government after negotiations had failed in May.

June 16, 2011

Higher Dividends at Telekom Austria

Telekom Austria Group Updates its Cash Use Policy and Provides Financial Outlook at its Capital Market Day.

December 20, 2010

Telekom Austria: Good Results Expected for 2010

The CEO of Telekom Austria, Hannes Ametsreiter sees the current financial year as "stable and good".

October 22, 2010

Telekom Austria: Interest in the Serbian Telekom Srbija

Following the acquisition of Velcom in Belarus, Telekom Austria (TA) is showing interest in other telcos in the Balkans. Currently, ihe favorite target is Telekom Srbija.

October 6, 2010

Telekom Austria - Works council suspended due to a consultation fee

Telekom Austria works council member Franz Kusin was suspended by the company due to an alleged consulting fee of €30,000.

August 23, 2010