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Cosmote Mobile Telecom.

(ATSE: COSMO)

Greece

Greece's largest mobile-phone company makes its first appearance on the IT100 list this year as it continues a push into Eastern Europe. After acquiring mobile operators in Romania, Bulgaria, and Macedonia last year, Chief Executive Evangelos Martigopoulos recently signed a $1.6 billion deal to take over Germanos, a Greek mobile-phone retailer with an extensive network of Eastern European stores that should boost Cosmote's profile even more. Revenues rose 13% in 2005, to $2.3 billion, with profits up 10%, to $436.5 million.

Company Info

2005 Rank

Not Ranked

Sales*
($ Millions)

2,308.2

Sales Growth
(over prev. year)

13 %

Profits*
($ Millions)

436.5

Return on Equity

52.2 %

Total Return on Sales (12-mo.)

25.1

Share Price
As of 5/31/06

22.73

CURRENT
MARKET INFO

ATSE: COSMO

No. of Employees

Industry Telecommunications
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*Trailing 12 months
Stock price data as of 5/31/06
DATA: Standard & Poor's Compustat

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Company Snapshot

Cosmote Mobile Telecommunications provides mobile telecommunication services. It provides contract and prepaid services, and international dialing and roaming, as well as provides value added services, including voicemail, short message services, multimedia messaging services, call diversion, caller identification. The company also offers its services using WAP, SIM microbrowser, voice recognition, and GPRS technologies. In addition, the company provides MYCOSMOS services, including information, entertainment, and communication services. The company, through its subsidiaries, provides telecommunication services in Bulgaria and Romania; e-commerce of music products and services related to music and sound; and develops business-to-business e-commerce activities. It operates primarily in Greece, Albania, Bulgaria, and Romania. Cosmote Mobile was incorporated in 1996 as Cellular Operating System of Mobile Telecommunications and changed its name to Cosmote Mobile Telecommunications in 1999. The company is based in Athens, Greece.


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Evangelos Martigopoulos

Evangelos Martigopoulos

Managing Director

Evangelos Martigopoulos has been managing director of Cosmote Mobile Telecommunications, a subsidiary of Hellenic Telecommunications Organization since June, 2000. Since July, 2002, he has been in charge of Hellenic Telecommunications Organization's mobile business unit. Between March, 1998, and February, 2000, Martigopoulos was sales and marketing director of Cosmote. In February, 2000, he assumed the functions of general commercial manager of Cosmote. Since August, 2000, Martigopoulos has been chairman of the board of AMC. He serves as a director of Cosmote Mobile. Martigopoulos holds a master's degree in power electronics from Brunel University in Britain and a bachelor's degree from the University of London.



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