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Millicom International Cellular: New Appointments to Millicom Executive Committee

Millicom International Cellular S.A. (“Millicom”) (NASDAQ:MICC) (STO:MIC) today announces the appointment of four new members to its Executive Committee, bringing the total to nine. The team will be led by the President and Group CEO and comprise two Senior Executive Vice Presidents and six Executive Vice Presidents.

The Senior Executive Vice Presidents are Mario Zanotti (Senior EVP of Operations) and François-Xavier Roger (Senior EVP & CFO). Regis Romero (EVP Africa and South America) and Jo Leclere (EVP of Human Resources) will be joined as Executive Vice Presidents by newly appointed Xavier Rocoplan (EVP & CTIO), Marc Zagar (EVP Controlling & Analytics), Anders Nilsson (EVP Commerce & Services) and Martin Lewerth (EVP Home & Digital Media).

Hans-Holger Albrecht, President and CEO for Millicom commented: “I am thrilled that we have recruited and promoted some very talented executives to the Millicom Executive Committee. Our markets are moving rapidly into the digital world and it has quickly become clear to me that to foster innovation and to continue delivering growth and returns, we need an enlarged Executive Committee.

I am pleased to welcome Marc, Anders and Martin to Millicom today and to promote Xavier to the Executive Committee. Xavier has worked for the company for the past 12 years and made outstanding contributions to the business. To all of them and to the rest of the team, I would like to say that I look forward to the future with excitement and confidence. As long as we have the best people on our journey, we should achieve great things together.”

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Biographies of new Executive Committee members

Xavier Rocoplan was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Technical & IT Officer. Since April 2012, he was Chief Global Networks Officer. Xavier will continue to report to Mario Zanotti, senior EVP Operations. Xavier joined Millicom in 2000 as CTO in Vietnam and then became CTO for the South East Asian cluster (Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam). In 2004, he was appointed CEO of Paktel in Pakistan, a role he held until 2007. During this time, he launched Paktel’s GSM operations and led the process that was concluded with the disposal of the business in 2007. After Millicom’s exit from Asia, Xavier was appointed to head the New Corporate Business development unit where he managed the Tower Assets Monetization programme which led to the creation of tower companies in Ghana, Tanzania, DRC and Colombia. Xavier holds Master’s degrees from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications de Paris and from Université Paris IX Dauphine.

Martin Lewerth has been appointed EVP of Home and Digital Media with immediate effect. Previously, Martin was Executive Vice President Pay TV and Technology at MTG. Martin joined MTG in 2001 where he served in various management positions including CTO for MTG, CEO for the IPTV distribution, Business area manager for the Pay TV business and manager responsible for the group’s online strategy and operations. Before joining MTG, Martin worked for the management consulting firm Applied Value and the Swedish company SKF Group. Martin holds a M.Sc. from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.

Anders Nilsson has been appointed EVP of Commerce and Services with effect from January 2013. Anders will oversee the Mobile Financial Services business (previously headed by François-Xavier Roger) and the newly created Online division. Prior to joining Millicom, Anders was EVP of Central European Broadcasting at MTG, responsible for free and pay TV operations in the Baltics and free-TV operations in the Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Hungary. Anders joined MTG in 1992 and he successfully headed the group’s Radio and Publishing businesses before serving as MTG’s COO and Head of MTG Sweden. Between 2008 and 2010, Anders was also CEO of MTG’s Online business area which was spun off in 2010 into what is now CDON.

Marc Zagar was appointed EVP of Controlling and Analytics with effect from February 2013. Marc will report to François-Xavier Roger, Senior EVP and group CFO. Prior to joining Millicom, Marc Zagar was EVP Finance at MTG, a role he held since October 2011. Marc joined MTG in 2001 as Business Area Controller of Viasat broadcasting. In March 2006, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer for MTG’s broadcasting businesses. Prior to joining MTG, Marc worked for over 10 years in various financial management positions within Vivendi Universal, having started his career with Steelcase Strafor. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree from CESEM Business School in Reims, France and has a Master's degree from Université Dauphine in Paris.

About Millicom

Millicom International Cellular S.A. is a global telecommunications group with mobile telephony operations in 13 countries in Latin America and Africa. It also operates various combinations of fixed telephony, cable and broadband businesses in six countries in Latin America and online and e-commerce services in a number of countries in Latin America and Africa. The Group’s mobile operations have a combined population under license of approximately 273 million people.

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