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12 May 2009

Lebara Mobile defies economic gloom

London, UK – 12th May 2009 – Lebara Mobile, the market leader in providing high quality low-cost international mobile services from the UK, today announced that it is bucking the UK economic trend by revealing significant Group financial growth. Lebara continues to demonstrate strong financial performance, with Group revenues increased by 98% when compared with the same period last year.
Lebara Mobile’s success has also seen a significant increase in the number of UK customers using its award-winning Pay-As-You-Go SIM product. Lebara Mobile now has well over one million total acquired customers in the UK, with recent growth of new customer numbers up 90% compared with 2008, and in excess of three million acquired customers globally.
Yoganathan Ratheesan, CEO of Lebara, attributes this success to the company’s business model and service: “The economic climate is having a major impact on many UK businesses. Lebara Mobile, on the other hand, is bucking the trend – we are a successful, fast-paced company with a business model that delivers real value to our customers and real results to the business. Our quality service mixed with transparent and honest pricing offers consumers a simple, easy to use and convenient Pay-As-You-Go mobile SIM product. And our healthy financials, strong distribution network and partnerships enable us to be profitable and grow. This is a very exciting time for Lebara.”
Lebara was launched in 2001 and now operates in seven countries: the Netherlands (where it launched the first ever low-cost Pre-Paid International SIM card service), Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, Spain, the UK and Australia. For more information on Lebara, please visit: www.lebara.com.
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About Lebara Mobile
Sam Harrisingh / Audrey Blackburn MS&L for Lebara Mobile
+44 (0)20 7878 3137 / 3255 [email protected] [email protected]
Lebara Mobile offers tailored innovative telecommunications solutions so that families, friends and colleagues can keep in touch, both at home and abroad. Lebara Mobile was founded in 2001 as part of the Lebara Group and now has some 600,000 customers Europe wide. The group generates annual sales in excess of EUR 162 million and in the ‘Fast Track 100 listing’, produced by the Sunday Times in 2006, Lebara was ranked as the UK’s fourth fastest-growing private company.
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