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Prishtina, 13 January 2012 – The Government Committee on PTK Privatization informed that the procedure for the submission of prequalification requests for the post of transaction advisors in PTK privatization has concluded.

The evaluation was carried out by a professional committee composed by the Ministry of Economic Development, in accordance with the legal requirements.

The call for expressions of interest for prequalification, published on 29 November 2011 by the Ministry of Economic Development, was answered by 12 international companies. Below are the companies (company groups) that have fulfilled all prequalification conditions:

DLA Piper UK LLP, United Kingdom (in consortium with Deloitte Albania SHPK and Tashko Pustina – Attorneys SHPK)

Ernst & Young, Poland

ING Bank NV, United Kingdom (in consortium with K&L Gates LLP)

Lazard Freres S.A.S, France (in consortium with Raiffeisen Investment AG)

PwC, Poland

Zagrebacka Banka - UniCredit Group, Croatia (in consortium with Schoner
Rechtsnawalte, Baker Tilly Makedonija and Analysis Mason)

The prequalified companies will be invited to take part in the tender, after the appeal deadline has lapsed.

The large number of companies qualified for the process and their esteemed international profile are guarantees for good competition and a successful selection of the transaction advisor for this significant process.

The Government Privatization Committee would like to us the opportunity to thank the companies applying in this process.

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