News Release

Omnitel Announces Stellar Third Quarter Results; Nearly Lit. 3,000 Billion Revenues Year-To-Date, 5 Million Customers in Under Three Years of Service

October 21, 1998

Stefano Lai
Omnitel Press Office
Tel. + 39-02-41433241

Caterina Torcia
Omnitel Press Office
Tel. +39-02-41.43.32.41

Carlo Fornaro
Omnitel Press Office
Tel. +39-06-50065809

Steve Fleischer
Bell Atlantic
Tel. 215-963-6822