RNS Number : 4143Q
Vodafone Group Plc
14 October 2013
NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION (IN WHOLE OR IN PART) IN, INTO OR FROM ANY JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OF SUCH JURISDICTION
VODAFONE OFFER FOR KABEL DEUTSCHLAND SETTLED
Vodafone Group Plc ("Vodafone") announces that the voluntary public takeover offer (the "Offer") for Kabel Deutschland Holding AG ("KDH") by Vodafone Vierte Verwaltungs AG (formerly Vodafone Vierte Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH; "Vodafone Vierte"), a subsidiary of Vodafone, has been settled and completed as of Monday, 14 October 2013. Vodafone now holds 76.57% of the share capital of KDH.
Following resolution at the general meeting of KDH shareholders on 10 October 2013, Vodafone reiterates its intention to enter into a domination and profit and loss transfer agreement with KDH pursuant to sections 291 et seq. of the Stock Corporation Act and confirms that Vodafone and KDH have commenced discussions on this matter.
Tel: +44 (0) 7919 990 230
Tel: +44 (0) 1635 664 444
Tel +44 (0) 20 7920 9700
The Offer is subject to the full terms and conditions to be set out in the offer document.
This announcement is for information purposes only and does not constitute an invitation to make an offer to sell KDH shares. This announcement does not constitute an offer to purchase KDH shares and is not for the purposes of Vodafone making any representations or entering into any other binding legal commitments. The offer to purchase shares in KDH has been solely made by the offer document published by Vodafone Vierte Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH (now called Vodafone Vierte Verwaltungs AG) on 30 July 2013 and is no longer open for acceptances.
The release, publication or distribution of this announcement in certain jurisdictions other than the Federal Republic of Germany may be restricted by law. Persons who are not resident in the Federal Republic of Germany or who are subject to other jurisdictions should inform themselves of, and observe, any applicable requirements.
Goldman Sachs International / UBS
Goldman Sachs International, which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority in the United Kingdom, is acting for Vodafone and no one else in connection with the offer and will not be responsible to anyone other than Vodafone for providing the protections afforded to clients of Goldman Sachs International, or for giving advice in connection with the offer or any matter referred to herein.
UBS, which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority in the United Kingdom, is acting for Vodafone and no one else in connection with the offer and will not be responsible to anyone other than Vodafone for providing the protections afforded to clients of UBS, or for giving advice in connection with the offer or any matter referred to herein.
This information is provided by RNS
The company news service from the London Stock Exchange