LONDON, Sept 1 Vodafone said on Sunday
it was in advanced talks with Verizon Communications
about the sale of its 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless for
$130 billion in a mix of cash and shares.
"There is no certainty that an agreement will be reached,"
the British group said in a statement. "A further announcement
will be made as soon as practicable."
Reuters had earlier reported that the two groups were due to
announce the terms of the deal on Monday, pending board
approval. The board of Vodafone was set to meet on Sunday while
Verizon's was due to meet on Monday morning New York time.