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Vodafone names exec changes in UK, European markets
Tuesday, 19 Jul 2016 04:00am EDT 

Vodafone Group Plc : Vodafone group enterprise chief executive Nick Jeffery has been appointed as Chief Executive of Vodafone UK, succeeding Jeroen Hoencamp. .Vodafone Egypt chief executive Ahmed Essam has been appointed as chief executive overseeing other European markets.  Full Article

Vodafone says Jeroen Hoencamp to be appointed CEO of Netherlands JV
Tuesday, 19 Jul 2016 04:00am EDT 

Vodafone Group Plc : Senior appointments for proposed netherlands jv . Jeroen hoencamp to be appointed chief executive and Ritchy Drost to be appointed chief financial officer for Netherlands JV . Jeroen Hoencamp to be appointed chief executive and Ritchy Drost to be appointed chief financial officer upon completion of transaction . Ziggo chief executive Baptiest Coopmans will remain in his current position as CEO until completion of transaction, after which he will join supervisory board of jv . Vodafone Netherlands cfo carmen velthuis will remain in current position until merger has completed; will announce subsequent assignment in due course . Vodafone Group also announced that jeroen hoencamp will assume position of chief executive of vodafone netherlands, effective 1 september 2016 .Ritchy Drost is currently chief financial officer of ziggo.  Full Article

Domino's Pizza names Vodafone's Rachel Osborne as CFO
Monday, 11 Jul 2016 05:00am EDT 

Domino's Pizza Group Plc : Agreed to appoint Rachel Osborne as an executive director and chief financial officer of company . Expected that she will join company and board and assume role of CFO from mid-October 2016 .Osborne is currently finance director - group commercial and enterprise for Vodafone.  Full Article

NOS signs broadcasting deal with Vodafone Portugal and Cabovisao
Friday, 8 Jul 2016 02:58am EDT 

Nos SGPS SA : Says Nos Comunicacoes SA, Nos Lusomundo, Vodafone Portugal, Comunicacoes Pessoais SA and Cabovisao-Televisao por Cabo SA sign broadcasting rights deal .The deal involves reciprocal sharing of sports events broadcasting rights and distribution and broadcasting rights of sports and club channels, which are currently owned or come to be owned by the signatories, who will share current and future costs of the sports content.  Full Article

MTN Group appoints of new group CEO
Monday, 20 Jun 2016 02:30am EDT 

Mtn Group Ltd : JSE: MTN - appointment of new MTN Group President & Chief Executive Officer and other appointments . Completed review of its governance and management structures in accordance with its undertaking to do so . Resolved to appoint rob shuter as new group president and ceo . Rob may commence as soon as it is practically possible in 2017 but not later than 1 July 2017 . Shuter is current CEO of european cluster at Vodafone Group . Appointment of a new VP M&A and Strategy effective 1 October 2016 . Godfrey Motsa appointed by countries in sea region (excluding South Africa) to oversee operations with effect from 1 July 2016 . Nhleko will revert to his role as non executive chairman as soon as Shuter assumes new position as soon as practicably possible . Nhleko will continue to provide necessary leadership as non executive chairman for next two and a half years when he plans to step down .Appointment of additional non executive directors: Paul Hanratty, Stan Miller, Nkululeko Sowazi.  Full Article

Vodafone to appeal decision on new special audit of Kabel Deutschland takeover
Friday, 10 Jun 2016 08:00am EDT 

Vodafone says : To appeal Munich Court's decision to appoint a new special audit on Kabel Deutschland takeover Further company coverage: [VOD.L] ((Frankfurt.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com; +49 7565 1272;)).  Full Article

Sky Network Television announces merger with Vodafone New Zealand
Wednesday, 8 Jun 2016 04:52pm EDT 

SKY Network Television Ltd : Sky and Vodafone NZ merger . Sky will acquire all of the shares in Vodafone NZ for a total purchase price of NZ$3.44 billion . Unanimously recommend its shareholders to vote in favour of the resolutions to implement the proposed transaction . Transaction is expected to be accretive to underlying free cash flow per share for sky shareholders . Combined group is expected to generate revenue synergies with a total estimated post-tax NPV of approximately NZ$435 million . Says new Sky shares will be issued at $5.40 per share . Sky has entered into a facility agreement with the Vodafone Group for an amount up to NZ$1.8 billion . Sky shareholder meeting to vote on the proposed transaction is expected to take place during early July . Sky and Vodafone expect the proposed transaction to complete around the end of 2016 . Sky is entitled to pay a fully imputed final dividend for FY 2016 of up to 15 cents per share . Russell Stanners, currently CEO of Vodafone NZ, will be appointed CEO of the combined group . Sky and Vodafone expect the proposed transaction to complete around the end of 2016 . Buddle Findlay has acted as legal counsel to Sky . Citigroup acted as financial advisor to Sky; Deutsche Bank and Deutsche Craigs acted as financial advisor to Vodafone, Vodafone NZ and Vodafone Group . Vodafone will become a 51% shareholder in the combined group.  Full Article

UK's Ofcom updates on investigation into Vodafone Ltd
Monday, 6 Jun 2016 06:20am EDT 

UK's Ofcom: Determined there are reasonable grounds for believing Vodafone contravened GC14 of the general conditions between 1 Jan 2014 and 5 Nov 2015 .Has therefore issued a notification to Vodafone under section 96A of the communications act 2003.  Full Article

Vodafone says group chief commercial operations officer to exit in July;successor to be named in due course
Monday, 23 May 2016 12:00pm EDT 

Vodafone Group Plc : Paolo Bertoluzzo, its group chief commercial operations and strategy officer, has informed company of his intention to take up a new role in Italy . Paolo will be leaving Vodafone on 8 July 2016 to become group ceo of ICBPI .Vodafone will be announcing Paolo's successor in due course..  Full Article

Vodafone CEO says focusing on improvement in UK customer service
Tuesday, 17 May 2016 03:02am EDT 

Vodafone : Shares up 2.2 after full-year results, issues in-line guidance . Ceo vittorio colao says focusing on improvement in uk customer service, back to full strength in h2 . Ceo colao says european commission didn't have any option but to block o2-three merger in uk . Ceo says o2-three decision will have no ramifications on wider european consolidation . Ceo vittorio colao says will continue with organic plan in uk, but "will watch what's going on" in market regarding m&a Further company coverage: [VOD.L] (Reporting By London Bureau) ((uk.online@reuters.com; +44 20 7542 7717;)).  Full Article


Vodafone says Germany, Spain and Italy drive sales growth

LONDON Spain, Germany and Italy helped Vodafone to produce stronger than expected first-quarter sales growth despite a drag from European Union roaming charge cuts and a weak home market.