Vodafone Group Plc Updates On Offer For Kabel Deutschland Holding AG - Merger Control Approval Obtained

Friday, 20 Sep 2013 11:00am EDT 

Vodafone Group Plc announced in connection with 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 Group Plc (Vodafone), that on September 20, 2013, it has obtained unconditional merger control clearance from the European Commission. Consequently, all conditions to the Offer have been met and Vodafone Vierte expects to complete the Offer on October 14, 2013. KDH shareholders who have not accepted the Offer may still accept the Offer within the additional acceptance period that will end at 24:00 hours (Frankfurt am Main local time) on September 30, 2013. Vodafone Vierte has approached KDH in order to enter into negotiations on the conclusion of a domination and profit and loss transfer agreement pursuant to Sections 291 et seq. of the German Stock Corporation Act (Aktiengesetz - AktG). 

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