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Tue, Dec 16 2014

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Orange executive sees BT/EE deal closing by early 2016

PARIS - British telecoms group BT's plan to buy UK mobile operator EE for 12.5 billion pounds ($19.7 billion) should be completed by end-2015 or early 2016, said a senior executive of French group Orange which owns half of the business.

Orange exec sees BT/EE deal closing by early 2016

PARIS, Dec 16 - British telecoms group BT's plan to buy UK mobile operator EE for 12.5 billion pounds ($19.7 billion) should be completed by end-2015 or early 2016, said a senior executive of French group Orange which owns half of the business.

Fitch: EE Deal Would Strengthen BT Operating Profile

(The following statement was released by the rating agency) LONDON, December 16 (Fitch) BT's planned purchase of EE would improve the incumbent's operating profile, giving it significant scale in mobile to complement a well-run fixed line business, Fitch Ratings says. The enlarged group would benefit from revenue and cost synergies, including the recovery of revenues that are currently lost to mobile substitution and the upselling potential of quad-play, bundling mobile with its fixed voice

Resurgent BT comes back to haunt old rival Vodafone

LONDON - BT's move to buy mobile operator EE is expected to put the former state-owned telecoms giant back in pole position as fixed line and mobile services converge, forcing rivals such as Vodafone to make costly moves of their own to keep up.

Resurgent BT comes back to haunt old rival Vodafone

LONDON, Dec 16 - BT's move to buy mobile operator EE is expected to put the former state-owned telecoms giant back in pole position as fixed line and mobile services converge, forcing rivals such as Vodafone to make costly moves of their own to keep up.

Woodford Investment Management backs proposed BT deal for EE

LONDON - Woodford Investment Management said on Tuesday it supported BT's proposed near-$20 billion takeover of mobile firm EE, saying it gave the firm an opportunity to become a leading player in the quad-play market.

Woodford Investment Management backs proposed BT deal for EE

LONDON, Dec 16 - Woodford Investment Management said on Tuesday it supported BT's proposed near-$20 billion takeover of mobile firm EE, saying it gave the firm an opportunity to become a leading player in the quad-play market.

European shares halt sell-off; Orange rallies on EE talks

PARIS, Dec 16 - European shares inched up in early trading on Tuesday, halting their week-long sell-off, with Orange and Deutsche Telekom rallying on news of talks with BT to sell EE.

Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions

Dec 15 - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Monday:

UPDATE 2-BT opts for EE over O2 for $19.6 bln UK mobile deal

(Adds reaction; refiled to add dropped word 'acquisition')

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