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Vodafone says would consider Verizon offer
July 23, 2013 / 10:41 AM / 4 years ago

Vodafone says would consider Verizon offer

LONDON (Reuters) - The chairman of the world’s second-largest mobile operator Vodafone (VOD.L) said that the group would seriously consider any offer for its stake in its U.S. joint venture Verizon Wireless, but that there was nothing new to announce on Tuesday.

A sign of Verizon Wireless is seen at its store in Westminster, Colorado April 26, 2009. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Vodafone’s partner Verizon Communications (VZ.N) has made little secret of its desire to buy out Vodafone in a multi-billion dollar deal that would be one of the largest of all time.

The company’s chairman, Gerard Kleisterlee, was speaking at Vodafone’s annual meeting in London.

Vodafone owns a 45 percent stake in the U.S. joint venture and said in May that it would consider an offer but it was comfortable with the status quo.

Reporting by Kate Holton; writing by Sarah Young; editing by Rhys Jones

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