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Vodafone Group PLC (VOD.L)

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Vodafone Raises 3.44 Bln Pounds Through Issuance Of Mandatory Convertible Bonds
Tuesday, 5 Mar 2019 

March 6 (Reuters) - Vodafone Group PLC ::SUCCESSFUL PLACING OF MANDATORY CONVERTIBLE BONDS.VODAFONE TO RAISE £3.44 BILLION THROUGH ISSUANCE OF MCBS.BONDS TO BE ISSUED IN TWO TRANCHES - MATURING MARCH 2021 AND MARCH 2022.NET PROCEEDS OF BONDS TO BE USED AS PART OF FINANCING OF ACQUISITION OF LIBERTY GLOBAL'S ASSETS IN GERMANY, CZECH REPUBLIC, HUNGARY, ROMANIA.POTENTIAL FOR VODAFONE TO BUY BACK SHARES IN ORDER TO MITIGATE DILUTION.ANY POTENTIAL SHARE BUYBACK WILL BE FUNDED FROM ISSUANCE OF HYBRID SECURITIES, DEPENDING ON CREDIT MARKET CONDITION.  Full Article

Vodafone Convertible Bonds Bookrunner Says Books Close At 1200 HRS UKT
Tuesday, 5 Mar 2019 

March 5 (Reuters) - Vodafone Convertible Bonds Bookrunner::BLOCK TRADE- VODAFONE CONVERTIBLE BONDS: BOOKRUNNER SAYS ORDERS BELOW RISK MISSING 1.2% ON 2YR TRANCHE, 1.5% ON 3YR TRANCHE BOOKS CLOSE AT 1200HRS.  Full Article

Vodafone Intends To Raise About EUR 4 Bln Through Bond Issuance
Tuesday, 5 Mar 2019 

March 5 (Reuters) - Vodafone Group PLC ::INTENDS TO RAISE APPROXIMATELY EUR 4 BILLION THROUGH ISSUANCE OF STERLING-DENOMINATED MCBS.BONDS INTENDED TO BE ISSUED IN TWO TRANCHES - MATURING NO LATER THAN MARCH 2021 AND MARCH 2022.NET PROCEEDS WILL BE USED AS PART OF FINANCING OF ACQUISITION OF LIBERTY GLOBAL'S ASSETS IN GERMANY, CZECH REPUBLIC, HUNGARY AND ROMANIA.POTENTIAL FOR CO TO BUY BACK SHARES IN ORDER TO MITIGATE DILUTION AS PART OF ISSUANCE OF MANDATORY CONVERTIBLE BONDS.  Full Article

Inwit sees combined capex of 250-300 mln euros over 2019-21 plan
Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 

Feb 21 (Reuters) - Italy's Inwit::SEES COMBINED CAPEX OF 250-300 MILLION EUROS OVER 2019-2021 PLAN.SEES RECURRING FREE CASHFLOW AT MORE THAN 200 MILLION EUROS IN 2021.BOARD GAVE CEO MANDATE TO NEGOTIATE COMBINING TOWERS WITH VODAFONE'S IN ITALY.  Full Article

Vodafone Italy & TIM Sign Network Sharing Partnership
Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 

Feb 21 (Reuters) - Vodafone Group PLC ::VODAFONE GROUP PLC - VODAFONE ITALY & TIM INTENTION TO SHARE NETWORKS.VODAFONE- INTEND TO ENTER INTO ACTIVE NETWORK SHARING PARTNERSHIP FOR 5G WITH TELECOM ITALIA.VODAFONE GROUP PLC - PARTIES INTEND TO EVALUATE COMBINATION OF THEIR 22,000 PASSIVE TOWERS IN ITALY INTO A SINGLE ENTITY.VODAFONE- TO CONSIDER ACTIVE SHARING FOR 4G, EXPAND EXISTING PASSIVE SHARING AGREEMENT WITH TELECOM ITALIA TO ENABLE FASTER DEPLOYMENT OF 5G.VODAFONE GROUP PLC - VODAFONE AND TIM AIM TO CONCLUDE ONE OR MORE OF INITIATIVES DURING 2019.VODAFONE - PARTIES INTEND TO EXTEND EXISTING PASSIVE SHARING AGREEMENT, FROM ABOUT 10,000 SITES AS OF FEB. 21, TO A NATIONWIDE AGREEMENT.VODAFONE- PARTIES CONSOLIDATING ITALY PASSIVE TOWERS POTENTIALLY COMBINING CO'S PASSIVE TOWER INFRASTRUCTURE WITH INFRASTRUCTURE OF INWIT SPA.VODAFONE GROUP PLC - POTENTIAL BUSINESS COMBINATION IS INTENDED TO LEAVE BOTH PARTIES WITH EQUAL SHAREHOLDINGS AND GOVERNANCE RIGHTS IN INWIT SPA.VODAFONE - POTENTIAL BUSINESS COMBINATION IS INTENDED TO ENSURE THAT THERE IS NO OBLIGATION FOR PARTIES TO LAUNCH A TENDER OFFER FOR INWIT'S SHARES.  Full Article

Levi Strauss Names Katia Walsh Chief Strategy And Artificial Intelligence Officer
Thursday, 21 Feb 2019 

Feb 21 (Reuters) - Levi Strauss & Co [RIC:RIC:LEVST.UL]::LEVI STRAUSS & CO. NAMES CHIEF STRATEGY AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE OFFICER.LEVI STRAUSS & CO - KATIA WALSH WILL JOIN AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF STRATEGY AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE OFFICER, EFFECTIVE APRIL 29, 2019.LEVI STRAUSS & CO - WALSH JOINS CO FROM VODAFONE.  Full Article

Vodafone Launching 5G Network In Many European Cities During H2 2019
Wednesday, 20 Feb 2019 

Feb 20 (Reuters) - Vodafone Group PLC ::VODAFONE - COMPLETES WORLD'S FIRST CONNECTION OF 5G SMARTPHONES TO ITS NETWORK.VODAFONE - PREPARING TO LAUNCH 5G IN A NUMBER OF EUROPEAN CITIES DURING THE SECOND HALF OF 2019.  Full Article

Vodafone 'pauses' Huawei deployment in core network
Friday, 25 Jan 2019 

Jan 25 (Reuters) - Vodafone ::CEO SAID MAKING GOOD PROGRESS ON CHURN BUT STILL MORE TO BE DONE.CEO SAYS WILL BE ABLE TO EXPLORE MONETISATION OF TELEFONICA UK TOWERS JV IN ABOUT SIX MONTHS.CEO SAYS PLANNING FOR BREXIT, BUT BREXIT WILL NOT HAVE A MATERIAL IMPACT ON THE COMPANY.CEO SAYS DIVERSITY OF TELECOM EQUIPMENT SUPPLIERS IS IMPORTANT, AND HUAWEI HAS A ROLE TO PLAY IN THAT.CEO SAYS HAS 'PAUSED' HUAWEI DEPLOYMENT IN ITS CORE WHILE POLITICIANS, HUAWEI WORK THROUGH ISSUES.CFO SEEING GOOD PERFORMANCE ON MOBILE AND FIXED CHURN IN EUROPE, EXPECT TO SEE BENEFITS IN NUMBERS AS ENTER NEXT FINANCIAL YEAR.CEO SAYS HAS 'PAUSED' FURTHER DEPLOYMENT IN THE CORE, CONTINUING DEPLOYMENT IN RADIO INSTALLATION.  Full Article

Ofcom Sets Annual Licence Fees For Mobile Operators For 900, 1800 MHz Spectrum
Monday, 17 Dec 2018 

Dec 17 (Reuters) - UK's Ofcom::SET ANNUAL LICENCE FEES THAT MOBILE OPERATORS WILL PAY FOR 900 AND 1800 MHZ SPECTRUM, FROM 31 JANUARY 2019.CONSULTING ON LEVEL OF ANNUAL LICENCE FEES THAT SHOULD APPLY FOR 40 MHZ OF SPECTRUM IN 3.4 GHZ BAND, AND 80 MHZ IN 3.6 GHZ BAND.ANNUAL LICENCE FEES WILL BE £1.093M PER MHZ OF 900 MHZ SPECTRUM & £0.805M PER MHZ OF 1800 MHZ SPECTRUM.CONSULTING ON LEVEL OF ANNUAL LICENCE FEES THAT SHOULD APPLY FOR SOME LICENSES TO UK BROADBAND, WHICH IS OWNED BY HUTCHISON 3G UK LIMITED.PROPOSED THAT FEES FOR BOTH 3.4 GHZ AND 3.6 GHZ SPECTRUM WOULD BE £0.358M PER MHZ.PROPOSE TO APPLY FEES FOR 3.4 GHZ SPECTRUM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, PHASE-IN INCREASE IN FEES FOR 3.6 GHZ SPECTRUM OVER PERIOD TO MID-2020.  Full Article

Vodafone CEO says sees strategic importance of owning towers
Tuesday, 13 Nov 2018 

Nov 13 (Reuters) - Vodafone Group PLC ::CEO NICK READ SAYS STILL SEE IMPORTANCE OF STRATEGIC CONTROL OF TOWER ASSETS.CFO SAYS GROWTH IN EBITDA WILL BE MAIN DRIVER OF DEBT REDUCTION.CEO NICK READ SAYS WILL LOOK AT DRIVING BETTER UTLILISATION OF ALL VODAFONE ASSETS.CEO NICK READ SAYS WILL SLIM DOWN NUMBER OF INITIATIVES.CEO NICK READ SAYS WILL BE OPEN TO ASSET SHARING IN MOBILE, BUT NOT TARGETING VALUE PLAYER PARTNERSHIPS.UP 7 PERCENT AFTER H1.  Full Article

UK Stocks-Factors to watch on March 21

March 21 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 18 points higher at 7,310 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers. * VODAFONE: Vodafone will receive a warning from EU regulators about possible anti-competitive effects from its $22 billion deal to buy Liberty Global's German and eastern European assets, two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. * OPHIR: London-listed Ophir Energy Plc said on Wednesday it agreed to be bought by Indonesian oil