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Sunrise could take on more debt to finance UPC deal, if needed
Sunrise Communications Says UPC Deal Has Compelling Rationale
Liberty Global Reports Second Quarter Revenue From Continuing Operations Of $2,850.4 Million
Liberty Global plc (Liberty Global) is an international telecommunications company providing communications and entertainment services. The Company operates as a television and broadband company. Its segments include Liberty Global Group and LiLAC Group. The Liberty Global Group includes its operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, Switzerland and Central and Eastern Europe. The Liberty Global Group also includes the Company's investment in VodafoneZiggo Group Holding B.V., which operates a cable network in the Netherlands, and in various content businesses. The LiLAC Group has broadband operations predominately in Latin America and the Caribbean serving residential and business customers. The LiLAC Group includes its operations in Chile and Puerto Rico and its Cable & Wireless Communications Limited operations primarily in the Caribbean and Latin America, including sub-sea and terrestrial fiber optic cable networks.
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161 Hammersmith Road
John C. Malone
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Michael Thomas Fries
Vice Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer
Charles H. R. Bracken
Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
Bryan H. Hall
Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
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Activist investor Active Ownership Capital (AOC) has joined the ranks of shareholders that oppose Sunrise Communications' <SRCG.S> planned 6.3 billion Swiss franc ($6.36 billion) takeover of Liberty Global's <LBTYA.O> UPC Swiss cable operator.
Sunrise Communications <SRCG.S> faces calls for its chairman and another board member to be removed, it said on Tuesday, as the Swiss telecommunications company fights to save its planned $6.4 billion takeover of Liberty Global's <LBTYA.O> Swiss assets.
Sunrise Communications <SRCG.S> said on Tuesday it had received a new fairness opinion supporting the valuation of Liberty Global's <LBTYA.O> Swiss UPC business that Sunrise wants to acquire, as it seeks to secure shareholder support for the deal.
Most shareholders of Sunrise Communications <SRCG.S> back its plans to buy Liberty Global's <LBTYA.O> Swiss UPC business despite opposition from big investor Freenet <FNTGn.DE>, Sunrise's finance chief said on Tuesday, expressing confidence the 6.3 billion Swiss franc ($6.46...
Liberty Global Plc will not amend the terms of a planned sale of its Swiss UPC business to Swiss telecoms firm Sunrise Communications, the company said on Tuesday.
* LIBERTY GLOBAL REITERATES COMMITMENT TO BINDING TERMS OF SUNRISE'S ACQUISITION OF UPC SWITZERLAND
The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Thursday:
German telecoms group Freenet <FNTGn.DE>, the largest shareholder in Switzerland's Sunrise Communications <SRCG.S>, said it remains open for talks after it criticised Sunrise's planned takeover of Liberty Global's <LBTYA.O> Swiss UPC business.
German telecoms group Freenet <FNTGn.DE> fired off a salvo of demands on Friday to cut the price and amend the terms of Sunrise Communication's <SRCG.S> proposed 6.3 billion Swiss franc ($6.4 billion) takeover of Liberty Global's <LBTYA.O> Swiss unit UPC.
UPC, the Swiss arm of telecoms company Liberty Global <LBTYA.O> and target of a 6.3 billion Swiss franc ($6.5 billion) takeover bid by Sunrise Communications <SRCG.S>, reported a narrower 3.6% fall in second-quarter revenue on Thursday.
UPC, the Swiss arm of telecoms company Liberty Global and target of a 6.3 billion Swiss franc ($6.46 billion) takeover bid by Sunrise Communications, on Thursday reported a 3.6% fall in second-quarter revenue.
Brussels gave its blessing to Vodafone's <VOD.L> $22 billion purchase of Liberty Global's <LBTYA.O> cable networks in Germany and central Europe, clearing the way for the British company to become Europe's largest mobile, broadband and TV provider.
Vodafone secured on Thursday antitrust approval from the European Union for its $22 billion bid to buy Liberty Global's cable networks in Germany and central Europe after offering concessions in May.
Vodafone is set to secure EU antitrust approval for its $22 billion (17 billion pounds) bid for Liberty Global's cable networks in Germany and central Europe after offering concessions in May, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
EU antitrust regulators are set to approve Vodafone's $22 billion bid for Liberty Global's cable networks in Germany and central Europe based on concessions offered in May, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
Germany's Freenet has hired Citi to explore possible options for improving terms of the deal for Sunrise Communications -- in which it is the largest shareholder -- to buy Liberty Global's Swiss UPC cable business, sources close to the matter told Reuters.
Sunrise Communications on Monday said the Swiss competition authorities have decided to "examine in detail" its planned $6.3 billion takeover of Liberty Global's Swiss UPC cable business.
EU antitrust regulators have extended by two weeks to July 23 their investigation into Vodafone's $22 billion (£17.3 billion) bid for Liberty Global's cable networks in Germany and central Europe, according to a filing on the European Commission website.
The European Commission has set a July 9 deadline for deciding whether to approve Vodafone's proposed purchase of Liberty Global's cable business in Germany and eastern Europe.
Vodafone stepped up its battle to gain regulatory approval for its Liberty Global deal on Tuesday by offering rival Telefonica Deutschland access to its enlarged high-speed broadband network.
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