Interim results for the six months to 30 September 2001
Vodafone opens offices in Beijing and Hong Kong
Vodafone Group Plc ("Vodafone") today announces the opening of its China office in Beijing and Hong Kong. The opening coincides with China's entry into theWorld Trade Organisation (WTO) and underscores Vodafone's positive outlook on China's mobile telecommunications industry.
Financial information to be presented in new regional format
Following the introduction of Vodafone Group Plc's (Vodafone) new regional operating structure on 1 April 2001, its forthcoming Interim Financial Results for the six months ended 30 September 2001 will contain a geographic analysis of certain financial information which reflects this new structure.
Disposal of holding in Ruhrgas
Vodafone AG, ("Vodafone") a subsidiary of Vodafone Group Plc announces that it has reached agreement with E.ON AG, Dusseldorf for the sale of Vodafone's 23.6% stake in Bergemann GmbH through which it holds an 8.2% stake in Ruhrgas AG.
Portugal and Spain migrate to Vodafone single brand ahead of schedule
Following a transitional period of dual branding, Vodafone Group Plc ('Vodafone") announces the adoption by Telecel Vodafone and Airtel Vodafone of the single Vodafone brand ahead of the original early 2002 timetable.
Vodafone tender offer for Japan Telecom shares oversubscribed
On 20 September 2001 Vodafone Group Plc ("Vodafone") announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Vodafone International Holdings B.V. ("VIHBV") would launch an agreed tender offer for up to 693,368 ordinary shares of JAPAN TELECOM Co., Ltd. ("JAPAN TELECOM"), representing 21.7% of the outstanding ordinary shares of JAPAN TELECOM (the "Offer").
Vodafone continues focus on higher value customers
Vodafone Group Plc ("Vodafone") today announces an increase of 2.5 million in its worldwide proportionate registered customer base during the quarter ended September 2001.
Vodafone settles final tranche of 25% stake in Swisscom mobile for cash
Vodafone Group Plc ("Vodafone") announces today that it has satisfied its obligation to Swisscom AG ("Swisscom") to pay the second and final tranche of the consideration due in connection with its acquisition of a 25% stake in Swisscom Mobile with a cash payment of approximately CHF 2.3 billion (£95 million).
Merger of J-Phone Communications and J-Phone operating companies
Vodafone Group Plc ("Vodafone") announces that the proposed merger of J-Phone Communications Co. Ltd., J-Phone East Co. Ltd., J-Phone Central Co. Ltd., and J-Phone West Co. Ltd., that was announced on 24 August, 2001 has now been approved by shareholders at the respective EGMs of the companies in Japan today.