Update on Verizon Wireless Transaction
FCC APPROVAL RECEIVED
Vodafone today confirms that on 4 December 2013, in connection with the disposal of its US group whose principal asset is its 45% interest in Verizon Wireless to Verizon, Verizon received the required approval from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”). Vodafone welcomes the FCC’s timely consideration of this matter.
The Transactions and the Return of Value remain subject to customary closing conditions, including the approval of Vodafone’s and Verizon’s shareholders. The Transactions and the Return of Value are expected to complete in Q1 2014.
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