SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Report of Foreign Private Issuer
Pursuant to Rules 13a-16 or 15d-16 under
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Dated November 27, 2020
Commission File Number: 001-10086
PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY
(Translation of registrant’s name into English)
VODAFONE HOUSE, THE CONNECTION, NEWBURY, BERKSHIRE, RG14 2FN, ENGLAND
(Address of principal executive offices)
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This Report on Form 6-K contains a Stock Exchange Announcement dated 26 November 2020 entitled ‘COMPLETION OF THE MERGER OF BHARTI INFRATEL AND INDUS TOWERS’.
RNS Number : 9441F
Vodafone Group Plc
26 November 2020
COMPLETION OF THE MERGER OF BHARTI INFRATEL AND INDUS TOWERS
Vodafone Group Plc ("Vodafone") announces that the merger of Indus Towers Limited ("Indus Towers") and Bharti Infratel Limited ("Bharti Infratel", together the "Combined Company") has now completed. The Combined Company is listed on the National Stock Exchange of India and the Bombay Stock Exchange and it will in due course be renamed Indus Towers Limited.
Vodafone has been issued with 757.8 million shares in the Combined Company in exchange for its 42% shareholding in Indus Towers which is equivalent to a 28.1% shareholding in the Combined Company.
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Registered Office: Vodafone House, The Connection, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 2FN, England. Registered in England No. 1833679
Vodafone is a leading telecommunications company in Europe and Africa. Our purpose is to "connect for a better future" and our expertise and scale gives us a unique opportunity to drive positive change for society. Our networks keep family, friends, businesses and governments connected and - as COVID-19 has clearly demonstrated - we play a vital role in keeping economies running and the functioning of critical sectors like education and healthcare.
Vodafone is the largest mobile and fixed network operator in Europe and a leading global IoT connectivity provider. Our M-Pesa technology platform in Africa enables over 45m people to benefit from access to mobile payments and financial services. We operate mobile and fixed networks in 21 countries and partner with mobile networks in 48 more. As of 30 September 2020, we had over 300m mobile customers, more than 27m fixed broadband customers, over 22m TV customers and we connected more than 112m IoT devices.
We support diversity and inclusion through our maternity and parental leave policies, empowering women through connectivity and improving access to education and digital skills for women, girls, and society at large. We are respectful of all individuals, irrespective of race, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, belief, culture or religion.
Vodafone is also taking significant steps to reduce our impact on our planet by reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2025, purchasing 100% of our electricity from renewable sources by 2025, and reusing, reselling or recycling 100% of our redundant network equipment.
For more information, please visit www.vodafone.com, follow us on Twitter at @VodafoneGroup or connect with us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/vodafone.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorised.
|PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY|
|Dated: November 27, 2020||By: /s/ R E S MARTIN|
|Name: Rosemary E S Martin|
|Title: Group General Counsel and Company Secretary|