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Participants
Mike Fries Chief Executive Officer
Charlie Bracken Chief Financial Officer
Lutz Schüler Chief Executive of Virgin Media
Baptiest Coopmans Chief Executive Officer of UPC Switzerland
Steve Malcolm Redburn
David Wright Bank of America
James Ratcliffe Evercore ISI
Robert Grindle Deutsche Bank
Nick Lyall Societe Generale
Matthew Harrigan Benchmark Capital
Christian Fangmann HSBC
James Ratzer New Street Research
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Operator

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and thank you for standing by. Welcome to the Liberty Global Second Quarter 2020 Investor Call. This call and the associated webcasts are the property of Liberty Global and any redistribution, retransmission or rebroadcast of this call, or webcast in any form without the expressed and written consent of Liberty Global is strictly prohibited. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Today's formal presentation materials can be found under the Investor Relations section of Liberty Global's Web site at libertyglobal.com. instructions given presentation, session. a formal today's will for be question-and-answer After X the forward-looking details the Safe Page slide regarding company's of Harbor statements statements. the and expectations facts. with include the to not its Act may historical statements future respect and XXXX, Private growth statements and of are prospects, of company's presentation Reform information Securities the Today’s including outlook Litigation other forward-looking meaning within that could by cause those These statements. actual to risks forward-looking statements from implied involve differ expressed that or these certain materially results These most risk in detailed Liberty Global’s and Exchange filings Securities include those Form amended. with Commission, recent as the including XX-Q its filed statement disclaims any based. Global its these change any of in forward-looking such statements expectations or Liberty on is to reflect condition any obligation to any update any which the now over like turn would Mr. to to call I Fries.

Mike Fries

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Charlie Bracken

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Operator

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Steve Malcolm

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Mike Fries

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Charlie Bracken

I pretty Mike, undervalued. also it’s add? feel we can just I do think also

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Steve Malcolm

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Charlie Bracken

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Steve Malcolm

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Mike Fries

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Operator

Bank We’ll David with Wright go to next of America.

David Wright

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Mike Fries

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Lutz Schüler

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David Wright

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Lutz Schüler

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Operator

Ratcliffe We'll Evercore ISI. James go to next with

James Ratcliffe

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Mike Fries

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Lutz Schüler

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Mike Fries

see can You it.

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Operator

go We’ll Grindle Bank. next to Robert with Deutsche

Robert Grindle

contract. perhaps very of HX you the of your playing guidance? broadband of perhaps week constructs to address you. the out are back play to Going and lot do quite well. been so not indeed, have your Thank But of benefit is Has to lockdown intend UK, this by than in reckons last XX% customers recently well that seem that number moving within and up you a some more peers Ofcom your

Lutz Schüler

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Mike Fries

notification period for contract But or of active largely hit end the that say really customers the was the Lutz pause time significantly the period but discount in COVID we the more expected we was just was before of most it as required keep industry. it was then also less maybe saw what during churn to said, I’d began less.

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Lutz Schüler

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Operator

our from next question Nick SocGen. And we'll with take Lyall

Nick Lyall

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Mike Fries

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Operator

to with go next We'll Matthew Harrigan Capital. Benchmark

Matthew Harrigan

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Mike Fries

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Matthew Harrigan

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Lutz Schüler

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Operator

go We’ll [Multiple Speakers] next HSBC. to Fangmann Christian with

Christian Fangmann

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Mike Fries

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Operator

last take James Ratzer Research. New question from our Street with We'll

James Ratzer

Two please. questions,

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Mike Fries

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So you can talk about Lutz? that quickly,

Lutz Schüler

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Mike Fries

here bit at little know Yes. we’re I of a hour top everybody. the Well, thanks of past. the

happening, transaction and you safe got joining Hope appreciate appreciate we support. things your We've of about always a a this COVID rest us lot pandemic for lot UK things on all the today, of coming those with performance, great stay of in track, well So, as the you it all and momentum. summer. positive positive considered through this of talked our of and markets period we're out

forward November. to Take talking look in to So, you care.

Operator

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