Vodafone to Sell Stake in Egypt Unit to Saudi Telecom for $2.39 Billion

Date : 01/29/2020 @ 7:29AM
Source : Dow Jones News
Stock : Vodafone Group Plc (VOD)
Quote : 134.36  -6.7 (-4.75%) @ 4:35PM

Vodafone to Sell Stake in Egypt Unit to Saudi Telecom for $2.39 Billion

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   By Adria Calatayud 
 

Vodafone Group PLC (VOD.LN) said Wednesday that it has agreed to sell its 55% stake in its Egypt unit to Saudi Telecom Co. (7010.SA) for $2.39 billion.

Both parties have signed a memorandum of understanding for the sale of Vodafone's shareholding, the U.K. telecommunications group said.

The parties have also reached an agreement on the basis for a long-term partnership which will include use of the Vodafone brand, preferential roaming arrangements, access to Vodafone's central procurement function, and a range of other services, the U.K. company said.

Vodafone said it will continue to have a significant presence in Egypt through its shared-services centers.

Bloomberg first reported that Vodafone and Saudi Telecom were in talks over the deal.

 

Write to Adria Calatayud at adria.calatayud@dowjones.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

January 29, 2020 02:14 ET (07:14 GMT)

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