AT&T Statement Filed with UK's Panel on Takeovers and Mergers
Dallas, Texas, January 27, 2014
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has filed the attached statement with the UK’s Panel on Takeovers and Mergers.
AT&T Inc. (“AT&T”) notes the recent speculation regarding a potential transaction involving Vodafone Group plc (“Vodafone”) and recent movement in the share price of Vodafone.
At the request of the UK Takeover Panel, AT&T confirms that it does not intend to make an offer for Vodafone. Accordingly, AT&T is bound by the restrictions under Rule 2.8 of the UK Takeover Code (the “Code”).
For the purposes of Rule 2.8 of the Code, AT&T reserves the right to announce or participate in an offer or possible offer for Vodafone and/or to take any other action which would otherwise be restricted under Rule 2.8 of the Code within 6 months after the date of this announcement in the circumstances described in note 2 to Rule 2.8 of the Code.