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Slide #68. Verizon Communications Inc. — Vodafone's 45 Percent Interest In Verizon Wireless
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ)
Vodafone's 45 Percent Interest In Verizon Wireless
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Vodafone Group Plc (London, Nasdaq: VOD) to acquire Vodafone's U.S. group with the principal asset of 45 percent of Verizon Wireless for $130 billion, consisting primarily of cash and stock. Verizon expects the transaction at close to be immediately accretive to the company's EPS (earnings per share) by approximately 10 percent, without any one-time adjustments.
Verizon Communications is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. provides communications, information and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses and governmental agencies. Co. has two reportable segments, Verizon Consumer Group (Consumer) and Verizon Business Group (Business). Co.'s Consumer segment provides consumer-focused wireless and wireline communications services and products under the Verizon brand and through wholesale and other arrangements. Co.'s Business segment provides, among others, wireless and wireline communications services and products, video and data services, corporate networking solutions, security and managed network services.
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