VEON announces sale of Armenian operations
Amsterdam, 29 October 2020 – VEON Ltd.(NASDAQ: VEON, Euronext Amsterdam: VEON), a leading global provider of connectivity and internet services, today announces that it has concluded an agreement for the sale of CJSC “VEON Armenia”, VEON’s operating subsidiary in Armenia, to Team LLC. It is anticipated that the transaction will close shortly.
The sale of our Armenian operations is in line with VEON’s ambition to simplify the Group’s structure and enhance its operational focus on markets with attractive long-term growth opportunities. The value of the transaction equates to an EV/EBITDA multiple of 2.9x based on 2019 reported EBITDA.
VEON is a NASDAQ and Euronext Amsterdam-listed global provider of connectivity and internet services, headquartered in Amsterdam. For more information visit: http://www.veon.com.
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