29 Aug 2017
VEON’s statement regarding media comments
Amsterdam, 29 August 2017 – VEON Ltd. (NASDAQ: VEON, Euronext Amsterdam: VEON)(VEON) has noted recent media comments concerning a potential tower transaction in Pakistan. VEON confirms that it is in advanced discussions with edotco for the sale of its indirect subsidiary, Deodar Limited (“Deodar”). Deodar holds a portfolio of approximately 13,000 towers and provides network tower services in Pakistan. The purchase price for the transaction is expected to be in excess of USD 900 million equivalent. These discussions may or may not result in a transaction. VEON will communicate material updates, if any, in accordance with regulatory requirements.
VEON is a NASDAQ and Euronext Amsterdam-listed global provider of connectivity and internet services, with the ambition to lead the personal internet revolution for over 235 million customers it currently serves, and many others in the years to come.
This release contains “forward-looking statements”, as the phrase is defined in Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements are not historical facts, and include statements relating to, among other things, the expected purchase price and the timing and completion of a transaction. The forward-looking statements included in this release are based on management’s best assessment of VEON’s strategic and financial position and of future market conditions, trends and other potential developments. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the possibility that: the transaction may not materialize as expected or at all. If such risks or uncertainties materialize or such assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from those express or implied by such forward-looking statements or assumptions. Certain other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in any forward-looking statements include the risk factors described in VEON’s Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended 31 December 2016 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and other public filings made by VEON with the SEC. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof. VEON cannot assure you that any projected events will be achieved. Except to the extent required by law, VEON disclaims any obligation to update or revise any of these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, after the date on which the statements are made, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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