Vodafone Group Plc Offer for Eircell 2000 plc

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Vodafone Group Plc

    NEW YORK, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Vodafone Group Plc (NYSE:   VOD)
 ("Vodafone") announces that the offer document relating to Vodafone's offer
 for the entire issued share capital of Eircell 2000 plc ("Eircell 2000") (the
 "Offer") was posted to proposed Eircell 2000 shareholders yesterday.
     The eircom plc EGM to approve the demerger of the Eircell business to
 Eircell 2000 has been scheduled for 11 May 2001.  Subject to the Offer's terms
 and conditions, the Offer is expected to become unconditional on 13 May 2001.
     For further information in relation to the Offer, please read the Offer
 Document and the appropriate Form of Acceptance.  Copies of these documents
 can be obtained by calling, from within Ireland, Freefone 1-800-715-125 or,
 from outside Ireland, +353-1-630-0428.  Holders of eircom plc American
 Depositary Shares should call +1-800-507-9357.
     The Offer is not being made, directly or indirectly, in or into Australia,
 New Zealand or South Africa and the Offer is not capable of acceptance from
 within Australia, New Zealand or South Africa.  Accordingly, copies of this
 announcement, the Offer Document, the Forms of Acceptance and any related
 documents are not being, and must not be, mailed or otherwise distributed or
 sent in or into or from Australia, New Zealand or South Africa.  Further
 details in this regard are contained in the Offer Document.
 
     This announcement has been issued by and is the sole responsibility of
 Vodafone Group Plc.  UBS Warburg Ltd., a subsidiary of UBS AG, which is
 regulated in the United Kingdom by the Securities and Futures Authority
 Limited, is acting for Vodafone Group Plc and for no one else in connection
 with the proposed transaction and will not be responsible to anyone other than
 Vodafone Group Plc for providing the protections afforded to customers of
 UBS Warburg Ltd., or for providing advice in relation to the transaction.
     This announcement does not constitute, or form part of, an offer or any
 solicitation of an offer for securities in any jurisdiction.
 
 

SOURCE Vodafone Group Plc
    NEW YORK, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Vodafone Group Plc (NYSE:   VOD)
 ("Vodafone") announces that the offer document relating to Vodafone's offer
 for the entire issued share capital of Eircell 2000 plc ("Eircell 2000") (the
 "Offer") was posted to proposed Eircell 2000 shareholders yesterday.
     The eircom plc EGM to approve the demerger of the Eircell business to
 Eircell 2000 has been scheduled for 11 May 2001.  Subject to the Offer's terms
 and conditions, the Offer is expected to become unconditional on 13 May 2001.
     For further information in relation to the Offer, please read the Offer
 Document and the appropriate Form of Acceptance.  Copies of these documents
 can be obtained by calling, from within Ireland, Freefone 1-800-715-125 or,
 from outside Ireland, +353-1-630-0428.  Holders of eircom plc American
 Depositary Shares should call +1-800-507-9357.
     The Offer is not being made, directly or indirectly, in or into Australia,
 New Zealand or South Africa and the Offer is not capable of acceptance from
 within Australia, New Zealand or South Africa.  Accordingly, copies of this
 announcement, the Offer Document, the Forms of Acceptance and any related
 documents are not being, and must not be, mailed or otherwise distributed or
 sent in or into or from Australia, New Zealand or South Africa.  Further
 details in this regard are contained in the Offer Document.
 
     This announcement has been issued by and is the sole responsibility of
 Vodafone Group Plc.  UBS Warburg Ltd., a subsidiary of UBS AG, which is
 regulated in the United Kingdom by the Securities and Futures Authority
 Limited, is acting for Vodafone Group Plc and for no one else in connection
 with the proposed transaction and will not be responsible to anyone other than
 Vodafone Group Plc for providing the protections afforded to customers of
 UBS Warburg Ltd., or for providing advice in relation to the transaction.
     This announcement does not constitute, or form part of, an offer or any
 solicitation of an offer for securities in any jurisdiction.
 
 SOURCE  Vodafone Group Plc