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Digi Communications NV 1H-2020 Financial Results now available

BUCHAREST, Romania, 14-Aug-2020 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. (“Digi” or the “Company”) announces that H1 2020 financial results are available on the Company’s website.

For details, please see:

https://www.digi-communications.ro/en/investor-relations/shares/financial-results-shares

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Digi Communications N.V.: Independent Limited Assurance Report issued on 30 Jul 2020 now available on BVB, ASF and Dutch AFM

BUCHAREST, Romania, 30-Jul-2020 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. (“Digi” or the “Company”) announces that on July 30, 2020, the Independent Limited Assurance Report issued by the external auditor of the Company on 30 July 2020 regarding the information included in the current reports issued by the Company under Law 24/2017 (Article 82) and FSA Regulation no. 5/2018 was made publicly available on the Romanian Stock Exchange (“BVB”) and the Company’s website, while also being available with the Romanian Financial Supervisory Authority (“ASF”) and the Dutch Authority for Financial Markets (“AFM”).

For details regarding the reports, please access the official websites designated of Digi: www.digi-communications.ro (Investor Relations Section).

SOURCE: EuropaWire

RCS&RDS gets anti-trust body approval for its deal with Akta Telecom, Digital Cable Systems and ATTP Telecommunications

BUCHAREST, Romania, 27-Jul-2020 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — The Company would like to inform its investors and the market that on July 24, 2020, the Competition Council issued the decision no. 38/21.07.2020 („RCC Decision”), authorising the economic concentration acomplished by RCS&RDS through gaining sole control over certain assets pursuant to the agreements entered into on 28 November 2019 („Agreements”) between the Company’s Romanian subsidiary, hereinafter referred to as „Assignee” and Digital Cable Systems S.A., AKTA Telecom S.A., respectively ATTP Telecommunicatios S.R.L., hereinafter referred together as “Assignors”.

Under these Agreements, RCS&RDS will operate the networks of the Assignors and will provide communications services to the clients, in exchange of the payment by RCS & RDS of a rent.

The condition precedent under the Agreements of obtaining the Competition Council’s authorisation is now met; the non-object decision being subject to RCS&RDS complying with the commitments it had offered and that were accepted by the competition authority („Commitments”).

The Commitments were offered by RCS&RDS in order to address the Competition Council’s concerns regarding the merger and they are broadly two sided, refering to:

– the relationship between RCS&RDS and the clients who will become RCS&RDS customers pursuant to the Agreements, and

– the relationship between RCS&RDS and the Tv Channel providers.

The Commitments regarding the clients will be binding for a period of three years as of the date of the authorisation and they mainly refer to the undertaking made by RCS&RDS to upgarde the networks and to provide to at least 95% of the clients communications services of the same technical quality as offered to its existing customers. In addition, RCS&RDS has to offer to all customers the opportunity to benefit from the packages and prices offered by RCS&RDS to its existing customers and refrain from price increases during the three year period under review.

The commitment regarding TV Channel providers is binding for a five-year period as of the date of the authorisation. The commitment refers to the undertaking made by RCS&RDS that, in case it does not reach a commercial agreement with any TV Channel provider for inclusion of such channel into its Basic TV Package, then it will offer the provider the possibility to carry such channel as a pay tv offering which shall be provided to customers in exchange for an additional charge. The price of such pay tv channel will be mainly determined by the TV Channel provider.

For details regarding the reports, please access the official website designated of Digi: www.digi-communications.ro (Investor Relations Section/Current Reports).

SOURCE: EuropaWire

ANCOM authorized RCS & RDS S.A. to apply a surcharge for certain roaming services in the EEA

BUCHAREST, Romania, 1-Jul-2019 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — We would like to inform the market and our investors that the National Authority for Management and Regulation of Communications in Romania (ANCOM) has authorized RCS & RDS S.A., the Company’s subsidiary in Romania (“RCS&RDS”) to continue to apply a surcharge for certain mobile telephony roaming services supplied to its customers traveling in the European Economic Area (EEA), therefore including the European Union.

By decision issued on 1 July 2019, for allowing RCS&RDS to continue to recoup the costs incurred for the supply of roaming services and to continue to apply the national tariffs in Romania, ANCOM has authorized RCS&RDS’ request to apply a surcharge, on top of the national tariffs, for certain roaming services supplied to its own customers traveling in the EEA, but without going above the maximal following values:

  • 0.0187 Euro/minute (excluding VAT), for the calls made by its clients,
  • 0.0085 Euro/minute (excluding VAT), for the calls received by its clients (this value might vary in accordance with the changes brought by the European legislation),
  • 2.20 Euro/GB (0.00220 Euro/MB), excluding VAT.

RCS&RDS will apply the roaming surcharges starting from the first unit of consumption supplied to its own customers traveling in the EEA.

The renewed authorization issued by ANCOM will apply for 12 months starting 1 July 2019.

For information regarding the initial approval in this respect granted to RCS&RDS in 2017, we invite the market and our investors to refer to the current report issued by the Company on 30 June 2017 (http://www.digi-communications.ro/en/investor-relations/shares/current-reports/digi-current-report-30-06-2017).

For details regarding the reports, please access the official websites designated of Digi: www.digi-communications.ro (Investor Relations Section).

SOURCE: EuropaWire

DIGI: our Romanian subsidiary RCS & RDS S.A. paid over LEI 1.2 billion for taxes and contributions to local and state budgets in 2017

BUCHAREST, Romania, 08-Jan-2019 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — We would like to inform the market and our investors that, on 29 December 2018, an Emergency Government Ordinance no 114/2018 (the “GEO 114/2018”) establishing, amongst others, certain budgetary and tax measures was published in the Romanian Official Gazette. The GEO 114/2018 sets an increased monitoring tariff of 3% applied to the turnover of telecommunications operators meant to finance the activity of the National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications of Romania (ANCOM). The prolongation of the exploitation period for the existing mobile communications licenses will be subject to the payment of 4% applied to the turnover generated from the mobile telephony operations in the year prior to the extension multiplied with the number of years for which the license validity period is prolonged. The further grant of the new mobile communications licenses will be subject to the payment of a percentage of either 2% or 4% applied to the turnover generated from the mobile telephony operations in the year prior to the grant date multiplied with the number of years corresponding to the validity period of the license. Also, the fines applicable for regulatory breaches in connection with the telecommunications sector in Romania were increased significantly.

The GEO 114/2018 additionally increased the level of the corporate tax applied to licenses owners operating energy or gas activities in Romania to 2% applied to the turnover generated from the respective energy or gas activity. In the public announcements made at the adoption of the GEO 114/2018, the Romanian Government’s representatives stated that the additional taxation would be caused by the “incorrect behaviour” of the telecommunications operators. We are of the opinion that these allegations have no legal, tax or economical basis, and that the decision to introduce these new taxes is ungrounded and discriminatory.

In connection with RCS & RDS S.A.’s activity, our Romanian subsidiary („Digi | RCS&RDS”), we express the following: Out of the turnover of approximately LEI 3.3 billion registered in 2017, Digi | RCS&RDS paid during the same year more than 1/3 (meaning over LEI 1.2 billion) for: taxes and contributions to the state budget, to the central authorities and to the local budgets; amounts due to state owned companies and other similar entities; and also it performed multiple payments to various public and private entities based on mandatory legal requirements. In connection with the income tax assessed by Digi | RCS&RDS, we must recall that, since 2007 until 2017, Digi | RCS&RDS invested more than EURO 2 billion for the development of a highly advanced fixed and mobile telecommunications network based on optical fibre. These investments were made to the benefit of millions of customers who enjoy today the best quality services at very advantageous prices. These investments performed by Digi | RCS&RDS (and which were subject of amortization) have implicitly determined the reduction of the taxable basis, in full compliance with the tax legislation.

In our view GEO 114/2018 is prejudicial to the development of the telecommunications and energy industries in Romania as it materially increases, without proper consultation and without any serious justification, the fiscal burden on businesses in these sectors, thus potentially restricting the ability to make further investments and affecting clients. We will be further evaluating the impact of GEO 114/2018 on our business and take those measures that are deemed necessary.

For details regarding the reports, please access the official websites designated of Digi: www.digi-communications.ro (Investor Relations Section).

SOURCE: EuropaWire