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Digi Communications N.V.: Digi HU’s ownership and control over Invitel is not affected by the GVH’s decision to reassess the acquisition

BUCHAREST, Romania, 15-Nov-2018 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — We would like to inform the market and our investors that, in connection with the decision issued by the Hungarian Competition Authority (Gazdasági Versenyhivatal – “GVH”) in May 2018 (the “Initial Decision”) approving the acquisition by our Hungarian subsidiary – DIGI Távközlési és Szolgáltató Kft. (“Digi HU”), as the purchaser, of shares representing in total 99.998395% of the share capital and voting rights of Invitel Távközlési Zrt. (“Invitel”) from Ilford Holding Kft. and InviTechnocom Kft., acting as sellers (the “Transaction” – the completion of which we have disclosed to the market on 30 May 2018), on 14 November 2018, the GVH issued several decisions whereby it formally withdrew the Initial Decision and it opened a new investigation (“New Procedure”) for reassessing limited aspects in connection with certain settlements where i-TV Digitális Távközlési Zrt. (“i-TV” – one of Digi HU’s subsidiaries in Hungary) and Invitel overlap.

GVH’s stated reason for withdrawing the Initial Decision is based on allegations that Digi HU has failed to proactively comment during the initial assessment on certain data regarding the territorial scope of certain telecommunications services provided by i-TV, which has been used by the GVH in its Initial Decision. On that basis, the GVH also imposed a fine on Digi HU of approximately EUR 280,000 (HUF 90,000,000).

Digi HU’s ownership and control over Invitel is not affected by the above-mentioned GVH’s decisions, as the GVH simultaneously decided on 14 November 2018 to allow Digi HU to continue to exercise control over Invitel (“Exemption Decision”) before the issuance by the GVH of a new decision on the Transaction. As a consequence, on the basis of the Exemption Decision, the implementation by Digi HU of the Transaction is not affected by the GVH’s New Procedure, except for certain limited behavioral restrictions from the Initial Decision that were reinstated.

In relation to the operation of i-TV, the GVH imposed certain behavioral interim obligations on Digi HU until the completion of the New Procedure. i-TV represents a minor part of DIGI HU’s business in Hungary.

We continue to strongly hold that Digi HU fully cooperated during the initial procedure by providing complete and accurate information, and that the GVH’s decision to withdraw the Initial Decision and to apply a fine is incorrect.

Meanwhile, we will continue to fully and in good faith cooperate with the GVH during the New Procedure in order to ensure that a new decision re-approving the Transaction is finalized as soon as possible.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

LV= Is Inviting Its Members, Customers And Website Visitors To Share Photos Of What They Love In Life

LV=, insurance, pensions and investment group is inviting its members, customers and website visitors to share photos of what they love in life, and be in with the chance of winning £1,500.

The competition’s theme ties in with LV=’s overall aim as a financial solutions and insurance provider, to help people look after the things that they love in life.

The photo could be of a family member or friend, a pet, or a treasured possession like a car or house, even a place they love to go on holiday.

The online photo competition judges aren’t looking for an ‘expert’ photo, but a picture that captures something that the entrant really cares for, in the most original, visually appealing and self-explanatory way.

Details of the competition have already been emailed to a large number of LV=’s customers and to competition websites, and already some excellent entries have been received and loaded up to view. And even if entrants don’t win the first prize of£1,500, there are three runners-up prizes of £250 to be had.

To take part in the competition entrants will need to register themselves as a member of the LV= online community, and then it’s simply a case of loading up their photos. The closing date is 31 October 2009.

Alan Lay, LV=’s Web Content Manager, said: “The LV= community has been very popular with our members since its launch, and this new competition is an ideal way for existing and new members to share what they really love in life with the wider community. Judging by the high quality of photos that we’ve already received, it’s going to be tough to choose the winners, though we’re sure that there are even better examples out there just waiting to come in.”

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