Telenor has commenced an arbitration proceeding against VimpelCom Ltd. and Altimo Holdings & Investments Ltd. under the VimpelCom Shareholders Agreement in order to protect Telenor's pre-emptive rights in the context of VimpelCom's proposed acquisition of Wind Telecom S.p.A.
Telenor has requested an arbitration tribunal to determine that VimpelCom’s proposed acquisition of Wind Telecom is not a Related M&A Transaction under the VimpelCom Shareholders Agreement and that Telenor is entitled to exercise its pre-emptive rights under the Shareholders Agreement in connection with the issuance of new VimpelCom shares to the Wind Telecom shareholders if VimpelCom’s proposed acquisition of Wind Telecom is completed.
Dag Melgaard, Communication Manager,
Telenor Group Communications,
tel: +47 901 92 000