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MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - May 17, 2017) - A new galaxy of smartphones has just opened up for Flow customers as the Samsung S8 hits Flow retail stores around the region. "It's the smartphone every customer ever wanted," said James McElvanna - VP Products at Cable and Wireless, operator of Flow. "The Galaxy S8 is more than just a smart phone; it's the new wonder next-generation device that totally transforms user experience. It's great for social media, taking selfies, allowing access to the latest apps, playing games, whatever users desire, and above all it's perfect for work too. The Samsung Galaxy S8 does it all," McElvanna also said. With unmatched features the S8 is water and dust resistant, supports MicroSD cards up to 256 GB, and has an "always-on" display capability that comes with an advanced camera system. The S8 has an innovative "Infinity Display" continuous screen that has no edges, buttons or harsh angles, which makes for a wonderfully ergonomic and visually rich user experience. McElvanna added that, "Along with its built-in features, the S8 can also be paired with a bunch of additional Samsung devices, such as the Gear 360 camera or the Samsung DeX, which essentially transform your cell phone into a computer. Android lovers will go gaga for the S8." The Samsung Galaxy S8 comes in two sizes -- the 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 or the 6.2-inch Galaxy S8+ which come in two colours -- Orchid Gray and Midnight Black. All versions feature the durable and high-quality Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 on both the front and back which makes for a more durable screen. Along with the new Galaxy S8, Flow offers a range of other Samsung devices too, including the S7, S7 Edge, J7, J2 Prime, the Galaxy A3, A5 and the Samsung J1 Ace. C&W is a full service communications and entertainment provider and delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in 18 countries. Through its business division, C&W provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers. C&W also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network -- the most extensive in the region. Learn more at http://www.cwc.com/, or follow C&W on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter. Liberty Global is the world's largest international TV and broadband company, with operations in more than 30 countries across Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. We invest in the infrastructure that empowers our customers to make the most of the digital revolution. Our scale and commitment to innovation enable us to develop market-leading products delivered through next generation networks that connect our 25 million customers who subscribe to over 50 million television, broadband internet and telephony services. We also serve over 10 million mobile subscribers and offer WiFi service across 6 million access points. Liberty Global's businesses are comprised of two stocks: the Liberty Global Group ( : LBTYA) ( : LBTYB) ( : LBTYK) for our European operations, and the LiLAC Group ( : LILA) and ( : LILAK) ( : LILAB), which consists of our operations in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Liberty Global Group operates in 11 European countries under the consumer brands Virgin Media, Unitymedia, Telenet and UPC. The Liberty Global Group also owns 50% of VodafoneZiggo, a Dutch joint venture, which has 4 million customers, 10 million fixed-line subscribers and 5 million mobile subscribers. The LiLAC Group operates in over 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil and BTC. In addition, the LiLAC Group operates a sub-sea fiber network throughout the region in over 30 markets. For more information, please visit www.libertyglobal.com


News Article | May 15, 2017
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·      In the latest European study, the fourteenth since the first report was published in 1993, RER provides an independent assessment of the European EMS industry looking at the key issues impacting the Market and the Competitive Landscape through 2015-2020. ·      Report includes: Revenue forecasts for 30 countries split across Western Europe, CEE and Middle East/North Africa (MENA) for 2015-2020; Market data by sector for Western Europe and CEE/MENA for 2015-2020; and an analysis of the key issues impacting Annual report providing detailed market and company analysis on the European EMS Industry for the Period 2015-2020 Whether directly involved as an EMS, OEM, or as a key supplier Reed Electronics Research's (RER) on-going research on the European EMS market provides in-depth knowledge on one of the key sectors of the European electronics industry. In the latest European study, the fourteenth since the first report was published in 1993, RER provides an independent assessment of the European EMS industry looking at the key issues impacting the Market and the Competitive Landscape through 2015-2020. Report includes: Revenue forecasts for 30 countries split across Western Europe, CEE and Middle East/North Africa (MENA) for 2015-2020; Market data by sector for Western Europe and CEE/MENA for 2015-2020; and an analysis of the key issues impacting the market - After declining in 2014 the European EMS industry is forecast to reach Euro 27.4 billion in 2016, its second year of consecutive growth. - EMS revenues in Western Europe are forecast to reach Euro 11.7 billion in 2020, up from Euro 10.8 billion in 2015, with the market increasingly focused on the Aerospace, Defence, Automotive, Medical, Control & Instrumentation, Industrial and Telecom (ADAMCIT) segments of the market. - Pricing pressures and the transfer of production to manufacturing facilities in CEE/MENA to reduce costs and the increasing demand by OEMs for EMS to offer local manufacturing in key global markets will dampen growth in Western Europe during the period to 2020. - Although the CEE/MENA region will continue to be focused on higher volume products in the consumer, computing and communications, or 3C, segments growth will increasingly be focused on production transferred from higher cost sites in Western Europe. - Assuming that the leading global EMS providers remain committed to retaining a major manufacturing presence in the region revenues are forecast to reach Euro 18.3 billion by 2020, up from Euro 16.6 billion in 2015. - The DACH region - Germany, Austria and Switzerland - will offer significant potential for growth over the period to 2020, the major national companies facing increased competition from Group 2 and 3 European companies. Report includes: Industry trends; Top 50 ranking of the leading European EMS providers in 2015; Top 50 ranking of the leading European-owned EMS providers based on global revenues in 2015; An analysis of the leading EMS providers by country/region; 86 company profiles. - Over 1,000 EMS companies are operating in Europe with the majority small (revenues under Euro 10 million) serving national markets. - The Top 3 Global players - Foxconn, Flex and Jabil Circuit - accounted for 45% of European EMS revenues in 2015. However, the vast majority of their revenues are in the 3C segment and from low-cost facilities in CEE/MENA. - Approaching 77% of the total sales (Euro 21.0 billion) are achieved by the leading 50 companies or 5% of the total number. We are expecting that there will be further consolidation across the industry due to the downward price pressure, slow economic growth and requirement to broaden and deepen the design, development and aftercare services to customers. - Recent acquisitions are changing the overall structure of the industry with the emergence of larger European Groups, the most recent Scanfil�s purchase of PartnerTech and Neways acquisition of BuS Elektronik. - With the Global Group 1 companies scaling back their activities in Western Europe and despite a number of crossborder acquisitions within the region domestic players dominate their home market. - A low-cost manufacturing facility in CEE/MENA is now a requirement for Group 2 and 3 companies and for the larger ones a global footprint is needed to meet customer requirements. - A detailed market analysis to 2020 for Western Europe, CEE and North Africa in a single report. - A breakdown of the market by major sector. - An in-depth analysis and comment on the key market trends impacting the European EMS Industry. - A ranking and detailed profiles of the Top 20 EMS providers in Europe. - An overview of electronic production and EMS manufacturing in the major countries and regions including a ranking of the leading companies and profiles of the major players. - A directory by country of the EMS manufacturing locations with addresses, contact numbers, websites. ReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. Reportlinker finds and organizes the latest industry data so you get all the market research you need - instantly, in one place. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-european-ems-industry-is-expected-to-reach-to-reach-euro-117-billion-in-2020-300457799.html


News Article | May 16, 2017
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LONDON, May 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aiteo Group (http://AiteoGroup.com) announces the appointment of Mr. Ratko M. Knezevic to its Global Executive Management team as Group Advisor on Business and Capital Development with effect from 5 May 2017. Multimedia content can be accessed here (http://APO.af/zrsFsr). Mr Knezevic will lead Aiteo’s funds raising activities from global capital markets with the primary objective of reinforcing the Group’s growth and diversification targets in Nigeria and across Africa as a whole. Ratko brings to this role vast experience and expertise acquired through proven track record of direct operational leadership, strategy development, team building, financial and relationship management.  He has achieved this immense depth of capability from more than 20 years of top flight experience in international business, investment banking, world political affairs, and international government relations through, amongst many roles, previous roles as Vice Chairman of Macquarie Capital EMEA and senior advisory roles with some of the biggest blue chip companies in the world. Mr. Knezevic also served as Special Advisor for Economic and Foreign affairs to Prime Minister of Montenegro from 1994-1997 during which time he also served as Chief of the Montenegrin Mission to the United States of America. On the appointment, Benedict Peters, Vice President and CEO of the Aiteo Global Group, said: “This appointment is a testament to Aiteo’s commitment to stable, experienced leadership and I believe with Ratko Knezevic’s exemplary guidance and advice, based on his vast experience in the UK, US, Europe and China in capital markets, we will continue to grow in the kind of significant proportions that we have come to be known. Mr Knezevic’s unrivalled network within global capital markets offers an excellent opportunity for investment in Nigeria and Africa through the Aiteo Group.” Ratko Knezevic, Global Strategy and Capital Markets Advisor to Aiteo Group, said: “Africa is a new market and offers me a new challenge. My previous clients are some of the world’s biggest capital movers, and looking through their eyes, I can see the potential of Aiteo as a major commercial organisation in Africa and the world.  I will be saying nothing new to recognise that future world economic growth lies with Africa, and I am excited about playing a role in Aiteo’s expansion, diversification and international stakeholder engagement.” Distributed by APO on behalf of Aiteo Group. About Aiteo Group: Aiteo Group is an integrated, global-focused Nigerian energy conglomerate founded in February 2008 by Benedict Peters. The company has significant business interests in oil and gas exploration and production; bulk petroleum storage; refining of petroleum products; trading, marketing and supply as well as power generation and distribution. Its subsidiaries are Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Company Limited (AEEPCo) and Aiteo Power. Aiteo Group acquired OML 29 from Royal Dutch Shell and emerged as Nigeria’s leading Oil and Gas Company after successfully tripling production levels. About Benedict Peters: Benedict Peters is a businessman, entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of Aiteo Group – the largest indigenous energy company in Nigeria. His track record of industry excellence spans over 20 years in the commodity and energy trading industry as well as the banking sector. Peters involvement in the Nigerian oil and gas industry commenced in the 1990s, working for industry leaders like Ocean and Oil Limited (later OandO) and MRS Oil and Gas where he served as the pioneer Managing Director. Driven by unique strategic vision and a passion for business and leadership development, he founded Aiteo Group in 2000 and has built it into a business that not only employs thousands of workers but is also strengthening Nigeria’s capacity to manage its natural resources. He has been recognised for his ground-breaking contribution to strengthening Nigeria’s control over its strategic assets and in 2014, Nigeria’s Leadership Newspaper named Benedict Peters Man of the Year. About Ratko Knezevic: Ratko Knezevic has enjoyed a long career in international business, investment banking and world political affairs and lobbying. He has extensive experience in government relations and lobbying as a consultant in emerging markets, foreign trade, privatization, project financing, real estate and media.  He was Vice Chairman of Macquarie Capital EMEA and has advised some of the largest companies globally, including HSBC, CSFB, Bain Capital, Bouygues, Westmont Hospitality Group, News Corp and ICBC. Mr. Knezevic served as Special Advisor for Economic and Foreign affairs to Prime Minister of Montenegro from 1994-1997. During this service, Mr. Knezevic founded and became Chief of the Montenegrin Mission to the United States of America.


News Article | May 16, 2017
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LONDON, May 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aiteo Group (http://AiteoGroup.com) announces the appointment of Mr. Ratko M. Knezevic to its Global Executive Management team as Group Advisor on Business and Capital Development with effect from 5 May 2017. Multimedia content can be accessed here (http://APO.af/zrsFsr). Mr Knezevic will lead Aiteo’s funds raising activities from global capital markets with the primary objective of reinforcing the Group’s growth and diversification targets in Nigeria and across Africa as a whole. Ratko brings to this role vast experience and expertise acquired through proven track record of direct operational leadership, strategy development, team building, financial and relationship management.  He has achieved this immense depth of capability from more than 20 years of top flight experience in international business, investment banking, world political affairs, and international government relations through, amongst many roles, previous roles as Vice Chairman of Macquarie Capital EMEA and senior advisory roles with some of the biggest blue chip companies in the world. Mr. Knezevic also served as Special Advisor for Economic and Foreign affairs to Prime Minister of Montenegro from 1994-1997 during which time he also served as Chief of the Montenegrin Mission to the United States of America. On the appointment, Benedict Peters, Vice President and CEO of the Aiteo Global Group, said: “This appointment is a testament to Aiteo’s commitment to stable, experienced leadership and I believe with Ratko Knezevic’s exemplary guidance and advice, based on his vast experience in the UK, US, Europe and China in capital markets, we will continue to grow in the kind of significant proportions that we have come to be known. Mr Knezevic’s unrivalled network within global capital markets offers an excellent opportunity for investment in Nigeria and Africa through the Aiteo Group.” Ratko Knezevic, Global Strategy and Capital Markets Advisor to Aiteo Group, said: “Africa is a new market and offers me a new challenge. My previous clients are some of the world’s biggest capital movers, and looking through their eyes, I can see the potential of Aiteo as a major commercial organisation in Africa and the world.  I will be saying nothing new to recognise that future world economic growth lies with Africa, and I am excited about playing a role in Aiteo’s expansion, diversification and international stakeholder engagement.” Distributed by APO on behalf of Aiteo Group. About Aiteo Group: Aiteo Group is an integrated, global-focused Nigerian energy conglomerate founded in February 2008 by Benedict Peters. The company has significant business interests in oil and gas exploration and production; bulk petroleum storage; refining of petroleum products; trading, marketing and supply as well as power generation and distribution. Its subsidiaries are Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Company Limited (AEEPCo) and Aiteo Power. Aiteo Group acquired OML 29 from Royal Dutch Shell and emerged as Nigeria’s leading Oil and Gas Company after successfully tripling production levels. About Benedict Peters: Benedict Peters is a businessman, entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of Aiteo Group – the largest indigenous energy company in Nigeria. His track record of industry excellence spans over 20 years in the commodity and energy trading industry as well as the banking sector. Peters involvement in the Nigerian oil and gas industry commenced in the 1990s, working for industry leaders like Ocean and Oil Limited (later OandO) and MRS Oil and Gas where he served as the pioneer Managing Director. Driven by unique strategic vision and a passion for business and leadership development, he founded Aiteo Group in 2000 and has built it into a business that not only employs thousands of workers but is also strengthening Nigeria’s capacity to manage its natural resources. He has been recognised for his ground-breaking contribution to strengthening Nigeria’s control over its strategic assets and in 2014, Nigeria’s Leadership Newspaper named Benedict Peters Man of the Year. About Ratko Knezevic: Ratko Knezevic has enjoyed a long career in international business, investment banking and world political affairs and lobbying. He has extensive experience in government relations and lobbying as a consultant in emerging markets, foreign trade, privatization, project financing, real estate and media.  He was Vice Chairman of Macquarie Capital EMEA and has advised some of the largest companies globally, including HSBC, CSFB, Bain Capital, Bouygues, Westmont Hospitality Group, News Corp and ICBC. Mr. Knezevic served as Special Advisor for Economic and Foreign affairs to Prime Minister of Montenegro from 1994-1997. During this service, Mr. Knezevic founded and became Chief of the Montenegrin Mission to the United States of America.


News Article | May 23, 2017
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LONDON, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare Providers Global Group of Eight (G8) Industry Guide 2017 Summary The G8 Healthcare Providers industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value 2012-16, and forecast to 2021). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Synopsis Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the G8 healthcare providers market. Includes market size and segmentation data, textual and graphical analysis of market growth trends and leading companies. Scope - Save time carrying out entry-level research by identifying the size, growth, major segments, and leading players in the G8 healthcare providers market - Use the Five Forces analysis to determine the competitive intensity and therefore attractiveness of the G8 healthcare providers market - Leading company profiles reveal details of key healthcare providers market players' G8 operations and financial performance - Add weight to presentations and pitches by understanding the future growth prospects of the G8 healthcare providers market with five year forecasts - Compares data from the US, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Russia and Japan, alongside individual chapters on each country Reasons to buy - What was the size of the G8 healthcare providers market by value in 2016? - What will be the size of the G8 healthcare providers market in 2021? - What factors are affecting the strength of competition in the G8 healthcare providers market? - How has the market performed over the last five years? - What are the main segments that make up the G8 healthcare providers market? Download the full report: https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/4910568/ About Reportbuyer Reportbuyer is a leading industry intelligence solution that provides all market research reports from top publishers http://www.reportbuyer.com For more information: Sarah Smith Research Advisor at Reportbuyer.com Email: query@reportbuyer.com Tel: +44 208 816 85 48 Website: www.reportbuyer.com To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/healthcare-providers-global-group-of-eight-g8-industry-guide-2017-300462671.html


— Global Office Chairs Industry Report offers market overview, segmentation by types, application, countries, key manufactures, cost analysis, industrial chain, sourcing strategy, downstream buyers, marketing strategy analysis, distributors/traders, factors affecting market, forecast and other important information for key insight. Companies profiled in this report are Steelcase, Herman Miller, Haworth, HNI Group, Okamura Corporation, Kimball Office, AURORA, TopStar, Bristol, True Innovations, Nowy Styl, SUNON GROUP, Knoll, UE Furniture, Quama Group, UB Office Systems, Kinnarps Holdingl, King Hong Industrial, KI, Global Group, Teknion, Kokuyo in terms of Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors, Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017). Split by Product Types, with sales, revenue, price, market share of each type, can be divided into • Leather Office Chair • PU Office Chair • Cloth Office Chair • Plastic Office Chair • Mesh Cloth Office Chair • Others Split by applications, this report focuses on sales, market share and growth rate of Office Chairs in each application, can be divided into • Enterprise Procurement • Government Procurement • School Procurement • Individual Procurement Purchase a copy of this report at: https://www.themarketreports.com/report/buy-now/424176 Table of Content: 1 Office Chairs Market Overview 2 Global Office Chairs Sales, Revenue (Value) and Market Share by Manufacturers 3 Global Office Chairs Sales, Revenue (Value) by Countries, Type and Application (2012-2017) 4 Global Office Chairs Manufacturers Profiles/Analysis 5 North America Office Chairs Sales, Revenue (Value) by Countries, Type and Application (2012-2017) 6 Latin America Office Chairs Sales, Revenue (Value) by Countries, Type and Application (2012-2017) 7 Europe Office Chairs Sales, Revenue (Value) by Countries, Type and Application (2012-2017) 8 Asia-Pacific Office Chairs Sales, Revenue (Value) by Countries, Type and Application (2012-2017) 9 Middle East and Africa Office Chairs Sales, Revenue (Value) by Countries, Type and Application (2012-2017) 10 Office Chairs Manufacturing Cost Analysis 11 Industrial Chain, Sourcing Strategy and Downstream Buyers 12 Marketing Strategy Analysis, Distributors/Traders 13 Market Effect Factors Analysis 14 Global Office Chairs Market Forecast (2017-2022) 15 Research Findings and Conclusion 16 Appendix Inquire more for more details about this report at: https://www.themarketreports.com/report/ask-your-query/424176 For more information, please visit https://www.themarketreports.com/report/2017-2022-global-top-countries-office-chairs-market-report


News Article | May 8, 2017
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·         The G8 countries are expected to reach a value of $1,244.1 billion in 2021, with a CAGR of 12.7% over the 2016-21 period. ·         The US is expected to lead the oil & gas industry in the G8 nations with a value of $674.8 billion in 2016, followed by Russia and Japan with expected values of $148.8 and $98.5 billion, respectively. Oil & Gas Global Group of Eight (G8) Industry Guide_2017 Summary The G8 Oil & Gas industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market size (value and volume 2012-16, and forecast to 2021). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the G8 oil & gas market. Includes market size and segmentation data, textual and graphical analysis of market growth trends and leading companies. - The G8 countries contributed $684.1 billion in 2016 to the global oil & gas industry, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of -17.5% between 2012 and 2016. The G8 countries are expected to reach a value of $1,244.1 billion in 2021, with a CAGR of 12.7% over the 2016-21 period. - Among the G8 nations, the US is the leading country in the oil & gas industry, with market revenues of $346.6 billion in 2016. This was followed by Russia and Japan, with a value of $98.2 and $61.0 billion, respectively. - The US is expected to lead the oil & gas industry in the G8 nations with a value of $674.8 billion in 2016, followed by Russia and Japan with expected values of $148.8 and $98.5 billion, respectively. Scope - Save time carrying out entry-level research by identifying the size, growth, major segments, and leading players in the G8 oil & gas market - Use the Five Forces analysis to determine the competitive intensity and therefore attractiveness of the G8 oil & gas market - Leading company profiles reveal details of key oil & gas market players' G8 operations and financial performance - Add weight to presentations and pitches by understanding the future growth prospects of the G8 oil & gas market with five year forecasts by both value and volume - Compares data from the US, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Russia and Japan, alongside individual chapters on each country Reasons to buy - What was the size of the G8 oil & gas market by value in 2016? - What will be the size of the G8 oil & gas market in 2021? - What factors are affecting the strength of competition in the G8 oil & gas market? - How has the market performed over the last five years? - What are the main segments that make up the G8 oil & gas market? About Reportlinker ReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. Reportlinker finds and organizes the latest industry data so you get all the market research you need - instantly, in one place. http://www.reportlinker.com __________________________ Contact Clare: clare@reportlinker.com US: (339)-368-6001 Intl: +1 339-368-6001 To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-g8-countries-are-expected-to-reach-a-value-of-12441-billion-by-2021-300453132.html


News Article | May 4, 2017
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NEW YORK, May 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Pasta & Noodles Global Group of Eight (G8) Industry Guide 2017 Summary The G8 Pasta & Noodles industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value and volume 2011-15, and forecast to 2020). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Read the full report: http://www.reportlinker.com/p04826384/Pasta-Noodles-Global-Group-of-Eight-G8-Industry-Guide.html Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the G8 pasta & noodles market. Includes market size and segmentation data, textual and graphical analysis of market growth trends and leading companies. - The G8 countries contributed $18,779.9 million in 2015 to the global pasta & noodles industry, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3% between 2011 and 2015. The G8 countries are expected to reach a value of $21,743.1 million in 2020, with a CAGR of 3% over the 2015-20 period. - Among the G8 nations, Japan is the leading country in the pasta & noodles industry, with market revenues of $5,340.7 million in 2015. This was followed by the US and Italy, with a value of $4,877.0 and $3,070.5 million, respectively. - Japan is expected to lead the pasta & noodles industry in the G8 nations with a value of $6,112.4 million in 2016, followed by the US and Italy with expected values of $5,555.7 and $3,573.8 million, respectively. Scope - Save time carrying out entry-level research by identifying the size, growth, major segments, and leading players in the G8 pasta & noodles market - Use the Five Forces analysis to determine the competitive intensity and therefore attractiveness of the G8 pasta & noodles market - Leading company profiles reveal details of key pasta & noodles market players' G8 operations and financial performance - Add weight to presentations and pitches by understanding the future growth prospects of the G8 pasta & noodles market with five year forecasts by both value and volume - Compares data from the US, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Russia and Japan, alongside individual chapters on each country Reasons to buy - What was the size of the G8 pasta & noodles market by value in 2015? - What will be the size of the G8 pasta & noodles market in 2020? - What factors are affecting the strength of competition in the G8 pasta & noodles market? - How has the market performed over the last five years? Read the full report: http://www.reportlinker.com/p04826384/Pasta-Noodles-Global-Group-of-Eight-G8-Industry-Guide.html About Reportlinker ReportLinker is an award-winning market research solution. Reportlinker finds and organizes the latest industry data so you get all the market research you need - instantly, in one place. http://www.reportlinker.com __________________________ Contact Clare: clare@reportlinker.com US: (339)-368-6001 Intl: +1 339-368-6001 To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pasta--noodles-global-group-of-eight-g8-industry-guide-2017-300452028.html


News Article | May 7, 2017
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DENVER, Colorado--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Liberty Global plc ("Liberty Global") (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB, LBTYK, LILA and LILAK), today announces financial and operating results for the three months ("Q1") ended March 31, 2017 for the Liberty Global Group1 and the LiLAC Group1. CEO Mike Fries stated, "Our first quarter results in Europe showed an acceleration in volume growth, as the mix of market-leading broadband speeds, next-generation2 TV functionality and new build activity underpinned this performance. We added 244,000 RGUs3 during Q1, a 40% increase4 compared to the prior-year period, while successfully implementing price increases across several European markets. This improvement in subscriber additions was led by our operations in the U.K. and Germany, both of which contributed to our best first quarter video performance in the last ten years." "In terms of our European financials, we had a soft start to the year on the revenue front with 2% rebased5 growth in Q1, mainly due to challenging mobile results in Belgium and the U.K. Of note, we delivered a solid B2B6 performance with 9% rebased revenue growth during the quarter, driven by robust SOHO and SME results. Consistent with our projection for full-year growth to be back-end loaded again this year, we generated 4% rebased OCF7 growth in Q1. While most markets reported results consistent with our forecasts, Virgin Media's cable ARPU8 was softer than planned, partly due to discounting and mix effect, as well as a decline in mobile revenue. Virgin's 1% rebased OCF growth in the first quarter also reflected significant investment in our U.K. marketing efforts, emphasizing our competitive advantage on broadband speeds, TV superiority bolstered by Virgin's new 4K set-top box and our attractive new 4G quad-play offerings. These investments should allow us to deliver better results in the second half of this year. However, we now anticipate our 2017 full-year rebased OCF growth to be around 5% for Liberty Global Group." "With respect to Project Lightning, we previously reported a reboot9 of the program along with leadership changes. This transformation includes the appointment of a new Lightning management team reporting to Liberty’s central T&I group and a detailed review of the program with a view towards ramping our construction activity over the next 12 to 24 months. Although we delivered 102,000 new premises at Virgin Media in Q1 and a total of around 700,000 homes to date, we expect that the management transition and related review is likely to result in a slower build pace than what we previously expected for 2017. We will provide an update after our second quarter. Our new build plans throughout the rest of continental Europe10 are progressing well." "As expected, we faced a challenging first quarter at LiLAC due to the comparison against CWC’s11 prior-year OCF result, which was an anomaly when compared to preceding and subsequent quarters. However, our businesses in Chile and Puerto Rico continued to perform strongly, with rebased OCF increases of 12% and 10%, respectively. And we continue laying the building blocks to accelerate LiLAC's growth profile over the next several years. In addition to our network extension investments, we are putting the finishing touches on CWC's new operating model and organizational structure. With most key roles at LiLAC and CWC having been filled, we are beginning to see the benefits from the progress we have made post-acquisition. For example, we had encouraging results on the subscriber front, as we added 42,000 RGUs across the region, including 10,000 at CWC, driven by our product investments and evolving go-to-market strategies. Going forward, we continue to anticipate approximately $1.5 billion12 of OCF for full-year 2017 and are preparing for the hard spin of LiLAC Group towards the end of the year." "During the first four months of the year, we took advantage of favorable capital market conditions and refinanced nearly $8 billion of debt across credit pools in both Europe and Latin America in order to lengthen our maturity profile and further reduce interest costs. At the Liberty Global plc level, our average tenor13 at March 31 was over seven years, with a fully-swapped borrowing cost14 of 4.9%. In combination with our substantial liquidity position15 of $6.7 billion at quarter-end, our balance sheet remains in great shape. In addition, we took advantage of the attractive trading levels for both of our stocks during Q1, ramping the repurchases of our European equity to $1 billion, or one-third of our full-year target, while also repurchasing around $20 million of LiLAC Group equity. Looking ahead, we will remain opportunistic in terms of managing our capital structure, as our levered-equity approach remains a core pillar of our long-term value creation strategy." The following table presents (i) revenue of each of our reportable segments for the comparative periods, and (ii) the percentage change from period to period on a reported and a rebased basis: The following table presents (i) OCF of each of our reportable segments for the comparative periods, and (ii) the percentage change from period to period on a reported and a rebased basis: The details of our property and equipment additions are as follows: Our noncontrolling 50% interest in the VodafoneZiggo JV is attributed to Liberty Global Group. VodafoneZiggo is a leading Dutch company that provides fixed, mobile and integrated communication and entertainment services to consumers and businesses. The unaudited financial and operating information set forth below is preliminary and subject to change. The following table sets forth selected operating statistics of VodafoneZiggo. On May 16, 2016, a subsidiary of Liberty Global acquired CWC. Accordingly, CWC has been included in our financial results under our U.S. GAAP accounting policies since the acquisition date. The following table presents (i) revenue of each of our reportable segments for the comparative periods and (ii) the percentage change from period to period on a reported and a rebased basis: The following table presents (i) OCF of each of our reportable segments for the comparative periods, and (ii) the percentage change from period to period on a reported and a rebased basis: This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements with respect to our strategies, future growth prospects and opportunities; our expectations with respect to subscribers, revenue, OCF and Adjusted FCF; expectations with respect to the development, enhancement and expansion of our superior networks and innovative and advanced products and services (including the impact of investments by Virgin Media in its marketing efforts); plans and expectations relating to new build and network extension opportunities; expectations regarding our share buyback program; the strength of our balance sheet and tenor of our third-party debt; statements regarding our joint venture in the Netherlands; and other information and statements that are not historical fact. These forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these statements. These risks and uncertainties include the continued use by subscribers and potential subscribers of our and our affiliates’ services and their willingness to upgrade to our more advanced offerings; our and our affiliates’ ability to meet challenges from competition, to manage rapid technological change or to maintain or increase rates to subscribers or to pass through increased costs to subscribers; the effects of changes in laws or regulation; general economic factors; our and our affiliates’ ability to obtain regulatory approval and satisfy regulatory conditions associated with acquisitions and dispositions; our and affiliates’ ability to successfully acquire and integrate new businesses and realize anticipated efficiencies from acquired businesses; the availability of attractive programming for our and our affiliates’ video services and the costs associated with such programming; our and our affiliates’ ability to achieve forecasted financial and operating targets; the outcome of any pending or threatened litigation; the ability of our operating companies and affiliates to access cash of their respective subsidiaries; the impact of our operating companies' and affiliates’ future financial performance, or market conditions generally, on the availability, terms and deployment of capital; fluctuations in currency exchange and interest rates; the ability of suppliers and vendors (including our third-party wireless network providers under our MVNO arrangements) to timely deliver quality products, equipment, software, services and access; our and our affiliates’ ability to adequately forecast and plan future network requirements including the costs and benefits associated with network expansions; and other factors detailed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recently filed Form 10-K, as amended, and Form 10-Q. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release. We expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to disseminate any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statement contained herein to reflect any change in our expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based. Liberty Global is the world’s largest international TV and broadband company, with operations in more than 30 countries across Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. We invest in the infrastructure that empowers our customers to make the most of the digital revolution. Our scale and commitment to innovation enable us to develop market-leading products delivered through next-generation networks that connect our 25 million customers who subscribe to over 50 million television, broadband internet and telephony services. We also serve over 10 million mobile subscribers and offer WiFi service across 6 million access points. Liberty Global’s businesses are comprised of two stocks: the Liberty Global Group (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB and LBTYK) for our European operations, and the LiLAC Group (NASDAQ: LILA and LILAK, OTC Link: LILAB), which consists of our operations in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Liberty Global Group operates in 11 European countries under the consumer brands Virgin Media, Unitymedia, Telenet and UPC. The Liberty Global Group also owns 50% of VodafoneZiggo, a Dutch joint venture, which has 4 million customers, 10 million fixed-line subscribers and 5 million mobile subscribers. The LiLAC Group operates in over 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil and BTC. In addition, the LiLAC Group operates a sub-sea fiber network throughout the region in over 30 markets. For more information, please visit www.libertyglobal.com Balance Sheets, Statements of Operations and Statements of Cash Flows The consolidated balance sheets, statements of operations and statements of cash flows of Liberty Global are included in our 10-Q. For attributed financial information of the Liberty Global Group and the LiLAC Group, see Exhibit 99.1 to our 10-Q. In the following tables, we present revenue and operating cash flow by reportable segment for the three months ended March 31, 2017, as compared to the corresponding prior-year periods. All of our reportable segments derive their revenue primarily from consumer and B2B services, including video, broadband internet and fixed-line telephony services and, with the exception of Puerto Rico, mobile services. For detailed information regarding the composition of our reportable segments, see note 15 to the condensed consolidated financial statements included in our 10-Q. For purposes of calculating rebased growth rates on a comparable basis for all businesses that we owned during 2016, we have adjusted our historical revenue and OCF for the three months ended March 31, 2016 to (i) include the pre-acquisition revenue and OCF of certain entities acquired during 2016 and 2017 in our rebased amounts for the three months ended March 31, 2016 to the same extent that the revenue and OCF of such entities are included in our results for the three months ended March 31, 2017, (ii) exclude the revenue and OCF of Ziggo Group Holding and a sports channel that were contributed to the VodafoneZiggo JV at the end of December 31, 2016, (iii) include revenue for the framework services agreement with the VodafoneZiggo JV in our rebased amounts for the three months ended March 31, 2016 as if the framework services agreement had been in place at the beginning of 2016, (iv) exclude the revenue and OCF of multi-channel multi-point (microwave) distribution system subscribers in Ireland that have disconnected since we announced the switch-off of this service effective April 2016 for the three months ended March 31, 2016 to the same extent that the revenue and OCF of these subscribers is excluded from our results for the three months ended March 31, 2017 (v) exclude the revenue and OCF of two small disposals made in Belgium during Q1 2017 to the same extent that the revenue and OCF of these disposed businesses is excluded from our results for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and (vi) reflect the translation of our rebased amounts for the three months ended March 31, 2016 at the applicable average foreign currency exchange rates that were used to translate our results for the three months ended March 31, 2017. We have included CWC, BASE and four small entities in whole or in part in the determination of our rebased revenue and OCF for the three months ended March 31, 2016. We have reflected the revenue and OCF of the acquired entities in our 2016 rebased amounts based on what we believe to be the most reliable information that is currently available to us (generally pre-acquisition financial statements), as adjusted for the estimated effects of (a) any significant differences between Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the United States (“U.S. GAAP”) and local generally accepted accounting principles, (b) any significant effects of acquisition accounting adjustments, (c) any significant differences between our accounting policies and those of the acquired entities and (d) other items we deem appropriate. We do not adjust pre-acquisition periods to eliminate nonrecurring items or to give retroactive effect to any changes in estimates that might be implemented during post-acquisition periods. As we did not own or operate the acquired businesses during the pre-acquisition periods, no assurance can be given that we have identified all adjustments necessary to present the revenue and OCF of these entities on a basis that is comparable to the corresponding post-acquisition amounts that are included in our historical results or that the pre-acquisition financial statements we have relied upon do not contain undetected errors. The adjustments reflected in our rebased amounts have not been prepared with a view towards complying with Article 11 of Regulation S-X. In addition, the rebased growth percentages are not necessarily indicative of the revenue and OCF that would have occurred if these transactions had occurred on the dates assumed for purposes of calculating our rebased amounts or the revenue and OCF that will occur in the future. The rebased growth percentages have been presented as a basis for assessing growth rates on a comparable basis, and are not presented as a measure of our pro forma financial performance. The following table provides adjustments made to the 2016 amounts to derive our rebased growth rates for the Liberty Global Group and the LiLAC Group: As used herein, OCF has the same meaning as the term "Adjusted OIBDA" that is referenced in our 10-Q. OCF is the primary measure used by our chief operating decision maker to evaluate segment operating performance. OCF is also a key factor that is used by our internal decision makers to (i) determine how to allocate resources to segments and (ii) evaluate the effectiveness of our management for purposes of annual and other incentive compensation plans. As we use the term, OCF is defined as operating income before depreciation and amortization, share-based compensation, provisions and provision releases related to significant litigation and impairment, restructuring and other operating items. Other operating items include (a) gains and losses on the disposition of long-lived assets, (b) third-party costs directly associated with successful and unsuccessful acquisitions and dispositions, including legal, advisory and due diligence fees, as applicable, and (c) other acquisition-related items, such as gains and losses on the settlement of contingent consideration. Our internal decision makers believe OCF is a meaningful measure because it represents a transparent view of our recurring operating performance that is unaffected by our capital structure and allows management to (1) readily view operating trends, (2) perform analytical comparisons and benchmarking between segments and (3) identify strategies to improve operating performance in the different countries in which we operate. We believe our OCF measure is useful to investors because it is one of the bases for comparing our performance with the performance of other companies in the same or similar industries, although our measure may not be directly comparable to similar measures used by other public companies. OCF should be viewed as a measure of operating performance that is a supplement to, and not a substitute for, operating income, net earnings or loss, cash flow from operating activities and other U.S. GAAP measures of income or cash flows. A reconciliation of our operating income to total segment OCF is presented in the following table: Summary of Debt, Capital Lease Obligations and Cash and Cash Equivalents The following table1 details the U.S. dollar equivalent balances of the outstanding principal amount of our debt, capital lease obligations and cash and cash equivalents at March 31, 2017: The tables below highlight the categories of the property and equipment additions attributed to the Liberty Global Group and the LiLAC Group for the indicated periods and reconcile those additions to the capital expenditures that are presented in the attributed statement of cash flows information included in Exhibit 99.1 to our 10-Q. We define Adjusted Free Cash Flow as net cash provided by our operating activities, plus (i) cash payments for third-party costs directly associated with successful and unsuccessful acquisitions and dispositions and (ii) expenses financed by an intermediary, less (a) capital expenditures, as reported in our consolidated statements of cash flows, (b) principal payments on amounts financed by vendors and intermediaries and (c) principal payments on capital leases (exclusive of the portions of the network lease in Belgium and the duct leases in Germany that we assumed in connection with certain acquisitions), with each item excluding any cash provided or used by our discontinued operations. We believe that our presentation of Adjusted Free Cash Flow provides useful information to our investors because this measure can be used to gauge our ability to service debt and fund new investment opportunities. Adjusted Free Cash Flow should not be understood to represent our ability to fund discretionary amounts, as we have various mandatory and contractual obligations, including debt repayments, which are not deducted to arrive at this amount. Investors should view Adjusted Free Cash Flow as a supplement to, and not a substitute for, U.S. GAAP measures of liquidity included in our consolidated statements of cash flows. We changed our definition of adjusted free cash flow effective January 1, 2017 to remove the add-back of excess tax benefits from share-based compensation. This change, which was given effect for all periods presented, was made to accommodate our January 1, 2017 adoption of ASU 2016-09, Compensation - Stock Compensation, Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting, pursuant to which we retrospectively revised the presentation of our condensed consolidated statements of cash flows to remove the operating cash outflows and financing cash inflows associated with excess tax benefits from share-based compensation. The following table provides the reconciliation of our net cash provided by operating activities to Adjusted Free Cash Flow for the indicated periods: The following table provides ARPU per customer relationship for the indicated periods: The following tables provide ARPU per mobile subscriber10 for the indicated periods: The following table provides information on the breakdown of our RGUs and customer base and highlights our customer bundling metrics at March 31, 2017, December 31, 2016, and March 31, 2016: Most of our broadband communications subsidiaries provide telephony, broadband internet, data, video or other B2B services. Certain of our B2B revenue is derived from small or home office (“SOHO”) subscribers that pay a premium price to receive enhanced service levels along with video, internet or telephony services that are the same or similar to the mass marketed products offered to our residential subscribers. All mass marketed products provided to SOHOs, whether or not accompanied by enhanced service levels and/or premium prices, are included in the respective RGU and customer counts of our broadband communications operations, with only those services provided at premium prices considered to be “SOHO RGUs” or “SOHO customers.” To the extent our existing customers upgrade from a residential product offering to a SOHO product offering, the number of SOHO RGUs or SOHO customers will increase, but there is no impact to our total RGU or customer counts. SOHO customers of CWC are not included in our respective RGU and customer counts as of March 31, 2017. With the exception of our B2B SOHO subscribers, we generally do not count customers of B2B services as customers or RGUs for external reporting purposes. Certain of our residential and commercial RGUs are counted on an EBU basis, including residential multiple dwelling units and commercial establishments, such as bars, hotels, and hospitals, in Chile and Puerto Rico and certain commercial and residential multiple dwelling units in Europe (with the exception of Germany and Belgium, where we do not count any RGUs on an EBU basis). Our EBUs are generally calculated by dividing the bulk price charged to accounts in an area by the most prevalent price charged to non-bulk residential customers in that market for the comparable tier of service. As such, we may experience variances in our EBU counts solely as a result of changes in rates. In Germany, homes passed reflect the footprint and two-way homes passed reflect the technological capability of our network up to the street cabinet, with drops from the street cabinet to the building generally added, and in-home wiring generally upgraded, on an as needed or success-based basis. In Belgium, Telenet leases a portion of its network under a long-term capital lease arrangement. These tables include operating statistics for Telenet's owned and leased networks. While we take appropriate steps to ensure that subscriber statistics are presented on a consistent and accurate basis at any given balance sheet date, the variability from country to country in (i) the nature and pricing of products and services, (ii) the distribution platform, (iii) billing systems, (iv) bad debt collection experience and (v) other factors add complexity to the subscriber counting process. We periodically review our subscriber counting policies and underlying systems to improve the accuracy and consistency of the data reported on a prospective basis. Accordingly, we may from time to time make appropriate adjustments to our subscriber statistics based on those reviews. Subscriber information for acquired entities, including CWC, is preliminary and subject to adjustment until we have completed our review of such information and determined that it is presented in accordance with our policies.


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MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - May 8, 2017) - Cable & Wireless Communications Limited ("CWC") is the leading telecommunications operator in substantially all its consumer markets, which are predominantly located in the Caribbean and Latin America, providing entertainment, information and communication services to 3.6 million mobile, 0.4 million television, 0.6 million internet and 0.8 million fixed-line telephony subscribers. In addition, CWC delivers B2B services and provides wholesale services over its sub-sea and terrestrial networks that connect over 30 markets across the region. Liberty Global's Acquisition of CWC On May 16, 2016, a subsidiary of Liberty Global plc ("Liberty Global") acquired CWC (the "Liberty Global Transaction"). Revenue, Adjusted Segment EBITDA3 and subscriber statistics have been presented herein using Liberty Global's definitions for all periods presented unless otherwise noted. Further adjustments to these metrics are possible as the integration process continues. The results for the three months ended March 31, 2017 have also been aligned to Liberty Global's IASB-IFRS1 accounting policies and estimates. Significant policy adjustments have been considered in our calculation of rebased growth rates for revenue and Adjusted Segment EBITDA. For additional information on Liberty Global's definition of Adjusted Segment EBITDA and rebased growth rates, see footnotes 1 and 4, respectively. A reconciliation of net earnings (loss) to Adjusted Segment EBITDA is included in the Financial Results, Adjusted Segment EBITDA Reconciliation & Property, Equipment and Intangible Asset Additions5 section below. In addition, effective for the 2016 fiscal year, CWC changed its fiscal year end from March 31 to December 31 to conform with Liberty Global. * The financial figures contained in this release are prepared in accordance with IASB-IFRS1. CWC's financial condition and results of operations will be included in Liberty Global's consolidated financial statements under U.S. GAAP2. There are significant differences between the U.S. GAAP and IASB-IFRS presentations of our consolidated financial statements. 1 International Financial Reporting Standards, as promulgated by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), are referred to as IASBIFRS. 2 Accounting principles generally accepted in the United States are referred to as U.S. GAAP. 3 Adjusted Segment EBITDA is the primary measure used by our management to evaluate the company's performance. Adjusted Segment EBITDA is also a key factor that is used by our internal decision makers to evaluate the effectiveness of our management for purposes of annual and other incentive compensation plans. We define EBITDA as earnings before net finance expense, income taxes and depreciation and amortization. As we use the term, Adjusted Segment EBITDA is defined as EBITDA before share-based compensation, provisions and provision releases related to significant litigation, impairment, restructuring and other operating items and related-party fees and allocations. Other operating items include (i) gains and losses on the disposition of long-lived assets, (ii) third-party costs directly associated with successful and unsuccessful acquisitions and dispositions, including legal, advisory and due diligence fees, as applicable, and (iii) other acquisition-related items, such as gains and losses on the settlement of contingent consideration. Our internal decision makers believe Adjusted Segment EBITDA is a meaningful measure because it represents a transparent view of our recurring operating performance that is unaffected by our capital structure and allows management to readily view operating trends and identify strategies to improve operating performance. We believe our Adjusted Segment EBITDA measure is useful to investors because it is one of the bases for comparing our performance with the performance of other companies in the same or similar industries, although our measure may not be directly comparable to similar measures used by other companies. Adjusted Segment EBITDA should be viewed as a measure of operating performance that is a supplement to, and not a substitute for EBIT, net earnings (loss), cash flow from operating activities and other EU-IFRS or IASB-IFRS measures of income or cash flows. A reconciliation of Adjusted Segment EBITDA to net loss is presented in the Unitymedia section of this release. 4 For purposes of calculating rebased growth rates on a comparable basis for the CWC borrowing group, we have adjusted the historical revenue and Adjusted Segment EBITDA for the three months ended March 31, 2016 to reflect the impacts of the alignment to Liberty Global's accounting policies and to reflect the translation of our rebased amounts for the three months ended March 31, 2017 at the applicable average foreign currency exchange rates that were used to translate CWC's results for the three months ended March 31, 2016. The most significant adjustments to conform to Liberty Global's policies relate to the capitalization of certain installation activities that previously were expensed, the reflection of certain lease arrangements as capital leases that previously were accounted for as operating leases and the reflection of certain time-based licenses as operating expenses that previously were capitalized. We have not adjusted the three months ended March 31, 2016 to eliminate nonrecurring items or to give retroactive effect to any changes in estimates that have been implemented in the three months ended March 31, 2017. The adjustments reflected in our rebased amounts have not been prepared with a view towards complying with Article 11 of Regulation S-X. In addition, the rebased growth rates are not necessarily indicative of the rebased revenue and Adjusted Segment EBITDA that would have occurred if the acquisition of CWC had occurred on the date assumed for purposes of calculating our rebased amounts or the revenue and Adjusted Segment EBITDA that will occur in the future. The rebased growth percentages have been presented as a basis for assessing growth rates on a comparable basis, and are not presented as a measure of our pro forma financial performance. 5 Property, equipment and intangible asset additions include capital expenditures on an accrual basis, amounts financed under vendor financing or capital lease arrangements and other non-cash additions. 6 RGU is separately a Basic Video Subscriber, Enhanced Video Subscriber, DTH Subscriber, Internet Subscriber or Telephony Subscriber (each as defined and described below). A home, residential multiple dwelling unit, or commercial unit may contain one or more RGUs. For example, if a residential customer in our Austrian market subscribed to our enhanced video service, fixed-line telephony service and broadband internet service, the customer would constitute three RGUs. Total RGUs is the sum of Basic Video, Enhanced Video, DTH, Internet and Telephony Subscribers. RGUs generally are counted on a unique premises basis such that a given premises does not count as more than one RGU for any given service. On the other hand, if an individual receives one of our services in two premises (e.g. a primary home and a vacation home), that individual will count as two RGUs for that service. Each bundled cable, internet or telephony service is counted as a separate RGU regardless of the nature of any bundling discount or promotion. Non-paying subscribers are counted as subscribers during their free promotional service period. Some of these subscribers may choose to disconnect after their free service period. Services offered without charge on a longterm basis (e.g., VIP subscribers, free service to employees) generally are not counted as RGUs. We do not include subscriptions to mobile services in our externally reported RGU counts. In this regard, our March 31, 2017 RGU counts exclude our separately reported postpaid and prepaid mobile subscribers. 7 Internet Subscriber is a home, residential multiple dwelling unit or commercial unit that receives internet services over our networks, or that we service through a partner network. 8 Telephony Subscriber is a home, residential multiple dwelling unit or commercial unit that receives voice services over our networks, or that we service through a partner network. Telephony Subscribers exclude mobile telephony subscribers. 9 Customer Relationships are the number of customers who receive at least one of our video, internet or telephony services that we count as Revenue Generating Units ("RGUs"), without regard to which or to how many services they subscribe. To the extent that RGU counts include equivalent billing unit ("EBU") adjustments, we reflect corresponding adjustments to our Customer Relationship counts. For further information regarding our EBU calculation, see Additional General Notes below. Customer Relationships generally are counted on a unique premises basis. Accordingly, if an individual receives our services in two premises (e.g., a primary home and a vacation home), that individual generally will count as two Customer Relationships. We exclude mobile-only customers from Customer Relationships. 10 Our mobile subscriber count represents the number of active subscriber identification module ("SIM") cards in service rather than services provided. For example, if a mobile subscriber has both a data and voice plan on a smartphone this would equate to one mobile subscriber. Alternatively, a subscriber who has a voice and data plan for a mobile handset and a data plan for a laptop (via a dongle) would be counted as two mobile subscribers. Customers who do not pay a recurring monthly fee are excluded from our mobile telephony subscriber counts after periods of inactivity ranging from 30 to 90 days, based on industry standards within the respective country. 11 DTH Subscriber is a home, residential multiple dwelling unit or commercial unit that receives our video programming broadcast directly via a geosynchronous satellite. About C&W Communications C&W is a full service communications and entertainment provider and delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in 18 countries. Through its business division, C&W provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers. C&W also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network -- the most extensive in the region. Learn more at www.cwc.com, or follow C&W on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter. About Liberty Global Liberty Global is the world's largest international TV and broadband company, with operations in more than 30 countries across Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. We invest in the infrastructure that empowers our customers to make the most of the digital revolution. Our scale and commitment to innovation enable us to develop market-leading products delivered through next-generation networks that connect our 25 million customers who subscribe to over 50 million television, broadband internet and telephony services. We also serve over 10 million mobile subscribers and offer WiFi service across 6 million access points. Liberty Global's businesses are comprised of two stocks: the Liberty Global Group ( : LBTYA) ( : LBTYB) ( : LBTYK) for our European operations, and the LiLAC Group ( : LILA) ( : LILAK) ( : LILAB), which consists of our operations in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Liberty Global Group operates in 11 European countries under the consumer brands Virgin Media, Unitymedia, Telenet and UPC. The Liberty Global Group also owns 50% of VodafoneZiggo, a Dutch joint venture, which has 4 million customers, 10 million fixed-line subscribers and 5 million mobile subscribers. The LiLAC Group operates in over 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil and BTC. In addition, the LiLAC Group operates a sub-sea fiber network throughout the region in over 30 markets. For more information, please visit www.libertyglobal.com

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