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Digi Communications N.V. reports a solid Q1 2024 with revenues up 12% YoY

BUCHAREST, Romania, 15-May-2024 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. (“Digi” or the “Company”), one of the leading European telecommunications companies, listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange, informs the shareholders and investors that the Q1 2024 Financial Results are available on the Company’s website: https://www.digi-communications.ro/en/investor-relations/shares/financial-results-shares/quarterly-reports-shares  

The Company reports consolidated revenues in the first quarter of 2024 (including revenues and other income) of EUR 446.7 million, a 12% increase versus Q1 2023. The adjusted EBITDA for Q1 2024 amounted to EUR 163.1 million (+21.9% YoY), and adjusted EBITDA excluding the IFRS 16 impact was EUR 139.9 million (+23.4% YoY). This performance aligns with the management’s projections for 2024, underpinned by solid growth in strategic markets.

  • Digi Communications consolidated revenues and other income increased 12% year-on-year in Q1 2024, reaching EUR 446.7 million.
  • An adjusted EBITDA (excluding IFRS 16 impacts) of EUR 139.9 million, marking a 23.4% rise due to an expanding customer base across Romania, Spain, and Italy.
  • A significant rise in revenue-generating units (RGUs) across all three markets, approaching the historic milestone of 25 million RGUs – a 14.3% increase year-over-year (YoY) – spanning mobile, fixed internet, Pay TV, and fixed telephony services.

Serghei Bulgac, CEO of Digi Communications, stated: “Following a year of remarkable expansion in 2023, we are thrilled to report a robust first quarter of 2024. Our key markets, Romania and Spain, have maintained strong performance and allowed us to reach a historical milestone of 25 million clients served, across all three markets of activity. This important growth from the first three months of the year was driven by our mobile segment in Spain, which grew by 23.6%, reaching 5 million customers. In parallel, Spain’s broadband segment experienced accelerated growth of 56.7%, now serving 1.5 million users. Romanian mobile users exceeded 6 million with an increase of 16.3% year on year. These figures indicate another year of anticipated growth, aligning with our expectations and capability to meet evolving consumer needs in a competitive landscape. We are committed to continue to deliver superior quality at affordable prices across vibrant European markets, including established regions and new markets in Belgium and Portugal, where we are gearing up for the service launch.”

In Q1 2024, Digi Communications continued its growth trajectory across all service portfolios, registering a 14.3% YoY increase, approaching 25 million RGUs across Romania, Spain, and Italy. The company’s diverse offerings include mobile and fixed-line telephony, broadband data services, and Pay TV. In Romania, Digi operates a state-of-the-art fibre optic network for fixed and mobile telecommunication, broadband and entertainment solutions. In Spain, Digi provides mobile, broadband, and fixed-line services, and in Italy, the Group offers exclusively mobile services.

The mobile division delivers the most revenue-generating user agreements (RGUs) within the Group, accounting for 46.4% of the overall RGUs in the three markets. Maintaining its momentum from past quarters, in Q1 2024, the mobile segment saw the RGUs climb to 11.5 million, a 19.5% YoY increase, covering mobile telephony clients across Romania, Spain, and Italy.

In Romania, the mobile service segment reached 6 million RGUs in Q1 2024, an evolution of 16.3% compared to Q1 2023. Fixed internet services registered an increase of 7.8% YoY in Q1 2024, up to 4.7 million RGUs, while the Pay-TV services (cable and satellite) segment increased by 3.8% compared to Q1 2023, up to 5.7 million RGUs. Adding the fixed-line telephony, the total number of RGUs in the Romanian market amounted to 17.3 million customers as of the end of Q1 2024, a 8.5% YoY increase.

Spanish operations continued to grow well into Q1 2024, with the number of users of fixed services, internet, and mobile telephony increasing by 31.5% compared to Q1 2023 to 7 million RGUs. Mobile users increased by 23.6% to 5 million RGUs, while broadband users increased by 56.7% to 1.5 million.

In Italy, mobile users increased by 18.2% YoY, reaching 435K RGUs as of the end of Q1 2024.

Looking ahead, Digi’s strategic initiatives in Portugal and Belgium are paving the way for future expansions. Digi’s local subsidiaries are preparing to launch commercial services in these two markets in 2024.

In April 2024, Digi Spain announced the sale of its FTTH network across 12 provinces to Sota Investments Spain OpCo, S.L.U., managed by a consortium including Macquarie Capital, abrdn, and Arjun Infrastructure Partners. Valued at up to 750 million euros, this sale will enhance Digi Spain’s liquidity and enable further investment in network expansion. The transaction, reaching approximately 4.25 million homes with plans to expand to 6 million homes within three years, awaits FDI clearance and merger control approval.

About Digi Communications N.V.

We are an European leader in geographically-focused telecommunication solutions, based on the number of revenue generating units (“RGUs”) and a leading provider of telecommunication services in Romania and Spain, with a presence also in Italy, Portugal and Belgium.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Digi Communications N.V. to host its general shareholders meeting on June 25, 2024

BUCHAREST, Romania, 13-May-2024 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. (“Digi” or the “Company”), one of the leading European telecommunications companies, listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange, would like to inform the market and its investors that today, 13 May 2024, the Board of Directors of the Company convenes the general shareholders meeting (the “GSM”) of the Company (Digi Communications N.V.), to be held on Tuesday, 25 June 2024 at 2.00 p.m. CET, at the offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (Amsterdam office), Strawinskylaan 10, 1077 XZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The main topics for the GSM are the following:

  • discussion and approval items on the 2023 Annual Report (including the annual report, the statutory financial statements – consolidated and stand-alone – and the auditor report);
  • approval of distribution of a gross dividend of 1,25 RON per share; ex-date – 3 July 2024, the record date for the dividend – 4 July 2024, and the payment date starting with 22 July 2024;
  • release from liability of the members of the Board of Directors;
  • remuneration report for the year 2023 (advisory, non-binding vote);
  • approval of the revised Remuneration Policy of the Board of Directors (voting item);
  • appointment of the statutory auditor for the for the financial year ending December 31, 2024;
  • designation of the Board of Directors as the competent body to repurchase own Class B Shares;
  • appointment of Board members;
  • approval of granting stock options to executive directors.

We kindly invite the market to visit the Company’s website at http://www.digi-communications.ro/en/general-share-holders (for English readers) and at http://www.digi-communications.ro/ro/aga (for Romanian readers) to review the documentation package for the GSM.

The above-mentioned sections from the Company’s website also contain the English and Romanian complete versions of the 2023 Annual Report, the 2023 Consolidated and Stand-alone Statutory Financial Statements of the Company, as well as the Independent Auditor’s Report.

The document named ‘Agenda and explanatory notes’ contains detailed descriptions regarding the items for the GSM.

Any shareholder interested in attending or voting at the GSM needs to follow the procedures set out in the articles of association of the Company (available at http://www.digi-communications.ro/en/corporate-governance) and on the ‘Convocation Notice’ available at http://www.digi-communications.ro/en/general-share-holders).

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF DIGI COMMUNICATIONS N.V. (THE COMPANY) TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2024, AT 2:00 PM CET AT THE OFFICES OF FRESHFIELDS BRUCKHAUS DERINGER LLP (AMSTERDAM OFFICE), STRAWINSKYLAAN 10, 1077 XZ AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

AGENDA

  1. Opening
  2. Annual Report 2023
  3. Board report 2023 (discussion item);
  4. Dividend Policy (discussion item);
  5. Adoption of the 2023 Annual Accounts (voting item);
  6. Distribution of dividend (voting item);
  7. Release from liability of the members of Board of Directors (voting item);
  8. Implementation of the Remuneration Policy and the Remuneration Report for the year 2023
  9. The Remuneration Report for the year 2023 (advisory, non-binding vote);
  10. Approval of the revised Remuneration Policy of the Board of Directors (voting item);
  11. Appointment of Statutory Auditor

Proposal to appoint KPMG N.V. as the statutory auditor of the Company for the financial year 2024 (voting item);

  1. Corporate governance structure and statement of compliance with the Dutch Corporate Governance Code (DCGC)

The Dutch Corporate Governance Code was updated in December 2022. In connection with its revision, applicable as of the reporting year 2023, the Dutch Corporate Governance Code Monitoring Committee recommends to discuss the Company’s compliance with the revised Code 2022 with its general meeting at the AGM in 2024 (discussion item).

  1. Designation of the Board of Directors as the competent body to repurchase own class B Shares

Designation of the Board of Directors as the competent body to repurchase class B shares (voting item);

  1. Appointment of the members of the Board of Directors
  2. Re-appointment of Mr. Serghei Bulgac as Executive Director of the Board of Directors (voting item);
  3. Re-appointment of Mr. Valentin Popoviciu as Executive Director of the Board of Directors (voting item);
  4. Re-appointment of Mr. Zoltan Teszari as Non-executive Director and President of the Board of Directors (voting item);
  5. Re-appointment of Mr. Marius Catalin Varzaru as Non-Executive Director and Vice-president of the Board of Directors (voting item);
  6. Re-appointment of Mr. Bogdan Ciobotaru as Non-Executive Director of the Board of Directors (voting item);
  7. Re-appointment of Mr. Emil Jugaru as Non-Executive Director of the Board of Directors (voting item);
  8. Appointment of Mr. Jose Manuel Arnaiz de Castro as Non-Executive Director of the Board of Directors (voting item).
  9. Approval of award of stock options to directors

Authorize the Board of Directors to decide upon the award of stock options to executive directors of the Company (voting item);

  1. Close of Meeting.

Agenda

The agenda for the AGM and the explanatory notes thereto together with the Annual Report 2023 are available on the website of the Company (www.digi-communications.ro) from 13 May 2024 onwards and are, with effect from the same date, available for inspection and obtainable free of charge at the premises of the Company (tel. +40314006505 and address: 75 Dr. N. Staicovici Street, fourth floor, Bucharest, Romania).

Record Date

Shareholders (which for the purposes of this notice includes holders of rights of usufruct and pledgees with voting rights) are entitled to attend and vote at the AGM (either in person or by proxy) if they (i) are registered in one of the (sub)registers as described below on the 28th day prior to the AGM and therefore on Tuesday, 28 May 2024 (the Record Date) after all debit and credit entries have been handled and (ii) in addition have notified the Company of their intended attendance at the AGM in the manner mentioned below. The designated (sub)registers are the administration records of the Romanian Central Depository (Depozitarul Central S.A.), and the shareholders’ register of the Company.

Notification of Attendance

Class A shares: holders of registered class A shares (which for the purposes of this notice includes holders of rights of usufruct and pledgees with voting rights in respect of these shares) who wish to attend the AGM (either in person or by proxy) must notify the Company of their intended attendance, which notice, accompanied where applicable by written power of attorney (see below), must have been received by Mrs. Eliza Popa, the Company’s secretary at the address: 75 Dr. N. Staicovici Street, fourth floor, Bucharest, Romania and by e-mail digi.gsm@digi-communications.ro no later than by Tuesday, 18 June 2024, at 4.00 pm CET. Duly registered shareholders will receive a receipt confirmation supplied by the Company which together with a valid identification document will also serve as admission ticket for the AGM.

Class B shares: holders of class B shares (which for the purpose of this notice includes holders of rights of usufruct and pledgees with voting rights in respect of these shares) who wish to attend the AGM (either in person or by proxy) must notify the Company by registering via the E-vote by ING (https://evote.ingwb.com) no later than by Tuesday, 18 June 2024, at 4.00 pm CET. Duly registered shareholders will receive a receipt confirmation supplied by ING Bank N.V. which together with a valid identification document will also serve as admission ticket for the AGM.

Representation by Proxy

Class A shareholders: holders of registered class A shares (which for the purpose of this notice includes holders of rights of usufruct and pledgees with voting rights in respect of those shares) who will not participate in person to the meeting or be represented by their own legal representative may grant a proxy, on behalf of the relevant class A shareholder, to attend the AGM, to sign the attendance list, to speak and to cast a vote at that meeting on the voting items on the agenda in accordance with the voting instructions provided by the relevant holder, all with the right of substitution to:

  • a third person; or
  • Eliza Popa, secretary of the Company (address: 75 Dr. N. Staicovici Street, fourth floor, Bucharest, Romania).

The holder of shares A will notify the Company of an electronic copy of the proxy at the following e-mail address: digi.gsm@digi-communications.ro no later than by Tuesday, 18 June 2024, at 4.00 pm CET.

Class B shares: The holders of class B shares (which for the purposes of the AGM includes holders of rights of usufruct and pledgees with voting rights in respect of those shares) who will not participate to the meeting in person or be represented by their own legal representative can grant a proxy to:

  • a third person (based on the Attendance notice and PoA to be obtained on the Company’s website on GSM documents); or
  • Eliza Popa (to be obtained via E-vote by ING https://evote.ingwb.com),

who will be authorized to, on behalf of the relevant holder, with the right of substitution, to attend the AGM, to sign the attendance list, to speak and to cast a vote at that meeting on the voting items on the agenda in accordance with the voting instructions provided by the relevant holder.

The duly completed and executed power of attorney under which a third person is empowered to represent the class B shareholder at the AGM must be received by the Company for the attention of Mrs. Eliza Popa, Dr. N. Staicovici 75, fourth floor, Bucharest, Romania, or by e-mail: digi.gsm@digi-communications.ro or if the Company’s secretary is empowered, by registering the proxy via the E-vote by ING (https://evote.ingwb.com), no later than by Tuesday, 18 June 2024, at 4.00 pm CET.

E-voting Class B Shares

Only holders of class B shares (which for the purpose of this notice includes holders of rights of usufruct and pledgees with voting rights in respect of those shares) may also give voting instructions via https://evote.ingwb.com no later than by Tuesday, 18 June 2024 at 4.00 pm CET.

Identification

Persons entitled to attend the AGM (which includes persons granted with a proxy in the manner as described above) will be requested to identify themselves at the Registration Desk prior to admission to the AGM and are therefore requested to bring a valid identity document.

Issued capital and voting rights of the Company

At the day of this convocation, the Company has an issued share capital of EUR 6,810,042.52 consisting of 64,556,028 Class A Shares, each having a nominal value of EUR 0.10 and 35,443,972 Class B Shares, each share having a nominal value of EUR 0.01. 4,409,361 Class A Shares and 343,026 Class B Shares are held by the Company in its own share capital (in treasury). No votes may be cast for shares held by the Company in its own share capital. Therefore, the total number of voting rights at the day of this convocation amounts to 636,567,616.

About Digi Communications N.V.

We are an European leader in geographically-focused telecommunication solutions, based on the number of revenue generating units (“RGUs”) and a leading provider of telecommunication services in Romania and Spain, with a presence also in Italy, Portugal and Belgium.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Digi Communications NV 2023 Preliminary Financial Results now available on the company’s website

BUCHAREST, Romania, 28-Feb-2024 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. (“Digi” or the “Company”) announces that the 2023 Preliminary Financial Results are available on the Company’s website.

For more details, please seehttps://www.digi-communications.ro/en/investor-relations/shares/financial-results-shares/annual-reports-shares

Also today, 28 February 2024 at 14:00 UK time / 16:00 EEST (Romania local time) it will host a conference call to discuss its 2023 Preliminary Financial Results.

The call will be held in English language, and it will be hosted by the Company’s CEO, Mr. Serghei Bulgac, and the Company’s CFO, Mr. Dan Ionita.

To participate in the call the stakeholders are invited to pre-register at:

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

The deadline for pre-registration is 28 February 2024, 12:00 UK time / 14:00 EEST (Romania local time).

About Digi Communications NV

We are an European leader in geographically-focused telecommunication solutions, based on the number of revenue generating units (“RGUs”) and a leading provider of telecommunication services in Romania and Spain, with a presence also in Italy, Portugal and Belgium.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

The resolutions from Digi Communications N.V.’s general shareholders’ meeting held on 18 Aug 2023

BUCHAREST, Romania, 18-Aug-2023 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. (“Digi” or the “Company”) would like to inform the market and its investors that today, Friday, 18 August 2023, at 2:00 PM CET, at the offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (Amsterdam Office), Strawinskylaan 10, 1077 XZ Amsterdam, the Netherlands, the Company’s general shareholders’ meeting (the GSM) took place with respect to which the Company informed its shareholders and the market through the Convocation notice released on 7 July 2023 (the Convocation Notice).

The GSM was attended by shareholders representing 74,03% of the total number of shares with voting rights, respectively 70,458,884 shares.

Following the debates, the GSM has adopted the following decisions regarding the points included on the agenda, in accordance with the Convocation Notice:

  1. The Annual Report of the Company for 2022 (item 2 from the Convocation Notice):
    c. Adoption of the 2022 Annual Accounts;
    d. Distribution of dividend – based on the approval, the Company will distribute a gross dividend of 1 RON per share, ex-date –30 August 2023 and the record date being 31 August 2023.
    It is expected that the payment date will be on or around 14 September 2023;
    e. Release from liability of the members of the Board of Directors.
    The investors and the market were informed of the 2022 financial results starting with 5 July 2023 when the 2022 annual report was published.
  2. Remuneration Report for 2022
    The general meeting approved by an advisory, non-binding vote the Remuneration Report for 2022 made public on the Company’s website. The Remuneration Report for 2022 is construed according to the provisions of EU Directive 828/2017 as implemented in The Netherlands.
  3. Appointment of Statutory Auditor for the 2023 financial year
    The general meeting approved the appointment of KPMG Accountants N.V. as the statutory auditor of the Company for the financial year ending 31 December 2023.
  4. Designation of the Board of Directors as the competent body to repurchase own Class B Shares
    The general meeting approved the designation of the Board of Directors as the competent body to repurchase own class B shares. In accordance with article 10 of the articles of association, the general meeting granted the Board of Directors the authority to acquire class B shares in the share capital of the Company through purchases effected on the stock exchange via trading on the regular market on which the class B shares are listed and/or through other means (including public tender offers), for a period of 18 months from the date of this general meeting, i.e. up to and including 17 February 2025, in compliance with the applicable law, subject to the following conditions:
    • the authority of the Board of Directors shall be limited to a maximum of 3,000,000 class B shares;
    • transactions effected on the stock exchange via trading on the regular market on which the class B shares are listed will be subject to a maximum price per class B share equal to the average of the highest price on each of the five trading days prior to the date of acquisition, as shown in the Official Price List of the Bucharest Stock Exchange plus 10% (maximum price) and to a minimum price per class B share equal to the average of the lowest price on each of the five trading days prior to the date of acquisition, as shown in the Official Price List of Bucharest Stock Exchange minus 10% (minimum price);
    • transactions effected through other means (including public tender offers) will be subject to a maximum price per class B share of RON 40 (maximum price) and a minimum price of no less than RON 35 (minimum price).

Any buy-back of shares will be conducted by way of a share buy-back program in line with applicable EU rules. The launch of such program and the determination of its terms and conditions is subject to a decision of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors intends to appoint an independent specialized trading / brokerage firm to execute any such buyback. Further, any buy-back program may be suspended, discontinued or modified at any time for any reason and without previous notice in the Company’s sole discretion in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. Neither the authorization requested, nor the subsequent launch of any share buy-back program obligates the Company to buy-back any class B shares.

The voting results of the GSM, as well as other relevant information on the GSM and the related documents are available on the Company’s website at the section dedicated to the 2023 GSM: https://www.digi-communications.ro/en/corporate/general-share-holders/digi-communications-n-v-gsm-2023

About Digi Communications N.V.

We are an European leader in geographically-focused telecommunication solutions, based on the number of revenue generating units (“RGUs”) and a leading provider of telecommunication services in Romania and Spain, with a presence also in Italy and Portugal.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Digi Communications N.V. 2022 Annual Financial Report released

BUCHAREST, Romania, 5-Jul-2023 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. (The Company) informs the shareholders and investors that the Annual Financial Report for the year ended December 31, 2022 is available starting with 5 July 2023 on the Company’s website (www.digi-communications.ro), under the section Investor Relations.

For additional information, please contact us at investor.relations@digi-communications.ro.

About Digi Communications NV

We are a European leader in geographically-focused telecommunication solutions, based on the number of revenue generating units (“RGUs”) and a leading provider of telecommunication services in Romania and Spain, with a presence also in Italy and Portugal.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Digi Communications N.V will publish its Financial Statements on July, 7, 2023

BUCHAREST, Romania, 29-Jun-2023 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. (The Company) has announced that the Company’s Statutory Auditor informed the Company of an up-date regarding the date when the auditor’s opinion will be available, so that the Company can publish its statutory consolidated and stand-alone financial statements prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) as adopted by the European Union (“EU”) and Part 9 of book 2 of the Dutch civil code (“Financial Statements”).

The newly estimated date for publishing the Company’s Financial Statements is July, 7, 2023.

The General Meeting of Shareholders will be held after the publication of the Financial Statements, with the due observance of the minimum period of time necessary to inform the Company’s shareholders.

The new 2023 Financial Calendar is available on the official website at: https://www.digi-communications.ro/en/investor-relations/shares/financial-calendar

About Digi Communications NV

We are a European leader in geographically-focused telecommunication solutions, based on the number of revenue generating units (“RGUs”) and a leading provider of telecommunication services in Romania and Spain, with a presence also in Italy and Portugal.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

RCS & RDS S.A., Digi Communications N.V. subsidiary in Romania, signs two export credit facilities agreements with ING Bank N.V. for EUR 132m

BUCHAREST, Romania, 25-Apr-2023 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. (The Company) would like to inform its investors and the market that on, 24 April 2023, RCS & RDS S.A. (the Company’s subsidiary in Romania – “RCS & RDS”), as borrower, together with the Company and Digi Spain Telecom S.L.U. as original guarantors and ING Bank N.V., as original lender, arranger, facility agent and ECA agent, have concluded two export credit facilities agreements in a total amount of EUR 132,682,761.21, to be used with the purpose of financing the purchase of good and services for developing the Romanian and Portuguese telecommunications networks of the Company’s subsidiaries.

About Digi Communications NV

We are a European leader in geographically-focused telecommunication solutions, based on the number of revenue generating units (“RGUs”) and a leading provider of telecommunication services in Romania and Spain, with a presence also in Italy and Portugal.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

RCS & RDS S.A., Digi Communications N.V. subsidiary in Romania, signs a senior facility agreement with several financial institutions

BUCHAREST, Romania, 24-Apr-2023 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. (The Company) would like to inform its investors and the market that on, 21 April 2023, RCS & RDS S.A. (the Company’s subsidiary in Romania – “RCS &RDS”), as borrower, the Company and Digi Spain Telecom S.L.U. as original guarantors and ING Bank N.V., BRD-Groupe Societe Generale S.A., Citibank Europe plc, Dublin – Romania Branch, Raiffeisen Bank S.A. and UniCredit S.A., as mandated lead arrangers, other financial institutions listed therein as original lenders have concluded a senior facility agreement (the “SFA”) consisting of: (i) a term loan facility in a total aggregate amount of EUR 150,000,000, for a period not exceeding 31 January 2028; (ii) a revolving credit facility in a total aggregate amount of EUR 100,000,000, for three years from the signing of the SFA, and (iii) one or more incremental facilities not exceeding in aggregate EUR 250,000,000 which may be established and made available in accordance with the SFA. The borrowed amounts may be used by the Company’s Romanian subsidiary for the purposes of debt refinancing, capital expenditure, investments, general corporate and working capital purposes.

About Digi Communications NV

We are a European leader in geographically-focused telecommunication solutions, based on the number of revenue generating units (“RGUs”) and a leading provider of telecommunication services in Romania and Spain, with a presence also in Italy and Portugal.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Digi Communications N.V. will hold its general shareholders meeting on 28 December 2022 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

BUCHAREST, Romania, 16-November-2022 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. (The Company) would like to inform the market and its investors that today, 16 November 2022, the Board of Directors of the Company convenes the general shareholders meeting (the “GSM”) of the Company (Digi Communications N.V.), to be held on Wednesday, 28 December 2022 at 2:00 PM CET, at the offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (Amsterdam office), Strawinskylaan 10, 1077 XZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The main topics for the GSM are the following:

  • discussion and approval items on the 2021 Annual Report (including the annual report, the statutory financial statements – consolidated and stand-alone – and the auditor report);
  • approval of the interim distribution of a gross dividend of 0.85 RON per share; ex-date – 13 September 2022, the record date for the dividend – 14 September 2022, and the payment date starting with 28 September 2022;
  • release from liability of the members of the Board of Directors;
  • 2021 remuneration report (advisory, non-binding vote);
  • appointment of the statutory auditor for the financial year ending December 31, 2022;
  • designation of the Board of Directors as the competent body to repurchase own Class B Shares;
  • approval of award of stock options to an executive director.

We kindly invite the market to visit the Company’s website at http://www.digi-communications.ro/en/general-share-holders (for English readers) and at http://www.digi-communications.ro/ro/aga (for Romanian readers) to review the documentation package for the GSM.

The document named ‘Agenda and explanatory notes’ contains detailed descriptions regarding the items for the GSM.

Any shareholder interested in attending or voting at the GSM needs to follow the procedures set out in the articles of association of the Company (available at http://www.digi-communications.ro/en/corporate-governance) and on the ‘Convocation Notice’ available at http://www.digi-communications.ro/en/general-share-holders).


ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF DIGI COMMUNICATIONS N.V. (THE COMPANY) TO BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, 28 DECEMBER 2022, AT 2:00 PM CET AT THE OFFICES OF FRESHFIELDS BRUCKHAUS DERINGER LLP (AMSTERDAM OFFICE), STRAWINSKYLAAN 10, 1077 XZ AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

AGENDA

  1. Opening
  2. Annual Report 2021
    a. Board report 2021 (discussion item)
    b. Dividend and Reservations Policy (discussion item)
    c. Adoption of the 2021 Annual Accounts (voting item)
    d. Approval of dividend distribution that was declared and paid as an interim dividend distribution as per Board Resolution from 1 September 2022 (voting item)
    e. Release from liability of the members of Board of Directors (voting item)
  3. Remuneration Report for 2021
    Remuneration Report for 2021 (advisory, non-binding vote)
  4. Appointment of Statutory Auditor
    Proposal to appoint KPMG N.V. as the statutory auditor of the Company for the financial year 2022 (voting item)
  5. Designation of the Board of Directors as the competent body to repurchase own Class B Shares
    Designation of the Board of Directors as the competent body to repurchase Class B Shares (voting item)
  6. Approval of award of stock options to an executive director
    Authorize the Board of Directors to decide upon the award of stock options to an executive director of the Company (voting item)
  7. Close of Meeting

COVID-19
In light of the public health risks arising from outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, the shareholders of the Company (which for the purpose of this notice includes holders of rights of usufruct and pledgees with voting rights) do not need to be present at the AGM in person. Instead, please give your voting instructions by proxy or through the E-vote by ING (https://evote.ingwb.com) – as set out in more detail below.

The Company acknowledges that constraints caused by the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus may restrict the possibility to attend the AGM in person. For this reason, shareholders who decide not to attend the AGM on Wednesday 28 December, 2022, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and who wish to submit questions regarding items on the AGM agenda, may submit their questions by email to digi.gsm@digi-communications.ro up to 12:00 pm CET on Wednesday, 21 December 2022, (1:00 pm in Romania). The e-mail must include the name, surname, number of shares held by the shareholder on the record date for the AGM and the AGM agenda item to which the question relates.

Agenda
The agenda for the AGM and the explanatory notes are thereto together with the Annual Report 2021 are available on the website of the Company (www.digi-communications.ro) from 16 November 2022 onwards and are, with effect from the same date, available for inspection and obtainable free of charge at the premises of the Company (tel. +40314006505 and address: 75 Dr. N. Staicovici Street, fourth floor, Bucharest, Romania).

Record Date
Shareholders (which for the purposes of this notice includes holders of rights of usufruct and pledgees with voting rights) are entitled to attend and vote at the AGM (either in person or by proxy) if they (i) are registered in one of the (sub)registers as described below on the 28th day prior to the AGM and therefore on 30 November 2022 (the Record Date) after all debit and credit entries have been handled and (ii) in addition have notified the Company of their intended attendance at the AGM in the manner mentioned below. The designated (sub)registers are the administration records of the Romanian Central Depository (Depozitarul Central S.A.), and the shareholders’ register of the Company.

Notification of Attendance
Class A shares: holders of registered class A shares (which for the purposes of this notice includes holders of rights of usufruct and pledgees with voting rights in respect of these shares) who wish to attend the AGM (either in person or by proxy) must notify the Company of their intended attendance, which notice, accompanied where applicable by written power of attorney (see below), must have been received by Mrs. Eliza Popa, the Company’s secretary (address: 75 Dr. N. Staicovici Street, fourth floor, Bucharest, Romania and e-mail digi.gsm@digi-communications.ro) no later than by Wednesday, 21 December 2022, at 4.00 pm CET. Duly registered shareholders will receive a receipt confirmation supplied by the Company which together with a valid identification document will also serve as admission ticket for the AGM.

Class B shares: holders of class B shares (which for the purpose of this notice includes holders of rights of usufruct and pledgees with voting rights in respect of these shares) who wish to attend the AGM (either in person or by proxy) must notify the Company by registering via the E-vote by ING (https://evote.ingwb.com) no later than by Wednesday, 21 December 2022, at 4.00 pm CET. Duly registered shareholders will receive a receipt confirmation supplied by ING Bank N.V. which together with a valid identification document will also serve as admission ticket for the AGM.

Representation by Proxy
Class A shareholders: holders of registered class A shares (which for the purpose of this notice includes holders of rights of usufruct and pledgees with voting rights in respect of those shares) who will not participate in person to the meeting or be represented by their own legal representative may grant a proxy, on behalf of the relevant class A shareholder, to attend the AGM, to sign the attendance list, to speak and to cast a vote at that meeting on the voting items on the agenda in accordance with the voting instructions provided by the relevant holder, all with the right of substitution to:

(i) a third person; or
(ii) Mrs. Eliza Popa, secretary of the Company, and to Mrs. Andra Gunescu, lawyer of the Company (address: 75 Dr. N. Staicovici Street, fourth floor, Bucharest, Romania), any of whom to individually and alternatively (and not collectively) execute the given proxy in which case such proxy must include unequivocal voting instruction(s).

The holder of shares A will notify the Company of an electronic copy of the proxy at the following e-mail address: digi.gsm@digi-communications.ro no later than by Wednesday, 21 December 2022 at 4.00 pm CET.

Class B shares: The holders of class B shares (which for the purposes of the AGM includes holders of rights of usufruct and pledgees with voting rights in respect of those shares) who will not participate to the meeting in person or be represented by their own legal representative can grant a proxy to:

(i) a third person (based on the Attendance notice and PoA to be obtained on the Company’s website on GSM documents); or
(ii) Mrs. Eliza Popa (to be obtained via E-vote by ING https://evote.ingwb.com), who will be authorized to, on behalf of the relevant holder, with the right of substitution, to attend the AGM, to sign the attendance list, to speak and to cast a vote at that meeting on the voting items on the agenda in accordance with the voting instructions provided by the relevant holder.

The duly completed and executed power of attorney under which a third person is empowered to represent the class B shareholder at the AGM must be received by the Company for the attention of Mrs. Eliza Popa, Dr. N. Staicovici 75, fourth floor, Bucharest, Romania, or by e-mail: digi.gsm@digi-communications.ro or if the Company’s secretary is empowered, by registering the proxy via the E-vote by ING (https://evote.ingwb.com), no later than by Wednesday, 21 December 2022, at 4.00 pm CET.

E-voting Class B Shares

Only holders of class B shares (which for the purpose of this notice includes holders of rights of usufruct and pledgees with voting rights in respect of those shares) may also give voting instructions via https://evote.ingwb.com no later than by Wednesday, 21 December 2022 at 4.00 pm CET.

Identification

Persons entitled to attend the AGM (which includes persons granted with a proxy in the manner as described above) will be requested to identify themselves at the Registration Desk prior to admission to the AGM and are therefore requested to bring a valid identity document.

Issued capital and voting rights of the Company

At the day of this convocation, the Company has an issued share capital of EUR 6,810,042.52 consisting of 64,556,028 Class A Shares, each having a nominal value of EUR 0.10 and 35,443,972 Class B Shares, each share having a nominal value of EUR 0.01. 4,409,361 Class A Shares and 597,226 Class B Shares are held by the Company in its own share capital (in treasury). No votes may be cast for shares held by the Company in its own share capital. Therefore, the total number of voting rights at the day of this convocation amounts to 636,313,416.

About Digi Communications N.V.

We are a European leader in geographically-focused telecommunication solutions, based on the number of revenue generating units (“RGUs”) and a leading provider of telecommunication services in Romania and Spain, with a presence also in Italy and Portugal.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Digi Communications N.V. Group publishes its ANNUAL REPORT for the year ended December 31, 2021

BUCHAREST, Romania, 16-November-2022 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. informs the shareholders and investors that the Annual Financial Report for the year ended December 31, 2021 is available on the Company’s website (www.digi-communications.ro), under the section Investor Relations.

For additional information, please contact us at investor.relations@digi-communications.ro.

The up-dated version of the 2021 Annual Report (with Digi Communications NV’s statutory consolidated and stand-alone financial statements prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) as adopted by the European Union (“EU”) and Part 9 of book 2 of the Dutch civil code) replaces and supersedes the non-statutory consolidated Financial Statements issued as per IFRS EU by the Company on 27.05.2022.

About Digi Communications N.V.

We are a European leader in geographically-focused telecommunication solutions, based on the number of revenue generating units (“RGUs”) and a leading provider of telecommunication services in Romania and Spain, with a presence also in Italy and Portugal.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Digi Communications N.V.’s Q3 2022 Financial Results now available on its website

BUCHAREST, Romania, 15-Nov-2022 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. (“Digi” or the “Company”) announces that the Q3 2022 financial results are available on the Company’s website at: https://www.digi-communications.ro/en/investor-relations/shares/financial-results-shares/quarterly-reports-shares

Also, today at 14:00 UK time / 16:00 EEST (Romania local time) it will host a conference call to discuss the Q3 2022 Financial Results.

To participate please follow the instructions from our website: https://www.digi-communications.ro/en/see-file/Conf-Call-Registration-Q3-2022-Financial-Results-Presentation.pdf and pre-register for the call. The deadline for pre-registration is until 12:00 UK time / 14:00 EEST (Romania local time).

About Digi Communications NV

We are an European leader in geographically-focused telecommunication solutions, based on the number of revenue generating units (“RGUs”) and a leading provider of telecommunication services in Romania and Spain, with a presence also in Italy, Portugal and Belgium.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

RCS&RDS, Digi Communications N.V. subsidiary in Romania, wins the auction for certain radio frequency rights in the country

BUCHAREST, Romania, 15-Nov-2022 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. (“Digi” or the “Company”) announces that on November, 14, 2022 the Romanian Authority for Telecommunications (ANCOM) finalised the auction for the allocation of rights in 700 MHz, 1500 MHz, 2600 MHz and 3400-3800 MHz bands.

ANCOM designated RCS&RDS as winner of the frequency rights in the 2600 MHz (4 blocks in 2×5 MHz – FDD) and 3400-3800 MHz (5 blocks in 10 MHz – TDD) bands.

The value of the frequency rights is of EUR 45,500,000.

The Company welcomes ANCOM’s decision which will allow RCS&RDS to continue the growth of its innovative digital communication services and the implementation of new technologies, providing broadband connectivity at all economic and social levels, at the same affordable tariffs.

About Digi Communications N.V.

We are a European leader in geographically-focused telecommunication solutions, based on the number of revenue generating units (“RGUs”) and a leading provider of telecommunication services in Romania and Spain, with a presence also in Italy and Portugal.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Digi Communications N.V. announces November, 15, 2022 as the new estimated date for publishing its Financial Statements

BUCHAREST, Romania, 9-Nov-2022 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — On 8 November, 2022 the Digi Communications N.V.’s Statutory Auditor informed the Company of a new up-date regarding the date when the auditor’s opinion will be available in order for the Company to publish its statutory consolidated and stand-alone financial statements prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) as adopted by the European Union (“EU”) and Part 9 of book 2 of the Dutch civil code (“Financial Statements”).

As per KPMG’s notification, the newly estimated date for publishing the Company’s Financial Statements is November, 15, 2022.

The General Meeting of Shareholders will be held after the publication of the Financial Statements, with the due observance of the minimum period of time necessary to inform the Company’s shareholders.

The new 2022 Financial Calendar is available on the official website at: https://www.digi-communications.ro/en/investor-relations/shares/financial-calendar

About Digi Communications N.V.

We are a European leader in geographically-focused telecommunication solutions, based on the number of revenue generating units (“RGUs”) and a leading provider of telecommunication services in Romania and Spain, with a presence also in Italy, Portugal and Belgium.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Digi Communications N.V.: RCS&RDS wins the frequency rights in the 800 MHz, 2600 MHz and 2600 MHz in Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania, 28-Oct-2021 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. (The Company) would like to inform the market and its investors that on October, 27, 2021, the Portuguese Authority for Telecommunications (ANACOM) finalised the auction which began on December 22, 2020, for the allocation of the frequency user rights in the 700 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2.1 GHz, 2.6 GHz and 3.6 GHz bands.

ANACOM designated the Group’s Portuguese subsidiary, Dixarobil Telecom, Sociedade Unipessoal, Lda. (Dixarobil) as winner of the frequency user rights in the 900 MHz (2×5 MHz), 1800 MHz (2×5 MHz), 2.6 GHz (2×5 MHz FDD and 25 MHz TDD), 3.6 GHz (40MHz) bands. The total price of the frequency user rights is EUR 67.34 million.

The user rights will be finally allotted thorough a decision to be taken by ANACOM’s Board of Directors, in the following period.

The Company welcomes ANACOM’s decision which will allow the Group to expand its business on the Portuguese market, in order to provide high quality, affordable telecommunication services, based on the latest technologies.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Digi Communications N.V. posts its Q3 2021 Financial Results

BUCHAREST, Romania, 12-Nov-2021 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. (“Digi” or the “Company”) announces that the Q3 2021 Financial Results are available on the Company’s website at:

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

Also, today at 14:00 UK time / 16:00 EEST (Romania local time) it will host a conference call to discuss the Q3 2021 Financial Results.

To participate please follow the instructions from our website: https://www.digi-communications.ro/en/see-file/Conf-Call-Q3-2021-Financial-Results-log-in-details.pdf and pre-register for the call. The deadline for pre-registration is until 12:00 UK time/ 14:00 EEST (Romania local time).

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Digi Communications N.V. to hold its Q3 2021 financial results Investors Call on 12 November 2021

BUCHAREST, Romania, 4-Nov-2021— /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. (The Company) would like to inform the market and its investors that today, Thursday, 4 November 2021, at 12:00 PM CET, at the offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Strawinskylaan 10, 1077 XZ Amsterdam, the Netherlands, took place the Company’s extraordinary general meeting (the EGM) with respect to which the Company informed its shareholders and the market through the Convocation notice released on 23 September 2021 (the Convocation Notice).

The EGM was attended by shareholders representing 74.61% of the total number of shares with voting rights, respectively 70,843,023 shares.

Following the debates, the EGM has adopted the following decision regarding the point included on the agenda, in accordance with the Convocation Notice:

  • Appointment of Statutory Auditor – KPMG N.V. as statutory auditor for the 2021 financial year.

The voting results of the EGM, as well as other relevant information on the EGM and the related documents are available on the Company’s website at the section dedicated to the EGM: digi-communications.ro/en/corporate/general-share-holders/digi-communications-n-v-egm-2021

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Digi Communications N.V.’s Portuguese subsidiary Dixarobil Telecom winner in ANACOM’s frequency user rights auction in Portugal

BUCHAREST, Romania, 28-Oct-2021 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. (The Company) would like to inform the market and its investors that on October, 27, 2021, the Portuguese Authority for Telecommunications (ANACOM) finalised the auction which began on December 22, 2020, for the allocation of the frequency user rights in the 700 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2.1 GHz, 2.6 GHz and 3.6 GHz bands.

ANACOM designated the Group’s Portuguese subsidiary, Dixarobil Telecom, Sociedade Unipessoal, Lda. (Dixarobil) as winner of the frequency user rights in the 900 MHz (2×5 MHz), 1800 MHz (2×5 MHz), 2.6 GHz (2×5 MHz FDD and 25 MHz TDD), 3.6 GHz (40MHz) bands. The total price of the frequency user rights is EUR 67.34 million.

The user rights will be finally allotted thorough a decision to be taken by ANACOM’s Board of Directors, in the following period.

The Company welcomes ANACOM’s decision which will allow the Group to expand its business on the Portuguese market, in order to provide high quality, affordable telecommunication services, based on the latest technologies.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Digi Communications N.V.’s Romanian and Spanish subsidiaries sign facility agreements

BUCHAREST, Romania, 27-Jul-2021 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. (The Company) would like to inform its investors and the market that on 21 and 26 July 2021, the Company’s Romanian and Spanish subsidiaries, each acting as borrowers, entered into two facility agreements.

As per the Senior Facility Agreement from December 15, 2020 the details of which were disclosed at that point to the market (please see https://bvb.ro/FinancialInstruments/SelectedData/NewsItem/DIGI-Contractul-de-Facilitate-Senior-incheiata-la-15-decembrie-2020/D0599), an incremental facility was made available to RCS&RDS, which could be established in accordance with the terms and limits set within the Senior Facilities Agreement. Therefore, pursuant to the Senior Facilities Agreement, on 21 July 2021, the Company’s Romanian subsidiary requested the establishment of an incremental facility in an aggregate amount of RON 500,000,000 (the “Incremental Facility”) to be used for the company’s capital expenditure and general corporate purposes. The facility was entered into, besides RCS&RDS as borrower, by and between DIGI Tavkozlesi es Szolgaltato Korlatolt Felelossegu Tarsasag („Digi Hu”), INVITEL Tavkozlesi Zrt (“Invitel”), the Company, Digi Spain Telecom SLU (“Digi Spain”), as original guarantors on one hand and the Original Lenders and BRD-Groupe Société Générale S.A., on the other. The Incremental Facility is not yet drawn. It is available to be drawn at a later stage.

On 26 July 2021, the Company’s Spanish subsidiary, acting as borrower together with the Company, RCS&RDS, Digi Hu and Invitel, as Original Guarantors, Banco Santander S.A. and a syndicate of banks, acting as lenders, entered into a facilities agreement for an initial duration of three and a half years with the possibility of extension up to 5 years, under which Digi Spain was made available: (i) a term loan facility in a total aggregate amount of EUR 57,000,000; (ii) a term loan facility in a total aggregate amount of EUR 65,000,000; and (iii) a revolving facility in a total aggregate amount of EUR 10,000,000 to be used for several purposes, including CAPEX and general corporate purposes.

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

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Digi Communications N.V.’s 2021 Annual General Shareholders Meeting will be held on 18 May 2021

BUCHAREST, Romania, 6-Apr-2021 — /EPR FINANCIAL NEWS/ — Digi Communications N.V. (The Company) would like to inform the market and its investors that today, 6 April 2021, the Board of Directors of the Company convenes the general shareholders meeting (the “GSM”) of the Company (Digi Communications N.V.), to be held on Tuesday, 18 May 2021 at 14:00 p.m. CEST (15:00 p.m. EEST), at the offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (Amsterdam office), Strawinskylaan 10, 1077 XZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The main topics for the GSM are the following:

-discussion and approval items on the 2020 Annual Report (including the annual report, the financial statements – consolidated and stand-alone – and the auditor report);
-approval of the distribution of a gross dividend of RON 0.75 per share; ex-date – 2 June 2021, the record date for the dividend – 3 June 2021, and the payment date on or around – 14 June 2021;
-release from liability of the members of the Board of Directors;
-remuneration report for 2020 (advisory, non-binding vote);
-appointment of the statutory auditor for the the financial year ending December 31, 2021;
-designation of the Board of Directors as the competent body to repurchase own Class B Shares;
-approval of award of stock options to executive and non-executive directors.

We kindly invite the market to visit the Company’s website at
http://www.digi-communications.ro/en/general-share-holders (for English readers) and at http://www.digi-communications.ro/ro/aga (for Romanian readers) to review the documentation package for the GSM.

The above-mentioned section from the Company’s website also contains the English and Romanian complete versions of the 2020 Annual Report, the 2020 Consolidated and Stand-alone Financial Statements of the Company, as well as the Independent Auditor’s Report.

The document named ‘Agenda and explanatory notes’ contains detailed descriptions regarding the items for the GSM.

Any shareholder interested in attending or voting at the GSM needs to follow the procedures set out in the articles of association of the Company (available at http://www.digi-communications.ro/en/corporate-governance) and on the ‘Convocation Notice’ available at http://www.digi-communications.ro/en/general-share-holders).

Also, the Company would like to announce that Digi Communications N.V. Group’s Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2020 is available starting with April, 6 2021 also on the Company’s website (www.digi-communications.ro), under the section Investor Relations.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF DIGI COMMUNICATIONS N.V. (THE COMPANY) TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, 18 MAY 2021, AT 14:00 PM CEST AT THE OFFICES OF FRESHFIELDS BRUCKHAUS DERINGER LLP (AMSTERDAM OFFICE), STRAWINSKYLAAN 10, 1077 XZ AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

AGENDA

1. Opening
2. Annual Report 2020

a. Board report 2020 (discussion item)
b Dividend and Reservations Policy (discussion item)
c. Adoption of the 2020 Annual Accounts (voting item)
d. Distribution of dividend (voting item)
e. Release from liability of the members of Board of Directors (voting item)

3. Remuneration Report for 2020
Remuneration Report for 2020 (advisory, non-binding vote)
4. Appointment of Statutory Auditor
Proposal to appoint Ernst & Young Accountants, LLP, Netherlands as the statutory auditor of the Company for the financial year 2021 (voting item)
5. Designation of the Board of Directors as the competent body to repurchase own Class B Shares
Designation of the Board of Directors as the competent body to repurchase Class B Shares (voting item)
6. Approval of award of stock options to executive and non-executive directors. Authorize the Board of Directors to decide upon the award of stock options to executive and non – executive directors of the Company (voting item)

7. Close of Meeting

SOURCE: EuropaWire