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Vodafone Moves to Bloomberg’s Foreign Exchange Trading Platform

July 30, 2012

NEW YORK — Vodafone Hutchison Australia PTY LTD (VHA), a 50/50
joint venture between Vodafone, the world’s leading mobile
telecommunications company and Hutchison 3G, has selected
Bloomberg’s Foreign Exchange trading platform (FXGO) to manage
exchange rate risk.

VHA is among the growing number of corporations using FXGO to
manage foreign exchange risk, execute FX trades and get requests
for quotes. FXGO is part of the Bloomberg Professional service
platform, which is also used by VHA’s Corporate Relations,
Marketing, Product Development, Risk and Compliance units for
market data, counterparty risk information, economic data and
pricing information.

“We have found Bloomberg to be the best platform to manage our
FX risk and now trade exclusively on FXGO,” said Robert Partos,
VHA’s External Treasury Manager. “After rigorous comparison, we
found Bloomberg provides a better service, giving us a number of
different quotes from the main banks. Auditing trades is also
much easier with the enhanced transparency of being able to
assess all bank prices before we trade,” he added.

Tod Van Name, global head of Bloomberg’s FX business, said,
“Corporate executives around the world are finding that FXGO is
giving them an extra edge in today’s challenging marketplace.
Bloomberg FXGO is a commission-free electronic trading platform
and its quality rates, data transparency and robust trading is
making it the platform of choice for corporate treasurers.”

“Vodafone is a leading company that is managing FX exposure
seamlessly and cost-effectively, across the organization,” said
Amanda Dobbie, Bloomberg’s Head of Sales for Australia and New
Zealand. “With FXGO, Vodafone and other companies can get prices
from a range of preferred banks, execute trades and integrate
their trading activities with their risk, order management and
back office systems – all on one platform.”

Clients and prospects can get more information on Bloomberg FXGO
and the Bloomberg Professional service by visiting or contacting the heads of sales in the
following regions: Australia – Amanda Dobbie,, +61-2-9777-8623; Americas – Matthew Rees,, +1-212-617-2339; Asia Pacific – Grant
Coombe,, +65-6212-1809; or Europe – Mark
Flatman,, +44-20-7330-7882.

About Vodafone Hutchison Australia LTD PTY

Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) operates the Vodafone, 3, and
Crazy John’s brands. Formed in June 2009 following a merger
between Vodafone Australia and Hutchison 3G Australia, VHA
provides mobile services to over 7 million customers in

Vodafone Group Plc. is the world’s leading mobile
telecommunications company, with a significant presence in
Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the United
States through the Company’s subsidiary undertakings, joint
ventures, associated undertakings and investments. In Australia,
Vodafone is operated by Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA), a
50:50 joint venture between Vodafone Group Plc and Hutchison 3G

About Bloomberg

Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and
news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge
by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people
and ideas. The company’s strength – delivering data, news and
analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately
– is at the core of the Bloomberg Professional service, which
provides real time financial information to more than 310,000
leading business and financial professionals around the world.
In Australia, FXGO is available via Bloomberg Tradebook

Media Contacts

Australia – Amy Mihalakis,, +61-

APAC – Belina Tan,, +65-6231-3637

EMEA – Natalie Harland,, +44-20-3525-

Global/Americas – Sabrina Briefel,, +1-