Verizon Squashes Buyout Reports
Verizon Communications CEO Lowell McAdam said that the company is not holding discussions with partner Vodafone to purchase the remaining shares of Verizon Wireless. Verizon Wireless is a joint venture between Verizon Communications and Vodafone. Verizon Communications owns 55% of Verizon Wireless and Vodafone owns the remaining 45%. Reports surfaced earlier this week suggesting that Verizon Communications is looking to buy out its partner's stake in the joint venture. Lowell's comments, made to Reuters, put a stake in those reports.
Verizon Closer to $10B Asset Sale to Pay Down Debt
Verizon Communications has lined up several deals that will earn it up to $10 billion, reports the Wall Street Journal. The company took on a massive amount of debt to buy Vodafone's portion of Verizon Wireless last year.
Verizon to Sell Landline Biz to Frontier for $10 Billion
Verizon Communications today confirmed plans to sell part of its wireline telephone and internet business to Frontier Communications for $10 billion. The deal covers Verizon's consumer and business assets in California, Florida, and Texas.
Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead to Retire
Dan Mead, who has served as the CEO of Verizon Wireless since 2010, plans to retire according to filings the company made with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mead will remain on the board of directors and serve as executive vice president and president of strategic initiatives.
Verizon to Buy Yahoo's Internet Business for $4.8B
Verizon Communications today said that it has agreed to buy Yahoo's core internet and search businesses for $4.83 billion. Yahoo's properties will join AOL under Verizon's ownership, to be managed by Marni Walden, EVP and President of the Product Innovation and New Businesses organization at Verizon.