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Vodafone Report 3/23/00



Name:              Vodafone AirTouch Public ADS
Stock Symbol:      VOD
Shares Held:       65
Date Purchased:    5/5/98
Purchase Price:    $17.792 (adjusted for split)
Currently Trading: $58.69  @ Close 3/22/00
Percentage Gain:   229.85%
Annualized Gain  125.373%  (held 22 months)
 
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Broker Recommendations
   Strong Buy     4 
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   Buy            4 
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   Hold           2 
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   Sell           0
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   Strong Sell    0
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   Consensus   1.75 (1=Strong Buy, 5=Strong Sell)
 
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-= Vodafone News =-
 
LONDON (Dow Jones)--Vodafone AirTouch PLC (VOD, news, msgs) today confirmed that Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank are selling 925 million Vodafone shares at 349 pence.  The shares sold comprise part of Hutchison Whampoa Ltd's (H.HUW, news, msgs) shareholding.  Following the sale Hutchison will hold 3.5% of the U.K. company.  
 
LONDON (Dow Jones)--The top bids in round 57 of the auction for licenses to operate the next generation of U.K. mobile phone networks totaled GBP3.4 billion. NTL Mobile Ltd, owned by New York-based NTL Inc (NTLI) and France Telecom SA (FTL), has emerged as the top bidder for license A, bidding GBP875.6 million.  The top bidder for license B was U.K mobile phone operator, Vodafone Airtouch PLC (VOD). UMTS -- or Universal Mobile Telecommunications System networks -- or if you prefer, third generation mobile phone technology, will be 40 times faster than services currently available to European cell phone users. UMTS license auctions are taking place all over Europe this year and services are expected to be rolled out within two years.