Decision on BT’s Ladder Pricing for non-geographic numbers

EE notes today’s Supreme Court ruling in favour of BT’s variable wholesale charges for calls to 080, 0845 and 0870 non-geographic number ranges on regulatory grounds. Further administrative and legal steps will be taken by the parties, which will determine the financial impact on EE.

The decision may also result in increased wholesale charges paid going forward by EE on the affected number ranges until the charges are phased out in mid-2015 following Ofcom’s non-geographic numbering reforms. Today’s judgment does not cover other similar variable wholesale call charges applied by BT and other operators.

EE Limited (‘EE’) is the Guarantor of a £3 billion Euro Medium Term Note Programme for its subsidiary EE Finance Plc (the Issuer).

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