Cautionary Statement and Legal Notices
This constitutes the Annual Report of Vodafone Group Plc (the “Company”) for the year ended 31 March 2008 and is dated 27 May 2008. This document includes information that is required by the United States (“US”) Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) for the Company’s US filing of its Annual Report on Form 20-F. The information in this document may be updated or supplemented at the time of filing with the SEC or later amended if necessary. The content of the Group’s website (www.vodafone.com) should not be considered to form part of this Annual Report or the Company’s Annual Report on Form 20-F.
In the discussion of the Group’s reported financial position, operating results and cash flows for the year ended 31 March 2008, information is presented to provide readers with additional financial information that is regularly reviewed by management. However, this additional information presented is not uniformly defined by all companies, including those in the Group’s industry. Accordingly, it may not be comparable with similarly titled measures and disclosures by other companies. Additionally, certain information presented is derived from amounts calculated in accordance with IFRS but is not itself an expressly permitted GAAP measure. Such non-GAAP measures should not be viewed in isolation or as an alternative to the equivalent GAAP measure. For further information see Non-GAAP Information and Definition of Terms. The terms “Vodafone”, the “Group”, “we”, “our” and “us” refer to the Company and, as applicable, its subsidiary undertakings and/or its interests in joint ventures and associated undertakings.
This Annual Report contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the US Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 with respect to the Group’s financial condition, results of operations and business management and strategy, plans and objectives for the Group. For further details, please see Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements and Principal Risk Factors and Uncertainties for a discussion of the risks associated with these statements.
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