On a regular basis, Ziggo engages in communication with financial analysts and investors. The core of its communication to the financial community takes place through corporate press releases which are broadly distributed and made available on the investor relations section of the corporate website of Ziggo (www.ziggo.com) and its parent Liberty Global (www.libertyglobal.com).
In addition, Ziggo frequently engages in direct investor contacts, typically through road shows, broker conferences, company visits and telephone contacts. These contacts can either take place with (large) groups of investors or on a 1-on-1 bilateral basis. The purpose of these meetings is to inform our analysts, shareholders, bondholders and others investors about the company, its results, the operations and the strategy, all to the extent publicly disclosed, as well as on the general market environment. Therefore, the timing of these communication moments are skewed towards the weeks directly following the company’s quarterly earnings releases.
Furthermore, to maintain an effective dialogue, Ziggo also engages in investor meetings with the purpose to receive feedback from representatives of the financial community. This communication can take place either at the initiative of the company or at the initiative of individual investors. During these meetings the company is generally represented by its investor relations department, regularly accompanied by one or more members of the management board. The company is strict in its compliance with applicable rules, regulations and best practices on fair and nonselective disclosure and equal treatment of shareholders and bondholders.
In November 2014, Liberty Global acquired over 98% of Ziggo, with full ownership to be obtained as soon as possible through a statutory squeeze-out process. As such, Ziggo Investor Relations is an integral part of the Investor Relations department of Liberty Global (http://www.libertyglobal.com/ir.html).
Liberty Global is the largest international cable company with operations in 14 countries. We connect people to the digital world and enables them to discover and experience its endless possibilities. Our market-leading tripleplay services are provided through next-generation networks and innovative technology platforms that connected 27 million customers subscribing to 56 million television, broadband internet and telephony services at December 31, 2014. In addition, we served 5 million mobile subscribers across nine countries at year-end 2014. Liberty Global's consumer brands include Virgin Media, UPC, Ziggo, Unitymedia, Kabel BW, Telenet and VTR. Liberty Global's operations also include Liberty Global Business Services, our commercial division, and Liberty Global Ventures, our investment fund.