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Outlook

Outlook

We successfully completed two major strategic overhauls in the first half of 2022, further strengthening the foundations of our Company for the future and entering into value-accretive long-term partnerships aligned with our 'Partners In Life. For Life." vision. In June, we successfully closed the sale of our mobile telecommunications tower business to DigitalBridge for a total cash consideration of €745.0 million, equivalent to a multiple of 25.1x EV/EBITDAaL 2021. As part of the agreement, we have entered into a long-term Master Lease Agreement (“MLA”) with DigitalBridge, which includes an initial period of 15 years and two renewal options of 10 years each. The agreement also includes a build-to-suit (“BTS”) commitment to deploy a minimum of 475 additional new sites with Telenet acting as a subcontractor to TowerCo, resulting in additional proceeds to Telenet over time. As a result, we're introducing Adjusted EBITDAaL as an additional core financial metric as further detailed under 2. Financial highlights. As of June 2022, we've started to make lease-related tower payments to DigitalBridge as further detailed under 2.4 Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDAaL.

Mid-July 2022, we entered into a binding agreement with Fluvius to take a joint next step in the realization of the 'data network of the future'. Both companies’ ambition is to provide speeds of 10 Gbps across the entire footprint in time, for which there is a clear roadmap. We refer to 3.3 Subsequent events and the separate press releases for additional information. As this transaction is expected to close in early 2023, it will only have a limited impact on our FY 2022 outlook relating to certain upfront costs to prepare for the go-live of NetCo (so-called 'cost to capture'). We expect the associated cost to capture in the current year to be around €5.0 million, which is excluded from our FY 2022 outlook as presented below.

Having completed the first six months of the year, we reconfirm our full year 2022 outlook as presented mid-February. Relative to the first half of the year, we expect an improved trend in both our revenue and Adjusted EBITDA performance in the second half of the year, driven by certain price adjustments having come into effect as of mid-June 2022, as well as a continued focus on our operating expenses and tight cost control.

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