Dublin: 17 May 2012

In relation to today’s decision in Dublin’s High Court, Rachel Channing, Communications Director, Three Ireland commented:

“We sought direction from the court in order that our offer for Eircom was given due consideration. Three believes its offer was best for Eircom, its stakeholders and Ireland Inc. Three’s parent company, Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL), an experienced telecommunications operator, had committed to provide the stability and ongoing investment that is necessary for the Eircom business to recover. We are disappointed with today’s outcome however we respect the court’s decision and it is business as usual at Three, offering Irish consumers great value for money on Ireland’s fastest high speed network.”