UNITED STATES 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 

FORM 8-A

 

FOR REGISTRATION OF CERTAIN CLASSES OF SECURITIES
PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(b) OR (g) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

Vodafone Group Plc
 
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
England and Wales
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
Not Applicable
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
   
Vodafone House, The Connection
Newbury, Berkshire, England
(Address of principal executive offices)
RG14 2FN
(Zip Code)

 

Securities to be registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class
to be so registered
Name of each exchange on which
each class is to be registered

U.S.$500,000,000 NC5.25 Capital Securities due 2081

U.S.$1,000,000,000 NC10 Capital Securities due 2081

U.S.$950,000,000 NC30 Capital Securities due 2081

The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

   

If this form relates to the registration of a class of securities pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act and is effective pursuant to General Instruction A.(c) or (e), check the following box. x

 

If this form relates to the registration of a class of securities pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Exchange Act and is effective pursuant to General Instruction A.(d) or (e), check the following box.¨

 

If this form relates to the registration of a class of securities concurrently with a Regulation A offering, check the following box. ¨

 

Securities Act registration statement or Regulation A offering statement file number to which this form relates: 333-240163

 
Securities to be registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None  
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN REGISTRATION STATEMENT

 

The Registrant has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) pursuant to Rule 424(b) under the Securities Act of 1933 a prospectus supplement dated June 1, 2021 (the “Prospectus Supplement”), relating to its U.S.$500,000,000 NC5.25 Capital Securities due 2081, U.S.$1,000,000,000 NC10 Capital Securities due 2081 and U.S.$950,000,000 NC30 Capital Securities due 2081, which are to be registered hereunder, to a prospectus dated July 29, 2020 (the “Prospectus”) filed under Rule 424(b) and forming a part of the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form F-3 (File No. 333-240163). The Registrant incorporates by reference the Prospectus Supplement and the Prospectus to the extent set forth below.

 

Item 1. Description of Registrant’s Securities to be Registered

 

Reference is made to the information set forth under the headings “Description of Securities” and “Taxation” in the Prospectus Supplement and under “Description of Debt Securities We May Offer” and “Taxation” in the Prospectus.

 

Item 2. Exhibits

 

The Registrant’s Notes are expected to be listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC , the exchange on which certain other securities of the Registrant are currently listed. Accordingly, copies of the following exhibits shall be filed with each copy of this Registration Statement filed with the Commission or with the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC, subject to Rule 12b-32 regarding the incorporation of exhibits by reference.

 

Pursuant to the Instructions as to Exhibits with respect to Form 8-A, the following exhibits are being filed with the Commission in connection with this Registration Statement:

 

1.1 Indenture, dated as of February 10, 2000, between Vodafone Group Plc and The Bank of New York Mellon (as successor trustee to Citibank, N.A. pursuant to an Agreement of Resignation, Appointment and Acceptance dated July 24, 2007 between Vodafone Group Plc, The Bank of New York Mellon and Citibank N.A.), including forms of debt securities (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4(a) of Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form F-3 (File No. 333-10762), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 24, 2000).

 

1.2 Officer’s Certificate of the Registrant pursuant to Section 301 of the Indenture, dated June 4, 2021, setting forth the terms of its U.S.$500,000,000 NC5.25 Capital Securities due 2081, U.S.$1,000,000,000 NC10 Capital Securities due 2081 and U.S.$950,000,000 NC30 Capital Securities due 2081.

 

 

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

Pursuant to the requirements of Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this registration statement or amendment thereto to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereto duly authorized.

 

  (Registrant) Vodafone Group Plc
  Date: June 4, 2021

 

  By: /s/ Jamie Stead
  Name: Jamie Stead
  Title: Group Treasury Director

 

 

 

 

INDEX TO EXHIBITS

 

Exhibit No. Exhibit
1.1 Indenture, dated as of February 10, 2000, between Vodafone Group Plc and The Bank of New York Mellon (as successor trustee to Citibank, N.A. pursuant to an Agreement of Resignation, Appointment and Acceptance dated July 24, 2007 between Vodafone Group Plc, The Bank of New York Mellon and Citibank N.A.), including forms of debt securities (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4(a) of Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 to the Registrant’s Registration Statement on Form F-3 (File No. 333-10762), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 24, 2000).
   
1.2 Officer’s Certificate of the Registrant pursuant to Section 301 of the Indenture, dated June 4, 2021, setting forth the terms of its U.S.$500,000,000 NC5.25 Capital Securities due 2081, U.S.$1,000,000,000 NC10 Capital Securities due 2081 and U.S.$950,000,000 NC30 Capital Securities due 2081.

 

 

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