TIM PARTICIPAÇÕES S.A.
NOTICE TO THE MARKET
Independent Auditors Substitution
TIM Participações S.A. ("Company"), pursuant to the provided for in the §1st of the Section 28 of the CVM Instruction No. 308/99, hereby informs the market in general, in light of the last Board of Directors' Meeting of the Company, held in February 23rd 2010, it was approved the change of the Independent Auditors for the period of 2010-2014, now engaging PriceWaterhouseCoopers Auditores Independentes, CNPJ nº. 61.562.112/0002 -01, instead of ERNST & YOUNG Auditores Independentes S.S., CNPJ nº. 61.366.936/0001 -25. Such substitution is aligned with Section 31 of the CVM Instruction No. 308/99, in which the Company beholds the rotation of Independent Auditors.
Rio de Janeiro (RJ), February 26th, 2010.
TIM Participações S.A.
Chief Financial and Investors Relations Officer