The management of TIM Participações S.A. ("TIM PART"
), in compliance with the provisions of §4 of article 157 of Law no. 6.404/76, as amended ("Corporate Law") and CVM Instruction no. 358/02, hereby discloses to its shareholders, market in general and other interested persons, as follows.
At this date, the Board of Directors of TIM PART has resolved upon: (1) the Company migration to the listing segment "Novo Mercado" of BM&FBOVESPA ("Novo Mercado")
, and the consequent admission of the shares issued by the Company for trading in Novo Mercado; (2) the proposal of conversion of preferred shares into common shares of the Company at the ratio of 0,8406 newly issued ordinary shares of the Company to each preferred share of the Company, which reflects the weighted average of market prices of the common and preferred shares issued by the Company in the 60 days prior to, and including the day of, May 4 2011 based on the appraisal prepared by Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A., which has been hired as the Company`s financial advisors for this purpose; and (3) authorize the Company Executive Board to start the negotiations with BM&FBOVESPA, the Brazilian Securities Commissions – CVM, as well as any agencies, autarchies or third parties in view of the Company's adhesion to the Regulation of Novo Mercado.
The Company Board of Directors Resolution was preceded by resolution in the same sense taken by Telecom Italia S.p.A. Board of Directors in Milan, Italy and by TIM Brasil Serviços e Participações S/A, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The Company migration to Novo Mercado will result in benefits both for the company, and for all the shareholders. The significantly high corporate governance practices required by Novo Mercado Regulation, aligned to the Best corporate governance practices of markets as the United States and Europe, will increase the potential of attraction of new investors and the liquidity of the shares publicly traded by the Company. With TIM PART migration to Novo Mercado, all shares of the Company will be part of the Company's American Depositary Receipts program. In addition, the Company dividends policy will be unified and the tag along of 100% will be assured to all the shareholders in the event of transfer of control.
Stages of Migration to Novo Mercado and Implementation of new corporate governance structure
The Company Executive Board will immediately start the negotiations with BM&FBOVESPA with the purpose of obtaining the necessary authorizations for the listing of the Company shares' in Novo Mercado, including by means of submitting to BM&FBOVESPA a new By-laws' proposal.
Once the negotiations with BM&FBOVESPA are concluded, the Company Board of Directors shall meet once again to call the Extraordinary General Shareholders' Meeting to resolve on the matters listed in items (1) and (2) above and on the proposals to change the Company's By Laws.
The efficiency of the resolutions taken in the Extraordinary General Shareholders' Meeting will depend on the ratification by the Special Meeting of Preferred Shareholders to be held at the same date of the Extraordinary General Shareholders' Meeting.
The shareholders owners of preferred shares disagreeing from the foregoing resolutions will be entitled to right to withdraw, considering their shareholding positions at the closing of May 05, 2011.
The Company will continue informing the market of all the procedures for the implementation of Novo Mercado rules to its corporate governance structure by means of its Investors Relation site (http://www.tim.com.br/ir
Rio de Janeiro (RJ), May 05, 2011.
TIM PARTICIPAÇÕES S.A.
CFO and Investors Relation Officer