TIM PARTICIPAÇÕES S.A
Notice to the Market
Rio de Janeiro, January 19, 2009 – TIM Participações S.A.("Company") (BOVESPA: TCSL3 and TCSL4; and NYSE: TSU), the company which controls directly TIM Celular S.A. and indirectly TIM Nordeste S.A. and provides telecom services across the country, hereby informs its shareholders and the market in general that:
The Company's Board of Directors met on this date and elected Mr. Luca Luciani to replace Mr. Mario Cesar Pereira de Araujo as CEO and General Director of the Company. The Board also resolved that, while authorization from the competent authorities necessary for the investiture of Mr. Luca Luciani as CEO and General Director of the Company has not been obtained, said positions will continue to be exercised by Mr. Mario Cesar Pereira de Araujo. Luca Luciani graduated in Economics from Univ. LUISS of Roma and was previously responsible for the General Manager of mobile business unit of Telecom Itália. The Board members also elected Mr. Mario Cesar Pereira de Araujo as Chairman of the Board of Directors to replace Gabriele Galateri di Genola, who will continue as a Board member.
In addition, on January 8, Beniamino Bimonte and Claudio Zezza obtained their working visas and on the same date were invested in the positions they were elected to (Human Resources Officer and CFO & IRO, respectively) by the Company's Board of Directors Meeting of August 6, 2008.
Rio de Janeiro, January 19, 2009.
Chief Financial and Investor Relations Officers