TIM PARTICIPAÇÕES S.A
Corporate Taxpayer's ID (CNPJ/MF): 02.558.115/0001-21
Corporate Registry (NIRE): 33 300 276 963
Notice to the market:
TIM confirmed for the third consecutive year in the ISE portfolio
Rio de Janeiro, November 26th, 2010 – TIM Participações S.A. (BOVESPA: TCSL3, and TCSL4; and NYSE: TSU), hereby announces that its shares will be included in the new portfolio of the BM&FBovespa's Corporate Sustainability Index (ISE), representing the maintenance of TIM in the index as it was already in the 2009-2010's portfolio. The new portfolio will be effective from January 3rd, 2011. The index is comprised of only those companies with an exceptional strong commitment to sustainability and social responsibility.
The new portfolio, which will remain valid until December 29th, 2011, is comprised of companies selected from 53 firms that replied to a questionnaire compiled by the Sustainability Study Center (GVCes) of the Fundação Getúlio Vargas Business School (FGV-EAESP) and sent to 182 companies with the Bovespa's 200 most liquid shares. The ISE is comprised of 47 shares of 38 companies, which represent 18 sectors with a combined market cap of R$ 1.17 trillion, equivalent to 46.1% of the total market cap of the firms whose shares are traded on the BMF&Bovespa (by 24/11/2010).
The Company's maintenance in the ISE portfolio has underlined TIM's commitment to constantly improving relations with all its stakeholders – clients, employees, suppliers, shareholders and the community – and strengthening the performance of its environmental indicators. Since 2008, TIM Participações makes every effort, both internally and externally, to instill principles of United Nations' Global Pact and is as envisaged in its Code of Ethics.
One of the initiatives that contributed for TIM's inclusion in ISE was the creation of Sustainability Committee, directly linked to the Company's Board of Directors, bringing up discussions of the subject to the top of the Company's decision making. Another differential was the receiving of ISO 14001:2004 certificate for "Gerenciamento do Monitoramento e Informação de Desempenho e Qualidade da Rede" activities in the operational units in Rio de Janeiro and Santo André (SP).
CFO and Investor Relations Officer