TIM PARTICIPAÇÕES S.A
Notice to the Market
Telecom Italia announces its new organizational structure
Rio de Janeiro, December 23, 2008 – TIM Participações S.A. (BOVESPA: TCSL3, and TCSL4; and NYSE: TSU), which retains direct control of TIM Celular S.A. and indirect control of TIM Nordeste S.A., providing nationwide telecommunication services, announces that the Company's indirect controller, Telecom Italia SpA ("Telecom Italia"), issued today a notice to the market with the following statement:
"Telecom Italia is reorganizing its structure as part of the drive for greater efficiency announced at the presentation of the Group's 2009/2011 Strategic Plan. This reorganization covers domestic business, disposals, and international operations."
"At TIM Brasil, it will be proposed that Luca Luciani be coopted on to the Board of Directors and nominated as CEO, while Mario Cesar de Araujo will be proposed as Chairman of TIM Participacoes."
Mario Cesar Pereira de Araujo
Investor Relations Interim Officer