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Time Warner Inc. Reports Third-Quarter 2012 Results

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Amounts related to securities litigation and government investigations and external costs related to mergers, acquisitions or dispositions are included in Selling, general and administrative expenses in the accompanying Consolidated Statement of Operations.

Investment Gains (Losses), Net

For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, the Company recognized $5 million and $29 million, respectively, of net miscellaneous investment losses, including, for the nine months ended September 30, 2012, a $16 million loss on an investment in a network in Turkey recognized as part of the Imagine and TNT Turkey Shutdowns.

For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, the Company recognized $2 million of net miscellaneous investment gains and $1 million of net miscellaneous investment losses, respectively. Investment losses, net are included in Other loss, net in the accompanying Consolidated Statement of Operations.

Amounts Related to the Separation of Time Warner Cable Inc.

For both the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, the Company recognized other income of $6 million, and for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, recognized other loss of $10 million and $5 million, respectively, related to the expiration, exercise and net change in the estimated fair value of Time Warner equity awards held by Time Warner Cable Inc. (“TWC”) employees, which has been reflected in Other loss, net in the accompanying Consolidated Statement of Operations. For both the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, the Company also recognized $5 million of other loss related to changes in the value of a TWC tax indemnification receivable, which has also been reflected in Other loss, net in the accompanying Consolidated Statement of Operations.

Amounts Related to the Disposition of the Warner Music Group

For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, the Company recognized $1 million of income and $5 million of losses, respectively, related to the disposition of the Warner Music Group in 2004, which for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 related primarily to a tax indemnification obligation. These amounts have been reflected in Other loss, net in the accompanying Consolidated Statement of Operations.

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