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Portugal Telecom, SGPS, S.A. And Oi S.A. Announce They Have Executed A Memorandum Of Understanding For The Merger Of Their Activities

Stocks in this article: OIBR

     (i)         the formation of a single large multinational company based in Brazil;

     (ii)        the continuity of operations under the trademarks of Oi and Portugal Telecom in their respective regions of operation, subject to unified control and management by CorpCo;

     (iii)       the consolidation of the Industrial Alliance, enabling the maximization of synergies, reduction of operational risks, optimization of efficient investments and ensuring best practices;

     (iv)       the strengthening of the capital structure of the integrated companies, facilitating their access to capital and financial resources;

     (v)        the consolidation of the shareholder bases of Telpart, Oi and Portugal Telecom solely in common shares traded on the Novo Mercado segment of the BM&FBOVESPA, the NYSE Euronext Lisbon and the NYSE;

     (vi)       the diffusion of CorpCo 's shareholder base, which, after the implementation of the Transactions, will have no shareholder or group of shareholders holding a majority of the capital;

     (vii)      the adoption of best corporate governance practices of the Novo Mercado segment of the BM&FBOVESPA; and

     (viii)      the promotion of greater liquidity of the shares traded in the markets.

Creation of a multinational telecoms leader

The combination of Oi and Portugal Telecom will create a multinational telecom operator with operations covering countries with a total population of 260 million people and more than 100 million clients. The combination of the groups will aim to achieve significant economies of scale, maximize operational synergies and add value for their shareholders, customers and employees.

Commitment to highest corporate governance standards

The Transactions will be executed in order to consolidate the industrial alliance established in 2010 between Oi and Portugal Telecom. As part of the Transactions, CorpCo will apply to be listed on the Novo Mercado segment of the BM&FBOVESPA and will implement best-in-class corporate governance practices with one type and class of shares, with equal voting and dividend rights for all shareholders.

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