Nortel Inversora S.A. Announces Consolidated Annual Results for the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2012

Feb 28, 2013, 17:26 ET from Nortel Inversora S.A.

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nortel Inversora S.A. (NYSE: NTL), whose sole substantial activity is owning 54.741682% of the stock of Telecom Argentina S.A. ("Telecom") and whose sole substantial source of cash income is cash dividends and other distributions paid on such stock, today announced consolidated net income of Ps.2,675 million for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012  of which Ps 1,413 million correspond to Nortel as controlling shareholder.

Relevant matters

Dividends

On April 27, 2012, Telecom Argentina's Annual Stockholders Meeting approved, among other ítems, a cash dividend distribution in the amount of Ps. 807 million, payable as from May 10, 2012, of which Ps. 442 million will be received by Nortel.

Summary of the Resolutions approved by the Ordinary and Extraordinary General and Special Class A Preferred Stockholders' Meeting and the Board Meeting held on June 13 and June 14, 2012, respectively

The above referred Stockholders' Meeting and Board Meeting resolved:

1.)    the scheduled redemption of 401,794 Class "A" Preferred Shares, i.e., 100% of         the outstanding Class "A" Preferred Shares, for an aggregate redemption price of Ps. 363         million;

2.)     payment of Ps. 81.7 million to cancel 100% of the outstanding preferred basic dividend          corresponding as of such date to the Class "A" Preferred Shares;

3.)     payment of Ps. 22.8 million as additional dividend corresponding to the Class "A" Preferred          Shares for fiscal year 2011;

4.)     payment of Ps. 8.3 million as additional distribution, payable only and exclusively to those          holders of Class "A" Preferred Shares who have entered into a settlement agreement with the          Company, to the Company's satisfaction, before June 27, 2012, releasing and irrevocably,          finally and definitively terminating any claim relating to the Class "A" Preferred Shares;

5.)     payment of Ps.5.4 million to the holders of Class "B" Preferred Shares as dividend          corresponding to fiscal year 2011; and

6.)     payment of Ps.5.6 million to the holders of ordinary stock as dividend corresponding to fiscal          year 2011.

The scheduled redemption referred to in item 1) above was reflected in the Company's books as a reduction of the accounts Capital Stock, Inflation Adjustment of Capital Stock and Share Issue Premiums, while payments referred to in items 2) to 6) were reflected as a reduction of the Voluntary Reserve for the Future Distribution of Dividends..

FINANCIAL TABLES BELOW

NORTEL INVERSORA S.A. FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2012  (In millions of Argentine pesos, except statistical and ratio data)

Consolidated Balance Sheet  

2012

2011

Current assets    

7,000

5,516

Non-current assets 

10,826

9,874

Total assets      

17,826

15,390

Current liabilities   

5,895

5,958

Non-current liabilities       

1,768

1,635

Total liabilities   

7,663

7,593

Equity attributable to Nortel  

5,457

4,022

Equity attributable non-controlling interest      

4,706

3,775

Total equity    

10,163

7,797

Total liabilities and equity    

17,826

15,390

Consolidated Income Statement

2012

2011

Total sales and other income 

22,196

18,528

Opeating costs     

(  18,244)

(14,695)

Operating Income     

3,952

3.833

Financial  results, net      

187

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Net income before income tax expense

4,139

3,833

Income tax expense      

(1,464)

(1,394)

Net Income 

2,675

2,439

Other comprehensive income, net of tax    

90

27

Total comprehensive income       

2,765

2,466

Ratios

2012

2011

Liquidity (a)         

1.19

0.93

Indebtedness (b)   

0.75

0.97

(a) Current Assets to current liabilities (b) Total liabilities to shareholders´ equity plus third party interests.

Contacts: Jorge Firpo General Manager Nortel Inversora S.A. (5411) 49683631

SOURCE Nortel Inversora S.A.