RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Oi S.A. ("Oi" or the "Company", Bovespa: OIBR3, OIBR4; NYSE: OIBR and OIBR.C), in accordance with Art. 157, paragraph 4 of Law No. 6,404/76, informs its shareholders and the market in general that BTG Pactual S.A. ("BTG Pactual"), in its capacity as the Company's agent to develop viable structuring and financing alternatives that would enable the Company to participate in the consolidation of the Brazilian telecommunications sector, without diluting the interests of current shareholders, received, on Friday, October 23, 2015, a letter from a company of the investment group Letter One ("Letter One"), containing a proposal for the Company to enter into exclusive negotiations with Letter One with respect to a potential transaction with the objective of a possible consolidation of the Brazilian telecommunications sector, involving a potential business combination with TIM Participacoes S.A.
In accordance with the proposal from Letter One, sent by BTG Pactual to the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Company's board of directors, Letter One would be willing to make a capital contribution of up to U.S.$4.0 billion in the Company, subject to the consolidation activities.
The proposal will be carefully evaluated by the Company, jointly with its legal and financial advisors.
The Company will maintain its shareholders and the market informed if there is any decision with respect to the above matter or with respect to any events related to the foregoing.
Flavio Nicolay Guimaraes
Chief Financial Officer and Investor Relations Officer
SOURCE Oi S.A.