Rationalisation of store network in Portugal

PR Newswire/Les Echos/ 
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             Rationalisation of store network in Portugal 
Marseilles, 9 November 2012. The Avenir Telecom Group, a leading distributor 
of telecommunication products and services and a preferred partner of telecom
manufacturers and operators, announces the signature of a sale agreement
relating to its 38 Ensitel stores in Portugal to The Phone House, subsidiary 
of the Best Buy Europe Group. This operation is part of Avenir Telecom Group's
strategy of rationalising its store network across Europe. 
The operation should be completed on 23 November 2012 once the conditions
precedent have been met. The Ensitel store network, with its 177 employees,
distributes the offers of telecom operators TMN, Vodafone and Optimus in
Portugal. Ensitel generated revenues of EUR14 million and had a negative
contribution to Avenir Telecom Group's operating income during the 2011-2012
financial year. 
The Avenir Telecom Group maintains its presence in Portugal via its indirect
distribution including the sale of accessories and the management of exclusive
TMN and Vodafone stores as in Spain, Romania and Bulgaria. 
About Avenir Telecom
With revenues of almost EUR470 million and a gross margin of EUR129 million as
at 31 March 2012, the Avenir Telecom Group (ISIN: FR0000066052/ Reuters: 
AVOM.LN / Bloomberg: A VT:FP) is one of the leading European distributors of 
mobile telephony products and services. The Group partners with the leading 
handset manufacturers and telecom operators in Europe, distributing their 
mobile phones and subscription plans across all distribution channels 
(Group-owned stores under the Internity brand, websites, food superstores, 
specialist superstores, independent resellers and affiliated stores). The 
Avenir Telecom Group also designs and distributes a comprehensive range of 
accessories and multimedia products under licensed and owned brands. As at 
31 March 2012, Avenir Telecom employed almost 2,300 people, mainly in France, 
the UK, Spain, Romania, Portugal and Bulgaria.
Avenir Telecom is listed on NYSE EURONEXT - compartment C (Euronext Paris). 
The Avenir Telecom share forms part of the following indices: CAC All Shares, 
CAC Mid & Small, CAC Small, CAC All-Tradable, CAC T.Hard & Eq. and CAC 
>   Press and investor contacts 
Agnès Tixier            Tel.: +33488 00 63 21
Financial Director      Fax: +33 4 88 00 60 30 
                    E-mail: atixier@avenir-telecom.fr 
Vincent Gouley          Tel. : +33 6 74 79 61 87 

                        E-mail: vincent.gouley@watchowah.com

>   Press contact

Cyril Levy-Pey          Tel.: +33 6 084641 41
                        E-mail: levy-pey@watchowah.com
         Financial information is available at www.avenir-telecom.com

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