Telecom Argentina S.A. Announces the Filing of its Form 20-F with the Securities and Exchange Commission

    Telecom Argentina S.A. Announces the Filing of its Form 20-F with the
                      Securities and Exchange Commission

PR Newswire

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, April 15, 2013

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Telecom Argentina
(NYSE: TEO, BASE: TECO2),  ("Telecom Argentina" or the "Company"),  one of the
leading telecommunications groups in Argentina, announced today that it has
submitted its 2012 Annual Report on Form 20-F to the Securities and Exchange
Commission ("SEC"), that include the corresponding audited financial
statements under International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") as of
and for the year ended December 31, 2012.

Telecom Argentina's 2012 Form 20-F and the referred audited financial
statements as of and for the year ended December 31, 2012 can be accessed and
downloaded from the English version of the "Inversores" section of the
Company's website located at In addition, these documents
can be found on the SEC webpage ( under "Search for Company
Filings / Companies & Other Filers", under the CIK code No. 0000932470.

Finally, shareholders are informed that, upon request, the Company will
provide a hard copy of the filed 2012 Form 20-F, free of charge, which
includes the audited financial statements as of and for the fiscal year ended
December 31, 2012. Any such request and/or any questions related to the
Company's Form 20-F and the financial statements should be made to the
following persons:

 Solange Barthe    Ruth Fuhrmann Horacio Nicolas del Campo Gustavo Tewel
                  (5411) 4968 4448 (5411) 4968 6236          (5411) 4968 3718
 (5411) 4968 3752

Tel: (5411) 4968 3628
Fax: (5411) 4968 3616

Telecom is the parent company of a leading telecommunications group in
Argentina, where it offers, either or through its controlled subsidiaries
local and long distance fixed-line telephony, cellular, data transmission and
Internet services, among other services. Additionally, through a controlled
subsidiary, the Telecom Group offers cellular services in Paraguay. The
Company commenced operations on November 8, 1990, upon the Argentine
government's transfer of the telecommunications system in the northern region
of Argentina.

Nortel Inversora S.A. ("Nortel"), which acquired the majority of the Company
from the Argentine government, holds 54.74% of Telecom's common stock. Nortel
is a holding company whose common stock (approximately 78% of capital stock)
is owned by Sofora Telecomunicaciones S.A. Additionally, Nortel capital stock
comprised of preferred shares that are held by minority shareholders.

As of April 15, 2013, Telecom had 984,380,978 shares outstanding.

For information about Telecom Group services, visit:


This document may contain statements that could constitute forward-looking
statements, including, but not limited to, the Company's expectations for its
future performance, revenues, income, earnings per share, capital
expenditures, dividends, liquidity and capital structure; the effects of its
debt restructuring process; the impact of emergency laws enacted by the
Argentine Government; and the impact of rate changes and competition on the
Company's future financial performance. Forward-looking statements may be
identified by words such as "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "projects,"
"intends," "should," "seeks," "estimates," "future" or other similar
expressions. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that
could significantly affect the Company's expected results. The risks and
uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the impact of emergency laws
enacted by the Argentine government that have resulted in the repeal of
Argentina's Convertibility law, devaluation of the peso, various changes in
restrictions on the ability to exchange pesos into foreign currencies, and
currency transfer policy generally, the "pesification" of tariffs charged for
public services, the elimination of indexes to adjust rates charged for public
services and the Executive branch announcement to renegotiate the terms of the
concessions granted to public service providers, including Telecom. Due to
extensive changes in laws and economic and business conditions in Argentina,
it is difficult to predict the impact of these changes on the Company's
financial condition. Other factors may include, but are not limited to, the
evolution of the economy in Argentina, growing inflationary pressure and
evolution in consumer spending and the outcome of certain legal proceedings.
Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking
statements, which speak only as the date of this document. The Company
undertakes no obligation to release publicly the results of any revisions to
forward-looking statements which may be made to reflect events and
circumstances after the date of this press release, including, without
limitation, changes in the Company's business or to reflect the occurrence of
unanticipated events. Readers are encouraged to consult the Company's Annual
Report on Form 20-F, as well as periodic filings made on Form 6-K, which are
filed with or furnished to the United States Securities and Exchange
Commission for further information concerning risks and uncertainties faced by

Pedro Insussarry
Solange Barthe Dennin
Telecom Argentina
(5411) 4968 3743/3752

SOURCE Telecom Argentina

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