TIM Reports Its 1Q13 Results

TIM Reports Its 1Q13 Results 
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -- (Marketwired) -- 04/30/13 --  TIM
Participacoes S.A. (BOVESPA: TIMP3) (NYSE: TSU) announces its 1Q13
results and invites you to join the Conference Call, scheduled for
today at 3pm -- Brazilian Time (April 30th, 2013).  
See below the main highlights: 
Getting Ready for the Next Phase  

--  Focus on Network/Quality: Accelerating FTTS project, enlarge
    proprietary infrastructure, increasing hotspot coverage (WiFi,
--  Offer's strategic evolution: Leveraging on customer base size with a
    continuous innovative approach and handset strategy for data (with no
--  Institutional relationship: Enhancing external relationship, taking
    transparency to the next level with a close approach with the
--  People: Rewire people's motivation, promote ownership concept.

First Quarter Main Highlights 
Cost Control Strategy Paying Off 

--  Total outgoing traffic solid growth of 26% while Network &
    Interconnection cost were up only 4.6% YoY;
--  SAC dropped 11% YoY to R$28.6 while customer base grew 6% (postpaid at
    +13%). Bad debt stood at 1% of gross revenues.

Improving Operational Performance 

--  MOU (minutes of use) came at 145' (+15%YoY);
--  Total data users grew 25% in the period ;
--  Smart/webphone penetration reached 45.2% of total base (vs. 31.1% in
--  ARPU reached R$18.5, dropping 3.6% YoY (vs. -8% in 1Q12).


--  Top line reached R$4,711 million, an increase of 5.4% YoY, and Mobile
    service revenues grew by 4.1% (vs. 3.3% in 4Q12);
--  EBITDA reached R$1,220 million (+3.9% over 1Q12), and Net Income grew
    14% YoY to R$306 million;
--  Dividend of R$743 million were approved by General Shareholders'
    Meeting, ex-date on May 10th.
--  "Live TIM" Update: Strong net addition in Q1 of 6.6k, totaling 16.3K
    clients. There are ~240k prospect clients registered on the website
    (+88k vs. 4Q12). Addressable Households have reached 868k in Q1.

Conference Calls Details:  
Portuguese, April 30th, 2013 (Tuesday)
 01:00 PM (Brazil)
 12:00 PM
 Phone: +55 11 4688-6361 or +55 11 4706-0951
 Code: TIM 
Replay: +55 11 4688-6312
 Code: 2167191 
English, April 30th, 2013 (Tuesday)
 03:00 PM (Brazil)
 02:00 PM (US
 Phone: +1 855 281-6021 (USA)
 +1 786 924-6977 (other countries) 
+55 11 4688-6361 or +55 11 4706-0951
 Code: TIM
 Replay: +55 11
 Code: 3335271 
TIM Participacoes S.A.
Phone: (+55 21) 4109-4167 
E-mail: ri@timbrasil.com.br 
Website: www.tim.com.br/ir  
Rogerio Tostes
Investor Relations Officer
of TIM Participacoes S.A. 
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