Telefonica Completes Sale of Assets in Nicaragua

The company reported that it has transferred the entire share capital of Telefónica Celular de Nicaragua, S.A. to Millicom International Cellular, S.A., for a price of $437 million.

Friday, May 17, 2019

On May 16, Telefónica S.A. reported that "Following the communication published on February 20, 2019 (with entry registration number 274959), Telefónica announces that once the relevant regulatory approvals have been obtained, Telefónica Centroamérica Inversiones, S.L.., a company owned, directly and indirectly, 60% by Telefónica and 40% by Corporación Multi Inversiones, has today transferred the entire share capital of Telefónica Celular de Nicaragua, S.A. to Millicom International Cellular, S.A. for a price of 437 million dollars, approximately 390 million euros at the current exchange rate". Consult Telefónica's full press release.

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From the Millicom statement:

Luxembourg, May 16, 2019 – Millicom announced today it has closed the acquisition of Telefonía Celular de Nicaragua, S.A., the number one mobile operator in the country, adding to its existing cable operation of TIGO Nicaragua. This is the first transaction to close since Millicom announced in February an agreement to acquire three subsidiaries of Telefónica in Central America in Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

Telefonía Celular de Nicaragua, S.A. adds approximately 4 million mobile customers to TIGO with a 4G network accessible to 51% of the population in Nicaragua. The transaction accelerates the execution of Millicom’s fixed-mobile convergence strategy, it helps consolidate the company’s leadership position in Central America, and it diversifies and balances the geographic footprint of the company in its mission to build digital highways that connect more users and develop communities throughout the region.

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