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This excerpt taken from the PHI 6-K filed May 8, 2007.

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SPi’s Acquisition of Springfield Service Corporation, or Springfield

 

On April 16, 2007, SPi acquired, through a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, 100% of Springfield for an aggregate purchase price of US$44 million, plus possible future earn out payments.

 

Springfield, the 10th largest player in the medical billing and revenue cycle management market, has 383 employees operating in 5 locations in the U.S. and provides billing and accounts receivable management services for over US$1.3 billion of physician charges annually.  Springfield offers practice management services including patient scheduling, coding and compliance assistance consulting and specialized reporting services. Springfield is known for its superior operational capability on the GE Centricity Business System (formerly known as IDX Flowcast) and EPIC, two of the leading platforms in the industry, strong client relationships and experienced management team.

 

This excerpt taken from the PHI 6-K filed Mar 6, 2007.

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Smart’s Fixed Rate Corporate Notes Issue

 

On February 15, 2007, Smart issued Php5 billion unsecured fixed rate corporate notes, made up of Series A notes amounting to Php3.8 billion and Series B notes amounting to Php1.2 billion with five and ten year terms, respectively. Series A were priced at 5.625%, while Series B were priced at 6.500%. Funds raised from the issuance of these notes will be used primarily for Smart’s capital expenditures for network improvement and expansion.

 

Related Party Transactions

 

Cooperation Agreement with First Pacific and certain affiliates, or FP Parties, NTT Communications and DoCoMo

 

In connection with the transfer by NTT Communications Corporation, or NTT Communications, of approximately 12.6 million shares of PLDT’s common stock to NTT DoCoMo, Inc, or DoCoMo, pursuant to a Stock Sale and Purchase Agreement dated January 31, 2006 between NTT Communications and DoCoMo, the FP Parties, NTT Communications and DoCoMo entered into a Cooperation Agreement, dated January 31, 2006. Under the Cooperation Agreement, the relevant parties extended certain rights of NTT Communications under the Stock Purchase and Strategic Investment Agreement dated September 28, 1999, as amended, and the Shareholders Agreement dated March 24, 2000, to DoCoMo, including:

 

•         certain contractual veto rights over a number of major decisions or transactions; and

 

•         rights relating to the representation on the board of directors of PLDT and Smart, respectively, and any committees thereof.

 

Key provisions of the Cooperation Agreement pertain to, among other things, restrictions on the ownership of shares of PLDT by NTT Communications and DoCoMo, competition, business cooperation, additional rights of DoCoMo, change in control and termination. See Note 20 – Related Party Transactions to the accompanying audited consolidated financial statements for further details.

 

Integrated i-mode Services Package Agreement between DoCoMo and Smart – An Integrated i-mode Service Package Agreement was entered into by Smart and DoCoMo on February 15, 2006, under which DoCoMo agreed to grant Smart, on an exclusive basis within the territory of the Philippines for a period of five years, an integrated i-mode service package including a non-transferable license to use the licensed materials and the i-mode brand, as well as implementation support and assistance and post-commercial launch support from DoCoMo. Pursuant to this agreement, Smart is required to pay an initial license fee and running royalty fees based on the revenue arising from i-mode subscription fees and data traffic. The initial license fee paid as at December 31, 2006 amounted to Php53 million.

 

Advisory Services Agreement between DoCoMo and PLDT –– An Advisory Services Agreement was entered into by DoCoMo and PLDT on June 5, 2006, in accordance with the Cooperation Agreement between PLDT and DoCoMo. Pursuant to the agreement, DoCoMo will provide the services of certain key personnel in connection with certain aspects of the business of PLDT and Smart. Also, the agreement governs the terms and conditions of the appointments and the corresponding fees related thereto. The initial license fee paid as at December 31, 2006 amounted to Php12 million. Outstanding liability under this agreement amounted to Php32 million as at December 31, 2006.

 

Other Agreements with NTT Communications and/or its Affiliates — Under certain agreements,
(1) NTT Communications provides advisory services for various business areas of PLDT; (2) PLDT is licensed to market managed data and other services using NTT Communications’ Arcstar brand; and (3) PLDT and NTT Communications agreed to cooperative arrangements for conventional international telecommunications services. Total fees under these agreements totaled Php184 million and Php256 million for the years ended December 31, 2006 and 2005, respectively. PLDT’s outstanding obligations under these agreements amounted to Php18 million and Php23 million as at December 31, 2006 and 2005, respectively.

 

Agreements between Smart and Asia Link B.V., or ALBV — Under certain agreements, ALBV undertakes to provide technical support services and assistance in the operations and maintenance of Smart’s cellular business. Total fees under these agreements totaled Php591 million and Php567 million for the years ended December 31, 2006 and 2005, respectively. Outstanding obligations of Smart under these agreements amounted to Php128 million and Php194 million as at December 31, 2006 and 2005, respectively. ALBV is a subsidiary of the First Pacific Group.

 

Agreements relating to insurance companies — Gotuaco del Rosario and Associates, or Gotuaco, acts as the broker for certain insurance companies to cover certain insurable properties of the PLDT Group. Insurance premiums are remitted to Gotuaco and the broker’s fees are settled between Gotuaco and the insurance companies. In addition, PLDT has an insurance policy with Malayan Insurance Co., Inc., or Malayan, wherein premiums are directly paid to Malayan. Total insurance expenses paid under these agreements amounted to Php360 million and Php468 million for the years ended December 31, 2006 and 2005, respectively. Two directors of PLDT have a direct/indirect interest in or serve as a director/officer of Gotuaco and Malayan.

 

For a more detailed discussion of the related party transactions enumerated above, see Note 20 –Related Party Transactions to the accompanying audited consolidated financial statements.


 

 


 

 

 

This excerpt taken from the PHI 6-K filed Aug 4, 2005.

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Related Party Transactions

 

In the ordinary course of business, a number of companies related to but outside of the consolidated PLDT Group are engaged in arm’s-length intercompany transactions. We believe that the terms of these transactions are comparable with those available from unrelated parties.

 

Transactions to which PLDT or its subsidiaries is a party, in which a director or key officer or owner of more than 10% of the common shares of PLDT, or any member of the immediate family of a director or key officer or owner of more than 10% of the common shares of PLDT had a direct or indirect material interest in PLDT or its subsidiaries, as at June 30, 2005 and December 31, 2004 and for the six months ended June 30, 2005 and 2004 are as follows:

 

Agreements with NTT Communications and/or its Affiliates — agreements under which (1) NTT Communications provides advisory services for various business areas of PLDT; (2) NTT World Engineering Marine Corporation provides maintenance services to PLDT’s DFON; (3) PLDT is licensed to market managed data and other services using NTT Communications’ Arcstar brand; and (4) PLDT and NTT Communications agreed to cooperative arrangements for conventional international telecommunication services. Total fees under these agreements totaled
Php114 million and Php146 million for the six months ended June 30, 2005 and 2004, respectively. PLDT’s outstanding obligations under these agreements amounted to Php55 million and Php49 million as at June 30, 2005 and December 31, 2004, respectively.

 

Agreements between Smart and Asia Link B.V. — agreements under which Asia Link undertakes to provide technical support services and assistance in the operations and maintenance of Smart’s cellular business. Total fees under these agreements totaled Php278 million and Php239 million for the six months ended June 30, 2005 and 2004, respectively. Under these agreements, Smart had outstanding payables of Php284 million and Php267 million as at June 30, 2005 and December 31, 2004, respectively. Asia Link is a subsidiary of the First Pacific Group.

 

Agreements relating to insurance companies — Gotuaco del Rosario and Associates, or Gotuaco, acts as the broker for certain insurance companies to cover certain insurable properties of the PLDT Group. Insurance premiums are remitted to Gotuaco and the broker’s fees are settled between Gotuaco and the insurance companies. In addition, PLDT has an insurance policy with Malayan Insurance Co., Inc., or Malayan, wherein premiums are directly paid to Malayan. Total insurance expenses paid under these agreements amounted to Php268 million and Php238 for the six months ended June 30, 2005 and 2004, respectively. Two directors of PLDT have direct/indirect interests in or serve as a director/officer of Gotuaco and Malayan.

 

For a more detailed discussion of the related party transactions enumerated above, see Note 20 –Related Party Transactions to the accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements.


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This excerpt taken from the PHI 6-K filed Aug 4, 2005.

OTHER INFORMATION

 

Related Party Transactions

 

In the ordinary course of business, a number of companies related to but outside of the consolidated PLDT Group are engaged in arm’s-length intercompany transactions. We believe that the terms of these transactions are comparable with those available from unrelated parties.

 

Transactions to which PLDT or its subsidiaries is a party, in which a director or key officer or owner of more than 10% of the common shares of PLDT, or any member of the immediate family of a director or key officer or owner of more than 10% of the common shares of PLDT had a direct or indirect material interest in PLDT or its subsidiaries, as at June 30, 2005 and December 31, 2004 and for the six months ended June 30, 2005 and 2004 are as follows:

 

Agreements with NTT Communications and/or its Affiliates — agreements under which (1) NTT Communications provides advisory services for various business areas of PLDT; (2) NTT World Engineering Marine Corporation provides maintenance services to PLDT’s DFON; (3) PLDT is licensed to market managed data and other services using NTT Communications’ Arcstar brand; and (4) PLDT and NTT Communications agreed to cooperative arrangements for conventional international telecommunication services. Total fees under these agreements totaled
Php114 million and Php146 million for the six months ended June 30, 2005 and 2004, respectively. PLDT’s outstanding obligations under these agreements amounted to Php55 million and Php49 million as at June 30, 2005 and December 31, 2004, respectively.

 

Agreements between Smart and Asia Link B.V. — agreements under which Asia Link undertakes to provide technical support services and assistance in the operations and maintenance of Smart’s cellular business. Total fees under these agreements totaled Php278 million and Php239 million for the six months ended June 30, 2005 and 2004, respectively. Under these agreements, Smart had outstanding payables of Php284 million and Php267 million as at June 30, 2005 and December 31, 2004, respectively. Asia Link is a subsidiary of the First Pacific Group.

 

Agreements relating to insurance companies — Gotuaco del Rosario and Associates, or Gotuaco, acts as the broker for certain insurance companies to cover certain insurable properties of the PLDT Group. Insurance premiums are remitted to Gotuaco and the broker’s fees are settled between Gotuaco and the insurance companies. In addition, PLDT has an insurance policy with Malayan Insurance Co., Inc., or Malayan, wherein premiums are directly paid to Malayan. Total insurance expenses paid under these agreements amounted to Php268 million and Php238 for the six months ended June 30, 2005 and 2004, respectively. Two directors of PLDT have direct/indirect interests in or serve as a director/officer of Gotuaco and Malayan.

 

For a more detailed discussion of the related party transactions enumerated above, see Note 20 –Related Party Transactions to the accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements.


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This excerpt taken from the PHI 6-K filed May 5, 2005.

OTHER INFORMATION

 

Related Party Transactions

 

In the ordinary course of business, a number of companies related to but outside of the consolidated PLDT Group are engaged in arm’s-length intercompany transactions. We believe that the terms of these transactions are comparable with those available from unrelated parties.

 

Transactions to which PLDT or its subsidiaries are a party, in which a director or key officer or owner of more than 10% of the common shares of PLDT, or any member of the immediate family of a director or key officer or owner of more than 10% of the common shares of PLDT had a direct or indirect material interest in PLDT or its subsidiaries, as at March 31, 2005 and December 31, 2004 and for the three months ended March 31, 2005 and 2004 are as follows:

 

Agreements with NTT Communications and/or its Affiliates — agreements under which (1) NTT Communications provides advisory services for various business areas of PLDT; (2) NTT World Engineering Marine Corporation provides maintenance services to PLDT’s domestic fiber optic network; (3) PLDT is licensed to market managed data and other services using NTT Communications’ Arcstar brand; and (4) PLDT and NTT Communications agreed to cooperative arrangements for conventional international telecommunication services. Total fees under these agreements totaled Php81 million and Php70 million for the first quarters of 2005 and 2004, respectively. PLDT’s outstanding obligations under these agreements amounted to Php52 million and Php49 million as at March 31, 2005 and December 31, 2004, respectively.

 

Agreements between Smart and Asia Link B.V. — agreements under which Asia Link undertakes to provide technical support services and assistance in the operations and maintenance of Smart’s cellular business. Total fees under these agreements totaled Php123 million and Php107 million for the first quarters of 2005 and 2004, respectively. Under these agreements, Smart had outstanding payables of Php246 million and Php117 million as at March 31, 2005 and December 31, 2004, respectively. Asia Link is a subsidiary of the First Pacific Group.

 

Agreements relating to insurance companies — Gotuaco del Rosario and Associates, or Gotuaco, acts as the broker for certain insurance companies to cover certain insurable properties of the PLDT Group. Insurance premiums are remitted to Gotuaco and the broker’s fees are settled between Gotuaco and the insurance companies. In addition, PLDT has an insurance policy with Malayan Insurance Co., Inc., or Malayan, wherein premiums are directly paid to Malayan. Total payments to Gotuaco and Malayan covering the 12-month period ending July 31, 2005 amounted to Php452 million. Two directors of PLDT have direct/indirect interests in or serve as a director/officer of Gotuaco and Malayan.

 

For a more detailed discussion of the related party transactions enumerated above, see Note 20 –Related Party Transactions to the accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements.

Transfer of Piltel Common Shares from PLDT to Smart

 

On April 25, 2005, PLDT and Smart entered into a subscription and assignment agreement covering the transfer and assignment to Smart of 767 million Piltel common shares owned by PLDT. The Piltel common shares were transferred to Smart in consideration and in exchange for 11.3 million Smart preferred shares subscribed by and issued to PLDT for a total price of Php157.2 million. As a result, Smart now owns 92.1% of the total outstanding common stock of Piltel, thereby consolidating the PLDT Group's wireless business under Smart.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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