Telefonica SA 6-K 2012
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Report of Foreign Private Issuer
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the month of July, 2012
Commission File Number: 001-09531
(Translation of registrants name into English)
Distrito Telefónica, Ronda de la Comunicación s/n,
28050 Madrid, Spain
3491-482 85 48
(Address of principal executive offices)
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RAMIRO SÁNCHEZ DE LERÍN GARCÍA-OVIES
General Secretary and
Secretary to the Board of Directors
TELEFÓNICA, S.A. as provided in article 82 of the Spanish Stock Market Act (Ley del Mercado de Valores), hereby reports the following
Telefónica, S.A. (Telefónica) hereby reports that following the agreement reached in March with the Colombian government (hereinafter the Government), as of 29th of June the closing of the merger process between Telefónica Móviles Colombia, S.A and Colombia Telecomunicaciones, S.A. ESP has taken place. Consequently, Telefónica holds 70% of the share capital of the resulting Company while the Government controls the remaining 30%.
As a result of the merger, consolidated net financial debt of Telefónica will be reduced at the end of the second quarter of 2012 by approximately 1,450 million euros.
The merger of both companies will create the second largest integrated operator in Colombia and will allow the new Company to strengthen its competitive position in the Colombian market and improve its outlook for future growth. Based on integrated, flexible and efficient management, the Company will offer a full range of telecommunications services. This, together with the larger size of the Company, will enable the capture of important synergies in the coming years.
Madrid, July 2nd, 2012.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.