PLDT Takes Control of Digitel

JG Summit to exchange stake in Digitel for new PLDT shares at an issue price of P2,500 per share

March 29, 2011

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MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (“PLDT”) (NYSE: PLDT) (PSE: TEL) and JG Summit Holdings, Inc (“JGS”) (PSE:JGS) announced that at meetings held earlier today, their respective Boards of Directors approved the acquisition by PLDT of JGS’s and certain other parties’ ownership interest in Digital Telecommunications Philippines, Inc. (“Digitel”) (PSE:DGTL), comprising (i) 3,277,135,882 common shares in Digitel, representing a 51.55% equity stake; (ii) zero-coupon convertiblebonds issued by Digitel and its subsidiaries to the JGS Group which are assumed to be convertible into approximately 18.6 billion shares of Digitel by 30 June 2011; and (iii) intercompany advances of P34.1 billion made by the JGS Group and certain of such parties to Digitel and its subsidiaries (the “Assets”). Digitel is the 100% owner of Digitel Mobile Philippines, Inc., which owns the brand Sun Cellular.

The agreed consideration for the Assets is P69.2 billion which will be settled by the issuance of one (1) new PLDT share for every P2,500 consideration payable for the Assets. PLDT will engage an independent financial advisor to review the transaction and render a fairness opinion on the transaction and the consideration payable by PLDT.

Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT)

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