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DIGICEL GROUP ANNOUNCES 16% REVENUE GROWTH IN ITS FIRST HALF RESULTS

Friday, 2nd December, 2011 – Kingston, Jamaica. Digicel, the best value mobile operator in the Caribbean, Central America and the Pacific today reported strong financial performance for the six months ended September 30, 2011.

Digicel Group Limited – which comprises the 30 markets of the Caribbean, El Salvador and the Pacific – reported revenues up 16% year on year to US$1.24 billion for the first half of the fiscal year. EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) was up 15% year on year to US$524 million for the six month period with the most recent quarter contributing US$270 million EBITDA.

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DIGICEL ACQUIRES AMÉRICA MÓVIL’S OPERATIONS IN JAMAICA AND SELLS ITS OPERATIONS IN HONDURAS

Wednesday 30th November 2011 – Kingston, Jamaica: Digicel Group Limited is pleased to announce the completion of its acquisition of América Móvil’s business in Jamaica and the sale of its business in Honduras to América Móvil.

An update on the previously announced sale of Digicel’s business in El Salvador to América Móvil will be provided in due course.

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POVERTY AND INDIGENCE LEVELS ARE THE LOWEST IN 20 YEARS IN LATIN AMERICA

(29 November 2011) Today, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) reported that between 1990 and 2010 the poverty rate in Latin America dropped by 17 percentage points (from 48,4% to 31,4%) , while the indigence rate fell by 10.3 percentage points (from 22,6% to 12,3%). Therefore, both indicators are at their lowest levels in 20 years.

The publication Social Panorama of Latin America 2011 presented in Santiago, Chile, by the Executive Secretary of ECLAC, Alicia Bárcena, states that the poverty level will drop to 30.4% in 2011, while the indigence rate will increase slightly to 12.8% because the rise in food prices would counteract the predicted rise in household incomes.

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MESSAGE ON WORLD AIDS DAY

(December 1st 2011) - Heading into the fourth decade of AIDS, we are finally in a position to end the epidemic.

The progress we have made so far is proof that we can realize our vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths.

The number of new HIV infections has fallen by more than 20 per cent since 1997. New infections are continuing to decline in most parts of the world. In sub-Saharan Africa, the region most affected by the AIDS epidemic, HIV incidence has decreased in 22 countries.

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RICHIE STEPHENS "LIVING HIS LIFE", BACK FOR 2012 JAMAICA JAZZ AND BLUES

NEW YORK (November 29, 2011) - Richie Stephens is back! And, although still in what he says is "a healing process" the popular Jamaican music maker declared he is not just back, but "back with a bang."

Stephens who missed this year's Jamaica Jazz and Blues festival due to the tragic death of his 22 year-old son, said he is really looking forward to "singing his heart out at the (2012) Festival." 

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