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 March, 2021
Commission File Number: 001-09531
(Translation of registrant's name into English)
Distrito Telefónica, Ronda de la Comunicación s/n,
28050 Madrid, Spain
3491-482 87 00
(Address of principal executive offices)
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Telefónica - Agreement for the construction, development and operation of a fiber network in Brazil
TELEFÓNICA, S.A. in compliance with the Securities Market legislation, hereby communicates the following
OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION
Telefónica hereby informs that its subsidiaries, Telefônica Brasil S.A.and Telefónica Infra, S.L.U., have reached an agreement with Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (“CDPQ”) for the construction, development and operation of a fiber (FTTH) network in Brazil, in mid-sized cities outside the State of Sao Paulo, through a joint venture entity, FiBrasil Infraestrutura e Fibra Ótica S.A. (“FiBrasil”). FiBrasil will operate as an independent open-access wholesale company.
In terms of the shareholding structure of FiBrasil, upon closing of the transaction, Telefónica Group and CDPQ will each hold 50% in FiBrasil under a co-control governance model. Telefónica Group’s 50% participation will be held through Telefônica Brasil, S.A. and Telefónica Infra, S.L.U., each holding a stake of 25%.
Telefônica Brasil, S.A. will contribute approximately 1.6 million FTTH homes passed and will be the anchor tenant of FiBrasil.
The terms of the transaction encompass a total investment by CDPQ of up to R$1.8 billion (approximately 267 million euros at the current exchange rate), comprising payments to both Telefônica Brasil, S.A. and FiBrasil, for a 50% stake in FiBrasil and also certain payments to be made by Telefónica Infra, S.L., in equivalent economic terms, for a 25% stake in FiBrasil. This renders an implied valuation of the brownfield assets contributed by Telefônica Brasil, S.A. of 16.5x OIBDA 2020 Pro-Forma.
CDPQ’s capital contributions, in addition to the expected leverage to be raised by the joint venture, will provide a fully funded business plan to accomplish FiBrasil’s deployment targets (to reach around 5.5 million FTTH homes passed in 4 years).
Among other conditions, the transaction is subject to obtaining the corresponding authorizations from the regulatory authorities.
Madrid, March 2, 2021
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.
|Date:||March 2, 2021||By:||/s/ Pablo de Carvajal González|
|Name:||Pablo de Carvajal González|
Secretary to the Board of Directors