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DirecTV sees Q1 pre-tax charge for DTVLA from Venezuelan devaluation

Subsequent to the end of the quarter, the Venezuelan government devalued its currency resulting in the official exchange rate moving from 4.30 bolivars per U.S. dollar to 6.30 bolivars per U.S. dollar. This devaluation does not have any impact on DIRECTV’s 2012 results of operations, financial position or cash flows. In the first quarter of 2013, DIRECTV Latin America expects to incur a one-time pre-tax charge of approximately $160M related to the re-measurement of bolivar denominated net monetary assets at the date of the devaluation on February 9, 2013. There will also be an ongoing unfavorable financial impact in 2013 to DIRECTV Latin America’s revenues, earnings and cash flow growth related to the translation of the local currency financial statements to the new official exchange rate.