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    New Delhi, 26 March 2013 : Bharti Airtel Limited ("Bharti") today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands) B.V. has successfully raised USD 500 million notes (the Additional Notes) in addition to the recently concluded transaction of USD 1,000 million 5.125% Fixed Rate Senior Unsecured Guaranteed 144A/Reg S Notes due 2023. The Additional Notes were issued at a premium and priced at 100.625% to yield 5.044% and will be consolidated and form a single series along with the US$1,000 million 5.125% Guaranteed Senior Notes due 2023 issued on March 11, 2013.
    Following the highly successful recent inaugural USD bond transaction on March 4, 2013, the bonds of Bharti Airtel had witnessed a strong rally in the secondary market and additional notes were issued to tap the unsatisfied investor demand through a follow-on issuance. This is the largest ever telecom transaction out of Asia ex-Japan and the largest ever USD issue of an Indian company since rating action last year. The transaction is the first tap issuance out of India this year making it largest single tranche issuance in 2013 so far.
    The transaction drew an order book of approximately US$2.0 billion with participation from 140 high quality investor accounts. In terms of geographic distribution, 50% of Additional Notes were distributed in the United States, 32% in Europe and 18% in Asia. The Notes were distributed to high quality fixed income accounts across fund managers, banks, sovereign wealth funds/ insurance companies and private banks.
    Mr. Harjeet Kohli, Group Treasurer of Bharti, said, "We are delighted with the solid response from top global investors to the offering following a landmark inaugural bond offering concluded earlier this month. High participation by Fund Managers for an Indian Issuance and real money investor participation of 77% demonstrates the superior quality of the order book and the confidence the global investors have in the fundamentals and credit of the company."
    Barclays, BNP, Citigroup, DB, HSBC, Standard Chartered and UBS acted as joint book runners and lead managers.
    About Bharti Airtel
    Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 4 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company's product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed DSL broadband, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti Airtel had over 260 million customers across its operations at the end of December 2012. To know more please visit, www.airtel.in.
    These materials are not for distribution (directly or indirectly) in or to the United States, Canada, or Japan. The Notes have not been, and will not be, registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or any state or other securities laws, and are being offered and sold within the United States only to "qualified institutional buyers" in reliance on Rule 144A under the Securities Act, and outside the United States in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act. The issuer does not intend to register any part of the offering in the United States or to conduct a public offering of securities in the United States.