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MZ Group promotes webinar to discuss CVM Instruction 527

Online seminar on February 22 unites specialists to discuss the best means of calculating EBITDA from viewpoint of CVM Instruction 527

SAO PAULO, Feb. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MZ Group has invited KPMG to take part in a webinar entitled "How to calculate EBITDA using Instruction 527" at 10:00 a.m. on February 22, which will include a presentation by Ricardo Bettoni, an MZ Group partner. Daniel Armesto, a KPMG Managing Partner, will be a special guest and debates will be moderated by Rodrigo Alves, CEO of MZ Group.

During the first part of the webinar, the speakers will present CVM Instruction 527. This will be followed by a brief explanation of the new EBITDA calculation "which, as of this new Instruction, may not exclude any non-recurring or non-operating items, or discontinued operations, and must be based on the figures presented in the financial statements," explained Ricardo Bettoni, although the "Adjusted EBTIDA" still can be reported, as long as certain CVM Instruction's conditions are met.

A Q&A session will complete this interactive opportunity for clarifying any doubts on the issue, which will help in the pursuit of even greater transparency between companies and their investors. "The webinar will strengthen the commitment of business leaders in the IR area to ensuring the clarity of information," declared Rodrigo Alves.

Companies, analysts and investors have to work together to provide the market with information. Consequently, given the facility provided by technology, everyone will have the opportunity to be connected raising the capacity for mutual growth to the maximum.

The event will be sponsored by the magazine Capital Aberto, the financial portal Bussola do Investidor, the global leader in the distribution of news and information for communications professionals, PRNewswire and the companies LEAD, Assembleias Online and EBR Eventos.

Webinar: How to calculate EBITDA using Instruction 527
Date: Friday, February 22
Time: 10:00 a.m.
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10:00 a.m. to 10:05 a.m.- Introduction
Rodrigo Alves – MZ Group CEO

10:05 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.- How to calculate EBITDA using Instruction 527
Ricardo Bettoni – MZ Group Partner

10:10 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. – The auditors' view of the subject and instructions
Daniel Armesto - KPMG Managing Partner

10:20 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. – Questions and answers

About MZ Group ( MZ Group is a member of the @titude Group and is the world's largest independent investor relations company (one-stop-shop in strategic consulting, integrated services and technology). Founded in 1999, MZ has become a Brazilian multinational headquartered in São Paulo with offices in North America, China, India and Taiwan. Its services include: (i) strategic consulting – value and perception gaps, risk management, corporate reputation and coaching for executives and Board members; (ii) integrated services – planning and implementation of global IR programs, investor targeting, non-deal roadshows, market intelligence and events; and (iii) technology – complete technological infrastructure (CRM, websites/MZApps, webcasts, webanalytics/SEO, online general meetings and applied data base (IR Navigator).

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