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NII Holdings Retains Financial Advisors To Explore Strategic And Capital Structure Alternatives

RESTON, Va., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NII Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: NIHD) today announced that it has retained UBS Investment Bank as its financial advisor to explore and advise the company on potential strategic opportunities, including creating partnerships or alliances, selling or merging one or more of the company's business units or other strategic transactions involving the entire company. Concurrently, the company has retained Rothschild Inc. as its financial advisor to explore and advise the company regarding opportunities for modifying its capital structure to improve its long-term liquidity position, including potential approaches that could lead to refinancing or restructuring all or a portion of its existing debt obligations.   

About NII Holdings, Inc.
NII Holdings, Inc., a publicly held company based in Reston, Va., is a provider of differentiated mobile communication services for businesses and high value consumers in Latin America. NII Holdings, operating under the Nextel brand in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Chile, offers fully integrated wireless communications tools with digital cellular voice services, data services, wireless Internet access and Nextel Direct Connect® and International Direct ConnectSM, a digital two-way radio. NII Holdings is a Fortune 500 and Barron's 500 company, and has also been named one of the best places to work among multinationals in Latin America by the Great Place to Work® Institute. The Company trades on the NASDAQ market under the symbol NIHD. Visit the Company's website at www.nii.com.

Nextel, the Nextel logo and Nextel Direct Connect are trademarks and/or service marks of Nextel Communications, Inc.

Visit NII Holdings' news room for news and to access our markets' news centers: nii.com/newsroom.

Safe Harbor Statement
There can be no assurance that the processes being undertaken by NII Holdings will result in a strategic transaction or modification of the company's capital structure or, if so, as to the timing and terms thereof.  No decision has been made with respect to entering into any potential transaction or taking any other action in connection with those processes, and there can be no assurance that NII Holdings will enter into a transaction or take any other action in the future. 

This news release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the securities laws, including statements regarding potential strategic opportunities and changes to capital structure, business outlook, future performance and future liquidity. Forward-looking statements are estimates and projections reflecting management's judgment based on currently available information and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements.  With respect to these forward-looking statements, management has made assumptions regarding, among other things, the company's ability to meet its business plans and maintain compliance with financial covenants under its existing operating company debt obligations, customer growth and retention, pricing, network usage, operating costs, the timing of various events, the economic and regulatory environment and the foreign exchange rates that will prevail during 2014.  Future performance cannot be assured and actual results may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Readers of this press release are referred to risks and uncertainties that are described in NII Holdings' Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, as well as in other reports filed from time to time by NII Holdings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release speaks only as of its date, and NII Holdings disclaims any duty to update the information herein.

Media Contacts:

NII Holdings, Inc.
1875 Explorer Street, Suite 1000
Reston, VA. 20190
(703) 390-5100
www.nii.com

Investor Relations: Tahmin Clarke
(703) 390-7174
tahmin.clarke@nii.com

Media Relations: Claudia Restrepo
(786) 251-7020
claudia.restrepo@nii.com

SOURCE NII Holdings, Inc.

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