Discontinued operations

Discontinued operations consist of the Audio, Video, Multimedia and Accessories (AVM&A) business, the Television business and certain divestments formerly reported as discontinued operations. The results related to these businesses are reported under Discontinued operations in the Consolidated statements of income and Consolidated statements of cash flows.

Philips had reached an agreement to transfer the AVM&A business to Funai Electric Co. Ltd in Q1 2013. This agreement was terminated on October 25, 2013. Since then, Philips has received expressions of interest in the business from various parties and has been actively discussing the sale of the business with potential buyers. In the meantime, the AVM&A business operates as a standalone entity named WOOX Innovations.

The Television business was divested as part of a strategic partnership agreement with TPV Technology Ltd (TPV) that was signed on April 1, 2012. Philips retained a 30% interest in TP Vision Holdings BV (TP Vision venture). On January 20, 2014, Philips announced that it has signed a term sheet to transfer the remaining 30% stake in TP Vision to TPV.

After completion, TPV will fully own TP Vision, which will enable further integration with TPV’s TV business.

Income from discontinued operations decreased by EUR 45 million to EUR 2 million in 2013. The decrease was mainly attributable to lower operational results and higher disentanglement costs in the AVM&A business. In 2012, income from discontinued operations of EUR 47 million was composed of EUR 78 million of net income related to AVM&A, partly offset by a EUR 31 million net loss related to the Television business.

For further information, refer to note (7) Discontinued operations and other assets classified as held for sale.

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