The Group's share of profit in its equity accounted investees for the years ended 31 December 2010, 2009 and 2008 are $122,839, $78,448 and $102,990, respectively. Summary financial information for equity accounted investees adjusted for the accounting policy differences for the same events under similar circumstances and not adjusted for the percentage ownership held by the Group is as follows:
|31 December 2010|
|A-Tel (joint venture)*||50.00%||48,888||181,414||230,302||1,078||37,216||-||192,008||230,302|
|31 December 2009|
|A-Tel (joint venture)*||50.00%||46,069||196,524||242,593||6,539||39,476||-||196,578||242,593|
* Figures mentioned in the above table includes fair value adjustments that arose during acquisition of A-Tel.
The Company's investment in Fintur and A-Tel amounts to $303,618 and $96,004 respectively as at 31 December 2010 (31 December 2009: $285,597 and $97,893).
During 2009, Fintur distributed a total dividend of $200,000. The Group received its share of dividend in December 2009 at the amount of $82,900 and decreased its investment in Fintur by $82,900.
In 2010, Fintur has decided to distribute two dividends amounting to $70,000 and $190,000. The Company reduced the carrying value of its investments in Fintur by the cash collected dividend of $29,015 and $78,755 on 5 May 2010 and 7 December 2010, respectively.
In April 2008, the privatization of the Republic of Azerbaijan's 35.7% ownership in Azercell Telecom B.M. ("Azercell"), a 51% owned consolidated subsidiary of Fintur, was completed. The non-controlling shareholders in Azercell acquired the 35.7% shares of Republic of Azerbaijan increasing their effective ownership in Azercell to 49%. One of the non-controlling shareholders was also granted a put option, giving the shareholder the right to sell its 42.2% stake to Fintur at fair value in certain deadlock situations regarding significant decisions at the General Assembly. Fintur has initially accounted for the present value of the estimated option redemption amount as a provision and derecognized the non-controlling interest. The difference between the present value of the estimated option redemption amount and the derecognized noncontrolling interest amounting to $715,126 is accounted under equity, in accordance with the Group's accounting policy.
During April 2010 and December 2009 at the General Assembly meeting of A-Tel, it has been decided to distribute dividends and accordingly the Company reduced the carrying value of its investments in A-Tel by the dividends declared of TL 1,241 (equivalent to $803 as at 31 December 2010) and TL 7,248 (equivalent to $4,688 as at 31 December 2010) as at 31 December 2010 and 2009, respectively.