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SAO PAULO, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Telefonica Brasil SA posted a 2 percent rise in fourth-quarter profit from a year earlier, according to a securities filing on Tuesday.
Net income for the Brazilian unit of Spain's Telefonica SA edged up to 1.261 billion reais ($445 million), beating an average estimate of 1.102 billion reais in a Reuters poll of analysts.
Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization slipped 4 percent to 2.749 billion reais, slightly below an average forecast of 2.771 billion reais.
$1 = 2.8325 Brazilian reais Reporting by Brad Haynes; Editing by Chris Reese