LR 5.3 clips highlights in Lumia 1020 DNG files although RAW is well-exposed

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When I import DNG files taken with the Nokia Lumia 1020 it looks like LR/ACR boosts the exposure of the DNGs and looses at least 0.5EV in the highlights.

This is a set of four files provided by Nokia as part of the presentation of the phone:
https://skydrive.live.com/?cid=c31bf8...

Reference:
http://connect.dpreview.com/post/4176...

When I import the forth file, with the sand in the foreground, to LR and open it, I get blown-out highlights that cannot be recovered neither by the exposure control nor by the highlights/whites controls. This is how it looks:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2...

However, note that the DNG has the full highlight detail. It can be seen when the file is opened in RawDigger or developed with another raw converters (e.g. RawTherapee).

This is the way the file opens in RawDigger, and its histogram (notice that the file is well exposed):
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2...
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/2...
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Did anyway else notice / look at this problem?

LR's output (highlights are clipped upon development and cannot be recovered):


Photo Ninja's output (highlights are developed just fine; no need for recovery):