Rio de Janeiro, June 23, 2016 – Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras announces that the Deliberative Board of Petros approved, at a meeting held today, the Actuarial Statement of the Petros Plan of the Petrobras System (PPSP), related to 2015, having been confirmed the disclosure of a deficit of the Plan above the tolerance limit set out in the Resolution No. 22/2015 of the National Council for Supplementary Pension Plans (CNPC).
As established in the current legislation, the total deficit of the PPSP in 2015 amounting to R$22.6 billion, must be excluded from the tolerance limit called Limit of the Accumulated Technical Deficit – LDTA, in the amount of R$6.5 billion, thus resulting in the net amount to be equated of R$16.1 billion that must be divided equally between the sponsors (50%) and the participants and beneficiaries of the Plan (50%), pursuant to the parity rule established by the Constitutional Amendment No. 20/1998.
Therefore, throughout the year of 2016, Petros must develop a Deficit Equationing Plan, which will increase the contributions of the sponsors, of the participants and of the beneficiaries of the Plan from 2017.
The Equationing Plan will present an actuarial study that will disclose the deficit’s causes, as well as establish the payment method and term. Some additional percentages of the contributions will be established in the equationing, which will be charged over time, up to a maximum term of about 18 years.
PPSP is a plan of Established Benefits, which covers approximately 21,000 active participants and 55,000 assisted participants, and is subject to the risks of the pension plan and actuarial and market fluctuation risks, which can affect the estimation of actuarial liabilities and the vested assets. Thus, this plan may present financial shortcomings throughout its existence.
The deficit presented above is already included in the financial statements of Petrobras disclosed to the market. Additional contributions from the sponsor for addressing the deficit will be reflected in the statements, as they are actually performed.
It is noteworthy that the audited financial statements of Petros for the year 2015 are nearing completion, with the deadline for submission to the National Superintendency of Pension Funds (PREVIC) until 31 July 2016.