Rio de Janeiro, February 24, 2017 – Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras, in compliance with article 12 of CVM Instruction no. 358, dated of 1/3/2002, reports that it was notified by BlackRock, Inc. (“BlackRock”) that the latter has acquired preferred shares issued by the company and as of February 22, 2017 it manages share interests greater than 5% of preferred shares issued by Petrobras, thus qualifying as a relevant holder of shares in the company’s capital stock, as per the information below.
I. share interests held by BlackRock reached a combined 225,706,352 preferred shares and 27,580,741 American Depositary Receipts (ADRs), which represent preferred shares, to a total of 280,867,834 preferred shares, equivalent to approximately 5.01% of total preferred shares issued by the company, and 358,900 cash-settlement derivative financial instruments referenced by preferred shares, which represent approximately 0.006% of total preferred shares issued by the company;
II. the purpose of the aforementioned share interests is strictly investment, whereas there is no intention to alter shareholding control or the administrative structure of Petrobras;
III. BlackRock celebrated no contracts or agreements governing the exercise of voting rights or the purchase and sale of securities issued by Petrobras;
IV. BlackRock has registered headquarters at 55 East 52nd Street, New York City, New York State, 10022-0002, United States of America.