Rio de Janeiro, March 27, 2017 – Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras, in continuation to the material fact disclosed on December 28, 2016, informs that, today, the Shareholders’ Extraordinary General Meeting approved the sale of 100% of the shares held by Petrobras in PetroquímicaSuape and Citepe to Grupo Petrotemex S.A. de C.V. and Dak Americas Exterior, S.L, subsidiaries of Alpek, S.A.B. de C.V. (“Alpek”), for the amount of US$ 385 million, which will be paid on the closing date, and it is subject to working capital, net debt, and recoverable taxes adjustments.
This transaction is part of the 2015-2016 partnership and divestment program, that reached US$ 13.6 billion in the biennium, and it is still subject to the fulfillment of usual precedent conditions, among them the approval of the operation by the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE). The sale is aligned to Petrobras Strategic Plan, which provides for business portfolio optimization with full withdrawal from petrochemical interests.
Furthermore, at the moment, there is no restriction to continuing this transaction, since the Regional Federal Court revoked the injunction that suspended the operation, as disclosed on the material fact of February 22, 2017.
Petrobras also clarifies that the decision of the Brazilian Federal Accounting Court (TCU), issued and announced on March 15, 2017, does not interfere in this sale process, due to the fact that the purchase and sale agreement of PetroquímicaSuape and Citepe was already signed on December 28, 2016, prior to the publication of said decision.