Rio de Janeiro, March 29, 2017 – Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras, in continuation to the material facts of 10/6/2016, 12/20/2016, and 3/15/2017 and to the press release of 11/21/2016, clarifies that it has notified the Federal Supreme Court of the impossibility to proceed with the divestment process for the transfer of rights relating to the fields of Baúna and Tartaruga Verde. Furthermore on today’s date the company submitted the same information to the Federal Court of Aracaju, requesting the termination of court proceedings.
On March 15, as disclosed by Petrobras, TCU revoked the preventive order and, among other measures, upheld the permission to proceed with this sale process for being in advanced stage of negotiation, with the determination of compliance with the Court´s rules. In the face of this decision, the lack of conditions presented in the acquisition proposal and the maintenance of the effects of the judicial injunction, the continuation of this divestment process proved to be unfeasible, given the negotiation or procedural impossibility of resuming negotiations.
For this reason, the company waived the appeal before the Federal Supreme Court, which aimed to reverse the Court injunction.
Finally, Petrobras informs that requested in all judicial instances for granting judicial secrecy, considering the need to preserve its own interests and third parties interests.