RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – September 21, 2018 – Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (“Petrobras”) (NYSE: PBR) announces that holders of US$3,508,265,000 aggregate principal amount of 5.299% Global Notes due 2025 and US$5,400,614,000 aggregate principal amount of 5.999% Global Notes due 2028 (all such notes, collectively, the “Old Notes” and each a “series” of Old Notes), issued by its wholly-owned subsidiary Petrobras Global Finance B.V. (“PGF”), tendered their Old Notes prior to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on September 20, 2018 (the “Expiration Date”), pursuant to PGF’s previously announced offers to exchange (the “Exchange Offers”).
The following table summarizes the final results of the Exchange Offers, the aggregate principal amount of Old Notes that PGF has accepted to exchange and the aggregate principal amount of the applicable series of New Notes (as defined below) to be issued in connection with PGF’s Exchange Offers:
Old Notes that have been validly tendered prior to the Expiration Date cannot be withdrawn, except as may be required by applicable law. The settlement date on which PGF will exchange the Old Notes accepted in the Exchange Offers for New Notes is expected to be September 24, 2018.
The terms of the New Notes are substantially identical to the Old Notes, except for terms with respect to additional interest payments, registration rights and legends reflecting transfer restrictions. The New Notes are unconditionally and irrevocably guaranteed by Petrobras. Holders of Old Notes accepted for exchange will receive interest on the corresponding New Notes and not on such Old Notes. Any Old Notes not tendered or accepted for exchange will remain outstanding.
The Bank of New York Mellon acted as the exchange agent for the Exchange Offers. Questions or requests for assistance related to the Exchange Offers may be directed to The Bank of New York Mellon at +1 (212) 815-4259. You may also contact your broker, dealer, commercial bank, trust company or other nominee for assistance concerning the Exchange Offers.
This announcement is for informational purposes only. This announcement is not an offer to exchange any Old Notes. The Exchange Offers were not made to holders of Old Notes in any jurisdiction in which the making or acceptance thereof would not be in compliance with the securities, blue sky or other laws of such jurisdiction.
This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are not based on historical facts and are not assurances of future results. No assurance can be given that the transactions described herein will be consummated or as to the ultimate terms of any such transactions. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, and you should not place reliance on any forward-looking statement contained in this press release. Petrobras undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information or future events or for any other reason.