March 31, 2020
Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras reports that it has started the opportunity disclosure stage (teaser), regarding the sale of its remaining stake (10%) in Nova Transportadora do Sudeste S.A. (NTS).
The teaser, which includes key information about the opportunity, as well as the eligibility criteria for selection of potential participants, is available on the Petrobras website: https://www.investidorpetrobras.com.br/en/results-and-notices/teasers.
The main subsequent stages of the project will be reported to the market in due course.
This disclosure complies with Petrobras’ divestment guidelines and the special regime of asset divestment by federal mixed capital companies, provided for in Decree 9,188/2017.
This transaction is in line with the portfolio optimization and the improvement of the company’s capital allocation, aiming at maximizing value for its shareholders.
NTS is a company that operates in the natural gas transportation sector, currently holding long-term authorizations to operate and manage a pipeline system of about 2,000 km and with capacity to transport 158.2 million m³/d of natural gas.
The NTS pipelines are located in the states of Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais and São Paulo (responsible for 50% of natural gas consumption in Brazil) and are connected to the Brazil-Bolivia pipeline, to the TAG transportation network, to the Guanabara Bay LNG regasification terminal and to the processing plants of natural gas produced in the Campos Basin and pre-salt.
The other partners of NTS are the Nova Infraestrutura Fundo de Investimentos em Participações, an investment fund managed by Brookfield Brasil Asset Management Investimentos Ltda., with equity stake of 82.35% and Itaúsa with 7.65% equity stake.
This material is being provided pursuant to Brazilian regulatory requirements, does not constitute an offering, under the U.S. securities laws, and is not a solicitation, invitation or offer to buy or sell any securities. The information on our website is not and shall not be deemed part of this report on Form 6-K