July 03, 2020
Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras, following up on the press release disclosed on May 15, 2020, announces the beginning of the binding phase regarding the sale of its 10% remaining stake in Nova Transportadora do Sudeste S.A. (NTS).
Potential buyers qualified for this phase will receive a process letter with detailed instructions on the divestment process, including guidelines for due diligence and the submission of binding proposals.
This disclosure complies with Petrobras’ divestment guidelines and the special regime of assets divestment by federal mixed capital companies, provided for in Decree 9,188/2017.
This transaction is in line with the portfolio optimization strategy and the improvement of the company’s capital allocation, aiming at maximizing value for our 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 Brasil-Bolivia pipeline, to the TAG transportation network, to the Baía de Guanabara LNG regasification terminal and to the processing plants of natural gas produced in the Campos Basin and in the Santos Basin 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.