Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras informs that today it has signed the Private Instrument of Confession of Debt that formalizes its commitment to pay the extraordinary employer contributions of the Deficit Equalization Plan – 2015 (PED 2015), implemented in 2017, with the Renegotiated and Non-Renegotiated Petros Pension Plans (PPSP-R and PPSP-NR).
Payments of the extraordinary contributions were not previously made because of court injunctions. The new Deficit Equalization Plan (New PED) was approved in 2020 and considered the refinancing of these uncollected contributions from the PED 2015 by charging Petrobras and the participants of said plans.
The amount concerning Petrobras is R$ 1.1 billion, with the payment of R$ 229 million in October/2022, referring to the amounts not collected in the period from July/2020 to December/2021. The amount of R$ 885 million, referring to the falling due installments, will be paid according to the payroll in counterpart to the collection of the participants/assisted portion.
The effects of the deficit equalization plans have already been recognized in the financial statements of the years in which they were implemented.