Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras informs that its Board of Directors (BoD), at a meeting held today, approved the payment of shareholder remuneration in the amount of R$ 1.893577 per outstanding common and preferred share, as anticipation for 2023, declared based on the balance sheet of March 31, 2023.
Additionally, the BoD determined that the Board of Executive Officers prepare a proposal to adjust the Strategic Planning in progress and improve the Petrobras Shareholders’ Remuneration Policy, including the possibility of repurchasing shares, and submit these matters for deliberation by the BoD before the end of July 2023.
The approved shareholder remuneration is in line with the current Shareholder Remuneration Policy, which provides that in case of gross debt below US$ 65 billion, Petrobras may distribute to its shareholders 60% of the difference between operating cash flow and acquisitions of fixed and intangible assets (investments).
The approval of the proposed shareholder remuneration is compatible with the company’s financial sustainability.
The shareholder remuneration will be paid in two installments in June and July, as follows:
Amount to be paid: R$ 1.893577 per common and preferred share outstanding, whereby:
(i) the first installment, in the amount of R$ 0,946788 per outstanding common and preferred share, will be paid on August 18, 2023.
(ii) the second installment, in the amount of R$ 0,946789 per common and preferred share, will be paid on September 20, 2023.
Record date: June 12, 2023 for holders of Petrobras shares traded on B3 and June 14, 2023 for ADR holders traded on New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Petrobras shares will be traded ex-dividends on B3 and NYSE as of June 13, 2023.
Payment date: For holders of Petrobras shares traded on B3, first payment will be made on August 18, 2023 and second payment will be made on September 20, 2022. ADR holders will receive payments starting on August 25, 2023 and September 27, 2023, respectively.
Form of distribution: The first installment of payment will be made as follows: (a) dividends, of R$ 0.278179 per outstanding common and preferred share; and (b) interest on equity of R$ 0.668609 per outstanding common and preferred share. The second installment will be paid in full as dividends.
It is important to note that these proceeds will be deducted from the dividends to be approved at the 2024 Annual General Meeting for the 2023 fiscal year, with their values being readjusted by the Selic rate from the date of payment of each installment until the end of the current fiscal year for calculation purposes of the deduction.