This excerpt taken from the SBS 20-F filed Jun 30, 2005.
Article 1 The COMPANHIA DE SANEAMENTO BÁSICO DO ESTADO DE SÃO PAULO (SABESP) is a domestic corporation, duly organized and existing pursuant to State Law n° 119, of June 29, 1973, and shall be governed by these Bylaws and by the applicable laws in force and effect.
Sole Paragraph The Company is the result of a merger between Companhia Metropolitana de Água de São Paulo (COMASP) and the Companhia Metropolitana de Saneamento de São Paulo (SANESP).
ARTICLE 2 - The nature of business of the Company is: (i) to plan, implement, perform and operate safe sanitation services in the State of São Paulo, including water catchment, delivery, treatment and distribution, including sewer (waste-water) collection, treatment and final disposal; (ii) to provide any such services and any direct or indirect benefits thereof, and providing any services in connection with the nature of its business, both in Brazil and in foreign countries; and (iii) hold interest in other entities of which the state government is a shareholder or a member, either directly or indirectly.
ARTICLE 3 - The Company has its principal place of business and jurisdiction in the city of Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo, and it may open, keep and close down any branches, chapters, agencies or offices anywhere in the State of Sao Paulo, at the Board of Directors sole discretion.
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