This excerpt taken from the GGB 6-K filed Aug 29, 2006.
14 Subsequent event
On August 2, 2006, the Board of the Company approved the payment of R$0.35 dividends per common and preferred share to be paid as an anticipation of minimum statutory dividend. Those dividends will be computed based on shareholdings positions as of August 14, 2006, and the payment is scheduled for August 24, 2006.
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