This excerpt taken from the PBR 6-K filed Nov 5, 2009.
Acquisition in Chile
Rio de Janeiro, November 5 2009 PETRÓLEO BRASILEIRO S/A - PETROBRAS, announces it executed yesterday the acquisition of Chevron Chile S.A.C., a Chilean company which produces and markets the Texaco brand lubricants in Chile. The acquisition includes a lubricant plant in Santiago with capacity to produce 15,900 cubic meters per year and the value was approximately US$12 million.
The Company owns 6% share of the Chilean finished lubricant market. Petrobras expect to capture this share, starting to use its lubricant brand, Lubrax, in Chilean market.
This acquisition consolidates the Company's presence in the fuel and lubricant distribution segment in Latin America where, in addition to in Brazil, the Company already has operations in Argentina, Colombia, Paraguay, Chile, and in Uruguay by means of a network of upwards of 1200 service stations. Specifically in Chile, in 2008, Petrobras acquired distribution assets involving more than 230 service stations and aviation fuel distribution bases in 11 airports.
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
Date: November 5, 2009
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