This excerpt taken from the PBR 6-K filed May 22, 2008.
(1) Comprised primarily federal public bonds with immediate liquidity and the securities are tied to the American dollar quotation or to the remuneration of the Interbank Deposits - DI.
(2) Comprised primarily by Time Deposit and securities with fixed income.
6. Marketable Securities
6. Marketable Securities (Continued)
Marketable securities are comprised primarily of amounts that the Company has invested in an exclusive fund, excluding the Companys own securities, which are considered repurchased. The exclusive fund is consolidated, and the equity and debt securities within the portfolio are classified as trading or available-for-sale under SFAS 115 based on managements intent. Trading securities are principally Brazilian bonds, which are bought and sold frequently with the objective of making short-term-profits on market price changes. Available-for-sale securities are, principally, LCN (Credit Liquid Note) agreements and certain other bonds for which the Company does not have current expectations to trade actively. Trading securities are presented as current assets, as they are expected to be used in the near term for cash funding requirements. Available-for-sale securities are presented as Other assets, as they are not expected to be sold or liquidated within the next twelve months.
As of March 31, 2008 Petrobras had a balance of US$1,950 linked to B Series National Treasury Notes, which are accounted for as available-for-sale securities in accordance with SFAS 115. The B Series National Treasury Notes may be used in the future to guarantee future long term agreements entered into with Petros, Petrobras pension plan (see Note 14 (b)). The nominal value of the NTN-Bs is restated based on variations in the Amplified Consumer Price Index (IPCA). The due dates of these notes are 2024 and 2035 and interest coupons will be paid at half-yearly intervals based on the set rates for buy transactions and range from 6.12% to 7.20% p.a.
Bank and corporate securities have maturity dates until 2014 and an interest yield of 8.50% p.a.
The B certificates, which were received by Brasoil on account of the sale of platforms in 2000 and 2001, have semi-annual maturity dates until 2011 and yield interest equivalent to the Libor rate plus 2.5% p.a. to 4.25% p.a.