This excerpt taken from the PBR 6-K filed Mar 12, 2007.
Consolidated Result by Business Area - 12.31.2005
With the objective of aligning the financial statements per business segment and adopting the best corporate practices used by Oil and Gas companies and to better present PETROBRAS businesses starting 1Q06 the Company allocated all its financial results and patrimonial accounts of financial nature to the corporate level. As a result of this change, the income tax social contribution, employee profit share and minority interest lines were also adjusted.
In order to facilitating comparisons, we present business segments financial statements for prior with the new classification.