This excerpt taken from the PBR 6-K filed Nov 13, 2007.
Dissident shareholder right to withdraw
Rio de Janeiro, November 13 2007 PETRÓLEO BRASILEIRO S/A - PETROBRAS, [Bovespa: PETR3/PETR4, NYSE: PBR/PBRA, Latibex: XPBR/XPBRA, BCBA: APBR/APBRA], a Brazilian international energy company, announces that the São Paulo Stock Exchange (BOVESPA) requested PETROBRAS inform the procedures that must be followed by the shareholders who manifested their dissidence, during the companys Extraordinary General Meeting held on October 29 2007, regarding the decision taken by the majority of the shareholders to approve the acquisition of Suzano Petroquímica S.A.s shares.
Dissident shareholders who provenly were holders of ordinary shares issued by Petrobras on August 03 2007, the date on which the Relevant Fact regarding the Suzano Petroquímica S.A. (SZPQ) acquisition was issued, may exercise their right to withdraw. To do so, they must also prove their status as holders of ordinary shares on the date they exercise such right.
Dissident shareholders must expressly manifest their intent to exercise their right to withdraw no more than 30 days after the minutes of the aforementioned Extraordinary General Meeting are published. Such manifestation must be delivered to the Banco do Brasil S.A., the financial institution that renders the bookkeeping services for the shares Petrobras issues, together with the presentation of the following documents:
a) Standard form provided by the Banco do Brasil S.A., in 3 copies, dully filled-in, with authenticated signature or bank accommodation;
Shareholders who do exercise their right to withdraw will have the share value reimbursed, calculated based on the value of Petrobras net equity accounting value calculated on December 31 2006, which is R$23.64, per ordinary share. The dissident shareholder may request, together with the reimbursement, a special balance survey, based on the terms of § 2 of article 45 of Law # 6404/76.
The payment of the reimbursement to the shareholders who exercise their right to withdraw will be made up to the fifth business day after the end of the deadline for one to manifest oneself regarding the right to withdraw, via the Banco do Brasil S.A.. ADR holders will be reimbursed via JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A, Petrobras ADR depository bank.
Almir Guilherme Barbassa
Av. Republica do Chile, 65 room 2202 B - Centro - Rio de Janeiro - RJ - 20031-912
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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 13, 2007
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