This excerpt taken from the PBR 6-K filed Nov 13, 2007.
EBITDA(1) Consolidated Statement by Business Area - Jan-Sep/2007
(1) Operating income before the financial results and equity income, excluding the effect with depreciation /amortization.
(2) Expenses with Petrobras' new employees formation are now being allocated according to the specific area of each professional. Therefore, it is no longer integrally allocated a administrative expenses of the corporate group.