This excerpt taken from the PBR 6-K filed Nov 17, 2006.
b) Interest on Shareholders Equity
On October 20, 2006, the Board of Directors approved the distribution of remuneration to the shareholders in the form of interest on shareholders equity to the amount of R$ 4.387.038 thousand, pursuant to article 9 of Law 9249/95 and Decrees 2673/98 and 3381/00. This had already been already provisioned for in the financial statements as of September 30, 2006.
This remuneration will be paid to the shareholders by January 15, 2007 based on the share position as of October 31, 2006, corresponding to a gross amount of R$ 1,00 per common and preferred share. Pursuant to decrees 2673/98 and 3381/00, if the payment is made before December 31, 2006, monetary restatement will occur according to the variation of the SELIC borrowing rate, from the date payment occurs until the end of this financial year. If it is paid after December 31, 2006, the variation of the SELIC rate shall be applied from December 31, 2006 until the date of payment. This interest on shareholders equity shall be discounted from the remuneration which is distributed at the end of the 2006 financial year, and is subject to income tax withheld at source of 15% (fifteen percent), except for shareholders who declare they are immune or exempt.