This excerpt taken from the PBR 6-K filed Mar 30, 2009.
(c) Loans to Petrobras Netherlands BV (PNBV)
On September 12, 2007 the subsidiary Petrobras Netherlands BV (PNBV) signed a loan agreement with Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) for the amount of US$200, with interest of 5.94% p.a. and a term of four years.
In addition, PNBV contracted a line of credit with Banco Santander Overseas Bank, Inc. - Santander for up to US$300. The term is for one year and may be extended for up to two years in the full amount, and partially, for the full term of six years. The rate of interest charged is 5.30% p.a..
On January 02, 2008, PNBV signed an offshore loan agreement with Société Générale for the amount of US$85, with interest of 5.10% p.a. and a term of five years.
In addition, on January 24, 2008, PNBV signed an offshore trade-related loan agreement with Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. for the amount of US$100, with interest of 3.96% p.a. and a term of four years.
PNBV contracted a credit facility of up to US$200 from Santander Overseas Bank. Inc - SANTANDER. On June 25, 2008, the subsidiary used the funds available. The initial term of the credit facility is one year, renewable for the full amount for up to three years, with interest of 4.12% p.a.
PNBV contracted financing from Banco BNP Paribas in the amount of US$204, including political and commercial risk insurance from SACE S.P.A. in the amount of US$4. Contractual expenses were paid in the amount of US$1. The term will be for 12 years and the contracted rate of interest was 2.60% p.a..
It also contracted financing from Export Development Canada (EDC) and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC), Mizuho Corporate Bank Ltd. (MHCB) and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Ufj Ltd. (BMTU), in the amount of US$500 (discounting loan expenses of US$2) and ¥75,142 million, equivalent to US$837 (the loan and insurance expenses total ¥3,730 million, equivalent to US$41), with maturities of 12 and 10 years. The contracted interest rates were 4.74% p.a. and 1.59% p.a., respectively.
The financing from BNP is earmarked for financing of corporate expenses of PNBV. The other financings are earmarked for the settling of loans from Braspetro Oil Services Company (Brasoil).
Additionally, on October 3 and December 1, 2008, PNBV renewed lines of credit with Santander Overseas Bank, Inc (SANTANDER) in the amounts of US$75 and US$200, whose term will be one year, which may be fully renewed for one more year, and partially for the final term of six years. The contracted interest rates were 3.62% p.a. and 3.11% p.a. respectively.