This excerpt taken from the PBR 6-K filed Mar 5, 2008.
4. Merger of UPBs Assets into PETROBRAS
Equity Transfer. Through the merger of UPB, its entire equity will be transferred to PETROBRAS, and UPB will subsequently be liquidated.
Cancellation of Shares, Inexistence of an Increase in PETROBRASs Capital Stock, and Investment Substitution. For the purposes of the proposed merger, no shares of PETROBRAS shall be allocated to the shareholders of UPB, since PETROBRAS is the owner of all shares issued by UPB. As a result, the three hundred twenty seven million, five hundred sixty five thousand, four hundred fifty six (327,565,456) common shares issued by UPB will be cancelled, and the necessary adjustments and adaptations to PETROBRASs accounting records will be carried out. Since this is a merger of a wholly-owned subsidiary by its controlling company, there will be no cancellation or issuance of shares by PETROBRAS due to the merger. In addition, there will be no change in the value of its capital stock. As a result, after the merger, PETROBRASs capital stock and its By-laws will remain unchanged. The substitution of PETROBRASs interest in UPB by assets and liabilities included in UPBs Balance Sheet will be carried out without any change to PETROBRASs shareholders equity.
Goodwill to be Amortized. The goodwill generated from the acquisition of the investment in the petrochemical assets of Grupo Ipiranga amounted to six hundred seventy million reals (R$670,000.00), based on the expectation of future results. With the merger of UPB, said goodwill will become deductible, by PETROBRAS, from the calculation basis of the Corporate Income Tax and the Social Contribution Tax at the ratio of 1/120th per month, in accordance with the terms of Brazils Federal Revenue Services Normative Instruction no. 11/99.
Winding Up of UPB and Succession by PETROBRAS. With the merger, UPB shall be liquidated and PETROBRAS shall become the universal successor to the formers rights and duties.
No Minority Shareholders and No Right of Withdrawal. UPB does not have, and it shall not have, on the date of the Merger, minority shareholders, which is the reason why there is no right of withdrawal arising from the Merger, as well as reimbursement rights for the shares issued by UPB.
5. Regulatory Approvals
6. Documents Available for Consultation
The Company will keep its shareholders and the market in general timely and adequately informed about any developments related to the merger operation up to its conclusion.
Almir Guilherme Barbassa
This document may contain forecasts that merely reflect the expectations of the Companys management. Such terms as anticipate, believe, expect, forecast, intend, plan, project, seek, should, along with similar or analogous expressions, are used to identify such forecasts. These predictions evidently involve risks and uncertainties, whether foreseen or not by the Company. Therefore, the future results of operations may differ from current expectations, and readers must not base their expectations exclusively on the information presented herein.
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: March 05, 2008
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