This excerpt taken from the PBR 6-K filed Nov 17, 2006.
b) Operation for Incorporating PETROQUISA shares by PETROBRAS
At the Extraordinary General Meeting held on June 1, 2006, shareholders approved the operation for incorporating the shares of PETROQUISA by PETROBRAS, in the manner specified in the Re-ratification of the Justification Protocol of the operating for incorporating shares established between the two companies. For the implementation of the operation in relation to the exchange of shares utilized is based on the book value of both companies on the date of December 31, 2005, attributing 4.496 preferred shares issued by Petrobras for each lot of 1,000 common shares or for each lot of 1,000 preferred shares issued by Petroquisa.
There were no manifestations made by PETROBRAS shareholders to exercise their rights to withdraw prior to the legal deadline of July 7, 2006. Five PETROQUISA shareholders, totaling 1,015,910 shares exercised their right to withdraw within the established time frame (until July 5,2006) and they were reimbursed for the value of R$ 153.47 for each lot of 1,000 shares, through the resources available to PTEROQUISA, on July 10, 2006. In turn, PETROBRAS acquired the shares for the same value, effectively transferring title.