This excerpt taken from the PBR 6-K filed Nov 12, 2008.
(A free translation of the original report in Portuguese, as filed with the Brazilian Securities Commission (CVM), prepared in accordance with rules of the CVM)
We have reviewed the accounting information included in the Quarterly Information - ITR (Parent Company and Consolidated) of Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. Petrobras and its subsidiaries for the quarter ended September 30, 2008, comprising the balance sheet and the related statements of income, cash flows and added value, the management report and the footnotes, which are the responsibility of its management.
Our review was performed in accordance with the review standards established by the IBRACON - Brazilian Institute of Independent Accountants and the Federal Council of Accountancy - CFC, which comprised, mainly: (a) inquiry and discussion with management responsible for the accounting, financial and operational areas of the Company and its subsidiaries, regarding the main criteria adopted in the preparation of the Quarterly Information; and (b) review of the information and subsequent events, which have, or may have, a material effect on the financial position and operations of the Company and its subsidiaries.
Based on our review, we are not aware of any material change that should be made to the accounting information included in the Quarterly Information referred to above, for them to be in accordance with the regulation issued by the Brazilian Securities Commission (CVM), applicable to the preparation of the Quarterly Information, including the CVM Instruction 469/08.
As mentioned in Note 2, Law 11,638 was enacted on December 28, 2007 and came into effect on January 1, 2008. This Law amended, revoked and introduced new provisions to Law 6,404/76 (Corporation Law) and caused changes in the accounting practices adopted in Brazil. Although this Law is already in force, some changes introduced depend on regulation by the regulatory authorities in order to be fully implemented by the companies. Therefore, during this transition phase, the CVM, by the CVM Instruction 469/08, has allowed the Quarterly Information (ITRs) to be prepared without applying all the provisions of Law 11,638/07. As a result, the accounting information contained in the ITRs for the quarter ended September 30, 2008, were prepared according to specific instructions of the CVM and does not take into consideration all modifications on the accounting practices introduced by Law 11,638/07.
This excerpt taken from the PBR 6-K filed Aug 13, 2008.
This excerpt taken from the PBR 6-K filed Nov 21, 2007.
(A free translation of the original report in Portuguese)
08.01 COMMENTS ON THE CONSOLIDATED PERFORMANCE IN THE QUARTER
The Distribution segment posted a year-to-date net income of R$ 673 million, 48% more than the R$ 455 million declared in the 9M-2006, pushed by the 12% upturn in sales volume and the reduction in selling expenses.
The segment recorded a 34.5% share of the national fuel distribution market (in line with the new criterion which reviewed the volume of the ethanol market) versus 31.9% in the first nine months of 2006 (33.1% according to the previous criterion).
In the third quarter, net income moved up 25% over the 2Q-2007 due to the 9% upturn in sales volume, partially offset by the increase in selling expenses.
The segments period share of the fuel distribution market increased from 34.2%, in the 2Q-2007, to 35.2% .