This excerpt taken from the PBR 6-K filed Nov 2, 2009.
Petrobras Issues US$ 4 billion in 10- and 30-year Notes
Rio de Janeiro, October 30 2009 – PETRÓLEO BRASILEIRO S/A - PETROBRAS, announces that it closed today a US$ 4 billion issuance of 10- and 30-year notes in the international capital markets. The notes were issued by Petrobras’ wholly-owned subsidiary Petrobras International Finance Company (“PifCo”) and constitute general senior unsecured and unsubordinated obligations of PifCo that are unconditionally and irrevocably guaranteed by Petrobras. The terms of the notes are as follows:
The transaction was the largest-ever corporate bond offering by a Brazilian company in the international capital markets, and the book was oversubscribed 2.9 times with more than 500 investors from the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America participating, most of them dedicated to the high grade market.
The proceeds from the issuance will be used to repay the bridge loans incurred at the beginning of the year, and for general corporate purposes.
This document may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (Securities Act), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (Exchange Act) 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 forward-looking statements. 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: October 30, 2009
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