This excerpt taken from the PBR 6-K filed Oct 20, 2009.
Petrobras Plans to Issue Global Securities
Rio de Janeiro, October 19 2009 PETRÓLEO BRASILEIRO S/A - PETROBRAS, announces that it has mandated Citi, HSBC, J.P. Morgan and Santander as joint lead managers and Banco do Brasil and Societe Generale as co-managers, on a benchmark USD-denominated multi-tranche SEC registered offering, to be issued by Petrobras´ wholly owned subsidiary Petrobras International Finance Company (PifCo).
The transaction is part of Petrobras strategy to exchange the bridge loans borrowed at the beginning of the year for long-term debt in the capital markets. It will be launched subject to market conditions.
The offering is being made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement. A preliminary prospectus supplement with further information about the proposed offering will be filed with the US Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). Before you invest, you should read the preliminary prospectus supplement and other documents Petrobras and PifCo have filed with the SEC for more complete information about the companies and the offering. When available, you may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC Web site at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, the joint lead managers will arrange to send you the prospectus when available upon request by contacting Citigroup Global Markets Inc. at 1-877-858-5407, toll-free in the United States, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. collect at 1-212-525-4102, J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. at 1-866-846-2874, toll free in the United States, or Santander Investment Securities Inc. collect at 1-212-407-0995.
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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 19, 2009
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