This excerpt taken from the PBR 6-K filed Jul 2, 2009.
Reopening of Global Notes due 2019
Rio de Janeiro, July 1, 2009 PETRÓLEO BRASILEIRO S/A PETROBRAS announces that its wholly owned subsidiary PETROBRAS INTERNATIONAL FINANCE COMPANY (PifCo), announced today the reopening of its 7.875% Global Notes due March 15, 2019, which will add US$ 1.25 billion to the US$ 1.5 billion originally issued on February 11, 2009, at a yield to investor of 8.125% . The reopening notes will be fully fungible with the original issue. Pricing also occurred today, and the following terms of the reopening have been determined:
Citi, HSBC, JP Morgan and Santander were the bookrunners for the transaction and Banco do Brasil and Societe Generale were the co-managers. Closing is expected to occur on July 9, 2009.
Including this reopening, Petrobras will have raised a total of US$ 2.75 billion in the international capital markets in 2009. In accordance with the 2009-2013 Business Plan, Petrobras will use these funds to repay the bridge loans incurred at the beginning of this year.
This press release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy the securities described herein, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus, a copy of which may be obtained by contacting Citigroup Global Markets Inc., 388 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10013, at 1-877-858-5407; HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., 452 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10018, collect at 1-212-525-4102; J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., 270 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10017, at 1-212-834-4307; or Santander Investment Securities Inc., 45 East 53rd Street, New York, New York 10023, at 1-212-407-0995. Alternatively, the prospectus and prospectus supplement may be obtained by visiting EDGAR on the SEC Web site at http://www.sec.gov/.
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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: July 01, 2009
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