This excerpt taken from the PBR 6-K filed Mar 6, 2008.
3 SPLIT OF THE SHARES THAT REPRESENT THE JOINT STOCK:
Approval of the proposal to split the shares that represent the joint stock by 100%, both for shares traded at BOVESPA and for those that are connected to the ADRs traded at the New York Stock Exchange, resulting in: i) free distribution of 1 (one) new share of the same type for every 1 (one) share held on 04/25/08; ii) free distribution of 1 (one) new ADR of the same type for every 1 (one) share held on 04/25/08; and iii) the required changes to the wording of art. 4 of the Companys Articles of Incorporation. It must be highlighted that the relationship between the American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) and the corresponding shares of each type will be maintained, remaining at two (2) shares for one (1) ADR.
The documents to be analyzed during the Meeting are available to the shareholders at PETROBRAS Main Office Building, room 2202-B (Shareholder Support).
Any Shareholder who would like to be represented in the mentioned Meeting must meet the precepts set forth by article 129, paragraph 1, of the Joint Stock Company Act; and article 13 of PETROBRAS Articles of Incorporation, presenting, during the act or, preferably, depositing a proxy with special powers at the above-mentioned Shareholder Support room no later than 5 PM on March 20 2008.
Rio de Janeiro, March 03 2008.
Dilma Vana Rousseff
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: March 06, 2008
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