SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Report of Foreign Private Issuer
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the month of April, 2021
Commission File Number 1-15106
PETRÓLEO BRASILEIRO S.A. – PETROBRAS
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Brazilian Petroleum Corporation – PETROBRAS
(Translation of Registrant's name into English)
Avenida República do Chile, 65
20031-912 – Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Federative Republic of Brazil
(Address of principal executive office)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F.
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Petrobras concludes the sale of a 10% stake in NTS
Rio de Janeiro, April 30 , 2021 - Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras, following up on the release disclosed on April 28, 2021, informs that it has entered into a contract and completed today the sale of its remaining 10% interest in Nova Transportadora do Sudeste S.A. (NTS) to Nova Infraestrutura Gasodutos Participações S.A. (NISA), a company formed by Nova Infraestrutura Fundo de Investimentos em Participações Multiestratégia (FIP), an investment fund managed by Brookfield Brasil Asset Management Investimentos Ltda., and Itaúsa S.A., the current controlling shareholders of NTS.
As disclosed, the transaction value was R$ 1.8 billion. Considering the discount of dividends, interest on equity, and restitution through capital reduction received by Petrobras throughout 2020 and 2021, and the other adjustments foreseen in the contract in accordance with the base date, the transaction was concluded for R$ 1.5 billion, fully paid on today's date.
This transaction represents another important milestone for the opening of the natural gas sector in Brazil, and with it Petrobras meets, 7 months ahead of schedule, one of the commitments made under the Term of Cessation Commitment entered into with the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) on July 08, 2019.
This disclosure complies with Petrobras' divestment guidelines and the special regime of assets divestment by federal mixed capital companies, provided for in Decree 9,188/2017.
This operation is adherent to the company's Strategic Plan and aligned with the optimization of the portfolio and the improvement of the company's capital allocation, aiming at the generation of value for our shareholders.
NTS is a company that operates in the natural gas transportation sector, currently holding long-term authorizations to operate and manage a pipeline system of about 2,000 km and with capacity to transport 158.2 million m³/d of natural gas.
The NTS pipelines are located in the states of Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais and São Paulo (responsible for 50% of natural gas consumption in Brazil) and are connected to the Brasil-Bolivia pipeline, to the TAG transportation network, to the Baía de Guanabara LNG regasification terminal and to the processing plants of natural gas produced in the Campos Basin and in the Santos Basin pre-salt.
With the sale, NTS will have the following shareholder composition: NISA with a 10% stake; FIP, an investment fund managed by Brookfield Brasil Asset Management Investimentos Ltda., with an 82.35% stake; and Itaúsa with a 7.65% stake.
For more information:
PETRÓLEO BRASILEIRO S.A. – PETROBRAS | Investors Relations
Av. República do Chile, 65 – 1803 – 20031-912 – Rio de Janeiro, RJ.
Tel.: 55 (21) 3224-1510/9947 | 0800-282-1540
This document may contain forecasts within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (Securities Act), and Section 21E of the Securities Trading Act of 1934, as amended (Trading Act) that reflect the expectations of the Company's officers. The terms: "anticipates", "believes", "expects", "predicts", "intends", "plans", "projects", "aims", "should," and similar terms, aim to identify such forecasts, which evidently involve risks or uncertainties, predicted or not by the Company. Therefore, future results of the Company's operations may differ from current expectations, and the reader should not rely solely on the information included 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: April 30, 2021
PETRÓLEO BRASILEIRO S.A–PETROBRAS
By: /s/ Rodrigo Araujo Alves
Rodrigo Araujo Alves
Chief Financial Officer and Investor Relations Officer