As released on July 1st, 2015, Petrobras Executive Board has authorized the preparation of studies in order to analyze strategic alternatives for Petrobras Distribuidora S.A., its wholly-owned subsidiary
The naphtha supply contract entered into between Petrobras and Braskem was analyzed by an Internal Investigative Committee set up after the Company had access to the Terms of Cooperation of Mrs. Alberto Youssef and Paulo Roberto Costa.
Petrobras, regarding the press released filled on July 6th about the Parque das Baleias Arbitration, informs that the Arbitration Tribunal presented a new ruling determining the suspension of the deposits of the disputed special participation tax amounts, estimated in R$ 350 million per quarter.
Petrobras hereby announces that, due to the unfavorable final ruling in the administrative sphere by the Tax Appeals Board (CARF), it paid today the amount of R$1.6 billion in relation to the Tax Deficiency Notice issued by the Brazilian Federal Revenue Service, R$1.2 billion of which in cash and R$0.4 billion in tax losses.
As disclosed in the presentation of its 2015-2019 Business and Management Plan, filled on June 29th, Petrobras forecasts manageable operating costs of US$ 142 billion between 2015 and 2019.
As disclosed in its 2015-2019 Business and Management Plan, Petrobras envisages total divestments of US$15.1 billion in 2015 and 2016.
Petrobras announces that, on June 2015, its oil and natural gas production was 2 million 746 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day (boed), in Brazil and abroad, 0.7% lower than the volume produced on May (2 million 766 thousand boed) and 4.3 % superior to the volume produced on June 2014 (2 million 633 thousand boed).
Petrobras informs that the judge responsible for the U.S. action today issued an order on the motion to dismiss presented by Petrobras, partially granting the company's motion.
Petrobras informs that the Arbitration Court has issued on July 2, 2015, injunction in relation to arbitration proposed by Petrobras, which discusses the resolution of the National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels - ANP that considers the concessions of Baleia Anã, Baleia Azul, Baleia Franca, Cachalote, Caxaréu, Jubarte and Pirambu as a single field as of the second quarter of 2014.
Petrobras informs that it will release its 2nd Quarter 2015 results on August 6th, 2015, after the market is closed.