(Rio de Janeiro, January 28 2005). – PETRÓLEO BRASILEIRO S/A - PETROBRAS, [Bovespa: PETR3/PETR4, NYSE: PBR/PBRA, Latibex: XPBR/XPBRA], a Brazilian international energy company, is pleased to announce the awards it received at a ceremony held in São Paulo yesterday and sponsored by MZ Consult, JPMorgan – ADR Group (JPM), KPMG Auditores Independentes and Linklaters, with the support of
Asia's Investor Relations Association (IRAA - Hong Kong e Singapore), German Investor Relations Association (DIRK), Spanish Investor Relations Association (AERI), Mexican Investor Relations Association (AMERI), Swiss Society of Investor Relations (SIRV) and the Brazilian Investments and Capital Markets Analysts and Professionals Association(APIMEC). The Company’s Investor Relations website was elected:
• for the second consecutive year, the best oil, gas and petrochemicals sector site in the world according to technical criteria, being evaluated by MZ Consult analysts, and subsequently revised by an independent technical committee comprising attorneys from the law firm of Linklaters and auditors from KMG Auditores Independentes (TOP 1);
• for the second consecutive year the best Latin American site, according to the same technical criteria above (TOP 5);
• for the second consecutive year, the best IR site in the world and for the fourth consecutive year, the best Latin American IR site, based on the direct votes of the investors, analysts and other capital market entities (POP+).
KPMG Auditores Independentes was responsible for the examination of the procedures used to ensure the reliability of the results.
This year, a record number entries (426) from 42 countries, divided into 13 industrial sectors, competed for the awards.
Petrobras and its entire team is proud to receive these awards once more and we would like to share this satisfaction with all our investors, analysts and shareholders for one more important achievement since our work is focused on the quality and transparency of the relationship we enjoy with the capital markets Once more, we would like to take the opportunity to thank the votes cast in favor of Petrobras (POP+), and indicative that the Company is moving in the right direction, your recognition being our greatest success.
Our overriding concern is to treat our analysts, investors, shareholders and the interested public at large in an equitable and transparent manner and by supplying reliable information. This award encourages and drives us continually in the quest for excellence in communicating with the market.
Our commitment continues to work to justify your trust in the Company. Continue to visit our site and learn the reasons for investing in Petrobras.