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Petrobras Announces Early Tender Results And Early Settlement For Waterfall Offers

RIO DE JANEIRO, July 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras ("Petrobras") (PBR) announced today the early results of its previously announced debt tender offers (the "Waterfall Offers"). As of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on July 15, 2019 (the "Early Tender Deadline") holders of US$1,790,166,000 principal amount of the outstanding notes of the series set forth in the table below (the "Notes" and each a "series" of Notes), issued by Petrobras's wholly-owned subsidiary Petrobras Global Finance B.V. ("PGF"), tendered their Notes, pursuant to PGF's previously announced Waterfall Offers. 

The Waterfall Offers were made pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth in the offer to purchase dated July 1, 2019 (as amended or supplemented, the "Offer to Purchase" and, together with the related letter of transmittal, the "Offer Documents").

The following table summarizes the early tender results as of the Early Tender Deadline and the principal amount of Notes that PGF has accepted for purchase:

Title of Security

CUSIP/ISIN

Principal Amount
Outstanding(1)

Acceptance

Priority
Level

Late Tender
Consideration(2)

Early Tender
Consideration(2)(3)

Principal Amount
Tendered

Principal Amount
Accepted for Purchase

5.625% GLOBAL NOTES
DUE MAY 2043

71647NAA7 /
US71647NAA72

US$765,979,000

1

US$958.75

US$988.75

US$130,694,000

US$130,694,000

6.750% GLOBAL NOTES
DUE JANUARY 2041

71645WAS0 /
US71645WAS08

US$1,199,255,000

2

US$1,062.50

US$1,092.50

US$93,478,000

US$93,478,000

4.375% GLOBAL NOTES
DUE MAY 2023

71647NAF6 /
US71647NAF69

US$1,645,736,000

3

US$1,006.25

US$1,036.25

US$110,150,000

US$110,150,000

5.299% GLOBAL NOTES
DUE JANUARY 2025

71647N AT6, 71647N
AV1, N6945A AJ6 /

US71647NAT63,
US71647NAV10,
USN6945AAJ62

US$3,031,005,000

4

US$1,046.25

US$1,076.25

US$213,176,000

US$213,176,000

6.125% GLOBAL NOTES
DUE  JANUARY 2022

71647N AR0 /
US71647NAR08

US$735,001,000

5

US$1,053.75

US$1,083.75

US$116,158,000

US$116,158,000

6.875% GLOBAL NOTES
DUE JANUARY 2040

71645WAQ4 /
US71645WAQ42

US$1,124,414,000

6

US$1,071.25

US$1,101.25

US$31,285,000

US$31,285,000

7.250% GLOBAL NOTES
DUE MARCH 2044

71647NAK5 /
US71647NAK54

US$1,741,650,000

7

US$1,106.25

US$1,136.25

US$92,625,000

US$92,625,000

6.250% GLOBAL NOTES
DUE  MARCH 2024

71647N AM1 /
US71647NAM11

US$2,219,224,000

8

US$1,082.50

US$1,112.50

US$224,453,000

US$224,453,000

7.375% GLOBAL NOTES
DUE JANUARY 2027

71647N AS8 /
US71647NAS80

US$3,728,000,000

9

US$1,133.75

US$1,163.75

US$138,257,000

US$138,257,000

5.999% GLOBAL NOTES
DUE JANUARY 2028

71647N AW9,

N6945A AK3,
71647N AY5  /
US71647NAW92,

USN6945AAK36,
US71647NAY58

US$5,486,134,000

10

US$1,045.00

US$1,075.00

US$639,890,000

US$639,890,000

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(1)

As of the date hereof, including Notes held by Petrobras or its affiliates.

(2)

Per US$1,000. The Early Tender Consideration includes an early tender premium equal to US$30.00 per US$1,000 principal amount for each series of Notes accepted for purchase.

(3)

Includes the applicable Early Tender Premium.

PGF has accepted for purchase all Notes validly tendered in the Waterfall Offers on or prior to the Early Tender Deadline.  Holders of Notes that validly tendered on or prior to the Early Tender Deadline and whose Notes have been accepted for purchase are entitled to receive the Early Tender Consideration set forth in the table above, which includes an early tender premium, and to receive accrued and unpaid interest.  Holders of Notes that are validly tendered after the Early Tender Deadline but on or before the Expiration Date (as defined herein) and whose Notes are accepted for purchase will receive only the applicable Late Tender Consideration set forth in the table above, which is equal to the Early Tender Consideration set forth in the table above minus the applicable early tender premium, and to receive accrued and unpaid interest.

Notes tendered on or prior to the Early Tender Deadline, which have been accepted for purchase on the Early Settlement Date (as defined herein), will have priority over Notes tendered after the Early Tender Deadline.  If the Waterfall Offers are oversubscribed at the Expiration Date, then only a portion of Notes tendered after the Early Tender Deadline may be accepted for purchase pursuant to the proration procedures described in the Offer to Purchase.

The early settlement date on which PGF will make payment for Notes accepted in the Waterfall Offers is expected to be July 17, 2019 (the "Early Settlement Date").

The total cash payment to purchase on the Early Settlement Date the accepted Notes will be approximately US$1,938,988,306.25, excluding accrued and unpaid interest. Notes that have been validly tendered on or prior to the Early Tender Deadline cannot be withdrawn, except as may be required by applicable law.

The Waterfall Offers will expire at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on July 29, 2019 (the "Expiration Date").

* * * * *

PGF has engaged Banco Bradesco BBI S.A., BB Securities Limited, BofA Securities, Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Scotia Capital (USA) Inc. to act as dealer managers with respect to the Waterfall Offers.  Global Bondholder Services Corporation is acting as the depositary and information agent for the Waterfall Offers.

This press release is not an offer to purchase, nor a solicitation of an offer to sell, nor the solicitation of tenders with respect to, the securities described herein. The Waterfall Offers are not being made to holders of Notes in any jurisdiction in which PGF is aware that the making of the Waterfall Offers would not be in compliance with the laws of such jurisdiction.  In any jurisdiction in which the securities laws or blue sky laws require the Waterfall Offers to be made by a licensed broker or dealer, the respective Waterfall Offers will be deemed to be made on PGF's behalf by the dealer managers or one or more registered brokers or dealers that are licensed under the laws of such jurisdiction. 

Any questions or requests for assistance regarding the Waterfall Offers may be directed to Banco Bradesco BBI S.A. at +1 (646) 432-6643, BB Securities Limited at +44 (20) 7367-5803, BofA Securities, Inc. at +1 (888) 292-0070, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC at +1 (800) 820-1653, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC at +1 (866) 834-4666 and Scotia Capital (USA) Inc. at +1 (800) 372-3930 (toll free) or +1 (212) 225-5559 (collect).  Requests for additional copies of the Offer Documents may be directed to Global Bondholder Services Corporation at +1 (866) 470-3800 (toll-free) or +1 (212) 430-3774.  The Offer Documents can be accessed at the following link: http://www.gbsc-usa.com/Petrobras/.

Neither of the Offer Documents has been filed with, and has not been approved or reviewed by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority of any country.  No authority has passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of the Offer Documents, and it is unlawful and may be a criminal offense to make any representation to the contrary.

The communication of this press release and any other documents or materials relating to the Waterfall Offers is not being made and such documents and/or materials have not been approved by an authorized person for the purposes of Section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.  Accordingly, such documents and/or materials are not being distributed to, and must not be passed on to, the general public in the United Kingdom.  The communication of such documents and/or materials as a financial promotion is only being directed at and made to those persons in the United Kingdom falling within the definition of investment professionals (as defined in Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Order") or within Article 43(2) of the Order, or high net worth companies, and other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated, falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order, or to other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated in accordance with the Order (all such persons together being referred to as "relevant persons"). The Waterfall Offers  were only available to, and the Waterfall Offers were engaged in only with, relevant persons. Any person who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on any document relating to the Waterfall Offers or any of their contents.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements are information of a non-historical nature or which relate to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties.  No assurance can be given that the transactions described herein will be consummated or as to the ultimate terms of any such transactions.  Petrobras undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information or future events or for any other reason.

Cision

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