Petrobras International Finance Company, A Wholly Owned Subsidiary Of Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras, Announces Receipt Of

Petrobras International Finance Company, A Wholly Owned Subsidiary Of Petroleo
   Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras, Announces Receipt Of Majority Consents From
    Holders Of Its 7.75% Notes Due 2014 And 8.375% Notes Due 2018, And The
        Extension Of The Expiration Time For Its 9.125% Notes Due 2013

PR Newswire

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, March 25, 2013

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Petrobras
International Finance Company (the "Company" or "PifCo") announced that,
pursuant to its previously announced Consent Solicitations, it had received
valid consents (each one a "Consent") from holders of a majority of the
principal amount of each of the Company's 7.75% Notes due 2014 (CUSIP No.
71645WAJ0/ISIN US71645WAJ09) (the "2014 Notes") and the Company's 8.375% Notes
due 2018 (CUSIP No. 71645WAH4/ISIN US71645WAH43) (the "2018 Notes") as of the
expiration time for such series at 5:00 pm New York City time, on March 22,
2013 (the "Expiration Time"). In addition, the Company also announced the
extension of the Expiration Time for the Company's 9.125% Notes due 2013
(CUSIP No. 71645WAG6/ISIN US71645WAG69) (the "2013 Notes" and, together with
the 2014 Notes and the 2018 Notes, the "Notes") to 5:00 pm New York City time,
on April 5, 2013 (the "New Expiration Time", as the same may be further
extended or amended).

Since the Expiration Time has occurred with respect to the 2014 Notes and to
the 2018 Notes, such holders may not revoke their consents.

The Consent Solicitations are made on the terms and are subject to the
conditions set forth in the Consent Solicitation Statement dated March 11,
2013 (the "Consent Solicitation Statement"), and in the accompanying Letter of
Consent (the "Letter of Consent").

The Company, Petrobras and the Trustee expect to execute supplemental
indentures (the "New Supplemental Indentures") to effect the Proposed
Amendments with respect to the 2014 Notes and 2018 Notes promptly after the
Expiration Time.

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC ("J.P. Morgan") is the Solicitation Agent (the
"Solicitation Agent") for the Consent Solicitations, and Global Bondholder
Services Corporation is the Tabulation Agent (the "Tabulation Agent") and the
Information Agent for the Consent Solicitations.

On March 26, 2013, pursuant to the terms of the Consent Solicitation
Statement, the Company will pay to The Depository Trust Company or the
Tabulation Agent the aggregate Consent Payment due to each holder of the 2014
Notes and 2018 Notes who has validly delivered (and not validly revoked) a
Consent prior to the Expiration Time. The Consent Payment is $1.25 for each
$1,000 in principal amount of each of the 2014 Notes and 2018 Notes with
respect to which a Consent has been validly delivered prior to the Expiration
Time. Other than such Consent Payment, holders of the 2014 Notes and 2018
Notes will receive no consideration for granting any consent solicited
pursuant to the Consent Solicitation Statement.

Subject to the terms and conditions of the Consent Solicitations, if the
Company receives additional Consents with respect to the 2013 Notes and
reaches the majority of the principal amount the 2013 Notes, the Company will
pay to The Depository Trust Company or the Tabulation Agent the aggregate
Consent Payment due to each holder of the 2013 Notes who has validly delivered
(and not validly revoked) a consent prior to the New Expiration Time with
respect to the 2013 Notes. The Consent Payment will be $1.25 for each $1,000
in principal amount of the 2013 Notes with respect to which a Consent has been
validly delivered prior to the New Expiration Time. Other than such Consent
Payment, holders of the 2013 Notes will receive no consideration for granting
any consent solicited pursuant to the Consent Solicitation Statement. In the
event that the Consent Solicitation with respect to the 2013 Notes is
withdrawn or otherwise not completed, or all conditions to the Consent
Solicitations with respect to the 2013 Notes have not been met or waived, the
Consent Payment will not be paid or become payable to the holders of the 2013
Notes who have validly delivered Consents in connection with such Consent
Solicitations.

Any questions or requests for assistance regarding the expired Consent
Solicitations may be directed to J.P. Morgan at (866) 846-2874 (toll-free) or
(212) 834-2052 (collect). Requests for additional copies of the Consent
Solicitation Statement, the Letter of Consent and related documents may be
directed to Global Bondholder Services Corporation at (866) 736-2200
(toll-free).

This press release is for informational purposes only and is not a
solicitation of consents. The Consent Solicitations were only made pursuant to
the Consent Solicitation Statement and the related Letter of Consent. The
Consent Solicitations were not made to holders of Notes in any jurisdiction in
which the making of the Consent Solicitations or the acceptance of Consents
would not be in compliance with the laws of such jurisdiction. The Consent
Solicitations were made only to specified eligible holders of Notes, as set
forth in the Consent Solicitation Statement. In any jurisdiction in which the
securities laws or blue sky laws require the Consent Solicitations to be made
by a licensed broker or dealer, the Consent Solicitations were deemed to be
made on our behalf by the Solicitation Agent or one or more registered brokers
or dealers that are licensed under the laws of such jurisdiction.

About the Company

PifCo is a wholly-owned finance subsidiary of Petrobras incorporated in the
Cayman Islands as an exempted company with limited liability. PifCo was
originally incorporated in order to facilitate and finance the import of crude
oil and oil products by Petrobras into Brazil. Since September 30, 2011, PifCo
no longer engages in the sale and purchase of crude oil and oil products to
and from Petrobras, third parties and related parties. PifCo is a finance
subsidiary functioning as a vehicle for Petrobras to raise capital for its
operations through the issuance of debt securities in the international
capital markets, among other means. Petrobras guarantees, and will continue
to guarantee, all of PifCo's debt obligations through full and unconditional
guarantees of payment.

PifCo's principal executive office is located at 190 Elgin Avenue, George
Town, Grand Cayman, KYI-9005, Cayman Islands, and its telephone number is
(55-21) 3487-2375.

Petrobras is one of the world's largest integrated oil and gas companies,
engaging in a broad range of oil and gas activities. Petrobras is a sociedade
de economia mista, organized and existing under the laws of Brazil. For the
year ended December 31, 2012, Petrobras had sales revenues of U.S.$144.1
billion, gross profit of U.S.$ 36.6 billion and net income attributable to
Petrobras' shareholders of U.S.$ 10.9 billion.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements about future events that are subject to
different risks and uncertainties; it is important to note that past results
do not assure or guarantee the behavior of future results. There are a
significant number of factors that may cause real results to materially differ
from plans, objectives, expectations, estimations and intentions expressed,
such as declarations about future events. The Company does not assume any
obligation to update any of the declarations as a result of new information,
future actions or other related events.

SOURCE Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.-Petrobras

Contact: Investor Relations Department, Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.-Petrobras,
(55-21) 3224-1510/3224-9947, petroinvest@petrobras.com.br
 
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