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Avenida Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek, 1,327

4th floor

Vila Nova Conceição

São Paulo, SP 04543-011


Phone: 55 11 3897 9797

Fax: 55 11 3897 9799

Cosan Limited operates as an integrated energy and infrastructure company. The company engages in the fuel distribution, sugar and ethanol production, natural gas distribution, and logistics businesses. Raízen Combustíveis S.A. (Raízen Combustíveis) (Fuel Distribution) Through Raízen Combustíveis, the company’s downstream joint venture company, the company engages in sourcing, storing, blending and distributing gasoline, ethanol, diesel, fuel oil and aviation fuel through its network of 5,682 Shell-branded retail service stations, 63 distribution terminals and 60 airport terminals supplying aviation fuel. Ethanol is sourced from various third party suppliers and from Raízen Energia S.A. (Raízen Energia) as well. All of the company’s fuel distribution operations are in the domestic Brazilian market. The company supplies aviation fuel at 60 airports across Brazil, including at the major hubs of Congonhas and Guarulhos airports in São Paulo, and Brasília airport in the Federal District, to Brazilian and foreign airlines. Raízen Energia (Sugar, Ethanol and Cogeneration) Raízen Energia, the company’s upstream joint venture company whose core business is the production and sale of various products derived from sugarcane, including raw sugar (very high polarization (VHP)), anhydrous, and hydrous ethanol, as well as activities related to energy cogeneration from sugarcane bagasse and ethanol trading. Raízen Energia operates 24 sugar, ethanol and energy cogeneration mills, with a crushing capacity of 68 million tons of sugarcane per year. Raízen Energia’s sugarcane production is sourced from leased lands, as well as from third-party suppliers. The company’s mills have the capacity to crush 68 million tons of sugarcane per year and in the year ended December 31, 2015, it crushed 60 million tons of sugarcane. Raízen Energia is subject to the seasonality of the annual sugarcane harvesting period in the central-south region of Brazil, which begins in April or May and ends in November or December. This creates fluctuations in the company’s inventory, usually peaking in December to cover sales between crop harvest (i.e., January through March), and a degree of seasonality in its gross profit. The company produces and sells various standard sugars, including raw sugar (also known as VHP sugar), crystal sugar and organic sugar, and refined sugars, including granulated refined white sugar, amorphous refined sugar, refined sucrose liquid sugar and refined inverted liquid sugar. Standard Sugars: The company exports VHP sugar in bulk, to be refined at its final destination. It also sells a small amount of VHP sugar to the Brazilian market. The company sells a small amount of crystal sugar to the Brazilian retail market and to export markets. It sells organic sugar in the international and Brazilian markets. Refined Sugars: The company refines VHP sugar and crystal sugar into both granulated and amorphous (non-crystallized) sugar. It sells refined sugar in the Brazilian and export retail and industrial markets. Refined sugar is used as an ingredient in processed food products, such as milk and chocolate powders, bakery products, powder refreshments, and pharmaceutical syrups. Liquid Sugars: The company refines crystal sugar to produce sucrose liquid sugar and inverted liquid sugar, which has a higher percentage of glucose and fructose than sucrose liquid sugar. The company sells both types of sugar for industrial use, mainly for the production of soft drinks. The company sells sugar to a range of customers in Brazil and in the international markets. Its customers in Brazil include Docelar Alimentos e Bebidas S.A., for which it primarily sells refined and liquid sugar. The company primarily sells raw sugar in the international markets through international commodities trading firms and Brazilian trading companies. The company produces and sells three different types of ethanol: hydrous ethanol and anhydrous ethanol for fuel and industrial ethanol. Its sales are mainly to fuel distributors in Brazil, of which the three major are Petrobras Distribuidora S.A.; Raízen Combustíveis; and Cia. Brasileira de Petró


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