Petrobras Sells TAG, Gets $8.7 bln
Brazilian state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has concluded the sale of gas pipeline system Transportadora Associada de Gás S.A. (TAG) to a group led by France'sEngie SA and Canada'sCaisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec (CDPQ).
According to a stock exchange annoucement, Petrobras received a total of 33.5 billion reais ($8.69 billion) from buyers on Thursday for the 90 percent stake it had in TAG.
Petrobras will continue to use natural gas transportation services rendered by TAG, through contracts already in force between the two companies, with no impacts on its operations and the delivery of natural gas to its clients.
This operation is in line with the company's portfolio optimization and improvement of its capital allocation, aiming value generation for our shareholders.
This report on Form 6-K shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference into the Preliminary Prospectus Supplement, dated June 10, 2019, relating to the previously announced offer by Caixa Econômica Federal of common shares, including common shares represented by American depositary shares, of Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras.