Company Bylaws

BYLAWS | TELEFÔNICA BRASIL S.A.


CHAPTER I – COMPANY CHARACTERISTICS 

LEGAL SYSTEM

Article 1 - Telefônica Brasil S.A. is a corporation ruled by these present Bylaws  and  other  legal  applicable provisions, with indeterminate duration.

CORPORATE PURPOSE

Article 2 - The purpose of the Company is:

a) the exploration of telecommunication services; and

b) the development of activities necessary or useful to execute these services, in compliance with concessions, authorizations and permits granted thereto.

Sole Paragraph - In the execution of its purpose, the Company may incorporate third party assets and rights into its capital, as well as:

I - hold equity interest in other companies, aiming at complying with Brazil’s national telecommunications policy;

II - incorporate wholly-owned subsidiaries to perform the activities covered by its purpose and  which are advised to  be decentralized;

III - promote goods and services imports necessary to perform the activities covered by its purpose;

IV - provide technical support services to the telecommunication companies, by performing common interest activities;

V - conduct studies and researches, aiming the development of the telecommunications industry;

VI - execute agreements  and covenants with  other telecommunication companies  or any individuals or entities, with  a view to ensuring the operation of services, without prejudice to the duties and responsibilities;

VII- perform other related or similar activities assigned thereto by the Brazilian Telecommunications Regulatory Agency - ANATEL; and

VIII- trade equipment and supplies necessary or useful to explore telecommunications services.

HEAD OFFICES

Article 3 - The Company’s head offices are located in the City and State of Săo Paulo, and may establish and extinguish branches, agencies, local offices, departments and delegations, by decision of the Board of Executive Officers, as provided for in Article 22, (vii) of these Bylaws.

CHAPTER II -CAPITAL
AUTHORIZED CAPITAL

Article 4 - The Company is authorized to increase its capital stock up to the limit of 1,850,000,000 (one billion eight hundred and fifty million) common or preferred shares, and the Board  of Directors is the body authorized to resolve  on the capital increase and accordingly, the issuance of new shares, within the limit of authorized capital.

Paragraph 1 - The capital increases do not require to maintaining symmetry between the number of shares of each  type, however, it must observe that the number of non-voting or restricted vote preferred shares cannot exceed 2/3 of the issued shares.

Paragraph 2 - Shareholders will be entitled to preemptive right for capital increase subscription, proportionally to the number of shares they hold. By decision of the Board of Directors, the preemptive right may be removed in the issuance of shares, debentures convertible into shares and warrants, in case the placement is made on the stock exchanges or via public subscription, share swap in a takeover bid, pursuant to Articles 257 and 263 of the Brazilian Corporation Law, as well as the utilization of tax benefits, pursuant to special laws, as authorized by Article 172 of Law 6,404/76.

 

SUBSCRIBED CAPITAL

Article 5 - The subscribed capital stock, fully paid-up is R$ 63,571,415,865.09 (sixty-three billion, five hundred and seventy-one million, four hundred and fifteen thousand, eight hundred and sixty-five  reais  and nine cents), divided into 1,690,984,923 (one billion, six hundred and ninety million, nine hundred and  eighty-four  thousand,  nine  hundred and twenty-three) shares, of which 571,644,217 (five hundred and seventy-one million, six hundred and forty-four thousand, two hundred and seventeen) are common shares  and  1,119,340,706 (one billion, one hundred  and nineteen million, three hundred and forty thousand, seven hundred and six) are preferred shares, all of them are non-par, book-entry shares.

Sole Paragraph - Shares will be held in a deposit account at a financial institution on behalf of its holders, without issuing certificates.

CHAPTER III - SHARES
COMMON SHARES

Article 6 - Each common share corresponds to one vote at the General Shareholders’ Meetings resolutions.

PREFERRED SHARES

Article 7 - Preferred shares are not  entitled to vote, except for the assumptions provided for in Articles 9 and 10  below, ensuring them priority in capital reimbursement, without premium, and to receive  dividend  ten  per  cent (10%) higher than that one assigned to each common share.

Sole Paragraph - Full voting right will be granted to preferred shares, should the Company fail to pay the minimum dividends to which these shares are entitled during three (3) consecutive fiscal years, right that will prevail until payment of dividends.

CHAPTER IV - GENERAL SHAREHOLDERS’ MEETING

Article 8 - General Shareholders’ Meetings shall be held: (i) ordinarily, once a year, within the first four (4) months following the end of each fiscal year, pursuant to Article 132 of Law 6,404/76 and, (ii) extraordinarily, whenever necessary, whether due to company’s interests or provisions hereof, or when the applicable laws so require.

Sole Paragraph - General Shareholders’ Meeting shall be called by the Board of Directors, and its Chairman shall reiterate this act.

Article 9 - The following shall be submitted to the previous approval of the General Shareholders’ Meeting (i) the execution of agreements with related parties, whose terms and conditions are more burdensome for the  Company    than those usually adopted by market in agreements of same nature, observing in any case, the provisions of Article 117 of Law 6,404/76; and (ii) the execution of managerial service agreements, including technical support  services with foreign entities linked to the Company’s controlling shareholder, in this case, preferred shareholders will be entitled to vote.

Sole Paragraph: In addition to the matters referred to in the “caput” of this Article, preferred shares will have voting right to (i) elect one (1) member of the Board of Directors in a separate vote and (ii)  in resolutions  referring to  Bylaws amendments aiming at annulling preferred shareholders’ right to elect in a separate vote a member of the  Board of Directors.

Article 10 - Without prejudice to  Paragraph 1, Article 115 of  Law 6,404/76, preferred  shareholders  will be entitled  to vote at the Shareholders’ Meetings resolutions referred to in Article 9, as well as those referring to the amendment  or revocation of the following Bylaws provisions:

(i) - Article 9;

(ii) - Sole Paragraph of Article 11; and

(iii) - Article 30.

Article 11 - The General Shareholders’ Meetings shall be presided over by the Chairman of the Board of Directors, who shall appoint the Secretary among the attendees. In the event the Chairman of the Board of Directors is absent, shareholders will nominate the Chairman and the secretary of the presiding board.

Sole Paragraph - in the assumptions of Article 136 of Law 6,404/76, the first call of the General Shareholders’  Meeting shall occur at least, thirty (30) days in advance, and at least, ten (10) days in advance upon second call.

Article 12 - Only shareholders whose shares are registered with their names in the Company’s  records  may  participate and vote at the General Shareholders’ Meeting, within seventy-two (72) hours  before the date scheduled  for said meeting.

Paragraph 1 - The call notice may determine that the shareholder to attend the meeting shall file at the Company’s  head offices a proof of its shareholder capacity issued by the Company or by the Company shares depositary institution, at least, seventy-two (72) hours before the date scheduled for the General Shareholders’ Meeting.

Paragraph 2 - The call notice may also determine that the shareholder’s representation by proxy at the meeting shall  file the respective power of attorney at the Company’s head offices, at least, seventy-two (72) hours before the date scheduled for the General Shareholders’ Meeting.

CHAPTER V - MANAGEMENT OF THE COMPANY

Article 13 - The management of the Company is incumbent upon the Board of Directors and Board of Executive Officers, with powers granted by laws and by these present Bylaws. Its members shall be elected for a three-(3) year term of office, and reelection is authorized. They are exempted from offering management pledge.

Paragraph 1 - All members  of the Board of  Directors and Board of Executive  Officers shall take office by signing   the corresponding instruments and remaining in respective office until the effective investiture of their successors.

Paragraph 2 - The General Shareholders’ Meeting shall define the Company’s Management global compensation, including benefits of any nature and procuration fees, and the Board of Directors is responsible for distributing this compensation among its members and executive officers.

Paragraph 3 - The General Shareholders’ Meeting may attribute  Company’s  profit sharing to  the managers, as long  as the provision of Article 152, Paragraphs 1 and 2 of Law 6,404/76 are observed, as per management’s proposal.

Paragraph 4 - The Company and its controlling shareholder shall  maintain during concession term and its  renewal,  the effective existence in national territory of centers of deliberation  and implementation  of  strategic,  managerial  and technical decisions involved in the compliance with the concession agreements to which the Company is party.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
STRUCTURE

Article 14 - The Board of Directors shall be composed of, at least, five (5) and at most (17) members, elected and removed from office by general shareholders’ meeting, observing the applicable laws provisions, including in this figure, the member elected by preferred shareholders pursuant to sole paragraph of Article 9 hereof and the member elected by minority shareholders, where applicable.

Sole Paragraph - The Board of Directors shall appoint among its  members, the  Chairman  of the Board, or  his  deputy, in the event of vacancy. The Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors may be appointed and/or removed    from office at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

REPLACEMENT

Article 15 - In the event of impediment or absence of Chairman of the Board of Directors, he shall be replaced by Deputy Chairman, if any. During the absence of Deputy Chairman, the Chairman shall be replaced by another board member appointed by him.

Paragraph 1 - In the event of impediment or absence of any other member of the Board of Directors, the impeded or absent board member shall appoint in writing his deputy among other members of the Board  of  Directors  to  represent him and approve resolutions at the meeting to which he will not be able to attend, pursuant to Paragraph 3    of Article 19 hereof.

Paragraph 2 - The members of the Board of Directors appointing representatives, as provided for in the previous paragraph, shall be deemed, for all legal purposes, as attendees of respective meeting.

Article 16 - In the event of vacant position of members  of the Board  of Directors, remaining a number lower than    the minimum number of members provided for in Article 14 above, a General  Shareholders’ Meeting shall be called  to elect the deputies.

POWERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Article 17 - The Board of Directors shall be responsible for:

(i) - establishing the Company’s general business guidance;

(ii) - approving the Company’s budget and annual business plan;

(iii) - calling for the General Shareholders’ Meetings;

(iv) - approving the Company’s financial statements and the Management report and submit them to the General Shareholders’ Meeting;

(v) - electing or removing from office, at any time, the members of the Board of Executive Officers, defining their duties, in compliance with legal and bylaws provisions;

(vi) - approving the creation of technical and advisory Committees that will advise in issues of the Company’s  interest, electing members of these Committees and approving their charters, which shall  contain  specific  rules related to the structure, duties, powers, compensation and operation;

(vii) - overseeing the Company’s Officers, examining, at any time, the Company’s records, requesting information about agreements executed or to be executed, or any other acts;

(viii) - approving the Company’s organizational structure, and may establish limits to the Board of  Executive  Officers in performance of their duties, observing legal and Bylaws provisions;

(ix) - approving and amending the charter of the Board of Directors;

(x) - resolving on the Company’s issuance of shares, including capital increase, within  the  limit  of  authorized capital, defining the terms and conditions of such issuance;

(xi) - resolving on the issuance of warrants;

(xii) - resolving, by delegation of the General Shareholders’ Meeting on the following aspects referring  to  the issuance of debentures by the Company: (i) issuance opportunity, (ii) period and  maturity,  amortization  or redemption conditions, (iii) period and payment conditions for interest rates, profit sharing and reimbursement premium, if any, (iv) mode of subscription or placement and, (v) type of debentures;

(xiii) - resolving on the issuance of unsecured non-convertible debentures;

(xiv) - resolving on the issue of promissory notes for public offering (“Commercial Papers”) and on the submission    of the Company shares to the deposit system to trade respective certificates (“Depositary Receipts”);

(xv) - authorizing the acquisition of the Company shares to be cancelled or to be held in treasury and subsequent disposal;

(xvi) - authorizing the disposal of assets directed connected to telecommunications public utilities;

(xvii) - authorizing the disposal of real properties, creation of security interest and tendering of guarantees for third parties obligations, and may establish limits to the Board of Executive Officers practice these acts;

(xviii) - establish in the Company’s rules the limits to the Board of Executive Officers authorize the disposal or encumbrance of permanent assets, including those related to telecommunications public utilities which are out of service or unworthy;

(xix) - approving the Company’s participation in consortia in general, as well as the terms of this participation, and may delegate this duty to the Board of Executive Officers, within the limits to be established, always aiming the development of the Company’s activities;

(xx) - setting the limits so that the Board of Executive Officers authorizes the practice of reasonable gratuitous acts     to the benefit of employees or the community where the Company operates, including the  donation  of  unworthy goods to the Company;

(xxi) - approving the creation and the shutting down of the Company’s subsidiaries, in the country or abroad;

(xxii) - approving the assumption of any liability not foreseen in the Company’s budget in amount exceeding R$250,000,000.00 (two hundred and fifty million reais);

(xxiii) - authorizing the execution of agreements, not foreseen in the Company’s budget, in amount exceeding R$250,000,000.00 (two hundred and fifty million reais);

(xxiv)- approving investments and asset acquisition, not foreseen in the budget, in amount exceeding R$250,000,000.00 (two hundred and fifty million reais);

(xxv) - authorizing the acquisition of equity interest on  a permanent  basis in other companies and the  encumbrance  or the disposal of equity interest;

(xxvi) - approving the distribution of interim dividends;

(xxvii) - appointing or removing from office the independent auditors;

(xxviii) - appointing and removing from office the head of internal audit, which will report to the Board of Directors through the Control and Audit Committee, when in operation, as well as the officer in charge of retail, who is also responsible for all customer service, sale and delivery of products relating to the sale of retail products; and

(xxix) - approving the job position and salary plan, incentive and professional development  policies,  regulation and the Company’s staff, as well as the terms and conditions of collective bargaining agreements  to  be settled  with  unions that represent the professional categories of the Company’s employees, the adhesion or termination of supplementary pension plans, all the aforementioned related to the Company’s employees, and the  Board  of  Directors, when necessary, may establish limits to the Board of Executive Officers resolve on these matters.

Article 18 - Specific duties of the Chairman of the Board of Directors include: (a) to represent the Board when the General Shareholders’ Meeting is called; (b) preside over the General Shareholders’ Meeting and  appoint  his  secretary among attendees; and (c) call and preside over the Board of Directors meetings.

MEETINGS

Article 19 - The Board of Directors shall meet (i) ordinarily, once every three  months  and  (ii)  extraordinarily, through call of its Chairman, drawing up the minutes of these meetings.

Paragraph 1 - The Board meetings shall be called in writing, at least, forty-eight (48) hours in advance, and call shall contain the agenda and the matters to be discussed in said meeting.

Paragraph 2 - The Board of Directors shall  approve resolutions  by majority vote with the attendance of the  majority of its acting members, and  Chairman shall  be liable for the casting vote, in addition to  his common vote, in the  events of tie vote.

Paragraph 3 - Any member of the Board may be represented by another board member in the meetings to which he  will not be able to attend, provided that proxy powers are granted through written instrument.

Paragraph 4 -Without prejudice to the subsequent signature of respective minutes, the Board of Directors meetings  may also be held via conference call, video conference or any other means of communication that allows  to  identifying the attendees, as well as their simultaneous communication. The board members may  also  vote  in  writing, even if they do not physically attend the meeting.

BOARD OF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
STRUCTURE

Article 20 - The Board of Executive Officers shall be composed of, at least, three (3) and, at most, fifteen (15) members, shareholders or not, resident in the country, who shall be elected by the Board of Directors, as follows: (a) Chief Executive Officer; (b) Chief Financial and Investor Relations Officer; (c)  General  Secretary  and  Legal  Officer; (d) other officers without specific designation.

Paragraph 1 - The individual duties of Officers without specific designation shall be defined by the  Board  of Directors, which also may establish specific designation for said offices.

Paragraph 2 - One Officer may be elected to accumulate the duties of another executive officer.

Article 21 - In the event of temporary absences and impediments, the Chief Executive Officer shall designate among the members of the Board of Executive Officers, his deputy as well as the deputy of other Officers. In the event of vacant position in the Board of Executive Officers, the respective replacement shall be resolved by the Board of Directors.

POWERS OF THE BOARD OF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS AND COMPANY’S REPRESENTATION

Article 22 - The Board of Executive Officers is the body that actively and inactively represents the Company and its members shall be individually liable for, where applicable, to comply with and cause the compliance with these Bylaws, the resolutions of the Board of Directors and General Shareholders’ Meeting, as well as practice all the acts necessary or convenient to manage the Company’s businesses. Jointly, the Board of Executive Officers shall be responsible for the following:

(i) - proposing the Company’s general plans and programs to the Board of Directors, specifying the investment plans concerned with the plant expansion and remodeling;

(ii) - authorizing, within the limits established by Board of Directors in its appropriate charter, the disposal or encumbrance of permanent assets, including those related to telecommunications public utilities which are out of service or unworthy, as well as submitting to said body the disposal or encumbrance of assets exceeding these limits;

(iii) - submitting to the Board of Directors and Fiscal Council, the Annual Management Report and the Financial Statements accompanied by independent auditors’ report, as well as a proposal for the allocation of year’s profits;

(iv)- approving, according to the limits established by the Board of Directors: a) purchase of supplies, equipment, goods, works and services; b) assets disposal;

(v) - approving the execution of other agreements, not mentioned  above,  according to the limits imposed by the  Board of Directors;

(vi)- annually approving the financial operations planning and on a quarterly basis, a summary of  compliance with  said planning;

(vii) - approving the creation and shutting down of the Company’s branches, offices, agencies and delegations in the country;

(viii) - approving, when assigned by the Board of Directors, the Company’s organizational structure, keeping the Board of Directors informed about it;

(ix) - ensuring the compliance with the Company’s ethics standards established by the Board of Directors;

(x) - preparing and proposing the Company’s institutional responsibility policies to the Board of Directors, such as environment, health, safety and social responsibility and implement the policies approved;

(xi) - authorizing, according to the limits established by the Board of Directors, the practice of reasonable gratuitous acts to the benefit of employees or the community where the Company operates, including the donation of unworthy goods to the Company; and

(xii) - approving the creation of technical and advisory Committees that will advise in issues of the Company’s interest, electing members of these Committees and approving their charters, which shall  contain  specific  rules related to the structure, duties, powers, compensation and operation.

Paragraph 1 - The Board of Executive Officers’ resolutions shall be taken by majority vote of its members and the Chief Executive Officer, besides his common vote, shall be liable for the casting vote, in the events of tie vote.

Paragraph 2 - Except for the cases provided for in Paragraph 4 and observing the provisions contained herein, the Company may be legally bound as follows: i) by the joint signature of two  (2)  officers  appointed  pursuant  to Bylaws, except for urgent cases, which shall authorize the individual signature of the Chief Executive Officer and subject to the approval of the Board of Executive Officers, pursuant to Article 23, A-5 hereof; ii) by the signature of one (1) Officer appointed pursuant to Bylaws jointly with one (1) attorney-in-fact; and iii)  by the joint  signature of two (2) attorneys-in-fact, as long as they are vested of specific powers.

Paragraph 3 - Except for the cases provided for in  Paragraph 4, the powers  of attorney shall always be  granted by  two (2) Officers and  shall specify the powers  granted, and except for those  powers of attorney for legal purposes,  they shall be valid for at most one (1) year.

Paragraph 4 -The Company may be represented by only one Officer or one Attorney-in-Fact, vested of  specific  powers to practice the following acts:

(i) receipt and payment;

(ii) signature of instrument not creating liabilities for the Company;

(iii) Company’s representation at meetings and partners meetings of companies in which it holds interest;

(iv) granting of proxy to attorney for legal representation or in administrative proceedings;

(v) representation in court or in administrative proceedings, except for the practice of acts that  imply waiver  of  rights;

(vi) representation in public bids and private contest biddings in which the Company participates, aiming the  rendering of services covered by its purpose; and

(vii) practice of administrative routines, including before public  agencies, mixed  public-private corporation, boards  of trade, labor court, INSS (Brazilian Social Security Institute), FGTS (Government Severance Indemnity Fund for Employees) and related.

DUTIES OF THE BOARD OF EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

Article 23- These are the following specific duties of the Board of Executive Officers:

A - CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER:

1. To represent the Company in or out of court, before shareholders and general public, and may appoint attorneys- in-fact jointly with another Officer and designate agents, delegate duties to other Officers to practice specific acts;

2. To follow up and oversee the implementation of Board of Directors’ decisions in relation to their activities and duties;

3. To set out guidelines, coordinate and oversee activities of the Company related to: finance and control; corporate resources; the legal department in general; institutional relations; regulation; corporate communication; Fundação Telefônica; human resources; network and field operations; strategy  and  corporate  planning;  information  technology; customer service and quality; corporate business; mobile business; fixed business;

4. Call for the Board of Executive Officers meetings;

5. To practice urgent acts subject to the approval of the Board of Executive Officers; and

6. To perform other duties assigned by the Board of Directors.

B - CHIEF FINANCIAL AND INVESTOR RELATIONS OFFICER:

1. To set out guidelines and oversee Company’s activities in the economic-financial area and management of  securities issued by Company, accounting, management control and corporate resources, as well as oversee the supplementary private pension fund management;

2. To represent the Company before the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission  –  CVM,  stock exchanges and other stock market watchdogs;

3. To delegate, where applicable, the powers to other Officers in order to practice specific acts;

4. To represent the Company as provided for herein; and

5. Execute other activities assigned to him by the Board of Directors.

C - GENERAL SECRETARY AND LEGAL OFFICER:

1. To establish the guidelines and oversee the Company’s activities in the legal area in general;

2. To delegate powers, where applicable, to other Officers in order to practice specific acts;

3. To represent the Company as provided for herein; and

4. To perform other activities assigned to him by the Board of Directors.

D- OFFICERS WITHOUT SPECIFIC DESIGNATION:

1. To perform the individual duties and responsibilities assigned by the Board of Directors;

2. To jointly sign with another Officer appointed  pursuant to Bylaws  the documents and acts requiring the signature  of two Officers; and

3. To represent the Company as provided for herein.

CHAPTER VI - FISCAL COUNCIL

Article 24 - The Fiscal Council, on a permanent basis, shall be composed of at least, three (3) and at most five (5) sitting members and equal number of deputies.

Paragraph 1 - The compensation of Fiscal Council members, besides the reimbursement for commuting and accommodation expenses necessary to perform their duties, shall be defined at the General Shareholders’ Meeting to elect them and cannot be lower than 10% for  each acting member, which on average  is  attributed to  each  Officer, not including benefits of any nature, procuration fees and profit sharing.

Paragraph 2 - In the event of vacant position of Fiscal Council member, he/she shall be  replaced  by  his/her  respective deputy. In the event of vacant position of most of positions, the General Shareholders’ Meeting shall be called to elect the deputies.

Paragraph 3 - The Fiscal Council shall  meet, (i) ordinarily, once  every quarter  and, (ii) extraordinarily,  through call of the Chairman of the Board of Directors, or two (2) members of the Fiscal Council, drawing up the minutes of the meetings.

Paragraph 4 - The Fiscal Council meetings shall be called in writing, at least, forty-eight (48) hours in advance, and  call shall include the agenda, a list of the matters to be discussed at the respective meeting.

CHAPTER VII - FISCAL YEAR AND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FISCAL YEAR

Article 25 - The fiscal year shall coincide with calendar year and half-yearly, quarterly balance sheets may be drawn up, besides the annual balance sheet or in shorter periods.

PROFIT ALLOCATION

Article 26 - Together with the financial statements, the Board of Directors shall submit to the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting a proposal for (i) managers and employees profit sharing and (ii) the full allocation of net income.

Paragraph 1 - Out of net income for the year: (i) five percent (5%) shall be set aside to legal reserve,  aiming at ensuring the physical integrity of the capital stock, restricted to twenty percent (20%) of paid-up capital stock; (ii) twenty-five percent (25%) of the adjusted net income as provided for in sections II and III, Article 202 of Law  6,404/76 shall be mandatorily distributed as mandatory minimum dividend to all  shareholders;  and  (iii)  the remaining balance, after complying with the provisions contained in previous items of this article, shall have the allocation resolved at the General Shareholders’ Meeting, based on the Board of Directors’ proposal contained in the financial statements. If balance of profit reserves exceeds capital stock, the General Shareholders’ Meeting shall resolve on using the surplus to pay or increase capital stock or on distributing additional dividends to shareholders.

Paragraph 2 Dividends not claimed within three (3) years, as of resolution on its distribution shall revert to the Company.

Article 27 - By decision of the Board of Directors, the Company may declare dividends: (i) to the profit account verified in half-yearly balance sheets; (ii) to the account of profits verified in quarterly balance sheets, or in shorter periods, as long as total dividends paid each half year do not exceed the amount of capital reserves referred to in Paragraph 1, Article 182 of Law 6,404/76, or (iii) to the retained earnings account  or profit  reserve account  verified  in the last annual or half-yearly balance sheet.
Sole Paragraph - Interim dividends distributed pursuant to this Article shall be attributed to the mandatory minimum dividend.

Article 28 - By resolution of the Board of Directors  and  observing legal  provisions,  the Company may pay interest on equity to its  shareholders, which may be attributed to the mandatory minimum dividend, subject  to the  approval  of the general shareholders’ meeting.

CHAPTER VIII - FINAL PROVISIONS

Article 29 - The Company shall enter into liquidation in cases provided for by laws, and the General Shareholders’ Meeting shall determine the mode of liquidation and appoint the liquidator.

Article 30- The Company’s  approval through its  agents of merger, spin-off, amalgamation or dissolution operations  of its subsidiaries shall be preceded by an economic and financial analysis prepared by internationally renowned independent company, reiterating that equal treatment has been given to all related companies, whose shareholders shall have broad access to the referred analysis report.

Article 31 - Referring to the issues not covered by these present Bylaws, the Company shall be ruled by legal and applicable provisions.


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Updated on June 22, 2018.