We hereby inform the Shareholders that we will carry out the payment of interest on equity related to the first quarter of 2011, in the amount of R$ 56,752,118.56 (fifty-six million, seven hundred and fifty-two thousand, one hundred and eighteen Reais and fifty-six cents) which, after Income Tax withholding at source, results on net interest on equity of R$ 48,239,300.78 (forty-eight million, two hundred and thirty-nine thousand, three hundred Reais and seventy-eight cents), according to the decision made at the Board of Director’s Meeting held on May 06, 2008.

Porto Alegre, March 14, 2011.

Luiz Gonzaga Veras Mota
CFO & Investor Relations Officer

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