Interest on Equity Payment Related to the 2nd Quarter of 2011

Porto Alegre, May 20, 2011 - BANRISUL - Banco do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul (BM&FBovespa: BRSR3; BRSR5; BRSR6), financial institution that acts in the commercial, development and social areas of all segments of society in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, 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$ 57,524,256.23 (fifty-seven million, five hundred and twenty-four thousand, two hundred and fifty-six Reais and twenty-three cents) which, after Income Tax withholding at source, results on net interest on equity of R$ 48,895,617.80 (forty-eight million, eight hundred and ninety-five thousand, six hundred and seventeen Reais and eighty cents), according to the decision made at the Board of Director’s Meeting held on May 06, 2008.

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