Increase / Sale of Major Shareholding

Porto Alegre, October 30, 2012 - BANRISUL - Banco do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul (Bovespa: BRSR3; BRSR5; BRSR6), a financial institution that operates in the commercial, social and development areas, serving all segments of Brazil’s southern of society, headquartered at Rua Capitão Montanha, 177, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, CNPJ/MF No. 092.702.067/0001-96, in compliance with the terms established by CVM Instruction No. 358/02, as amended by CVM Instruction 449/07, informs the receipt of the attached document from BlackRock, Inc., regarding to its shareholding position, pursuant to current regulations.

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João Emílio Gazzana
CFO and Investor Relations Officer
Banco do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul S.A. - Banrisul

About Banco do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul S.A.:
Founded in 1928, Banco do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul SA ("Banrisul") is a multiple bank controlled by the State of Rio Grande do Sul, listed among the largest Brazilian banks in total assets, and currently is the 10th Brazilian bank in relation to net income and the 7th in Brasil in number of branches, having the largest branch network in the State. It has a strong presence in Southern Brazil, with focus on promoting economic and social development of the Estado do Rio Grande do Sul.