UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 6-K

 

Report of Foreign Private Issuer
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

For the month of July, 2022

 

Commission File Number 1-15106

 

 

PETRÓLEO BRASILEIRO S.A. – PETROBRAS

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Brazilian Petroleum Corporation – PETROBRAS

(Translation of Registrant's name into English)

 

Avenida Henrique Valadares, 28 – 19th floor 
20231-030 – Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Federative Republic of Brazil

(Address of principal executive office)

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F. 

Form 20-F ___X___ Form 40-F _______

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Yes _______ No___X____

 

 

 
 

 

 

Petrobras on remuneration to shareholders

Rio de Janeiro, July 28, 2022 – Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras, following up on the Press Release disclosed today, informs that its Board of Directors, at a meeting held today, approved the payment of dividends in the amount of R$ 6.732003 per outstanding preferred and common share.

The proposed dividend is in line with the Shareholder Remuneration Policy, which provides that in case of gross debt below US$ 65 billion, Petrobras may distribute to its shareholders 60% of the difference between operating cash flow and acquisitions of fixed and intangible assets (investments). In addition, the Policy also foresees the possibility of paying extraordinary dividends, provided that the financial sustainability of the Company is preserved.

The approval of the proposed dividend is compatible with the company's financial sustainability and is aligned with the commitment of value generation for the society and for the shareholders, as well as with the best practices in the oil and gas industry.

It is worth noting that in the Strategic Plan 2022-26 the investment projects requested by the business areas were met because they presented good resilience and are supported by operating cash generation and the flow of divestments, with no adverse effects on leverage. Therefore, there are no investments held back by financial or budgetary constraints and the decision to use the surplus resources to remunerate shareholders presents itself as the most efficient one for optimizing the allocation of cash.

Of the approved amount, (i) R$ 3.909190 per share refers to the anticipation of shareholder remuneration for 2022 and will be declared based on the balance sheet of June 30, 2022; and (ii) R$ 2.822813 per share will be paid out of profit retention reserves on the balance sheet for fiscal year 2021.

The dividends will be paid in two equal installments in August and September, as follows:

Amount to be paid: R$ 6.732003 per common and preferred share outstanding, whereby:

(i) the first installment, in the amount of R$ 3.366002 per outstanding preferred and common share, will be paid on August 31, 2022.

(ii) the second installment, in the amount of R$ 3.366001 per outstanding preferred and common share, will be paid on September 20, 2022.

Record date: August 11, 2022 for holders of Petrobras shares traded on B3 and August 15, 2022 for ADR holders traded on New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Petrobras shares will be traded ex-dividends on B3 and NYSE as of August 12, 2022.

Payment date: For holders of Petrobras shares traded on B3, first payment will be made on August 31, 2022 and second payment will be made on September 20, 2022. ADR holders will receive payments starting on September 08, 2022 and September 27, 2022, respectively.

Form of distribution: The first installment of payment will be made as follows: (a) dividends, of R$ 2.938861 per outstanding preferred and common share; and (b) interest on equity of R$ 0.427141 per outstanding preferred and common share. The second installment will be paid in full as dividends.

It is important to point out that these proceeds will be deducted from the dividends to be approved at the 2023 Annual Shareholders' Meeting for the year 2022, and their amounts will be adjusted by the Selic rate from the date of payment of each installment until the end of the current fiscal year for purposes of calculating the deduction.

Petrobras' Shareholder Remuneration Policy can be accessed on the company's website (https://www.investidorpetrobras.com.br/en/).

www.petrobras.com.br/ri

For more information:

PETRÓLEO BRASILEIRO S.A. – PETROBRAS | Investors Relations

e-mail: petroinvest@petrobras.com.br/acionistas@petrobras.com.br

Av. Henrique Valadares, 28 – 19 Andar – 20231-030 – Rio de Janeiro, RJ.

Tel.: 55 (21) 3224-1510/9947 | 0800-282-1540

 

 

This document may contain forecasts within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (Securities Act), and Section 21E of the Securities Trading Act of 1934, as amended (Trading Act) that reflect the expectations of the Company's officers. The terms: "anticipates", "believes", "expects", "predicts", "intends", "plans", "projects", "aims", "should," and similar terms, aim to identify such forecasts, which evidently involve risks or uncertainties, predicted or not by the Company. Therefore, future results of the Company's operations may differ from current expectations, and the reader should not rely solely on the information included herein.

 
 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

Date: July 28, 2022

 

PETRÓLEO BRASILEIRO S.A–PETROBRAS

By: /s/ Rodrigo Araujo Alves

______________________________

Rodrigo Araujo Alves

Chief Financial Officer and Investor Relations Officer

 

 

Petroleo Brasileiro ADR (NYSE:PBR)
Gráfico Histórico do Ativo
De Ago 2022 até Set 2022 Click aqui para mais gráficos Petroleo Brasileiro ADR.
Petroleo Brasileiro ADR (NYSE:PBR)
Gráfico Histórico do Ativo
De Set 2021 até Set 2022 Click aqui para mais gráficos Petroleo Brasileiro ADR.