CVRD Announces Forward Stock Split

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Aug. 30 /CNW/ -- Companhia Vale do Rio Doce
(CVRD) announces that the forward stock split proposal was approved at the
Extraordinary General Shareholders' Meeting, which took place today. After
giving effect to the stock split, CVRD's capital will be composed of
4,919,314,116 shares, 2,999,797,716 common shares and 1,919,516,400 preferred
class "A" shares, including 12 golden shares.
    On September 3, 2007, each of the Company's shares traded on the Sao
Paulo Stock Exchange (Bovespa) will be split into two shares. Hence, each
current share, both common (VALE3) and preferred (VALE5), will be represented
by two shares post-split. On September 6, 2007, the distribution of the new
shares will take place, in the proportion of one additional share issued per
each existing share, for the shareholders of record as of August 31, 2007
(record date in Brazil).
    On September 13, 2007, each of the Company's American Depositary Receipts
(ADR) representing common shares (RIO) or preferred shares (RIOPR) listed on
the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) will also be split. Furthermore, also on
September 13, the distribution of new ADRs, in the proportion of one
additional ADR issued per existing ADR, will be finalized, for ADR holders of
record as of September 5, 2007 (record date in the US). As a consequence, the
ratio of one ADR to one underlying common or preferred share will be
    The new shares issued due to the split will be of the same type and class
as the original shares and will have the same political and economic rights.
This includes but it is not limited to the right to receive the second
installment of the dividend distribution for 2007, if approved by the Board of
Directors at its meeting on October 18, 2007.
    Due to operational reasons, from September 3 through September 12, 2007,
the CVRD shares listed on the Bovespa will be traded post-split whereas the
ADRs listed on the NYSE will be traded pre-split. Post-split trading on the
NYSE will start on September 13, 2007.
    JP Morgan, the depositary bank of our ADRs, will not execute issuances
and/or cancellations of ADRs between September 3 and 17, 2007. However, the
trading of CVRD's ADRs on the NYSE will occur normally.
    The notes due 2010, series RIO and RIO P, mandatorily convertible into
CVRD ADRs will have their conversion rates adjusted to reflect the share

For further information:

For further information: Roberto Castello Branco,, or Alessandra Gadelha,, or Patricia Calazans,, or Marcelo Silva Braga,, or Theo Penedo,,  or
Marcus Thieme,, all of CVRD,  +011-55-21-3814-4540
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