RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - HRT Participações em Petróleo S.A. ("Company" or "HRT") (BM&FBOVESPA: HRTP3, TSX-V: HRP), pursuant to Article 157, paragraph 4 of Law 6,404 of December 15, 1976, as amended and Brazilian Securities Commission ("CVM") Instruction No. 358 of January 3, 2002 ("CVM Instruction 358"), hereby informs its shareholders and the market that the Company and Oliveira Trust Distribuidora de Títulos e Valores Mobiliários S.A., a financial institution with headquarters in the city of Rio de Janeiro, state of Rio de Janeiro, at Avenida das Américas 500, Block 13, Group 205, Barra da Tijuca, zip code 22640-100, enrolled with the National Corporate Taxpayers Register of the Ministry of Finance (CNPJ/MF) under no. 36.113.876/0001-91 ("Trustee"), representing the Debenture holders pooling, object of the Indenture for HRT's 1st Private Issuance of Debentures Convertible into Common Shares, in a Single Series, of a Subordinated Type ("Debenture holders" and "Indenture"), executed the 1st Amendment to the Indenture ("1st Amendment") in order to amend certain sections regarding (i) the Debentures' Remuneration commencement date; (ii) as well as the initial milestone for the calculation of the redemption amount provided for in item (i) of item 18.104.22.168.2 of the Indenture.
As a result of the 1st Amendment, the first Capitalization Period of the Debentures shall have the same initial term, which is the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Issuer which shall resolve on the completion of the Debentures' placement and the cancellation of any outstanding unsubscribed Debentures ("BD Meeting of Homologation"), which shall occur within no longer than: (i) eight (8) Business Days counted from the completion of the First Apportionment, in the event the Minimum Amount is reached; or (ii) eight (8) Business Days counted from the Second Apportionment, if applicable. By virtue of such amendment, the wording of items 4.9.1 and 22.214.171.124, were duly amended, and a new item 126.96.36.199 was included in the Indenture.
Additionally, the initial milestone for the calculation of the redemption amount provided for in item (i) of item 188.8.131.52.2 of the Indenture shall be the BD Meeting of Homologation and no longer the Debentures' subscription date.
Considering that the period for the exercise of the Preemptive Rights shall only start on October 28, 2014 (including), the 1st Amendment does not, directly or indirectly, amend or affect any rights and/or obligations of the Debenture holders, nor any rights and/or obligations of the Company, which may affect, directly or indirectly, the Debentures holders.
The full version of the 1st Amendment of the Indenture is available on the Company's website (http://www.hrt.com/ir) and on the websites of the CVM and Brazilian Stock, Commodities and Futures Exchange ("BM&FBOVESPA") and may be consulted at branches of the Mandatory Bookkeeping Institution.
For additional details, please contact HRT's Investor Relations office.
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Non-Registration with CVM - Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission and ANBIMA - Brazilian Association of Financial and Securities Market Entities, and other Securities and Exchange Commissions.
This Issuance will not be registered with CVM or with ANBIMA - Brazilian Association of Financial and Securities Market Entities, since the Debentures shall be subject of private placement, without (i) intermediation of institutions that are part of the securities distribution system; or (ii) any sale effort before indeterminate investors.
This Issuance has not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"), and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements. As a result, this Notice to Shareholders does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in the United States nor in any jurisdiction which such an offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful.
This Issuance has not been and will not be registered in Canada and this Notice to Shareholders does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in Canada nor in any jurisdiction which such an offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful.
HRT is one of Brazil's largest independent companies involved in oil and natural gas exploration and production. Through its subsidiaries, it is the operator of - and holder of a 60% stake in - the Polvo field, located in the southern portion of the Campos Basin, 100 km east of the city of Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro. The Polvo Field produces Brazil's 7th largest daily output of barrels of oil equivalent with 20.3º API from three reservoirs. Through its subsidiaries, HRT owns the "Polvo A" fixed platform and a 3,000 HP drilling rig operating in the field. The platform is connected to the "FPSO Polvo" vessel which has capacity for hydrocarbon separation, water treatment, and oil storage and offloading. The Polvo Field license covers an area of approximately 134 km2 and it holds many prospects for future exploration sites. Additionally, HRT has a 55% interest and is operator in 19 exploratory blocks in the Solimões Basin. It is also the operator of ten exploratory blocks off the Namibian coast in the Walvis Bay and Orange sub-basins. HRT is committed to minimizing any environmental impacts for areas in which it is active. Its commitment to local communities involves reducing the impacts of operations on health, safety and quality of life. For more details, visit the website: www.hrt.com.br/ri.
This document contains forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact contained in this document are Forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, statements regarding our drilling and seismic plans, operating costs, acquisitions of equipment, expectations of finding oil, the quality of oil we expect to produce and our other plans and objectives. Readers may identify many of these statements by words such as "expects", "believe", "hope" and "will" and similar words or the negative thereof. Although management believes that the expectations represented in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. By their nature, forward-looking statements require us to make assumptions and, accordingly, forward-looking statements are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. We warn readers of this document not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements because a number of factors may cause actual future circumstances, results, conditions, actions or events to differ materially from the plans, expectations, estimates or intentions expressed in the forward-looking statements and the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements. The following risk factors could affect our operations: the contingent resource and prospective resource evaluation reports involving a significant degree of uncertainty and being based on projections that may not prove to be accurate; risks involved in exploration and production of oil and natural gas; limited operating history as an oil and natural gas exploration and production company; drilling and other operational hazards; breakdown or failure of equipment or processes; contractor or operator errors; non-performance by third party contractors; labor disputes, disruptions or declines in productivity; increases in materials or labor costs; inability to attract sufficient labor; requirements for significant capital investment and maintenance expenses which HRT may not be able to finance; cost overruns and delays; exposure to fluctuating currency rates and commodity prices; economic conditions in Namibia and Brazil; complex laws that may affect costs or means of doing business; environmental, safety and health regulations that may become stricter in the future and lead to an increase in liabilities and capital expenditures, including indemnity and penalties for environmental damage; early termination, non-renewal and other similar measures related to concession agreements; and competition. We caution readers that this list of factors is not exhaustive and that when relying on forward-looking statements to make decisions, investors and others should also carefully consider other uncertainties and potential events. Forward-looking statements herein are based on the assumption that our plans and operations will not be affected by such risks, but if our plans and operations are thus affected, the forward-looking statements may become inaccurate.
The forward-looking statements in this document are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. These statements were made on of the date of this document. We do not undertake to update these forward-looking statements unless required by legislation applicable to securities.
SOURCE: HRT Participações em Petróleo S.A.
For further information:
Eduardo Larangeira Jácome - Investor Relations Officer
Tainah Costa - Investor Relations Specialist
Tel: +55 21 2105-9700