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Material Fact - Resignation of the Chairman and Election of New Chairman of the Board


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Rio de Janeiro, March 26, 2015 – Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras informs that Mr. Guido Mantega resigned today from his position as member and Chairman of Petrobras Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors, in a meeting also held today, approved, by majority vote, the election of Board member Mr. Luciano Galvão Coutinho as Chairman of the Board, replacing Mr. Guido Mantega.

The Board did not elect a new member.

Luciano Galvão Coutinho has been a member of Petrobras Board of Directors since April 2008. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Petrobras Distribuidora S.A. and has been the President of the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) since April 2007.
This election, as stated in Brazilian law 6.404 and in the Company’s bylaws, is valid until the next Shareholders Meeting.

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