RIO DE JANEIRO, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oi S.A. ("Oi", BM&FBOVESPA: OIBR3, OIBR4; NYSE: OIBR and OIBR.C) hereby announces to its shareholders and the market in general that it filed the preliminary prospectus supplement relating to the Offering (as defined below) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof. The Offering may initially consist of 1,917,028,657 common shares and 3,834,057,315 preferred shares, totaling 5,751,085,972 shares, including shares in the form of American Depositary Shares, represented by American Depositary Receipts (the "Offering"). The number of shares initially offered, not considering the exercise of the Hot Issue (defined below), may be increased, at the option of the lead coordinator, by up to 15%, or 287,554,298 common shares and 575,108,597 preferred shares, totaling 862,662,895 shares, in order to fulfill subsequent demand for the Offering (the "Over-Allotment Option"). Finally, the number of shares initially offered, not considering the exercise of the Over-Allotment Option, may be increased, at the Company's discretion, in agreement with the joint bookrunners of the Offering, by up to 20%, or 383,405,731 common shares and 766,811,463 preferred shares, totaling 1,150,217,194 shares (the "Hot Issue").
Banco BTG Pactual S.A.—Cayman Branch, BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays Capital Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Banco Espirito Santo de Investimento S.A., HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., Banco do Brasil Securities LLC, Banco Bradesco BBI S.A., Caixa – Banco de Investimento, S.A., Goldman, Sachs & Co., Itau BBA USA Securities Inc., Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and Santander Investment Securities Inc. are acting as joint bookrunners in connection with the international offering.
Oi will maintain its shareholders and the market informed of any subsequent events related to the Offering.
Bayard De Paoli Gontijo
Chief Financial Officer and Investor Relations Officer
The Offering is being made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement. A preliminary prospectus supplement with further information about the proposed offering has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). Before you invest, you should read the preliminary prospectus supplement and other documents Oi has filed with the SEC for more complete information about the company and the Offering. When available, you may access these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC web site at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, Oi will arrange to send you the prospectus after filing if you request it by calling toll-free 1-855-672-2332.
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