RIO DE JANEIRO, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oi S.A. ("Oi" or the "Company", BM&FBOVESPA: OIBR3, OIBR4; NYSE: OIBR and OIBR.C) in accordance with article 157, paragraph 4 of Law No. 6,404/76, pursuant to CVM Instruction No. 358/02 and in furtherance of the Material Facts released on October 2, 2013 and February 20, 2014, notifies its shareholders and the market in general that, in a meeting held on April 1, 2014, the Board of Directors of the Company approved, among other things, the maximum number of share that may be issued in the primary offering of common and preferred shares of Oi, whose request for registration is being analyzed by the CVM (the "Offering").
In connection with the Offering, Oi may initially offer 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 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%, in other words, by up to 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 global coordinators of the Offering and the other international underwriters, by up to 20%, in other words, by up to 383,405,731 common shares and 766,811,463 preferred shares, totaling 1,150,217,194 shares (the "Hot Issue").
Oi will maintain its shareholders and the market informed of any subsequent events related to the Offering.
Oi S.A. Bayard De Paoli Gontijo Chief Financial Officer and Investor Relations Officer
Additional Information and Where to Find It:
Oi S.A. ("Oi") has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") for the offering to which this communication relates. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus in that registration statement and other documents Oi has filed with the SEC for more complete information about Oi and this offering. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC's website 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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