SAO PAULO, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (BM&FBOVESPA: GOLL4 and NYSE: GOL), (S&P: B, Fitch: B-, Moody's: B3), the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, hereby announces that, on April 5, 2013, it entered into an investment agreement with the private equity firm General Atlantic, which establishes that General Atlantic, subject to certain conditions, will make a direct or indirect investment in GOL's subsidiary SMILES S.A., through a private equity fund constituted in accordance with CVM Instruction 391 of July 16, 2003.
The investment totals R$ 400 million. It has been further established that General Atlantic may not sell, or transfer in any other way, the SMILES S.A. shares it acquires for at least nine (9) months as of the conclusion of the Primary Public Offering of SMILES S.A. shares, currently under way.
The Shares were not and will not be registered pursuant to the Securities Act and may not be offered or sold (a) in the United States or by exemption from the applicable registration in accordance with the Securities Act, or (b) in any other jurisdiction in which such an offer or sale is prohibited. This notice to the market does not constitute a sale offer or a purchase request.
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INVESTOR RELATIONS Edmar Lopes - CFO Andre Carvalho - Planning and IR Manager Gustavo Mendes - Investor Relations Jenifer Nicolini - Investor Relations Phone: (11) 2128-4700
ABOUT GOL LINHAS AEREAS INTELIGENTES S.A.
GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (Bovespa: GOLL4 and NYSE: GOL), the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, offers around 970 daily flights to 65 destinations in 10 countries in South America, Caribbean and the United States.
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