SÃO PAULO, Oct. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo – Sabesp (the "Company" or "Sabesp"), pursuant to the provisions of Paragraph 4 of Article 157 of Law 6,404/76 and the provisions of CVM Instruction no. 358/02, hereby informs its shareholders and the market in general that, in complement to the Notice to the Market issued on April 10, 2014, it entered into a Private Transaction Agreement and Other Adjustments (Instrumento Particular de Transação e Outras Avenças) with EMAE – Empresa Metropolitana de Águas e Energia S.A. ("EMAE"), subject to a condition precedent, aimed to fully and completely settle the disputes involving both parties, which were being disclosed and reported under item 4.3 of the Company's Reference Form (the "Agreement"), as follows:
(a) Action Requesting Arbitral Submission (Ação de Instituição de Compromisso Arbitral) – Case no. 0064069-18.2012.8.26.0100, currently being examined by the 5th Lower Civil Court of the Central Jurisdiction of São Paulo (5ª Vara Cível do Foro Central da Comarca de São Paulo), currently on appeal, commenced by EMAE to settle the dispute through arbitration – the Action Requesting Arbitration (Ação de Instituição da Arbitragem);
(b) Arbitration Proceedings (Procedimento Arbitral) – Case no. 069/2013, currently being examined by the Arbitration Center of the Amcham (São Paulo Chapter), initiated to request financial compensation for alleged past and future losses in the generation of electricity as a result of the water extraction and compensation for alleged costs already incurred and to be incurred with the operation, maintenance and monitoring of the Guarapiranga Reservoir – the Guarapiranga Arbitration (Arbitragem Guarapiranga);
(c) Lawsuit (Ação Ordinária) – Case no. 1064876-84.2013.8.26.0100, currently being examined by the 6th Lower Civil Court of the Central Jurisdiction of São Paulo (6ª Vara Cível do Foro Central da Comarca de São Paulo), filed by EMAE to request financial compensation for alleged past and future losses in the generation of electricity as a result of the water extraction and apportionment of the alleged costs already incurred and to be incurred with the operation, maintenance and monitoring of the Billings Reservoir by SABESP – the Billings Lawsuit (Ação Billings); and
(d) Provisional Remedy for the Production of Documents (Ação Cautelar de Exibição de Documentos) – Case no. 019598-24.2013.8.26.0053, filed by SABESP against EMAE at the 9th Public Treasury Trial Court of the Central Jurisdiction of São Paulo (9.ª Vara da Fazenda Pública da Comarca de São Paulo), to request the production of documents prior to the Settlement Agreement (Termo de Acordo) – Production of Documents.
Pursuant to Clause Two of the Agreement, the effectiveness of the transaction is subject to a condition precedent, i.e., the approval by the competent corporate bodies of the Company and EMAE, as well as Brazil's National Electric Power Agency (Agência Nacional de Energia Elétrica) – ANEEL.
With the Settlement Agreement, all disputes between the parties will be fully and completely settled. In order to do so, the Company agreed to pay EMAE the amounts set forth under clause 3.1 of the Agreement, as follows:
"3.1. Through to this Transaction, SABESP shall pay EMAE the following amounts, pursuant to the conditions set forth below, (the "Debt"):
(a) R$ 6,610,000.00 (six million six hundred and ten thousand reais) annually, adjusted for inflation as of the execution date of this instrument, as measured by the IPCA or any other index that may replace it, always up to the last workday of October of each fiscal year, with (i) the first of such annual payments due up to the last workday of October 2017 and (ii) the last payment due up to the last workday of October 2042; and
(b) R$ 46,270,000.00 (forty six million two hundred and seventy thousand reais), in five annual and successive installments, adjusted for inflation as measured by the IPCA or any other index that may replace it, with the first installment of R$ 9,254,000.00 (nine million two hundred and fifty four thousand reais) due on April 30, 2017 and the subsequent ones in 4 (four) installments of same amount, due on every April 30 of the subsequent years, or on the first following workday."
More details can be found in the Agreement and in a Technical Note on the Agreement, both available on the Company´s website, Investor Relations area.
The Company will keep the market informed of further developments regarding this material fact.
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