SAO PAULO, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo - SABESP (BM&FBovespa: SBSP3; NYSE: SBS), one of the largest water and sewage services providers in the world based on the number of customers, in compliance with CVM Instruction no. 358 of January 3, 2002, issued by the Brazilian Securities Commission (Comissao de Valores Mobiliarios – CVM), discloses to its shareholders and to the market in general, the pricing for its 6.250% Notes Due 2020 ("Notes"), in the principal amount of US$350,000,000, to be placed outside of Brazil to certain qualified institutional investors. The proceeds from the offering of the Notes will be used to repay certain outstanding indebtedness of SABESP.
The Notes have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, and may not be offered or sold (a) in the United States or to U.S. persons unless the securities are registered under the Securities Act, or an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act is available, or (b) in any other jurisdiction in which such offer or sale is prohibited. The information contained herein shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes.