Petrobras announces that on March 4th, 2015, the presiding judge appointed Universities Superannuation Scheme, Ltd. as the lead plaintiff in the Class Action filed against Petrobras in the New York federal court.

A conference call between the presiding judge, Petrobras and the lead plaintiff will take place on March 6th, 2015, in order to plan the next steps in the proceeding.

As the Company stated on February 13th, 2015, it has hired a specialized U.S. law firm and will defend itself against the allegations in this lawsuit.