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Petrobras financial report: 2Q17 results announcement

Derived from consolidated interim financial information reviewed by independent auditors, prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards – IFRS.

Main financial highlights

• Net Income of R$ 4,765 million in 1H-2017, compared to a loss of R$ 876 million in 1H-2016, as a result of:

-Increase of R$ 9,554 million in export revenues due to higher volume and oil prices;
-Gain of R$ 6,977 million due to the sale of participation in Nova Transportadora do Sudeste (NTS);
-Reduction of 68% in exploratory costs and 16% in sales, general and administrative expenses;
-Reduction of 7% in oil products sales in the domestic market and lower import expenses;
-Expenses with adherence to Tax Settlement Programs (R$ 6,234 million);
-Higher production taxes due to a higher oil price
-Provision for losses with receivables related to Vitória 10.000 drillship (R$ 818 million).

• Net income of 2Q-2017 remained in the same level in relation to 2Q-2016, reflecting the lower oil products margins, the reduction in the sales volume and the lower operating expenses.

• Rise of 6% of the Adjusted EBITDA* to R$ 44,348 million in 1H-2017, reflecting lower operational expenses and import costs. Adjusted EBITDA Margin* was 33% in 1H-2017

• In 1H-2017, Free Cash Flow* reached R$ 22,722 million, 70% higher than 1H-2016. This result reflects the combination of improvement in generation and reduction in investments. Free Cash Flow* in 2Q-2017 was positive for the ninth quarter in a row.

• Gross debt decreased 2%, from R$ 385,784 million as of December 31, 2016 to R$ 376,587 million and Net Debt* decreased 6%, from R$ 314,120 million as of December 31, 2016 to R$ 295,300 million as of June 30, 2017.

• In dollars, the decrease was of 7% (US$ 7,118 million) in Net Debt*, from US$ 96,381 million as of December 31, 2016 to US$ 89.263 million as of June 30, 2017. In addition, the liquidity management led to a weighted average maturity of outstanding debt to increase from 7.46 years as of December 31, 2016 to 7.88 years as of June 30, 2017.

• Reduction of the ratio between Net Debt* and LTM Adjusted EBITDA*, from 3.54 as of December 31, 2016 to 3.23 as of June 30, 2017. During the same period, Leverage* decreased from 55% to 53%.

• Petrobras employees as of June 30, 2017 were 63,152, a decrease of 18% compared to June 30, 2016, due to the voluntary separation incentive plan.

Main operating highlights

• Total crude oil and natural gas production reached 2,791 thousand boed in 1S-2017, being 2,671 thousand boed in Brazil, 6% higher than 1H-2016.

• In 2Q-2017, the FPSO P-66 started its operations in the Lula-South area, in the pre-salt of Santos basin and, in June, a record of operated production of crude oil and natural gas in the pre-salt area, of 1,686 thousand boed, was achieved. Furthermore, there were fewer expenses related to rig idleness.

• In 1H-2017, output of domestic oil products decreased by 7% when compared to 1H-2016, to 1,805 thousand bpd. Domestic oil product sales decreased 7% to 1,943 thousand bpd.

• The Company sustained its position of net exporter, with a balance of 401 thousand bpd in 1H-2017 (vs. 62 thousand bpd in 1H-2016) due to the increase in exports of 48% and reduction in imports of 25%, when compared to 1H-2016.

• Contributed to the decrease in the import volumes in 1H-2017, the higher share of domestic crude in the processed feedstock and of domestic natural gas in the sales mix.

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Source: Petrobras

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