The Union asserted its shareholding control in Petrobras and elected six nominees to the company’s Board of Directors this Friday, 19, during a shareholders’ meeting, including those rejected by the company’s governance bodies, which should generate shares in the Securities Commission. (CVM) and in Justice.
Among those elected are the executive secretary of the Civil House, Jônathas de Castro, and the attorney general of the National Treasury, Ricardo Soriano.
They had been disapproved by the Eligibility Committee (Celeg) and by the Petrobras board at the time due to conflict of interest, prohibited by the state-owned company law. But the government ignored the fact and cast enough votes to elect the two nominees.
Castro and Soriano were elected with votes of 5.412 billion shares. Votes relating to 5,390,507,541 shares were required to elect a director this time.
Completing the Union’s seats are the company’s president, Caio Paes de Andrade, lawyers Gileno Barreto and Edison Garcia, and the National Treasury attorney, Iêda Cagni. Cagni obtained votes of 4.820 billion shares, below the minimum required. But since the two candidates below her were also Union nominations, the table dismissed a second round.
As a result, two members of the former Board of Directors, Ruy Schneider and Marcio Weber, who held the presidency of the Board, were not reappointed and ended their activities in the company.
The assembly decides, from now on, whether to approve by majority the appointment of the elected councilor, Gileno Barreto, to preside over the collegiate.
During the rite, Barreto, Paes de Andrade and Soriano declared themselves non-independent, while Jônathas de Castro, Edison Garcia and Iêda Cagni declared themselves independent.
In theory, this dependence is an indication of the degree of alignment with the shareholder who cast the votes, in this case the Federal Government.