SAO PAULO, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (BM&FBOVESPA: GOLL4 and NYSE: GOL), (S&P: B, Fitch: B+, Moody's: B3), the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, in compliance with Article 157, Paragraph 4 of Law 6,404 of December 15, 1976, as amended, and pursuant to Article 2 of the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission ("CVM") Rule 358 of January 3, 2002, as amended, informs that its subsidiary, Smiles S.A. ("Smiles"), filed today with CVM, the request for the registration of Smiles as a publicly-held company and the initial public offering of shares ("IPO") to take place in Brazil, at the non-organized over-the-counter market, under the terms of CVM Rule 400 of December 29, 2003, as amended ("CVM Rule 400") and CVM Rule 480 of April 4, 2000, as amended, with placement efforts abroad ("Offering"). It´s expected that the common shares be accepted for trading at the BM&FBOVESPA Corporate Governance Novo Mercado (New Market). The IPO is conditioned on the registration of Smiles as a public company by CVM and market conditions.
Pursuant to Article 53 of CVM Rule 400, Smiles will appropriately notify the market on information about (a) other characteristics of the Offering, (b) places where the preliminary Offering Memorandum will be available, (c) the estimated dates and places where the Offering will be published and (d) the conditions, procedures, reservation period and book building period, as well as any and all information concerning the offering.
Edmar Lopes - CFO
Andre Carvalho - Planning and IR Manager
Gustavo Mendes - Investor Relations
Jenifer Nicolini - Investor Relations
Phone: +55 (11) 2128-4700
Phone: +55 (11) 2128-4183
ABOUT GOL LINHAS AEREAS INTELIGENTES S.A.
GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (Bovespa: GOLL4 and NYSE: GOL), the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, offers around 970 daily flights to 65 destinations in 10 countries in South America, Caribbean and the United States under the GOL and VARIG brands, using a young, modern fleet of Boeing 737-700 and 737-800 Next Generation aircraft, the safest, most efficient and most economical of their type.
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