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SÃO PAULO, DECEMBER 21, 2012 – GOL Linhas Aéreas 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 the provisions set forth in CVM Instruction n.° 358/2002, hereby announces to its shareholders and the market that its Board of Directors approved at a meeting held today the sale of the Company’s preferred shares held in treasury, pursuant to the CVM Instruction n.° 10, dated February 14, 1980, as amended, under the conditions below.
The purpose is the sale of preferred shares of the Company held in treasury, given the termination of the Company’s stock repurchase program, approved at the Board of Directors’ Meeting held on August 11, 2011, due to the fact that the circumstances which resulted in the shares being held in treasury no longer prevail. The maximum term for the sale of shares as authorized shall be February 13, 2013, counted as from this date.
The number of shares to be sold is of up to 3,724,225 preferred shares of the Company held in treasury.
The number of outstanding shares of the Company is ninety-eight million, one hundred and twenty-nine thousand, four hundred and thirty-seven (98,129,437) preferred shares, as recorded in the stock deposit account informed by the depositary financial institution on December 20, 2012.
The sales shall be carried out at the BM&FBOVESPA, at market prices, and shall be intermediated by the following financial institution:
· BANCO SANTANDER (BRASIL) S.A., with head office at Av. Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek, 2.041/2.235, Vila Olímpia, São Paulo, SP, CEP 04543-011.
ABOUT GOL LINHAS AÉREAS INTELIGENTES S.A.
u GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes S.A. (Bovespa: GOLL4 and NYSE: GOL), the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, offers around 900 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. The SMILES loyalty program allows members to accumulate miles and redeem tickets to more than 560 locations around the world via flights with foreign partner airlines. The Company also operates Gollog, a logistics service which retrieves and delivers cargo and packages to and from more than 3,500 cities in Brazil and eight abroad. With its portfolio of innovative products and services, GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes offers the best cost-benefit ratio in the market.
This release contains forward-looking statements relating to the prospects of the business, estimates for operating and financial results, and those related to growth prospects of GOL. These are merely projections and, as such, are based exclusively on the expectations of GOL’s management Such forward-looking statements depend, substantially, on external factors, in addition to the risks disclosed in GOL’s filed disclosure documents and are, therefore, subject to change without prior notice
GOL LINHAS AÉREAS INTELIGENTES S.A.
/S/ Edmar Prado Lopes Neto
Name: Edmar Prado Lopes Neto
Title: Investor Relations Officer
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