6-K 1 elp20080423_6k.htm NOTICE TO SHAREHOLDERS Provided By MZ Data Products
 
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 

 
FORM 6-K
 
Report of Foreign Private Issuer
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
For the month of April, 2008

Commission File Number 1-14668
 

 
COMPANHIA PARANAENSE DE ENERGIA
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 

Energy Company of Paraná
(Translation of Registrant's name into English)
 

Rua Coronel Dulcídio, 800
80420-170 Curitiba, Paraná
Federative Republic of Brazil
(5541) 322-3535
(Address of principal executive offices)
 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F. 

Form 20-F ___X___ Form 40-F _______

 Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  

Yes _______ No ___X____


  COMPANHIA PARANAENSE DE ENERGIA - COPEL 
  Corporate Taxpayers’ ID (CNPJ): 76.483.817/0001-20 
  PUBLICLY-HELD COMPANY 
  CVM Register 1431-1 
  SEC Register (CUSIP) 20441B407 – Class “B” Preferred Shares 
  SEC Register (CUSIP) 20441B308 – Common Shares 
  LATIBEX Register 29922 – Class “B” Preferred Shares 

NOTICE TO SHAREHOLDERS

As resolved by the 53rd Annual General Meeting of COPEL, held on April 17, 2008, the Company shall begin payments to shareholders as of May 16, 2008, as follows:

1.    DIVIDENDS:     
1.1.    Gross amount: R$ 67,749,879.03     
1.2.    Earnings per share     
           1.2.1. For common shares    R$ 0.23622 
           1.2.2. For class "A" preferred shares    R$ 0.41239 
           1.2.3. For class “B” preferred shares    R$ 0.25990 
1.3.    Taxes: Exempt, as per Law 9249/95     
 
2.    INTEREST ON OWN CAPITAL:     
2.1.    Gross amount: R$ 200,000,000.00     
2.2.    Earnings per share     
           2.2.1. For common shares    R$ 0.69734 
           2.2.2. For class "A" preferred shares    R$ 1.21740 
           2.2.3. For class “B” preferred shares    R$ 0.76723 
2.3.    Taxes: 15.00%, as per Law 9249/95     
2.4.    Legal entities that are EXEMPT from withholding income tax according to Brazilian legislation must submit proof of their status to the Company (address in item 4.1) by May 06, 2008 by means of a document issued by the Federal Revenue Service, or a legal decision or declaration mentioning the Law related to the exemption. 
           
3.    MEANS OF PAYMENT     
3.1.    Credited to current account (as per shareholders’ registration details). 
3.2.    Credited to energy bills/invoices (for shareholders who are COPEL consumers). 
3.3.    Bank payment order.     
  
4.    ATTENDANCE     
4.1.    CURITIBA: Service to Shareholders     
    Rua Coronel Dulcídio, 800 - 2° andar    Telephone: DDG - 0800 41 2772 Fax : 0XX41 3331-2916 
    CEP 80420-170    e-mail: acionistas@copel.com 
4.2.    SÃO PAULO: Company Office     
    Alameda Santos, 1800 - 14° andar - cj.14 b     
    CEP: 01418-200    Telephone/Fax: 0XX11 3289-7211 
4.3.    STATE OF PARANÁ OUTSIDE CURITIBA: Company branches 
4.4.    OVERSEAS DEPOSITARY BANK: THE BANK OF NEW YORK 
           ADR Administation     
           101 Barclay Street     
           New York, NY – 10286 USA     
           Telephone: (212) 815.3626     

     Curitiba, April 24, 2008
PAULO ROBERTO TROMPCZYNSKI
Chief Financial and Investor Relations Officer


 
SIGNATURE
 
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

Date: April 23, 2008

 
COMPANHIA PARANAENSE DE ENERGIA – COPEL
By:
/S/  Rubens Ghilardi

 
Rubens Ghilardi
CEO
 

 

 
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