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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
 

 
FORM 6-K
 
REPORT OF FOREIGN ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
For May, 2017
(Commission File No. 1-31317)
 

 
Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Basic Sanitation Company of the State of Sao Paulo - SABESP
(Translation of Registrant's name into English)
 


Rua Costa Carvalho, 300
São Paulo, S.P., 05429-900
Federative Republic of Brazil
(Address of Registrant's principal executive offices)



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COMPANHIA DE SANEAMENTO BÁSICO DO ESTADO DE SÃO PAULO - SABESP

 

PUBLICLY HELD COMPANY

CNPJ 43.776.517/0001-80

NIRE 35300016831

 

MATERIAL FACT

PRELIMINARY STUDIES ON ALTERNATIVES FOR THE COMPANY'S CAPITALIZATION

 

 

Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo – Sabesp (“Company” or “Sabesp”), pursuant to the provisions of Article 157, Paragraph 4 of Law No. 6.404/76 and the provisions of CVM Instruction No. 358/02, announces to its shareholders and to the market in general that, the State Privatization Program’s  Board, established by the  State Law 9.361, dated as of July 5th, 1996, unanimously resolved, on this date (“Resolution”):

 

(i) To proceed with studies on alternatives for the Capitalization of Sabesp (“Capitalization”);

 

(ii) The hiring, by Sabesp, of the International Finance Corporation (“IFC”), an institution bound to the World Bank; and

 

(iii) The conclusion of an agreement between Sabesp and the São Paulo State Government, through the Secretariat of Sanitary and Water Resources and the Secretariat of Finance, to delineate the scope of the IFC’s hiring and to govern the relationship between the contracting parties, including proportional reimbursement of expenses.

 

The proposed Capitalization provides the establishment of a new company to exercise Sabesp’s direct corporate control after the conference of the totality of share interest owned by the São Paulo State Government into the stock capital of the new company. São Paulo State Government will continue, under any circumstances, to hold sufficient shareholding interest to assure the exercise of Sabesp’s majority corporate control, as provided by law. The purpose of the Capitalization is to overcome financial restrictiveness and preserve the expansion of the activities of universalization of basic sanitation services promoted by the Company.

 

If further studies are implemented, new information will be disclosed regarding the possible Capitalization, which, if continued, may provide for the admission of institutional investors in order to fund the new company's share capital, allowing to strengthen Sabesp's corporate governance and business efficiency in order to preserve the development of its activities of universal sanitation services in the São Paulo State.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 

 

 

 

 

During this process the Company will disclose any relevant developments over this subject

 

 

The Resolution is available on Sabesp’s Investor Relations website, section Material Facts.

 

 

 

 

 

São Paulo, May 12, 2017.

   

 

 

Rui de Britto Álvares Affonso

Chief Financial Officer 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, in the city São Paulo, Brazil.
Date: May 15, 2017
 
Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo - SABESP
By: /s/  Rui de Britto Álvares Affonso    
 
Name: Rui de Britto Álvares Affonso
Title: Chief Financial Officer and Investor Relations Officer
 

 

 
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