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PETRORIO INFORMS RESIGNATION OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBER

Rio de Janeiro, June 3rd, 2016 - Petro Rio S.A. ("PetroRio" or the "Company") (BM&FBOVESPA: PRIO3, TSX-V: PRJ), informs that its Board of Directors approved, on this date, the acknowledgment of the resignation of Mr. Vinicius do Nascimento Carrasco from his position as board member of PetroRio and, subsequently, from his position as a member of the PetroRio’s Audit Committee. Such resignation is effective as of May 31, 2016.


As the number of members of the Board of Directors is in compliance with Article 16 of the Company’s Bylaws, there will not be election of a substitute member in accordance with article 150 of Law 6,404 / 1976.

The Company also acknowledges, on this date, the act appointing Mr. Carrasco for the position of member of the Board of Officers at the Brazilian Development Bank (Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social - BNDES). PetroRio is grateful for the excellent services rendered by Mr. Carrasco and wishes success in his new challenges.