In compliance with § 4th of Article 157, Law 6404/76, and CVM Directive no. 358/02, the Company informs its shareholders and further members of the stock market that the controlling shareholder DRAMD Participações e Administração Ltda. (DRAMD) is negotiating with Caixa de Previdência dos Funcionários do Banco do Brasil – Previ (PREVI) the exchange of common shares of this latter for preferred shares of DRAMD, both issued by Randon S.A. Implementos e Participações.
In case the negotiations with PREVI progress, DRAMD intends to make a Public Offering for the Acquisition of Common Shares issued by Randon (POS) to buy the total number of common shares outstanding in the market upon the exchange with preferred shares held by it. In this concern, DRAMD has consulted with CVM (Brazilian Securities Commission) about the possibility of making the OPA using a different procedure, in the event the negotiations advance.
The shareholders and the market will be informed on the development of this operation, as well as on its implementation.
Caxias do Sul, November 20, 2009.
Astor Milton Schmitt
Investor Relations Director