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The highest membership category, reserved exclusively for those elite firms which are noted leaders in US-Brazil business and remain at the forefront for increased relations between the two nations.

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	Banco Bradesco was founded in 1943 as a commercial bank under the name &ldquo;Banco Brasileiro de Descontos S.A.&rdquo;. In 1948, we entered a period of intense expansion, which made us becoming Brazil&rsquo;s largest commercial bank in the private sector at the end of the 1960s. We expanded our activities nationwide during the 1970s, conquering Brazilian urban and rural markets. In 1988, we incorporated our housing loan subsidiaries, our investment bank, and our finance company, making us a multiple bank and then we changed our name to Banco Bradesco S.A. We are one of Brazil&rsquo;s largest private banks (non controlled by government) in terms of total assets. We provide a wide range of banking and financial products and services in Brazil and abroad to individuals, small to mid-sized companies and major local and international corporations and institutions. We have the most extensive private-sector branch and service network in Brazil, which permits us to reach a diverse customer base. Our services and products encompass banking operations such as lending and deposit-taking, credit card issuance, consortiums, insurance, leasing, payment collection and processing, pension plans, asset management and brokerage services. According to information published by the Superintend&ecirc;ncia de Seguros Privados (the Superintendency of Private Insurance, which is known as &ldquo;SUSEP&rdquo;) and by the Ag&ecirc;ncia Nacional de Sa&uacute;de Suplementar (the National Agency of Supplemental Health, known as &ldquo;ANS&rdquo;), we are the largest insurance, pension plan and t&iacute;tulos de capitaliza&ccedil;&atilde;o provider in Brazil on a consolidated basis in terms of insurance premiums, pension plan contributions and income from certificated savings plans. At the end of 2008, the balance of the Bradesco Organization&rsquo;s savings accounts totaled R$37.8 billion, a 15.1% growth compared to December 2007, representing an 18.0% market share in the SBPE and securing Bradesco&rsquo;s leadership among all private banks in the Brazilian financial system. The Bank is extremely active in the area of social and environmental responsibility through the Funda&ccedil;&atilde;o Bradesco.This foundation is directed at educating children, young people and adults and provides free education to more than 108,000 pupils in 40 schools located in every Brazilian state and the Federal District. Bradesco also takes part in diversified social and environmental initiatives involving culture, the environment, sport, education, information and citizenship rights.</p>
Banco Bradesco S.A. Membership Type: Platinum Primary Industry: Financial Services and Banking

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	Established in 1808, Banco do Brasil (BB) is the largest bank in Brazil today. Created to facilitate funding operations and to promote the development of the nation&sbquo;s industrial sector, Banco do Brasil was the first bank to operate in the country and the fourth in the world to issue currency. Over the past several years, it has become an even more dynamic, modern and competitive organization, and is more committed than ever to the nation&sbquo;s growth and development. During its 196 years of operation, Banco do Brasil has built a culture of innovation, an unparalleled knowledge base and myriad areas of expertise to service all segments of the Brazilian market. In order to advance social development in Brazil, Banco do Brasil created the Banco do Brasil Foundation in 1988. The foundation is present in more than 800 Brazilian municipalities, promoting and funding a broad range of initiatives in the areas of education, culture, health, sports &amp; recreation, social welfare, as well as science and technology. Banco do Brasil is present in more than 3,000 cities and &circ; with 14,593 points of service &circ; offers the largest distribution network in Brazil. Banco do Brasil also has the largest international service network among Brazilian banks. BB has a presence in 21 countries (with 17 branches, 7 sub-branches, 9 business units and 5 subsidiaries), boasting the largest foreign branch network of any Brazilian bank. BB is also an important partner for Brazilian businesses engaged in foreign trade all over the world. Banco do Brasil has been operating in the United States since 1969, focused primarily on foreign trade and structured finance operations. In mid-2005, the bank announced the opening of BB Securities New York, a brokerage company established to assist Brazilian companies with the US stock market. Its strong international footprint underscores the fact that Banco do Brasil&#39;s credibility goes far beyond Brazil&sbquo;s domestic borders, making BB a very attractive investment alternative for foreign investors in the international capital market. For additional information on the Banco do Brasil, and its services, please log on to Banco do Brasil web site (<a href="http://www.bb.com.br" target="_blank">www.bb.com.br</a>).</p>
Banco do Brasil Membership Type: Platinum Primary Industry: Financial Services and Banking

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Established in 1808, Banco do Brasil (BB) is the largest bank in Brazil today....

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	<span style="font-size:12px;">Ita&uacute; BBA is the wholesale, investment and institutional treasury banking arm of the Ita&uacute; Unibanco group, one of the largest financial conglomerates in the world. We serve institutional investors and companies with sales in excess of R$150 million. Given the complexity of the businesses of these clients, we know that our activity must be customized to each one individually.</span></p>
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	<span style="font-size:12px;">Our portfolio includes products and services such as asset management, mergers and acquisitions consultancy, share offerings, securitization, derivatives, structured operations, cash management, financing, and guarantees, among others. All of our solutions are designed by our teams of specialists based on the specific profile and needs of each client.</span></p>
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	<span style="font-size:12px;">We want to be a part of our clients&#39; success, which is why we have established a presence in the world&#39;s major financial centers. &nbsp;</span></p>
Itaú BBA Membership Type: Platinum Primary Industry: Financial Services and Banking

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	J.P.&nbsp;Morgan is a leader in financial services, offering solutions to clients in more than 100 countries with one of the most comprehensive global product platforms available. We have been helping our clients to do business and manage their wealth for more than 200 years. Our business has been built upon our core principle of putting our clients&rsquo; interests first.&nbsp;</p>
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	J.P.&nbsp;Morgan is part of JPMorgan Chase&nbsp;&amp;&nbsp;Co. (NYSE: JPM), a global financial services firm with assets of $2.3&nbsp;trillion.</p>
JPMorgan Membership Type: Platinum Primary Industry: Financial Services and Banking

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	Petrobras&rsquo; history parallels the history of Brazilian oil itself. The company entered the 21st century facing challenges efficiently and proactively, and has positioned itself for continued robust growth. Petr&oacute;leo Brasileiro S/A is: - An integrated company that performs oil and oil byproduct exploration, production, refining, marketing, and transportation, both in Brazil and abroad; - An energy company with a huge social responsibility and one that is deeply concerned with environmental preservation; - A company that boasts countless records in the energy sector and has earned strong international recognition; More than 100 production platforms, sixteen refineries, 30,000 kilometers of ducts and more than 6,000 gas stations. Wherever you go in Brazil, Petrobras&rsquo; strong presence becomes readily apparent, contributing to the nation&#39;s continued development. Petrobras is headquartered in the city of Rio de Janeiro, and has offices and administration managers in major Brazilian cities, such as Salvador, Brasilia and S&atilde;o Paulo. Given the new highly competitive scenario of the energy industry, Petrobras has taken a new stance toward the future, using the most modern management tools. This new stance is helping the company achieve its strategic goals of growth, internationalization, profitability and productivity. And Petrobras is also present in other countries, namely Angola, Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Nigeria, and the United States, as well as having the support of its overseas offices in New York and Japan.</p>
Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. - PETROBRAS Membership Type: Platinum

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