SAO PAULO, Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (BM&FBOVESPA: GOLL4 and NYSE: GOL), (S&P: B, Fitch: B+, Moody's: B3), the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, hereby announces that in a meeting held today, the Board of Directors have authorized the management of Smiles S.A. ("Smiles"), a subsidiary of the Company, to take the necessary actions to submit the registration of Smiles as a public company and execution of the IPO (initial public offering) with the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM), as well as other formalities associated with this type of operation, whose the effective realization is conditioned on market conditions. The Company will keep the market informed of any important future developments regarding this matter.
Any shares offered in a potential IPO, if any, were not and will not be registered pursuant to the Securities Act and may not be offered or sold (a) in the United States absent registration under the Securities Act or an exemption from the applicable registration in accordance with the Securities Act, or (b) in any other jurisdiction in which such an offer or sale is prohibited. This notice to the market does not constitute a sale offer or a solicitation of an offer of any securities.
Edmar Lopes - CFO
Andre Brandi - Planning and IR Manager
Gustavo Mendes - Investor Relations
Jenifer Nicolini - Investor Relations
Phone: (11) 2128-4700
Phone: (11) 2128-4183
ABOUT GOL LINHAS AEREAS INTELIGENTES S.A.
GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (Bovespa: GOLL4 and NYSE: GOL), the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, offers around 900 daily flights to 65 destinations in 10 countries in South America, Caribbean and the United States under the GOL and VARIG brands, using a young, modern fleet of Boeing 737-700 and 737-800 Next Generation aircraft, the safest, most efficient and most economical of their type. The SMILES loyalty program allows members to accumulate miles and redeem tickets to more than 560 locations around the world via flights with foreign partner airlines. The Company also operates Gollog, a logistics service which retrieves and delivers cargo and packages to and from more than 3,500 cities in Brazil and eight abroad. With its portfolio of innovative products and services, GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes offers the best cost-benefit ratio in the market.
SOURCE GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A.