Rule 12g3-2(b) Exemption # 82-35186
We hereby inform that the Board of Directors of Banco do Brasil, in a meeting held on 04.19.2010, decided:
a) to approve to increase the capital of Banco do Brasil through the issue of up to 286 million new common shares ("Issue") and the disposal of treasury shares by the merger of Besc, Bescredi and BEP.
b) to approve the acquisition of equity control of Banco Patagonia S.A.
Marco Geovanne Tobias da Silva
Head of IR