Petrobras to take graft-linked writedown in Q4 audited result -source

miércoles 28 de enero de 2015 08:12 GYT

RIO DE JANEIRO Jan 28 (Reuters) - Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras is likely to take a corruption-related charge against earnings in its 2014 fourth-quarter audited financial statement expected by the end of April, a source with direct knowledge of the company's plans told Reuters on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, the board of Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as Petrobras is formally known, declined to take a corruption-related writedown investors had expected as part of its delayed unaudited third-quarter financial statements.

The source asked for anonymity because no authorization had been given to speak to the press. (Reporting by Jeb Blount and Marta Nogueira)