Board of Brazil's Eletrobras OKs Petrobras debt renegotiation

viernes 12 de diciembre de 2014 08:25 GYT

SAO PAULO Dec 12 (Reuters) - Brazil's state-run power company Eletrobras said on Friday its board had approved a plan to renegotiate 8.5 billion reais ($3.2 billion) in debt owed to state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA .

Eletrobras said in a securities filing that the debt will be repaid to Petrobras in 120 monthly installments starting in February.

Under the terms of the plan, Brazil's Treasury will guarantee 4.3 billion reais of the amount, while the remaining 4.2 billion reais will come from a government development fund financed with taxes that consumers pay on their electricity bills. ($1 = 2.65 reais) (Reporting by Cesar Bianconi; Writing by Caroline Stauffer Editing by W Simon)