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SAO PAULO, Aug 12 (Reuters) - State-owned oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA selected one of its current board members to head the company's pension fund, Fundação Petrobras de Seguridade Social, known as Petros, according to a securities filing on Friday.
Walter Mendes will step down as a Petrobras board member to head Petros, it said. He will be replaced on the board by Marcelo Mesquita. (Reporting by Tatiana Bautzer; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and W Simon)