RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA is planning to distribute $1.6 billion to $1.7 billion in extraordinary dividends to shareholders, using proceeds from its recent deal with Boeing Co, the Valor Econômico newspaper reported on Thursday.
Boeing in July struck a deal to take an 80 percent stake in the commercial aircraft arm of Embraer, a move expected to reshape the global passenger aircraft industry.
Under the deal, which values Embraer’s jet business at $5.26 billion according to the most recent calculations, Embraer expects net proceeds to total $3 billion.
The company is likely to announce the dividend at a shareholders meeting following the government’s approval of the deal, Valor said, without saying how it got the information.
Embraer did not provide an immediate comment.
Reporting by Gram Slattery; editing by Jason Neely