Grendene

Investor Relations

Question and Answers

What is Grendene´s profile?
Grendene is one of the largest producers of footwear in the world. It has some of the best-known brands on the Brazilian market, such as Melissa, Ipanema, Grendha, Zaxy, Rider, Cartago and Grendene Kid's. For more information visit our website (Profile)
How can I contact the Investor Relations area?

Regular mail:
Grendene SA
Av. Pedro Grendene, 131, Bairro Volta Grande
95180-000 - Farroupilha - RS - Brazil

Phone: 55-54-2109-9011
Fax: 55-54-2109-9988
E-mail: dri@grendene.com.br
Website: http://ri.grendene.com.br/en

What kind of share was issued by Grendene and where was the registration of the Company as a listed company made?
Since Grendene opened its capital on October 28, 2004, it issued only common shares i.e. shares with voting rights at the General Meetings of Shareholders. The Company was registered at the highest level of Corporate Governance, the Novo Mercado of the BM&FBovespa S.A. - Bolsa de Valores, Mercadorias e Futuros.
How and where does Grendene publish its information?
Consult our schedule of corporate events on our Investor Relations site.  All Grendene´s communications with the market are carried out simultaneously through the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM, and the B3 (BM&FBovespa) and the Company´s own investor relations website (http://ri.grendene.com.br/en). 

The complete financial statements are published annually in the following Brazilian newspapers "O Povo" and "Diário Oficial do Estado do Ceará".

The Company website contains the quarterly financial statements, press releases, presentations, official market notices, messages to shareholders and minutes of meetings. All you need do is visit the Financial Information, Communications and Corporate Governance sections, sub-item Corporate Acts. (http://ri.grendene.com.br/en).

Other information about the Company can also be found on the sites of the B3 S.A. - Bolsa, Brasil, Balcão (http://www.b3.com.br) and the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (CVM) (http://www.cvm.gov.br)

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Where are Grendene shares traded and what is the ticker code?

Grendene´s common shares are traded on the Novo Mercado of the B3 S.A. - Brasil, Bolsa, Balcão. The ticker code for the Grendene share is GRND3.

What is the Novo Mercado and what are the advantages it brings to the shareholder?
The Novo Mercado ("New Market" in English) is a segment of shares of listed companies which have voluntarily committed themselves to corporate governance practices which go beyond those required by law. These rules increase the rights of shareholders and, improve the quality of the information usually provided by companies, amongst other benefits.

The main innovation of the Novo Mercado in relation to the legislation is that it prohibits the issue of preferred shares.
 
More information on the Novo Mercado (http://www.b3.com.br/en_us/)
How can you buy and sell Grendene shares?
The first step is to look for a BM&FBovespa´s broker and hire their services. Then, with the advice of the professionals of the Broker, the investor chooses the actions you want to acquire and transmit the purchase order directly to the broker. You can also buy and sell shares via the Internet through your broker's site (make sure it has this service available).
What percentage of tag-along rights does Grendene offer?
Grendene´s By-Laws foresee the extension to other shareholders of the same conditions as the controlling shareholders when control of the company is sold, i.e. 100% of tag-along rights.
What is the shareholding structure of Grendene?

Grendene´s shareholder structure is available on the Company´s website and it can be seen by click here.

What is the bookkeeping?
The bookkeeping is the institution in Brazil which registers the shares in the name of the person who bought them and guarantees the ownership.
Who is the bookkeeping for Grendene´s registered shares?
The bookkeeping for Grendene´s registered shares is Banco Bradesco S.A.
How can I find out my position in Grendene shares?

The shareholding position can be obtained from any branch of Banco Bradesco S.A.

What documents are needed to transfer shares?

Contact Shareholder Service Center: 0800-701-1616.

What documents are required to update the register?

Contact Shareholder Service Center: 0800-701-1616.

How does Grendene calculate its operating income?
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes) is the main way of calculating Grendene´s operating profit. This figure represents the operating income i.e. the profit reached after operating costs, expenses and discounts granted to clients are deducted. Through the EBIT, the Company can calculate the purely operational performance i.e. without the impact of its financial structure, non-operational items and other tax items.
How does Grendene calculate its cash generation?
EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization) is the main way of calculating Grendene´s cash generation. This figure is reached by adding the EBIT to depreciation and amortization.
How do I receive my dividends?

Shareholders should keep their details registered and updated with Banco Bradesco S.A. S.A. (custodian bank) to ensure the complete exercise of their rights. All that needs to be done is to go to any branch of Banco Bradesco S.A. with the correct documents. Investors whose bank details are updated in the share registration, whether they are accountholders of Itaú or other banks automatically receive the amounted decided on the date of the start of the payment stipulated by Grendene.
They are also notified through a "Written Notice of Credited Revenues", which specifies all the details of the amount credited. Should investors not have the details of the bank figures, the dividends will be available from the date of the start of the payment stipulated by the company. The investor should go to a Banco Bradesco S.A. branch to receive them, bringing all the identification documents and the "Written Notice of Credited Revenues" in which the payment was notified.

What is Grendene´s policy on distributing dividends?

The dividend payment is quarterly, on dates to be determined by the Board in approving the results of each quarter, "ad referendum" of the Annual General Meeting to consider the balance sheet and financial statements for the current fiscal year.

When did Grendene pay its dividends?

In the company's website is available the history of dividend payments. More information visit the link Dividends History

Where to get information about Grendene´s products?
Information about Grendene´s products can be obtained by visiting the link: http://www.grendene.com.br/en
What is the mission, vision and values of Grendene?

Mission - To create a type of fashion that is democratic, responding rapidly to the market´s needs, while generating attractive returns for the company´s and its partners.

Vision - To Be the most profitable company in the world among the leading organizations in the sector.

Grendene Values -

Profit: Profit is essential and irreplaceable for keeping Grendene in operation and maintaining jobs.
Competitiveness: Increased productivity - costs and expenses under revision and constant reduction.
Innovation and agility: Proactively handling difficulties, innovating and doing the best.
Ethics: Integrity, Respect and Transparency - Think, Speak, and Act.