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Notice to shareholders

Notice to shareholders

BANCO DO ESTADO DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL S.A. (“Company”) hereby informs its shareholders and the market that, on August 29, 2007, the Central Bank of Brazil ratified the Company’s capital increase, approved by the Board of Directors’Meeting of July 24, 2007 (“Ratification”), in the amount of R$799,999,992.00 (seven hundred and ninety-nine million, nine hundred and ninety-nine thousand, nine hundred and ninety-two Reais) within the context of the Company’s primary public offering of 66,666,666 (sixty-six million, six hundred and sixty-six thousand, six hundred and sixty-six) class B preferred shares and secondary public offering of 107,246,377 (one hundred and seven million, two hundred and forty-six thousand, three hundred and seventyseven) class B preferred shares, totaling 173,913,043 (one hundred and seventy-threemillion, nine hundred and thirteen thousand and forty-three) class B registered book-entry preferred shares with no par value, registered with the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (Comissão de Valores Mobiliários - “CVM”) under nos. CVM/SRE/REM/2007/046 for the primary offering and CVM/SRE/SEC/2007/037 for the secondary offering.

Given the Ratification, as of September 3:
(a) the certificates of deposit comprising 2 (two) Shares and 1 (one) subscription unit (“Units”) will be automatically split into shares, with the delivery of 3 (three) Shares per Unit to each investor, irrespective of any obligation/action on the part of said investors; and

(b) the Shares will be freely traded on the special trading segment of the São Paulo Stock Exchange (“BOVESPA”) governed by the Level 1 DifferentiatedCorporateGovernance Regulations under the ticker “BRSR6”.

Porto Alegre, August 30, 2007
RICARDO RICHINITI HINGEL
CFOand Investor RelationsOfficer


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E-mail: ri@banrisul.com.br

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