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Notice to the Market − Payment of Complementary Dividends

NOTICE TO SHAREHOLDERS

PAYMENT OF COMPLEMENTARY DIVIDENDS

We hereby inform the shareholders that was approved, in General Shareholders’ Meeting of March 25th, 2008, in compliance with the Bylaws of Banrisul, payment of dividends for the year 2007, in the amount of R$ 132,477,867.49 (one hundred thirty two million, four hundred seventy seven thousand, eight hundred sixty seven Reais and forty nine Centavos), based on income of the year ended on December 31st, 2007.
Dividends will be paid as follows:

Class / Type of Share Dividends per Share
Common Share 0.32361600
Preferred Share − Class A 0.35597760
Preferred Share − Class B 0.32361600

All the shareholders registered in the Company‘s records as owners or usufruct right holder of such shares as on March 25th, 2008, will be entitled to dividends, after which shares were traded ‘ex-dividend’.

Income Tax:
As per legislation, dividends are exempt from Income Tax.

Types of Payment:
On April 23rd, 2008, dividends will be credited directly into the checking accounts of shareholders who are accountholders of BANRISUL. For other shareholders, dividends will be paid at any branch of Banrisul starting on the same date, with proper proof of identity required.
Shareholders, whose shares are in custody at the Stock Exchanges, will receive dividends through the brokerage firm where they made the respective deposit.

Expiry Period:
According to Article 287 of Law 6404, dividends not claimed within three years from the date they have
been declared, will lapse.

Porto Alegre, April 14th, 2008.

Ricardo Richiniti Hingel
CFO and Investor Relations Officer
BANCO DO ESTADO DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL S.A.

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Contact IR

Phone: +55 51 3215-3232
E-mail: ri@banrisul.com.br

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