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Notice to Shareholders - Interest on Equity Payment

NOTICE TO SHAREHOLDERS

INTEREST ON EQUITY PAYMENT RELATED TO THE 2nd QUARTER OF 2010

We hereby inform the Shareholders that we will carry out the payment of interest on equity related to the second quarter of 2010, in the amount of R$ 50,873,211.75 (fifty million, eight hundred and seventy-three thousand, two hundred and eleven Reais and seventy-five cents) which, after Income Tax withholding at source, results on net interest on equity of R$ 43,242,229.99 (forty-three million, two hundred and forty-two thousand, two hundred and twenty-nine Reais and ninety-nine cents), according to the decision made at the Board of Director Meeting held on May 06, 2008.

All shareholders registered with this company as owners or beneficial owners of these shares on June 04, 2010 will be entitled to these payments.

Initial Payment: June 30, 2010

Class / Type of Share

Interest on Equity’s Gross Value, per Share

Income Tax Withholding at Source (15%)

Interest on Equity’s Net Value, per Share

ON

R$ 0.12439214

R$ 0.01865882

R$ 0.10573332

PNA

R$ 0.12439214

R$ 0.01865882

R$ 0.10573332

PNB

R$ 0.12439214

R$ 0.01865882

R$ 0.10573332

As stated in article 79 of the Company’s Bylaws, in article 9 of Law no. 9,249/95 and in item V of the Instruction no. 209/96 of the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (Comissão de Valores Mobiliários − CVM), the net amount of Interest on Equity will be credited to the dividend referring to fiscal year 2010.

Income Tax:
The payments will be subject to Income Tax withholding at source, pursuant to the pertinent legislation, except for corporate shareholders with proof of immune or exempt condition, which should be produced until June 22, 2010 and delivered at the following address:
Banco do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul
Unidade Financeira − Gerência de Relações com Investidores e Mercado de Capitais
Rua Caldas Júnior, 108 − 7° andar − Centro − Porto Alegre − RS
CEP: 90018-900

Telefone: 55 51 3215-3232
Fax: 55 51 3215-3200
Correio eletrônico: ir@banrisul-ri.com.br

Forms of Payment:
The payments will be credited to the current accounts of the shareholders holding current accounts with BANRISUL. For the remaining shareholders, the payment will be carried out in any bank branch agency, upon identification.
The holders of shares in custody will receive the interest on equity payments through the brokerage firm where they carry out the respective deposit.

Limitation Period:
Pursuant to the pertinent legislation, Law 6404 - art. 287, unclaimed interest on equity payments expires in three years, as from the date they were made available to the shareholder.

Porto Alegre, June 04, 2010.

Mateus Affonso Bandeira
CEO & Investor Relations Officer
Banco do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul S.A. − Banrisul

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Contact IR

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

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