NOTICE TO SHAREHOLDERS
The Board of Directors of UNIBANCO - UNIÃO DE BANCOS BRASILEIROS S.A. ("Unibanco") and of
UNIBANCO HOLDINGS S.A. ("Unibanco Holdings") in meetings held today, decided:
A) GDSs Ratio Change and the consequent split of the certificates and increasing of the
number of GDSs of the program
To amend Unibanco and Unibanco Holdings program of Global Depositary Shares ("GDSs") in order
to change the ratio of Units represented by each GDS. Thus, each GDS that currently represents ten
(10) Units¹ shall represent two (2) Units.
The GDSs are traded in the North American stock market and the management believes that the
market quotation value shall be adjusted to a more attractive trading level for its investors,
providing an improved liquidity to the stocks.
Record Date: considering that the above resolution depends on the approval by the Brazilian
Securities Exchange Commission in order to be effective, each GDS shall be traded as representing
ten (10) Units until the record date to be announced. After the approval by such regulatory body,
the GDSs will be traded representing two (2) Units.
Amendment to the GDSs Program: considering that the resolution taken will result in an increase
of the number of GDSs traded in the North American stock market, the management of Unibanco
and Unibanco Holdings is hereby authorized to execute all necessary acts to its implementation,
including the amendment to the documents and agreements related to the GDSs Program.
Dividends: the amounts quarterly paid, for each GDS, as interest on capital stock, according to the
terms established in the Meeting of the Board of Directors held on March 27th, 2008, shall be
proportionally adjusted in order to reflect the split of the GDSs.
¹ The Unit is a share deposit certificate representative of one preferred share issued by Unibanco
and one preferred share issued by Unibanco Holdings.
Capitalization of Reserves with Bonus Stock
To call Extraordinary Shareholders' Meetings of Unibanco and Unibanco Holdings, to be held on next
July 16th, 2008, respectively at 02:30 p.m. and 02:45 p.m., in order to decide upon the following
Capitalization of Reserves of Unibanco: proposed the increase of R$3,000,000,000.00 (three
billion Reais) to the capital stock, thereby increasing Unibanco's overall capital stock from
R$8,000,000,000.00 (eight billion Reais) to R$11,000,000,000.00 (eleven billion Reais) through the
capitalization of funds currently in the reserve designed to ensure that Unibanco has adequate
Capitalization of Reserves of Unibanco Holdings:
proposed the increase of R$1,744,510,000.00
(one billion, seven hundred and forty four million, five hundred and
ten thousand Reais) to the
capital stock, thereby increasing Unibanco Holdings' overall capital
stock from R$4,555,375,681.04
(four billion, five hundred and fifty five million, three hundred and
seventy five thousand, six
hundred and eighty one Reais and four cents) to R$6,299,885,681.04 (six
billion, two hundred and
ninety nine million, eight hundred and eighty five thousand, six
hundred and eighty one Reais and four cents) through the capitalization
of R$1,467,785,893.05 (one billion, four hundred and sixty
seven million, seven hundred and eighty five thousand, eight hundred
and ninety three Reais and
five cents) of the funds currently in the Equalization of Equity
Reserve and R$276,724,106.95 (two
hundred and seventy six million, seven hundred and twenty four
thousand, one hundred and six
Reais and ninety five cents) of the funds currently in the Reserve for
Bonus Stock (10%): the increase of Unibanco and Unibanco Holdings capital shall be effective by
means of the issuance of shares to be delivered, on a free basis, to the shareholders in the
proportion of one (1) new share for each ten (10) shares of the same type owned.
In case the proposals are approved by Unibanco and Unibanco Holdings Extraordinary Shareholders'
Meetings, the shareholders who hold Units shall receive, for each ten (10) Units held, one (1)
additional Unit, as bonus stock, and the shareholders who hold GDS shall receive, for each ten (10)
GDSs held, one (1) additional GDS.
Record Date: Given that the resolution above to be effective must be approved by the Central Bank
of Brazil, the record date for the purpose of determining the right to receive the new shares will be
released after this approval have been obtained. Therefore, until the record date, the existing shares
of Unibanco and of Unibanco Holdings will be traded with the right to receive the new shares issued;
only after such date the shares shall be negotiated ex-rights to receive the shares issued.
Unitary Cost: the unitary cost that will be ascribed to the shares issued, according to the provisions
of 1st paragraph of Article 25 of the Normative Instruction N. 25/2001, issued by the Brazilian
Federal Revenue Secretary, will be informed further.
Fractional Stocks: fractional stocks will be separated, grouped in whole numbers, and sold in the
São Paulo Stock Exchange.
Dividends: in case the bonus stock is approved, the amounts quarterly paid, as interest on capital
stock, according to the terms established in the Meetings of the Board of Directors of Unibanco and
Unibanco Holdings both held on March, 27th, 2008, shall be maintained. Thus, the amount quarterly
paid shall be increased in ten percent (10%) after the inclusion of the bonus stock in the stock basis.
Amendment to the By-laws: it was proposed that Unibanco and Unibanco Holdings By-laws will be
amended in order to reflect the above proposals.
São Paulo, May 29th, 2008.