Pursuant to the Brazilian Corporation Law and Cosan’s Bylaws, the company must hold its annual shareholders’ general meeting up toby July 31 of each year, which will to resolve on the allocation of income relative to the current fiscal year‘s income and the distribution of dividends. The payment of annual dividends is determined based on the audited financial statements of the previous fiscal year.

Pursuant to Cosan’s Bylaws, at least 25% of its adjusted net income will be distributed as mandatory annual dividends. Adjusted net income is the amount that can be distributed, before deductions for statutory reserves and capital expenditure reserves allocated to investment projects.

Cosan’s Board of Directors can may declare interim dividends to be deducted from accumulated profits or existing profit reserves in the previous annual or semi-annual balance sheet. In addition, the Board of Directors may declare the payment of dividends based on the net income in the company’s semi-annual or quarterly balance sheet. The dividends paid each semester shall not exceed the company’s capital reserve. The distribution of interim dividends can be imputed to the mandatory dividends related to the net income at the end of the fiscal year in which interim dividends were distributed.

Mandatory dividends can also be paid as interest on equity, booked as deductible expenses for the purpose of income tax and social contribution on net income paid by the company.

The chart below shows the dividends distributed to shareholders of Cosan Ltd in the respective periods.    

(IN US$)
(IN US$)
06/02/2016 12/31/2015 US$ 24.052.065,65 US$ 0,09086851
06/10/2015 12/31/2014 US$ 29,648,408.93 US$ 0.11201145
11/04/2014 12/31/2014* US$ 38,345,901.31 US$ 0.144870503
05/23/2014 12/31/2013 US$ 42,037,712.92 US$ 0.155299860
09/04/2013 03/31/2013 US$ 82,405,674.26 US$ 0.304431158
09/14/2012 03/31/2012 US$ 77,385,210.58 US$ 0.285884067
09/06/2011 03/31/2011 US$ 76,097,326.26 US$ 0.281126238



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